Brother Mike Hawkins- A YOUmedia Perspective: Remixing Connections, Culture, and Creativity
In this week’s connected learning webinar, “Brother Mike” Hawkins shares his personal experience about YOUmedia Chicago and the power and potential of interest-driven learning.
About this Speaker:
Mike Hawkins (aka Brother Mike) is the heart and soul of YOUmedia. The YOUmedia Coordinator/Lead Mentor for Digital Youth Network, Brother Mike came to DYN with eight years’ experience working in the classroom at Carter G. Woodson on Chicago’s South Side. Brother Mike specializes in spoken word and hip-hop. Follow him on Twitter: @BrotherMike1
As a mentor, Brother Mike has worked across media, from spoken word to radio to graphic design. Most notably he helped develop and implement various multimedia projects in formal and informal spaces. Brother Mike’s current projects include:
- iRemix Records (Media Arts Class)
- Lyricist Loft Open Mic Series
- Born Brave Bus Design (with Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation)
- What’s Going On Now (with The Kennedy Center)
- One Book One Chicago: (example) A Mercy by Toni Morrison
To view an in-depth list of resources accumulated and questions posed throughout this webinar, as well as a detailed list of Google+ hangout participants, please click here.
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- Publication Date
- Tuesday, April 17, 2012