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We are pleased to announce a new series of hands-on workshops offered by the Lesley STEAM Learning Lab.

From Culture to Classroom: A STEAM Workshop, Hip Hop’ademics (PDF Flyer)

Come join us to explore effective equitable STEAM instruction that reinforces learning through hip hop-inspired making. Through hands-on instruction and collaborative engagement, you will experience the intersection of mathematical thinking, invention, creativity, culture, and identity. Our workshop will address age and grade appropriate mathematical and digital literacy concepts such as patterns, mathematical reasoning, and computational thinking.

This workshop will offer a choice of 3 different strands. The strands are differentiated based on grade level. You will be able to share your preference below for the date and the strand that you would like to participate in. The dates are Saturday October 14 and/or October 21 from 9:00am – 12:00pm. The strands are Grades K-2: DJing, Bots & Math; Grade 3 – 6: Graffiti Tag Blocks with LEDs; and Grade 6+: Rap & Canva AI Art.

You will receive PDPs and a tool kit and a lesson overview for each strand in this workshop.


Participants will meet at Lesley University
University Hall, 1815 Massachusetts Avenue, 2nd floor, room 2-027, Cambridge, MA.

Parking is available upon request.

When   • Saturday, October 14 from 9:00am – 12pm
  – and/or –
  • Saturday, October 21 from 9:00am – 12pm


3 PDPs can be earned
Participation cost is covered through a grant.


Nettrice Gaskins, Assistant Director, Lesley STEAM Learning Lab
Sue Cusack, Assistant Professor, Director, Lesley STEAM Learning Lab
Lauren James, Instructor at Artisan’s Asylum, and former middle school math teacher
Katina McClain, Lesley STEAM Research Fellow

Email any inquiries to


Please let us know if you need any accommodations to participate.
Click Here to go to the Registration Form