Horton, A., Byker, E., Heggart K.  (2017). Hip-Hop Music as a pedagogical tool: Teaching with hip-hop in global contexts. In Benson, A. D., Joseph, R., & Moore, J. L. (Eds.), Culture, Learning, and Technology: Research and Practice. (pp. 58-74) New York: Routledge

The literature tells us that youth, particularly those who live in urban settings, are becoming engaged as active global citizens primarily through out of school practices. One major source, which has been a steadfast source for decades, is pop-culture. This chapter examines how hip-hop—a global form of pop-culture—is at the nexus of culture, learning and technology. Hip-hop is a new literacy practice that represents a convergence of culture and identity through artistic expression. The chapter presents a case study of the design and delivery of a global hip-hop music course for secondary students.

Seals, C., Horton, A., Berzina-Pitcher, I., & Mishra, P. (2017). A New Understanding of our Confusion: Insights from a Year-Long STEM Fellowship Program. In Handbook of Research on Teacher Education and Professional Development (pp. 582-604). IGI Global.

How one frames a complex issue or problem has a significant influence on how they seek to understand or resolve it. Framing helps people interpret the world around them and helps them communicate these interpretations and understandings to others. It helps individuals to organize complex phenomena in somewhat coherent, understandable categories, helping persons to separate relevant aspects of a given phenomenon from irrelevant. Framing helps provide meaning. The importance of framing becomes even more significant when looking at teacher education and teacher professional development. One approach to teacher professional development (PD) (which can be called the hedgehog approach) emphasizes the value of clarity and order; seeking to organize activities and plans. 

Zakharov, W., Horton, A., Reid, P., Willis, J., & Attardo, D. (2017). Social Media: An Integration Guideline for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. In Learning and Knowledge Analytics in Open Education (pp. 149-169). Springer International Publishing.

Horton, A., Shack, K., Mehta, R. (2017) Explore, Create, Share: Developing a STEM Professional Development Experience for K-12 Educators. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Cosby, M., Berzina-Pitcher, I., Horton, A. (2017) Math is all around us - Exploring the Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development of Three Urban Mathematics Teachers. Manuscript submitted for publication.


Bradshaw, A., Thomas, M., Horton, A. Culture, Learning, and Technology: Frameworks for Equity and Inclusion. Manuscript in preparation.

Horton, A., Mishra, P., Henriksen, D., Seals, C., Shack, K. & Marcotte, C. STEM and Creative Learning with Digital Technologies for Urban Educators. In C.A. Mullen (Ed.), Creativity Under Duress in Education? Resistive Theories, Practices, and Actions. Manuscript in preparation.