Episode 30 – Miles Iton – Lo-Fi Language Learning Microcollege
Miles Iton tells the story of the founding of the Lo-Fi Language Learning microcollege and the influences that shaped him and the program’s pedagogy.
The mission of the Lo-Fi Language Learning microcollege is “to modernize men’s educational experiences and career prospects in the Humanities by designing a liberal arts experience around a pedagogy based on the five pillars of hip-hop; breaking, DJ’ing, emceeing, graffiti art and knowledge.
“Miles “Irie Givens” Iton is an interdisciplinary educator and multimedia artist from Miami, Florida. After receiving his MA in Creative Industries Design from Taiwan’s National Cheng Kung University thanks to the Fulbright program, he parlayed his thesis project into the hip-hop EFL teaching startup Lo-Fi Language Learning. Today he is a TEFL training instructor and career coach for students of Lo-Fi’s Arts ‘n EFL program, currently hosted at New College of Florida. As Irie, his international recordings and ethereal concept albums can be found on most streaming platforms. Outside of curricula and multimedia production, he provides digital marketing services for like-minded organizations, expanding Lo-Fi’s operations into a digital education firm.
Lo-fi Language Learning: https://www.lofilanguage.com/
Creative Canvas Cypher (for Colorado residents only): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqqv-X8zjCObnvFYMWBG1QtTL0cPKdrj6-ZYf7Mw9Zs8F3rw/viewform
Say My Name IndieGoGo: https://igg.me/at/say-my-name-book/x/29707727#/
New College of Florida: https://www.ncf.edu/news/hip-hop-creatives-learn-to-teach-efl-at-ncf/
Learn more about Thoreau College and the microcollege movement at: https://thoreaucollege.org/
Driftless Folk School: https://www.driftlessfolkschool.org/Thoreau’s Garden: https://thoreausgarden.com/