9:30 am to 12:30 pm
So… you say you’ve heard about how comics can help people read, write, and even inspire social action? Maybe you’ve noticed that comics are increasingly appearing on syllabi and reading curriculum? Are you “on board” with the potential benefits of using comics in the classroom, but don’t know where to start? Fear not: you too can bring comics into the classroom…in many different ways and for many different levels! But what if you’ve never worked with comics before, or if you’re not a so-called “fanboy,” or don’t have time to teach a whole graphic novel in your class? Again, there is no reason to fear: this seminar will explore how you can work with parts of comics, use or make comics as writing or reading exercises in class, incorporate comics into larger assignments or projects, explore current events as well as history with comics, use comics to teach media literacies, engage more effectively with audiences through comics—and much much more! We won’t be able to cover it all, but you’ll leave the seminar excited to explore your own ways of using comics to teach reading and writing.