Monthly Archives: May 2015

Phoenix Comicon Day: Thursday and Friday

As many of you regular readers know, KellyAnn Bonnell, here at Pop Goes the Classroom is also the Education Track Coordinator for Phoenix Comicon, the SW premier Pop Culture Arts Convention. The Education Track is an Pop Culture Education Conference … Continue reading

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BE: Pop Culture in the Classroom

Not all pop culture is trash.  We at BALANCE enjoy shining  a light on the cream of the crop, or what we call “nutritious pop culture” — popular works that help us better understand ourselves, encourage creative expression and inspire … Continue reading

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Phoenix Comicon Opening Day

by KellyAnn Bonnell Today was opening day for Phoenix Comicon. We opened the Education Track with a viewing of the PBS documentary “Superheroes: A Never Ending Battle”. We ended the day with a networking event for scientists and educators. So … Continue reading

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OLU: Cool Teacher’s Guide to Pop Culture in the Classroom

by Staff Writers When you see a Lady Gaga music video, do you think of it as a teachable material for your classroom? Probably not. But for some visionary teachers, pop culture is a useful tool that can help get … Continue reading

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Science Fiction to Science Fact Event

On May 27th, Mason Peck, the Chief Information Officer for NASA, will be in Phoenix discussing how his father’s passion for science fiction writing impacted his choice to become a scientist and what this might mean for those of us … Continue reading

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Professional Development Opportunities at Phoenix Comicon

This year’s Phoenix Comicon Education Track is going to be stellar. This year we’ve partnered with the science track to ensure that you have more PD options that ever before. We’ve also worked diligently to create a stellar line up … Continue reading

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