Phoenix Comicon: Educational Track Programming

For the past three years, Pop Goes the Classroom has been an integral part of program planning for the Education Track at Phoenix Comicon. Every year we meet amazing educators and academics who are passionate about pop culture integration. Its one of our favorite events because, as League member Erik Francis likes to say, we are selling water to fish. We can have assumptions walking in the door that we don’t get to have in any other academic conference all year long.

Here’s the programming options for this year:

Phoenix Comicon June 5-8, 2014


6:30     Education Track Kick-off                                                    Phoenix Conference Center 126a

7:30     Meet Mike Rugnetta of PBS Digial Studios             AE England Building ASU Downtown Campus



10:30 am – 11:30 am  The Pastiche of Sherlock Holmes Part 1: History

11:30 am – 1:00 pm  Pastiche Part 2: Best Practices in the Classroom

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm  Every Child Tells a Story: Media Literacy for Early Learners

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm  Pop Goes the Classroom: How to Effectively Integrate Pop Culture   Into Your Classroom

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm  I’ve Been Talking to Your Kids with Bradley   Snyder

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm  Phoenix Comicon Maker Sharefest



10:30 am – 11:30 am  Best Practice in Pop Culture Integration

11:30 am – 1:00 pm  The Truth about Kids and Video Games

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm  Introducing PBS Digital Studios and IDEA Channel 

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm  Comics in the Classroom: Sequential Art and Critical Thinking

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm  Comicornucopia: Culinary Life Skills in   Comics, Games and Film

6:00pm – 7:00 pm  Lights, Camera, Learn 

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm  Explore PBS Online



10:30 am – 11:30 am  Super Civilizations: Exploring Social Issues in comics, games and film

11:30 am – 1:00 pm  Utopian vs. Dystopian Societies

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm  Here a Con, There a con, Everywhere a Mini Con


We hope to see you there.



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