Educators

Dear Educators:

At Pop Culture Classroom, we work with schools, educators and community organizations to create one-of-a-kind learning experiences for students of all ages using the tools of popular culture and the power of self-expression. Our highest value as an organization is providing high quality, all-inclusive educational resources to students, educators, and communities.

Through our extensive academic research and personal anecdotes, we have come to understand comics and other pop culture media are effective for teaching literacy and arts to learners ranging from gifted readers to those struggling, resistant or English Language Learners (ELLs).

We strive the change the lives of these students by providing cutting-edge curriculum, learning tools and other pop culture-based educational resources, helping to improve student literacy and achievement and to inspire students to use personal expression as a vehicle for change in their communities and the world. We also offer a growing collection of free downloadable resources, including lesson plans, peer-reviewed research and lists of age appropriate pop culture assets, to name a few.

In order to safeguard excellence and ensure the highest level of impact in literacy and arts education leadership and advocacy, we regularly collaborate with top creative networks

that include forward-thinking industry partners and world-renowned writers and artists. We endeavor to build educational and artistic communities that are nurturing and empathetic to others, connected and caring, and that values and models honesty, inclusiveness and diversity.

Another way we build community is our annual program: Denver Comic Con. Each year, Pop Culture Classroom presents Educator’s Day at Denver Comic Con. Hundreds of educators come to Denver Comic Con for free and are able to attend sessions that teach them the benefits of using pop culture in the classroom.

If you are interested in volunteering as an educator with Pop Culture Classroom, please complete our volunteer form.

To host our programming at your school, classroom, or community organization, please complete our workshop application form (LINK) or visit our FAQ page (LINK) for more information.

For any other educational project, opportunities, ideas or questions, you can complete our contact form (LINK) or email us at info@popcultureclassroom.org.

Thank you for taking the time to learn about The Classroom at PCC, and we hope to see you back soon!

Sincerely,

Illya Kowalchuk Director of Education, Pop Culture Classroom