The EGL Awards Blog

Introducing the EGL Mosaic Award

In our previous post we covered why we believe the time is right for the EGL Awards. In today’s post we begin our ongoing series that introduces each of the awards, and gives you more background on why and how…

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The PCC Classroom Blog | Educator of the Year

Announcing the 2nd Annual Educator of the Year Award

Pop Culture Classroom is excited to announce that we are now accepting nominations for the 2nd annual Pop Culture Educator of the Year Award! At PCC, we believe that pop culture is an incredible educational tool. The Pop Culture Educator…

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The EGL Awards Blog

Why It’s the Perfect Time to Recognize and Celebrate Graphic Literature

When we came together to create the Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards, the first question we asked was whether there was a need for such a thing; would it be different from all the other comics-industry awards? The answer is…

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Using Humor in the Classroom

  By Michael Mannix I used to teach 7th grade English, and one of the best parts was that anything I read, watched on TV—anything—could be an artifact for the classroom. Some of these artifacts seemed more obvious—like a New…

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The EGL Awards Blog

Introducing the Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards

Comics and graphic novels are taking a leading role in driving the circulation of libraries, and students are reading them from pre-K through higher education, in every learning environment possible. More today than ever before, readership and content accurately reflect…

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Highlights from Pro Day at New York Comic Con 2017!

By Michael Gianfrancesco @tryingteacher & Illya Kowalchuck @popclassroom New York Comic Con is probably the largest fan event that Pop Culture Classroom attends each year. It is a four-day whirlwind of superheroes, studios, and sensationalism. We often equate it to…

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Now Accepting DCC’18 Panel Submissions

Our Denver Comic Con 2018 lineup of events and activities is going to be bigger than ever with a diverse range of topics for all ages and pop culture and literary interests. 2 Main Events stages, 25 session rooms, with…

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Colorful History in the Classroom

Recently, we reached out to our community to see how they were using “Colorful History” in the classroom. We received lots of responses about the many different ways that these comics are providing educational value. Erik Burgeson, a library media…

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Announcing Our 2017 Scary Story Design Contest Winners!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2nd Annual Tattered Cover Scary Story Cover Design Contest! We were thrilled with all the creative, original and hair-raising artwork we received from students across Colorado. One winner and honorable mentions were…

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5 Classic Educational Games to Kickstart Your Family Game Night

  By Hannah Jorgensen I grew up playing every kind of board game you can imagine. My family’s board game closet was nothing short of a vault filled with hours of entertainment. Even now, when I visit home from college,…

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