Come check out all the Pop Culture Classroom panels at New York Comic Con next weekend! We’re set up at the convention center and at the Berger Forum of the New York Public Library. What’s more, we will be presenting with authors and artists from Scholastic, First Second, the French Comics Association, Image and more! Don’t miss out on these informative and entertaining panels.
Title: Lesson Planning for the Comics Classroom
Description: Attendees of this workshop/panel will take with them strategies that they can use almost immediately in their classrooms. We will discuss what an ideal introductory comic unit looks like as well as a skills-based unit incorporating comics. Other items of note include how to put on Socratic Seminars and Lit Circles using graphic novels, and using single issues as writing prompts.
Time: 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Classrooms A&B, New York Public Library
Speakers: John Shableski (moderator), John Weaver, Adam Kullberg, Claudia McGivney, Michael Lopez
Title: Gender Identity: Understanding Through Art
Description: At the forefront of modern social debate is the nature of gender identity and how we move forward culturally with new understanding of the diversity within. Many contemporary graphic novels directly and indirectly address this debate by providing fictional and non-fictional representations of individuals expressing and explaining how the definitions of both identity and gender have evolved. This panel will explore how this discussion can enter into the classroom.
Time: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
Speakers: Dr. Katie Monnin (moderator), Tami Stronach, Molly Osterly, Michael Gianfrancesco, Dana Simpson
Title: Books As Flint: Using Graphic Novels to Spark Political Activism
Description: Whether it be in the classroom or in the home, it can be difficult to open conversations about politics, race, religion, misogyny, and bigotry. This panel will explore comic/graphic novel titles that work to open up those conversations as well as hopefully spark some political/social activism among those affected. We will also explore activism options that could be/have been incepted from these reads.
Time: 2:15 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Berger Forum, New York Public Library
Speakers: John Shableski (moderator), Alan Brooks, Tony Medina, Stacy Robinson, Meryl Jaffee, Illya Kowalchuk
Title: The Representation Book Shelf: Building A More Diverse Comics Classroom
Description: This panel will discuss the importance of diverse titles in classroom libraries as well as suggestions for titles to fill that shelf.
Time: 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
Speakers: Gina Gagliano (Moderator), Katie Monnin, Ngozi Ukazu, Michael Gianfrancesco, Geoff Gerber, Jorge Aguirre
Title: Content Literacy: Teaching STEM with Comics
Description: Bring a one-two punch to teaching STEM: text and images teaming up in comics! Comics have been shown to improve reader engagement while enhancing both comprehension and retention. And with the new emphasis on reading nonfiction, academic vocabulary, and reading in the subject areas, comics are more relevant than ever. Join educators and comics creators as they present their specific strategies as well as a list of some of the best comics and graphic novels for teaching STEM topics.
Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Speakers: Adam Kullberg (moderator), Jay Hosler, Alison Wilgus, Molly Brooks, Illya Kowachuk, Joe Flood
Title: Get Parisian in the Classroom: An Educator Meetup with French Comics Association and Pop Culture Classroom!
Description: Teachers and other education professionals are invited to an exclusive meet-up with international graphic novel creators, co-hosted with the French Comics Association and Pop Culture Classroom. French artists will join with teachers with proven success introducing and analyzing comics in their classes, to engage and educate students from k-12 and secondary school. An interactive, small-group format where you’ll get the chance for personal discussion with these renowned stars of the bande dessinée scene about their accessible new releases, all translated in English (no foreign language knowledge required!). We’ll brainstorm lesson questions together and leave with new ideas you can use in class next week!
Location: Javitz Meeting Room
Speakers: Meg Lemke, Michael Gianfrancesco, Mark Daponte, Jon Eric Schneiderhan, John Hoffman, Laura Irene Miller
Title: Ready for Adventure? Action (and Romance) Packed YA / All-Ages Comics
Description: An exclusive look at new teen and all-ages titles—swashbuckling, world-traveling, magical and action-packed adventure comics! Romance and adventure await in graphic novels by Patricia Lyfoung (The Scarlet Rose), Scott Westerfeld (Spill Zone), Nidhi Chanani (Pashmina), and Valerie Vernay (Water Memory) and Ngozi Ukazu (Check, Please!). Moderated by Adam Kullberg (Pop Culture Classroom).
Date: Sunday, 10/8/2017
Time: 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM
Location: 1A05 in Javits Center