January 2021 Educational Series


January 2021 Comic-Con Educational Series

THURSDAY, JAN. 21, 2021

January 2021 Educational Series

Our first group of panels look at comics for K-2nd grade readers, teaching graphic novels on college campuses, and teaching civic awareness with comics.

Comics for the Youngest Readers (K-2) • https://youtu.be/pmAk_IHRpz8

Creators Jenni Holm (Babymouse, My First Comics), Andy Runton (Owly), Dan Santat (Harold and Hog Pretend for Real, The Cookie Fiasco), and Jeff Smith (Bone, Little Mouse Gets Ready) chat with Debbie Huey (Programming Specialist for San Mateo County Libraries and creator of Bumperboy) and moderator Tracy Edmunds (Graphic Novels are Elementary!) about comics for K-2 readers. Find out why comics are a great medium for boosting literacy and practicing comprehension skills, and enjoy fascinating stories about the creation of these fantastic books.

The Complexities of Teaching Graphic Novels on College Campuses • https://youtu.be/pOz7pC7rLHM 

It's taken a while, but there's never been a time when graphic novels and comics have been so embraced by universities and colleges in formal classes, studies and even comic conventions. This panel provides an inside look at ground-breaking courses by the professionals and academics who are bringing Geek Culture to campuses nationwide (and beyond)! Join Paul Levitz (Columbia University), Rob Salkowitz (University of Washington), Frank Cammuso (Syracuse University) Darlyne Overbaugh (Ithaca College), Chris Irving (Virginia Commonwealth University) and moderator Ed Catto (Ithaca College).

Continuing John Lewis' "March": Comics to Teach Civic Awareness • https://youtu.be/pOz7pC7rLHM

Panelist Meryl Jaffe, PhD (educational consultant/author, Worth A Thousand Words: Using Graphic Novels to Teach Visual and Verbal Literacy), Talia Hurwich (doctoral candidate, NYU and author Worth A Thousand Words: Using Graphic Novels to Teach Visual and Verbal Literacy), Andrew Aydin (author March, and Registered), Fred Van Lente (author Action Activists, Action Philosophers, Action Presidents) Ryan Dunlavey (author Action Activists, Action Philosophers, Action Presidents), Jenna Ryall (Senior Instructional Specialist, NYCDOE), Brian Carlin (Senior Instructional Specialist, NYCDOE) and Yohuru Williams (founding Director of the Racial Justice Initiative, University of St. Thomas, author Teaching U.S. History Beyond the Textbook discuss: the importance of March when teaching civics; how Senator John Lewis helped shape our world today - engaging so many in thought, in action, and in civil service; and  how we use March to teach civics in New York City classrooms.

Click here to go to the Educational Panels playlist on YouTube!