Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Announcing: Comics, Collections, and the Common Core - A KRC Pre-Conference
Comics, Collections, and the Common Core! A professional development pre-conference based around comics, libraries and K-12 education. It's happening on Friday, June 21, 2013, on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
In the morning, cartoonist and educator Jerzy Drozd will be offering a workshop on how to integrate comics into your curriculum.
In the early afternoon, you can attend two panel discussions: the first is a panel of librarians talking about how they select comics for their collections; the second is a panel of cartoonists (including the awesome Raina Telgemeier, creator of Smile & Drama, and Dave Roman, creator of Astronaut Academy) on how to read comics.
In the late afternoon, you'll have the choice of attending either a session at the UM Museum of Art about how comics relate to the wider world of visual art; or a session in the UM Library Special Collections about how comics have impacted and been impacted by social movements.
In the evening, there will be a meet-and-greet and giant draw wall at Dominicks, a local watering hole.
Best of all, it is FREE!
You an find out more about the day and the sessions and register for the sessions of your choosing at http://mlatcomics.com/krc/cccc
This pre-conference is a collaboration between Kids Read Comics, the Ann Arbor Book Festival, the Ann Arbor District Library, and the University of Michigan Library.