Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Announcing: Comics, Collections, and the Common Core - A KRC Pre-Conference

Comics, Collections, and the Common Core
Finally, the thing I have been working on for the past several months along with several awesome collaborators can be announced!

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.

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