Denver (PRWEB) April 03, 2014
Denver Comic Con and Literary Conference (DCC), a program of Comic Book Classroom (CBC) designed to help promote literacy through pop culture, today announced it will be distributing 200 Friday single-day passes to educators. Teachers, paraeducators, administrators, PTO representatives, education students, professors and scholars can apply for the free passes at http://svy.mk/1dNIA3x.
“CBC understands the financial situation facing today’s schools and that professional development is one of the first things to get cut,” said Illya Kowalchuk, CBC’s education director. “Our intention is to develop an accredited program for salary and recertification credit—possibly as soon as next year. Getting educators familiar with the potential of pop culture in learning environments is the first step.”
Educators will be asked to attend at least three hours of education tract programming at the con on Friday, June 13. Upon completion of the sessions, educators will receive the CBC unit of study, “Storytelling Through Comics” and a gift bag of CBC/DCC merchandise. The initial programming schedule (subject to change) includes:
The application process for the educator pass closes May 1. Passes will be mailed to educators so they do not need to stand in the line for the badging process.
“There is tremendous value in engaging kids with what they’re already interested in—comics and pop culture, and this is our way of sharing that with some of the people that are the best able to affect the next generation,” said Kowalchuk.
About Denver Comic Con
Entering its third year, the Denver Comic Con (DCC) is Denver’s premiere pop-culture fan experience, covering the worlds of comic books, film, and related media. It is also an extension of and an awareness builder for its parent organization, Comic Book Classroom. For the latest news and information, visit http://www.denvercomiccon.com.
About Comic Book Classroom
Comic Book Classroom (CBC) is a charitable organization that educates through alternative approaches to literacy, learning, and character development. CBC creates programs for underserved students, schools and communities via comic books, graphic novels, and related media. CBC is the organizer and producer for the DCC. http://www.comicbookclassroom.org
Jason Jansky, DStreet