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Using Comics to teach STEM at Awesome Con 2016

PBS Media hosts several panels at this year’s Awesome Con.

Date: June 3, 2016

Time: 6:15 Pm- 7:15 PM

Location: Room 145A

With the advent of the 21st century sharing society, we are rapidly evolving into a hypervisual culture. Between all the major social media platforms, we are now sharing over 500 million pictures a day and that is expected to double every year. Last year, Facebook commanded the majority of these interactions, but kids today have already rendered Facebook obsolete. Using this information to our advantage, Comics transform how we see and teach STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) addressing the needs of diverse learners. With the new emphasis on reading nonfiction text, academic vocabulary, comics are more relevant than ever. Join Educators and Comics Creators as we present strategies for teaching STEM topics.

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