Workshop – Connecting Comics to the Curriculum

Dates and Times: (register for 1 workshop only)
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Capital Region BOCES, Instructional Resource Services, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Albany, NY 12205

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Questar III BOCES, Castleton location, 10 Empire State Boulevard, Castleton, NY 12033

Thursday, February 16, 2012
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES, 2755 State Hwy 67, Johnstown, NY 12095

Cost: Free to Comics Connect grant participants or schools in the same district and MVLS & UHLS member library staff; $25 for all others.

Presenter: Barbara Slate

Using comics and graphic novels in the elementary classroom and library is a movement gaining momentum. Emerging research shows that comics and graphic novels:
• Motivate kids to read more
• Support struggling readers
• Enrich the skills of accomplished readers
• Effectively teach difficult material in subject areas such as science and social studies

Comic book artist and graphic novelist Barbara Slate, assisted by librarians Sue Rokos and Mary Fellows, will offer an overview of sequential literature including its forms, its appeal and role in developing readers, and the current landscape of comics and graphic novels. The presenters will demonstrate how comics and graphic novels can enhance students’ learning across various subject areas through specific examples.

Register for one workshop via this online form.

Comics Connect, a collaborative project of the Mohawk Valley Library System and Upper Hudson Library System, is supported by funds from the New York State Library Services grant program.

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