Thursday, January 5, 2017

Comic Books: A Pathway to Learning with cartoonist and educator Jerzy Drozd (January 25th)

Please join the Transnational Comics Studies Workshop on Wednesday, January 25th from 2:30-4pm in the 3rd floor Conference Room of the MLB (Room 3308) for a presentation on using comics in the classroom by cartoonist and educator Jerzy Drozd.

Comic Books: A Pathway to Learning 

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As teachers find a variety of uses for comics, graphicnovels and manga in the classroom, they need to understand the complex thinking and deep skills required to both read and create them. In this workshop, work with cartoonist Jerzy Drozd to explore the convergence of literary and artistic disciplines inherent in comics and see how comics can be a powerful way to build reading comprehension skills, such as prediction, inference, and fluency.

Copies of Drodz 64-page teaching kit will be distributed at the event. It contains example lesson plans for participants who want to take what they learned in the workshop into their own classrooms.

Bio: Jerzy Drozd is one of the artists of The Warren Commission Report. He leads cartooning workshops for children and teens in libraries and schools, as well as for teachers who want to bring comics to the classroom. He also podcasts about comics and how to make them. Drozd wrote and drew the graphic novel The Front, has worked on Antarctic Press’s Ninja High School and PPV: Pay-Per-View, and has drawn special projects for Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, Marvel Comics, VIZ Media, and others.

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