New this year at Phoenix Comic Fest (formerly Phoenix Comicon) are workshops for educators, parents and attendees in the Science Hall of Heroes, 3rd Floor, Booth #H1045, North Building, Phoenix Convention Center, Friday, May 25 through Sunday, May 27, 2018.
Workshop: Games for Computer Science Thinking
In this panel, game designers and experts demonstrate analog and digital games that promote computer science thinking and skills. Teachers and other participants will have the opportunity to play with a series of games and discuss how the games link to computer science content. Resources will be provided including game materials, links to common core/NGSS standards, and lesson plans.
Dani Kachorsky; Earl Aguilera; Kelly Tran
Inclusivity and CosPlay
We’ll talk about bullying, gender-bending, gender-cross and racebending in cosplay.
Build a Fearless Classroom: Creating Ignite Talks With Students
Discover how to ignite classroom presentations with fast, creative, entertaining 5 minute presentations.
Workshop: Science Fair Breakdown
The do’s and dont’s of science fair projects. How to set yourself up so you get a great experience, low stress and your kid has fun too.
Workshop: Instructional Design
The basic elements of designing efficient, effective, and appealing learning experiences.
Rebekah Brubaker/Bill Lombardi
Workshop: Kids Owning Companies, Seriously? Yeah!
Bill Gates missed a math test in high school to meet with investors for Microsoft. By 2040, economists predict that freelancers and startups will comprise 80% of the workforce. iGen is changing the definition of 9-5. They know technology better than previous generations; however, they still need to build knowledge around tools that will aid in developing a company. Chat with Dr. York and learn those tools so you can be that kid with a pop culture company that soars.
Ashley Elaine York, PhD
Workshop: Pop Culture Startup
Individuals with a Pop Culture Idea in technology, publishing, media, gaming, apparel, collectibles, and more get five minutes to pitch their business plan and field questions from Dr. York, a media scholar and organizational strategist. A winner will be selected and mentored in taking that idea to market.
Ashley Elaine York, PhD
Workshop: Citizen Science in the Classroom and Beyond
Discover real science projects in need of volunteer data gatherers and how to collaborate with ongoing research projects.
Workshop: Gigabit 101–Gigovate Workshop by Mozilla with RealTimeSTEAM
How will gigabit super-fast networks shape the future of the internet, education & employment? Over the past few years, Mozilla has been inviting educators, technologists, activists and others to dream about the future of the web made possible by these high-speed networks. In this workshop we’ll explore answers to the question “What story would you like to be able to tell about high speed internet?”
STEAM Zine Workshop
In this workshop, poets and editors will instruct participants in writing poetic content and folding/constructing microzines. We’ll also discuss why/how the writing of (micro)poetry fosters the processing of scientific information and why the two are frequently used in tandem (in the UK and elsewhere). Participants will craft micropoetic responses to Bill Nye lessons and others!
Rosemarie (RD) & rdp editors
The State of the STEM/Comic Union
Let’s look at how this year’s Marvel, DC, and SciFi flicks stack up against the latest and greatest science has to offer. When Science Fiction could actually become science fact!
Deborah Haralson, Brian Sillanpaa, Kathryn Kitzmiller
Workshop: Teaching Science with Max Axiom, The Secret Coders, and More
In this panel, teachers, comics experts, and researchers discuss and demonstrate how teachers can use comics in a variety of ways to teach different science topics–resources will be provided.
Dani & Jeremy Kachorsky
Poets vs. Particle Physicists
This workshop will demonstrate how both narration and lyrical word play can help the average student/human engage with particle physics (think linguistic translation game show!). There will also be an interactive workshop during which participants will write redaction/erasure poetry based on excerpts from Neil deGrasse Tyson’s latest book.
Workshop: Cybersecurity K-8
First steps in creating a safe computer environment. Provided by Department of Homeland Security, one in a series of workshops all about 21st Century cybersecurity skills for students.
Brett Scott & Andrew Scott
Workshop: Cybersecurity 9-12
We will demo some more advanced security features and direct you to more free courses that DHS provides and a framework in which you can build customized lessons. Provided by Department of Homeland Security, one in a series of workshops all about 21st Century cybersecurity skills for students.
Brett Scott & Andrew Scott
Suspicious Activity Reporting
Detective Sarah Gasper
Help ensure your safety and the safety of others: Be aware of drastic changes in attitude toward others.
Taking note of any escalations in bahavior, providing any information that may help facilitate intervention an mitigate potential risks. Concept of risk and resources provided.