Pop Culture Classroom – Denver Comic Con

Posted by on September 4, 2015 in Professional Development, Resources, Student Opportunities | Comments Off on Pop Culture Classroom – Denver Comic Con

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Pop Culture Classroom ignites a love of learning, increases literacy, celebrates diversity and builds community through the tools of popular culture and the power of self-expression. PCC makes this happen through its’ various programs which include The Classroom, Denver Comic Con, and Community Outreach.

 

The Classroom

Our “Classroom” program delivers high quality, all-inclusive educational resources to school districts, teachers, and community organizations using comics, graphic novels and PCCkidsrelated pop culture media. We strive to create educational engagement with students and provide them the creative and critical thinking skills that put them on the path to lifelong learning.

For educators, the Classroom program provides resources (curriculum) and professional development training to help increase students’ academic, literacy and art skills, as well as enhance their personal awareness in the classroom. Administrators will benefit from better-engaged students, which may increase attendance and improve test scores.

Students will also enjoy our exciting and diverse programming, which harnesses their existing interests in comics, movies, television, video games, and other pop culture topics in order to create one-of-a-kind learning experiences. Parents are also provided the opportunity to actively participate in their child’s education.

To maintain the quality and effectiveness or our educational tools, we regularly collaborate with award-winning comic book artists, publishers, and accomplished educators from various fields.

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We engage entire communities through the “Denver Comic Con” (DCC) program. The proceeds from this annual, education-centered, family-friendly, pop culture fan event benefits PCC’s overall educational endeavors.

DCC is committed to supporting education and community, educating children and the general public through pop culture and comics, and bringing together the diverse people and interests of our community regardless of age, race, gender, orientation or background. By focusing on education and providing guests, programming and events that encourage diversity, we strive to promote tolerance and empower the members of our community.

DCC is one of the few independently operated events of its size and type. Because the event attracts tourists from all over the country, it has a positive impact on the local economy. According to Richard Scharf, president of Visit Denver — the city’s convention and visitor’s bureau — Denver Comic Con 2015 had approximately “$20 million in total economic impact,” helping support numerous local businesses throughout Denver. In addition, more than 75% of its merchants are Colorado-local, and each year the event showcases numerous local artists.

DCC is committed to maintaining a diverse community of exhibitors drawn from the general community, and a significant percentage of our exhibitors will be drawn from these applicants. So even if you are new to DCC, you are invited to apply for the upcoming event.

 

Community Outreach

Other ways PCC strives to have a positive impact in the local community are our frequent activities with other established organizations like the Art Institute of Colorado, Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design (RMCAD), Colorado Symphony, Colorado Rockies, Colorado Avalanche, The City of Denver, The Denver Public Library, The Arts Affinity Group PCCkids3of The Denver Foundation, Rocky Mountain PBS, plus others, with many partnering with us to develop educational content for our programs as well.

Pop Culture Classroom achieves all the above through the super-powered help of hundreds of dedicated volunteers and your generous donations of money, resources and supplies. If you are interested in getting involved as a community partner or volunteer, click here or email us at info@popcultureclassroom.org.

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