CBLDF’s webinar series is intended to provide practical advice, strategies, and resources to help educators and librarians include comics-based curriculum and programming into their classrooms and libraries. Check out upcoming webinars, and register now to get access to special resources designed to accompany each webinar. Stay connected with CBLDF on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to get updates on our newest webinars and more.
2020 EDUCATOR & LIBRARIAN WEBINARS
Sequencing the Female Self: Teaching Personal History through Graphic Novels —
TBD (Originally scheduled for March 28, due to current circumstances we will be rescheduling. Check back soon for further information.)
Graphic novels focusing on the female experience are among the most frequently banned and challenged – how can educators use these valuable stories in the classroom and overcome challenges? This webinar gathers experts to look at important works and strategies to integrate them into your lessons.
Examining frequently challenged works like Drama by Raina Telgemeier, Fun Home by Alison Bechdel, and This One Summer by Jillian and Mariko Tamaki, our panel of comics creators, publishers, and educators will discuss teaching techniques for including these works in your classroom and strategies to navigate any resistance you may face when doing so. As a thank you, each webinar participant will receive a handout of relative CBLDF resources and a reading list of titles to help you get started.
A Sequential Approach to Social Justice: Using Comics to Teach Social Issues —
Saturday, April 18, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PST
Comics are a terrific tool for teaching citizenship, social justice, and the value of free expression. This panel presents proven strategies for using comics to engage students with real world issues, including title suggestions, lesson planning tips, and strategies to overcome resistance to teaching these valuable topics. As a thank you for attending, each webinar participant will receive CBLDF curriculum resources for titles that focus on social justice issues.
Developing a Classroom Collection 101: Addressing Barriers to Comics —
Saturday, May 23, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PST
Do you want to develop a comics and graphic novel collection for your classroom or library, but don’t know where to start? Do you need help expanding an existing collection? This webinar will give you the tools you need to solve these problems. Even though comics are an increasingly popular format, their benefits are still misunderstood by many administrators and decision-makers, and often these misunderstandings create hurdles for teachers and librarians wanting to develop a graphic novel collection for their classroom or library.
Join CBLDF and a panel of librarians, educators, and publishers to learn how you can navigate the challenges associated with developing and curating a comics collection, including ways to address enduring stigmas about the pedagogical validity of the medium and challenges to the visual components of the medium. This webinar will offer practical advice, strategies, and resources to help you advocate the value of comics in educational settings and overcome barriers to using this incredible medium!
Take PRIDE in Comics: The Best Comics For Celebrating PRIDE —
Saturday, June 6, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PST
Celebrate Pride with comics! Join CBLDF and a panel of educators and creators for a discussion of the best LGBTQ+ comics, the intellectual freedom challenges they frequently face, and how to overcome those challenges. We’ll explore how identity censorship is affecting creators, readers and teachers; positive approaches to integrating diverse content; and a PRIDE reading challenge to get your community’s summer off to a fabulous start!