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Tuesday, October 15 • 2:05pm - 3:05pm
The Undead Classroom: Using Popular Culture to Spark Student Interest

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Motivating students by tapping their interests is a great way to keep engagement high. In this session, the presenters will explore how to use the cultural phenomenon of zombies to engage students across the curriculum. The techniques discussed can be applied to any pop culture topic. Building on experiences from Truman State University’s Zombie Teacher Workshop, and our experiences with classroom and summer programming, we will use the zombie framework to integrate inquiry and project based learning, explore cross-curricular connections, and boost student engagement. Examples will be given for elementary and secondary students, and across multiple disciplines including STEAM and the humanities.


Tuesday October 15, 2019 2:05pm - 3:05pm CDT
Ballroom Central