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Teacher Training 1: Comics & Curriculum

October 29 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Comics & Curriculum: Engaging Students in Historical Representation & Memory
A training with Jeff Eargle and Marcel Walker

Our Summer Institute has been rescheduled into this four-part Teacher Training series taking place over the course of the school year. We are pleased to share that we’ll be able to offer these sessions to educators FREE of charge!

It is strongly recommended that teachers attend the entire series. All trainings will take place 8:30am-12pm ET and Act 48 credit will be granted to eligible participants.

  • Teacher Training 1: Comics & Curriculum: Engaging Students in Historical Representation & Memory (Friday, October 29, 2021)
  • Teacher Training 2: Using the Arts in the Classroom (Friday, February 4, 2022)
  • Teacher Training 3: Defiant Requiem: Music and Holocaust Education (Friday, February 18, 2022)
  • Teacher Training 4: Salvaged Pages: Diaries and Eyewitness Accounts in Holocaust Education (Friday, March 4, 2022)

Event Description: How can comics be used in a meaningful, interdisciplinary way to talk about difficult histories and current conflicts? In this training, Dr. Jeff Eargle will make the case for using comics to pull together ideas around curriculum design, representation and memory, and current events/issues. Marcel Walker will discuss the Holocaust Center’s CHUTZ-POW! Comic Book Series, illustrating how it can be used as a valuable tool in the classroom.

About Jeff Eargle: Jeff Eargle is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Secondary Humanities Education. At the University of South Carolina, Eargle teaches practicum-based courses related to teacher development and community engagement and supervises pre-service teachers in the field placements.

A National Board Certified Teacher, he previously taught all levels US history, world history, geography, and a course on the Holocaust. Eargle was recognized for his work in secondary schools as the Law-Related Education High School Teacher of the Year by the South Carolina Bar (2007), the South Carolina History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History (2010), the School District of Newberry County Teacher of the Year (2010-11), and as a South Carolina Honor Roll Teacher by the South Carolina Department of Education (2011-12).

About Marcel Walker: Marcel Lamont (M.L.) Walker is an award-winning graphic-prose creator and expert in social applications for comic-book art. In 2017, he was voted Best Local Cartoonist by readers of The Pittsburgh City Paper in their annual Best of Pittsburgh poll. In 2018, he was awarded a BMe Community Genius Fellowship in recognition of his work in the arts and related community activity. He is the lead artist, book designer, and project coordinator for the acclaimed comic-book series CHUTZ-POW! SUPERHEROES OF THE HOLOCAUST, published by The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh. He is also the president of the board of directors for the ToonSeum, Pittsburgh’s nonprofit Museum of Comic & Cartoon Art.


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