Developing Multiple Literacies with Zombies, Space Exploration, and Superheroes

Friday, 13 February 2015: 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Room LL20A (San Jose Convention Center)
Julius Diaz Panori˝gan,826LA, Los Angeles, CA
Using zombies to learn principles of epidemiology, extraterrestrial habitats to engage with adaptation, and secret lairs to practice engineering design, students from disadvantaged backgrounds participate in unique learning experiences that interweave scientific and English Language Arts narratives to build multiple literacies. The presentation will discuss the program model, outcomes, and efforts to scale.