Educational Programs

DCC is produced and presented by Pop Culture Classroom, the non-profit dedicated to fostering a love of learning through the use of comics and pop culture. DCC offers a uniquely large and diverse set of activities specifically designed for educators, students and parents.

Applications Now Open for All 2018 DCC Educational Programs

Click on the programs below to submit yours now!

Educator's Day

Our goal for Educator’s Day is to provide teachers, librarians, administrators, and other educators the chance to learn about how they can improve their craft using the tools of pop culture. Qualified educators receive FREE admission for Friday, June 15th!

Educator College Credits

We’re thrilled to announce the return of ED 589 for 2018. Offered through Adams State University as a 0.5 graduate credit, ED 589: Enhancing Education Through Pop Culture is a 3-day professional development course offered exclusively at the con!

Experience the CoMix

Presented in partnership between Colorado-based restaurant chain Illegal Pete’s, qualifying middle and high school students are given complimentary convention entry with the goal of exposing them to a wide variety of careers in pop culture.

Educator of the Year

Nominate your favorite innovative educator for this annual award. In addition to receiving one of PCC’s own pop culture-based curricula, each winner will receive two 3-day passes to the next Denver Comic Con, as well as a special DCC prize package.

Kids' Comic Contest

Now in its 4th year, winners of our Kids’ Comic Contest get a pair of 3-day passes to Denver Comic Con, have a special meet-and-greet session with a professional comic artist at the con, and get their artwork prominently featured at the con and on the PCC website!
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Education Sessions

We want to give YOU the chance to share your insights and experiences incorporating pop culture into the classroom with fellow educators and fans from all over the world! Apply to present a session – including comics, games, cosplay, film, art, and more!