Get Credits with ED 589

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!


Please Note: You Must Register with Adams State by Thursday, May 21, 2018 in Order to Take Part in the Course at Denver Comic Con 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 Denver Comic Con.


What is ED 589?

Designed and administered by educators at Pop Culture Classroom, this course will provide participants the opportunity to share ideas, build critical partnerships, and learn from leaders in the field of pop culture education. Throughout the convention weekend, participants will:

  • Participate in both theoretical and/or methods-based workshops and panels.
  • Access resources ready to be utilized in the classroom immediately.
  • Learn how to leverage this ubiquitous form of cultural expression to further their craft as educators.
  • Discuss how popular culture resources, events, and expressions can be successfully integrated into lesson plans for a range of classrooms and educational settings.
  • Develop the ability to integrate pop culture into regular education and combine relationship development with content education.
When is the course offered?

The course will take place exclusively at Denver Comic Con 2018 (June 15th-17th, 2018).

How much does the course cost?

A normal 3-Day Adult badge costs about $95 including taxes and fees added by AXS (the 3rd party ticket sales processing company we are mandated to use by the City of Denver). The .5 Graduate Credit costs $28 through Adams State. In total, that’s about $113.

But wait! That’s too much, you say! Well, good news. We love teachers, so we are discounting this class for you all!

In that vein, ED 589 participants will be eligible to receive a discounted 3-day badge so that the entire class will only cost $95, the same as a normal 3-Day Adult badge. We are not adding any additional fees because we know your budgets are tight.

Afterward, you will be asked to register for the class with Adams State. Remember that only those who sign up for the Adams State course by May 31, 2018 will be eligible to take part in the ED 589 course at Denver Comic Con 2018.

And don’t forget, you will get to do a heck of a lot more at DCC than attend ED 589!

What are the course requirements?

The course will be offered Pass/Fail. In order to receive a passing grade, participants must:

  • Attend at least 7.5 hours of qualifying conference content at DCC. A list of qualifying content will be sent to participants in early June, 2018.
  • Be sure to record the names of each panel/workshop, as you’ll need to enter these on the Conference Feedback Form.
  • Actively engage in discussions and activities during these sessions.
  • Complete and turn in the Conference Feedback Form by the published deadline.
How will I get my badge for DCC?

Once your registration with both DCC and Adams State have been confirmed you will be notified about the badge retrieval process.

Important Note: Anyone who purchases the 3-day badge and does NOT sign up for the Adams State course by May 31, 2018 will be promptly refunded their money, and must then purchase a regular 3-Day Adult badge in order to attend the con.

What is “qualifying conference content”?

Denver Comic Con hosts several hundred hours of amazing programming over the three-day event. While being inspiring and just plain awesome, sitting through an hour of questions with Millie Bobby Brown won’t really support your craft as an educator. To that end, Pop Culture Classroom has worked hard to curate a list of education-centric panels that will specifically support you as a teacher. A list of approved content will be available closer to the convention.

Am I eligible to take this course and receive credit even if I took and passed ED 589 at last year’s DCC?

Yes. Adams State understands that the content is different and the course will be dated on your transcript, demonstrating that it was a different experience.

Who can I contact with questions before DCC?

For additional information about the course, please email the education team here:

What happens if I need help at DCC?

Volunteers and staff will be on hand to assist you in case you have any questions during the convention. Detailed on-site instructions and logistics for ED 589 participants will be provided in advance of the convention.

What is the Conference Feedback Form?

The Conference Feedback Form is a web form that will ask you to list all the panels you attended and provide feedback on your experience. In addition, you will be asked to describe how you will implement your learning into your classroom. Finally, you will have the opportunity to tell what went well and what areas for growth you saw in this class. In all, we expect you to take 2-3 hours on this summative assessment. Not bad for .5 credits.

Where is the Conference Feedback Form?

We will email you a link to the Conference Feedback Form once the convention has ended. That way, you can enter the panels you attended and answer the reflection questions once you’ve had time to digest all the amazing panels you’ve experienced.

How will I get evidence of my credit?

If you complete all the requirements by the July 17th, 2018 deadline, we will let Adams State know. Shortly after that, you will receive evidence of credit from Adams State. You can share this with your HR department for salary/re-certification credit.

For any other questions and concerns regarding the course, please email us at We look forward to hearing from you!