Graphic novels and the fantasy and superhero fandoms they bring to life, aren’t just entertainment, they are tools for learning. Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, an instructor, writer and self-proclaimed “geek” explores the ways characters, stories and fandoms increase student engagement and encourages us to find what we identify with-- “What is your fandom?”
Carrie Rogers-Whitehead is a "geek" and an advocate for youth;. She has worked and collaborated across sectors in government, academia, nonprofit and business. She is also a geek, a big one. She has led an anime convention for teens for years. She’s a frequent panelist at Salt Lake Comic CON and presenter and writer on graphic novels and geek culture. Carrie is passionate about providing equitable access: whether that be through her role as CEO of Digital Respons-Ability, her work in the autism community or her community volunteer work and outreach. One way she has increased access with diverse populations is through the medium of graphic novels. She has used graphic novels with the refugee population, individuals with disabilities and youth in care. Carrie believes in educating and engaging youth through unconventional means.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx