Summer Spark 2016 has ended
Welcome to Summer Spark 2016!  We hope you have an incredible two days of innovating, collaborating, and connectating!  The collaborative notes and presenter materials will be available at http://bit.ly/USMSparkNotes16. Let us know if we can help you in any way.  Enjoy!
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Brit Francis

Hammond Academy of Science and Technology
7th grade ELA teacher
Hammond, Indiana
I have been teaching for 15 years and have recently begun using comics and graphic novels in my class to help promote literacy and reading comprehension by engaging my students in using a medium that they would enjoy using. The hope is that it will bridge the gap between not wanting to read at all to not looking at reading as the end of all things!
I'm looking forward to learning a great deal and hope to incorporate gaming and other unique tools for next year!