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How Can I Bring Pop to My Class with Pop Culture


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There’s no denying the impact that the digital age has had on the influence of pop culture. Whether it’s the newest hot pop record or the latest viral video, younger generations are becoming more and more consumed by the pop culture landscape.

To keep pace with these shifts in interest, the way foundational content is taught must evolve. One way to structure courses in an accessible and engaging way is to meet students where their interests lie by bringing pop culture into the classroom.

Purchase the How Can I Bring Pop to My Classroom with Pop Culture? 20-Minute Mentor program and learn how you can start using elements of pop culture to create an environment where students are more engaged, better prepared, and ultimately more enthusiastic about your course content.

Learning Goals

After this presentation, you’ll be able to:

  • Identify student interests at the start of a course
  • Use those interests to make learning more engaging and personalized
  • Learn more about students’ pop culture interests
  • Start brainstorming for changes in the classroom

Topics Covered

In just 20 minutes, this presentation covers a variety of ways to add pop culture elements to your course, including:

  • Video game logic and how it relates to course design
  • Assessing student interests
  • Pop culture as a framework for content
  • Making course content more relatable, memorable, and easier to understand
  • Tips for determining how to use pop culture to support learning goals