Welcome to this elearning module!

The goal of this module is for teachers and educators to self-train in creating inclusive comics for English language in secondary education.

Here is the outline of the lessons. This module is designed to be completed in about 25 hours, considering the time required to read the lesson content, watch the videos, and complete the exercises suggested.

At the end of the elearning module, you will complete a quiz. Upon successful completion of this quiz, you will be able to request a certificate worth 1 ECVET point.

You will also be given the chance to answer a quality evaluation questionnaire, in which you will be able to share your thoughts about this elearning module, as well as any recommendations for improvement that you might have.

Thank you for joining us on the EdComix journey, we hope this elearning module will allow you to develop your skills and learn about new tools!

Module Outline

  • Lesson 1: Why should you create comics for your lessons
  • Lesson 2: The advantages of comics for language education
  • Lesson 3: What skills do you need?
  • Lesson 4: What are comics? Get yourself acquainted with different styles!
  • Lesson 5: Comics and inclusion
  • Lesson 6: How to achieve learning objectives designed for A2 and B1 CEFR levels
  • Lesson 7: How to create comics linked to learning objectives for A2 CEFR level
  • Lesson 8: How to create comics linked to learning objectives for B1 CEFR level
  • Lesson 9: How to create comics in the classroom in order to achieve the proficiency levels aimed for
  • Lesson 10: Introducing the steps of comic creation
  • Lesson 11: Ideation, sources of inspiration and storytelling principles
  • Lesson 12: Have a go at creating your first strip!
  • Lesson 13: Storyboard and graphic layout: vocabulary
  • Lesson 14: Storyboard and graphic layout: principles and techniques
  • Lesson 15: Try to create your comic with comics creation tools: introduction to Canva and Pixton
  • Lesson 16: Comic creation troubleshooting: mistakes you might have made and how to improve your creation, including inclusiveness
  • Lesson 17: Black & white, shades of grey or color
  • Lesson 18: Using your creations in your lessons and getting feedback from students and colleagues
  • Lesson 19: Introducing digital comics creation tools: Storyboard That and Make Beliefs Comix
  • Lesson 20: Introducing digital comics creation tools: BDNF and additional tools
  • Lesson 21: Online graphism resources to enrich your comics
  • Lesson 22: How to use your own drawings
  • Lesson 23: A selection of resources and videos to support your creative side
  • Lesson 24: Going further: creating comics with your students, sharing your work with colleagues, etc.

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