Teaching *With* Science Fiction: Balticon 46

Peter Eirich, Teaching Workshop Coordinator for The Baltimore Science Fiction Society, has issued the following release:

If you teach science, mathematics, language arts or other fields, and you want to assign readings that illustrate important concepts in an exciting way; If you want to incorporate science fiction into a reading program; If you have always thought a science fiction class would be valuable at your school but didn’t know what to teach; or, If you love SF and want to persuade school administrators that teaching science fiction is important, then: The Teaching With Science Fiction Workshop is just what you’re looking for!

The Workshop is designed to provide insights into science fiction and the different ways it can be used effectively in the classroom. It answers the questions educators may have about this idea-oriented, forward-looking, student-stimulating body of speculative literature. The workshop lasts approximately four hours, and includes a CD with science fiction resources as well as presentation materials from a presentation exploring the possibility of Silicon-based life forms and how they have been treated within science fiction literature.

John Ashmead, author; former science fiction magazine assistant editor
David Batchelor, author; radiation physicist
Emilie Bush, author; Steampunk workshops creator and presenter
Christopher Doody, teacher; STEM coordinator and curriculum developer

Where: The Baltimore Marriott Hunt Valley Inn, 245 Shawan Rd, Hunt Valley, MD 21031

When: Monday, May 28, 2012 (Memorial Day) 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Hosted by: Balticon (Maryland regional science fiction convention)

There is no charge for teachers attending the workshop or for Balticon attendees.

No pre-registration or advance notification of attendance is required.

For more information visit the Workshop Page at Balticon.org, or email Peter Eirich via TeachingWithSF AT bsfs DOT org.