Art Spiegelman, creator of Maus, once said “Comics are a gateway drug to literacy." With 66% of students in the US not reading on grade level, many would think that quote applies exclusively to reading. However, in a technology saturated world, students need to possess digital literacy and media literacy more than ever before. Could the heroic medium we look to for entertainment also save us from this pressing issue? Join a group of award winning educators and comic writers as they discuss tactics, tips, and tools for using comics to teach students critical 21st century skills.