Episode 1 – A Nerd in the Classroom

• Introduce the show – using elements of nerd culture to enhance education in and out of the classroom
• Introduce the purpose – contribute to growing a culture of learning
• Discuss the evolving social definition of “nerd”

1. Welcome

2. Who am I? What is the secret origin of this show?
• “You Won’t Live to See the Final Star Wars Movie” by Adam Rogers
• Paracosms, Avengers: Infinity War, and College
• The “ah-ha” moment that birthed the show out of nerd-ery

3. The evolution of the term nerd and how it might be used to enhance education

Homework (HW)
• Finalize the design for this year’s 13th annual class convention badge