Students will show off their screen smart skills in a special screening for parents and children at Kozminski Academy, 936 E 54th Street, Chicago, IL. Nine lively short films from seven countries will be showcased in Wide World of Friends on Wednesday, April 5th at 1:30pm.
Students from Prek-2nd grade participated in ICMC’s innovative My First Media program. Bernadette Glover, Kozminski Principal, remembers the lasting effect the program had on students: “My First Media captivates 21st century budding learners and transforms the way they use screens.”
The ICMC’s revolutionary work with thousands of at-risk children and youth depends on you!
Your contribution will bring accelerative learning and “screen smart skills” to impoverished schools, and to homeless, abused and incarcerated youth.
Check out My First Media at Kozminski Academy in Hyde Park every Tuesday from 9:45am-2:00pm. Or visit Darwin School in Logan Square on Thursdays, starting at 9:30! "This is a wonderful program for our bi-lingual students," says PreK teacher Olivia Trevino, "they are always eager for the lesson."
Global Girls, the ICMC's transformative arts residency, is now in session at the Night Ministry every Thursday evening, and at Phillips H.S. in partnership with BUILDChicago. The program's new emphasis on building job skills has inspired 30% of participants with the confidence to obtain employment.
When you feel pressured and overloaded, it's hard to keep students on track. That lack of enthusiasm can carry over into the classroom and diminish learning. A great PD workshop can change all that:
1. Using Media & Technology to Improve Common Core Outcomes
ICMC accelerated learning techniques foster strong literacy skills, promote SEL and improve communication. The result: better learning and happy students. All Grades.
2. Media-Based Learning Strategies for ELL Learners
Exciting interdisciplinary methods for using narrative media to stimulate discussion, prompt critical thinking and improve ELL students’ abilities in many common core frameworks. All Grades
3. My First Media - Practical Pedagogies for Using Media to Improve ECE
With this dynamic PD, educators will be able to teach higher order thinking, improve vocabulary and help their youngest students develop a positive relationship to media. See ICMC evidence-based approaches on video. PreK-1st.
4. Instant RECESS – What to Do When Students Get “Wiggly”
Chaotic or unpredictable days that diminish learning can be a nightmare that stretches into the whole year. These lively physical and vocal techniques boost classroom energy and focus every day. Prek-5th.
Call 773-528-6854 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nicole Dreiske, ICMC’s Executive Director, is teaming up with Health Communications Inc., publishing house of the acclaimed Chicken Soup for the Soul Series, to make the innovative pedagogies taught in My First Media available to all! Scheduled for release in 2018, the book will teach parents, educators, and families how to develop healthy screen habits.
Come see us at the NCEA (National Catholic Education Association) Conference in St. Louis, MO! The ICMC's acclaimed My First Media and MediaSmart programs will be showcased, along with the new "Diversity Matters" screenings.
Thanks to the Round Lake Beach Library, Park District and Civic Center, as well as Mano a Mano for a great festival fun zone and wonderful day! The winner of the Best of Fest Award is:
On October 15th, a packed audience was enchanted by short films in the Global Girls screening "Mighty Me: Unstoppable Dreams". After tallying the votes, "Lila", directed by Carlos Lascano, won the first annual Lydia Home Global Girls "Best of Fest" prize.
On August 3rd, the large audience at the Albany Park Community City cheered for “Tung’s Film” from Vietnam as a tiny piglet led the Hmong girl home in the dark. After counting hundreds of ballots from three screenings, “Tung’s Film” won the prestigious ICFilmFest “Best of Fest” prize.
The ICMC is a nonprofit cultural and educational organization dedicated to transforming the way children use, view and engage electronic screens.
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