Choose from the latest ICMC Professional Development workshops.
1. Using Media & Technology to Improve Common Core Outcomes
These dynamic techniques foster strong literacy skills, promote thinking, reasoning and teamwork skills and increase educator confidence in using technology. The result: better learning and happy students. All Grades.
2. Media-Based Learning Strategies for ELL Learners
Essential 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 improve literacy skills, teach higher order thinking and help their youngest students develop a positive relationship to media. See our evidence-based approaches on video. PreK-1st.
4. Instant RECESS – What to Do When Students Get “Wiggly”
Instant RECESS helps educators regain control on chaotic or unpredictable days. Teachers learn lively, simple physical and vocal techniques to boost classroom energy and focus. Prek-5th.
ICMC PD days are booking fast! Call 773-528-6854 now for all-faculty PD or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Poetry on Film!
This dynamic program of award-winning short films celebrates the art of poetry and will use film to make a broad range of poems inspirational for students. Supporting curriculum will be aligned with the Common Core standards. For more information, contact Nick Michal 773-528-6854. Info@icmediacenter.org
Media are the most influential forces in children’s lives and an understanding of media is crucial for success in a global, digital culture. ICMC programs will introduce new ways of thinking about media and redefine how we, as a culture, view and use media.
HELP US pick the movies! If you are age 6-18 and you want to be part of the ICFilmKid Club, send us your information and we’ll post our new films on line for you to rate. Before you start, we’ll give you a special training webinar, so you know what to watch for! Sign-up now to be an ICFilmKid.
The charming early childhood film "Shoelace" tied up the "Best of Fest" prize at the ICFilmFest, held June 27 at the Albany Park Community Center.
Enthusiastic festival voters commented on their favorite films:
Shoelace - "I like it because the boy could tie his laces at the end and no one had to help him." Javier Age, 5
Red Hen - "I like that she worked so hard and then she could eat the cake by herself." Maria, Age 8
Colored Pencils - "The boy worked hard and he cared about his dad even when he didn’t see him." Alonzo, Age 10
In A Heartbeat - "It’s my favorite. Because I go to the playground and I have to defend myself like that girl." Celia, Age 7
The 2014 My First Media program at Kozminski Community Academy concluded with a special ICFilmFest screening that gave parents the chance to see their kids demonstrating what they learned in the class.
Bix Pix Entertainment, producer of BAMKids and My First Media favorite “Miro” has won best TV series at the prestigious Annecy Film Festival for their show "Tumble Leaf."
Following the adventures of Fig the Fox and his best friend Stick, a caterpillar, "Tumble Leaf" brings high-quality stop-motion to Amazon Primes debut original children's series. The character Fig is an evolution of the thoughtful character from the ICMC audience favorite film 'Miro' that was enjoyed by so many in our festivals and programs. Watch the trailer.
That's what teachers and parents at Kozminski school said when they saw My First Media in action. Here's why: Think of how many times children engage screens each day. Now imagine what would happen if children used higher order thinking skills every time they turned on a screen.
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Director Gaston Vizcarra announces that "Eduin" is in the final stages of post production with new graphics, special effects and sound. Marketing for the film will commence February 2014, with the world premier scheduled for August, 2014. Based on the magic and myth of the Andes and shot in one of the rarest ecosystems on earth, we know you want to see this movie!
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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