We've all heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but this year, let's turn the holiday spirit back to giving for #GivingTuesday. The International Children's Media Center invites you to support the groundbreaking Global Girls Program this #GivingTuesday. Any donation over $50 will get your name listed as a Producer on the new Global Girls video being created by participants in this transformative program.
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.
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 email@example.com.
Formerly homeless and at-risk teens from Jewish Child & Family Services curated the Hold Your Breath Program, which premiered in Chicago at the New 400 Theaters on October 23. The Best of Fest Prize was awarded to the film that recieved the most votes from audience members and residents of JCFS.
Best of Fest Winner
The Summer of Gods
Director: Eliciana Nascimento
Formerly homeless residents of the Harbour in Park Ridge curated two programs. The Hold Your Breath and New View programs screened in Chicago at the New 400 Theaters on October 9. The Best of Fest prize is awarded to the film that received the greatest number of votes between the two screenings.
Best of Fest Winner
Director: Shubhashish Bhutiani
The Harbour's Global Girls Festival Jury Prize
Awarded by the Harbour Festival Jury to the film which is the most successful in showing women as strong, courageous and compassionate.
Just Before Losing Everything
Director: Xavier Legrand
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.
The potential for transforming our culture is enormous and you can help make that happen. Please give now and give generously.
The world premiere of "Eduin & the Golden Scepter of the Incas" (Spanish title: "Ukukus, Ekekos, Pishtacos, Lanlacos") was wildly successful with sold-out audiences in Lima, Peru in July 2015. 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 in Chicago!
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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