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 ICMC’s My First Media program will be offered 2 days a week for 9 weeks in Chicago’s Budlong Elementary School, reaching 100 children a day. To see this amazing ECE program in action, call 773-528-6854!
After enthusiastic responses from young audience members in October, the ICMC is working with the Jack Benny Center to plan summer events in Waukegan in 2014!
The ICFilmFest ballots at Club One and the Albany Park Community Center have been tallied after five crowded screenings between the two locations.
The winner of the Club One ICFilmFest:
A Sea Turtle Story
Director: Kathy Schultz
The winner of the Albany Park ICFilmFest:
The Albany Park Community Center welcomed the ICFilmFest as the culmination of their popular International Week. Two festival screenings on July 26th showcased films from 11 countries: Storytime Express (Ages 3+) and Secrets and Surprises (Ages 6+) July 26, 6pm. Dozens of parents attended with children at both screenings. Early childhood director Wendy Thompson, says, "The children were filled with excitement to see these short films. The film fest was the perfect end for the International Week Festivities. This was a very family oriented event."
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 an international organization dedicated to changing the way children use, view and engage media.
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