When you start the year feeling pressured and overloaded, it's hard to get on track. That lack of enthusiasm can carry over into the classroom and diminish learning.
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.
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Summer learning loss can stunt vocabulary, scatter concentration, and stop neural networks from growing. When young students lack focus, they become disruptive and whole classrooms can fall behind.
My First Media’s interdisciplinary approach reverses the negative effects of summer slump and accelerates learning. The secret? Promoting self-regulation while connecting the “stories on screens to the stories in books.”
The International Children’s Film Festival (ICFilmFest) is delighted to partner with the CYC Elliott Donnelley Youth Center, 3947 S. Michigan Ave, to present three exciting programs featuring 31 magical short films from 15 countries. Tuesday, July 19th at 1pm - GREAT EXPECTATIONS (72 min); Tuesday, August 2nd at 1pm - MAYBE IT'S MAGIC (76 min); Tuesday, August 16th at 1pm - WHO KNEW? (70 min)
Tickets are $5 for the general public and free to students and families of CYC.
For 16 weeks during the summer, residents of Lydia Home, 3400 W. Irving Park, will participate in the life-changing Global Girls program. “I’m so glad we get to do this!”, said 12-year-old Tamrell. Click on the video below to learn more about this empowering 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.
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 will partner with the Albany Park Community Center, 3401 W. Ainslie to present two delightful programs with 21 films from 11 countries sure to please the entire family! Wednesday, July 13th at 10:15 am WIDE WORLD OF FRIENDS (50min); at 1pm GREAT EXPECTATIONS (72min)
Tickets are $5 to the general public and free for students of the Albany Park Community Center.
A rapt audience of CCJTDC Residents, staff, friends and family voted Kush (directed by Shubhashish Bhutiani) the Best of Fest Winner at the 2nd Annual Global Girls Film Festival at the CCJTDC. “I knew it would be Kush, 100%!” said Resident Grooms, a 2-year veteran of the program.
Come celebrate the achievements of Residents at the CCJTDC at noon on June 11th in the powerful program “More Than They Seem” featuring five films from five countries. Susan Koenen, director of “I Am a Girl” from the Netherlands writes, "I feel very honored to be chosen by such a special group of curators. Please thank them on my behalf and I wish them lots of courage, love and strength in their remaining time in detention."
On May 3rd, the ICMC launched My First Media at Jose de Diego Community Academy. "Our students will benefit greatly from becoming screen smart!" said Principal Jacqueline Menoni. The accelerated version of My First Media will be taught twice a week in five classrooms. According to National Outreach Coordinator Tess Walker, "The ICMC will closely analyze the outcomes in the accelerated six week program and compare them against outcomes from the 12 week program."
In a real-life funding fairytale the T-Mobile Foundation has stepped in to support My First Media after a mysterious “message black-out” cost the ICMC a key grant from a new funder. Follow the story at #Tearstocheers!
The ICMC is a nonprofit cultural and educational organization dedicated to transforming the way children use, view and engage electronic screens.
International Children’s Media Center | 625 N. Kingsbury Street | Chicago, IL | 60654 | Tel 773-528-6854 | icmediacenter.org
International Children’s Media Center | 2208 Washington Drive | Northbrook, IL | 60062 | Tel 773-528-6854 | icmediacenter.org