On Wednesday, February 17th, a large audience at the UFL/Gainesville enthusiastically discussed and voted for their favorite among six films in the Global Girls "Wind of Change" program. Flying Anne (Netherlands, 2011) directed by Catherine van Campen won the popular vote for its moving depiction of an eleven-year-old girl with Tourette's Syndrome. Audience ballots commented:
"Beautiful, unique, gives itself space to find something truly wonderful."
"Annie is allowed to speak for herself without the impediment of adult interpretation. This is so powerful."
"Very relevant to young girl's lives in depicting mental illness."
The compelling screening celebrated the curatorial achievements of formerly homeless young mothers at New Moms in Austin.
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.
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.
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.
At 4:30pm on April 8th, ICMC Executive Director Nicole Dreiske will present "Using Festivals to Build Community Capacity" at the Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center. Dreiske's talk will include the methodologies used in ICFilmFest events to engage audiences as "active viewers". A screening of award-winning short films and a discussion will follow the event.
Special parent assemblies were packed at Garvy School on January 20th and at Budlong School on January 21st. More than 200 children showed off their “screen smart skills”!
The My First Media program starts the new year at three different schools: Chicago Grammar School, Darwin Elementary, and Budlong Elementary.
This revolutionary program teaches young children to engage screens with special focus and higher order thinking skills by giving them the tools they need to process what they are watching. Our favorite comment from last year came from Cody, age 5, who said: "I want to be you for my little brother. I want to help him get screen smart!"
Call Michelle at 773.528.6854 to bring My First Media to your school!
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.
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