ICMC in the Press
“A one-day event from HuffPost Parents for moms and dads who survived the baby years and now have children who are starting to navigate the world on their own.”
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“Dreiske’s thoughtful arrangement is taking shape in a windowless and vacant tier of Division 5 at the Cook County Jail. A guard in a control booth looks through a pane of glass to a large, echoey day room surrounded by empty cells.”
“Created by ICMC Executive Director Nicole Dreiske, “WorldScene” aims to help cultivate personal agency and self-determination among detainees while empowering individuals to engage critically with the media they consume. The 18-week film immersion program prompts thought-provoking peer-to-peer discussions of 40-50 short films, addressing topics such as non-violent conflict resolution, developing empathy and forming positive connections with friends, family, and members of the opposite gender.” –Lawndale News
“I created Fast Focus to help teachers restore that energy they have in the classroom,” Dreiske said of her semi-new program. “It gives teachers super fast brain-body exercises that unify the classroom focus. It improves students’ connections to remote learning without taking time away from lesson plans.” -Daily News
“When it comes to our children and learning, what’s the best way to make sure e-learning can live up to the classroom experience? Nicole Dreiske talks about her company’s goal to change the way children view and engage in media.” -FOX32
Teach Your Children Well– The Physical Side of Remote Learning
“Remote learning requires a parent-child partnership. As we muddle through this pandemic, parents are faced with the issue of keeping kids engaged in their schoolwork. What was once an entertainment device, is now a tool for learning. So how to keep your child engaged in a remote learning environment? Get physical.” –You Don’t Say…
“Together, these tools can provide educators and parents techniques for keeping students engages and actively learning, with less risk of falling behind this fall and in the future.” -FOX17
Joan Esposito interviews Nicole about e-learning, Screen Smart® and Fast FOCUS.
The problem is, there isn’t enough dialogue on the matter between parents and kids, Dreiske says. She wants parents to communicate better with their kids, and even play games with them to get a sense of the habits, reactions, and intensity.
“What are the three words that constitute the dialogue around screen time in our country? Turn it off,” Dreiske said. – WGN
“Nicole Dreiske, the founder of International Children’s Media Center, dishes out some helpful tips for educators looking to enhance their remote teaching during the pandemic.” -FOX32
ICMC Executive Directive Discusses her Book in this Episode of Off The Shelf
“It’s become one of the toughest day-to-day jobs for parents – protecting children from what they see online and regulating how much screen time they’re getting every day. [Dreiske] says the solution is found in how they are engaging and interacting with that screen.” – WKRC
“The problem [about gaming addiction] is, there isn’t enough dialogue on the matter between parents and kids, Dreiske says. She wants parents to communicate better with their kids, and even play games with them to get a sense of the habits, reactions, and intensity.” – CLTV
“We don’t include all those great family interactions, that we’ve built up, with screens. One of the things that parents need to do a little bit more is spend time with their children, with these screens.”– Nicole Dreiske on Fox 32
“Technology isn’t bad. It’s what we do with our minds while using screens that counts. I teach kids that there’s more going on in their minds than what they see on screens, that they’re unique individuals with great potential, purpose and creativity. They just need to turn on the mind before turning on the screen.” – Nicole Dreiske for the Chicago Tribune
“My approach is different because it’s based on wishes voiced by parents (and teachers and pediatricians and counselors) who told me what they want from technology for their children. I took their lists to heart and put together a fun, neuroscience-based approach drawn from my experience with accelerative learning and inquiry-based methodologies.”– Nicole Dreiske for Voyage Chicago
“While my instinctive adult response may be to corral and contain the child’s emotions, we can turn these disturbing media moments into opportunities for family bonding if we talk less, listen more and ask questions.”– Nicole Dreiske for PTA’s Our Children
“In school workshops, Dreiske says, she “first primes children’s minds” and then guides them through a close analysis of a short video or app as if it were a storybook. In addition to drawing on literacy skills during screen time, she encourages children to talk about what the character was feeling and how they, as the viewer, felt about it. It’s important for all of us to turn on our minds before turning on our screens.” – Nicole Dreiske for JWC Media
“You already teach your children social skills, empathy and civility by example and instruction. Because digital devices are social media tools, it’s logical for us to extend those social skills to phones, tablets and computers.”– Nicole Dreiske for MovieMom