Second Floor Digital Workshop for Parents & Students May 23

In our ever more digital world, knowing what to do with kids and screens is becoming a bigger and bigger problem. On Wednesday, May 23 from 6-7:30 pm, The Disney Magnet School Second Floor will host a special workshop for parents and students that will address all of those issues.ICMC_1 The speaker will be Ms. Nicole Dreiske. Ms. Dreiske is the Executive Director of the International Children’s Media Center, a national organization based in Chicago dedicated to changing the way children view, use and engage media.

Nicole Dreiske will speak at the Disney Magnet School on May 23.

Ms. Dreiske has more than three decades of experience in using media to improve learning and is one of the U.S.’s leaders in the development of media arts programs for children.

For 26 years, Ms. Dreiske directed the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, the largest and longest running children’s film festival in North America. She is the only festival director worldwide to obtain recognition from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for a children’s festival to become an “Academy qualifying” festival whose winners may go on to compete for the Oscars ®.

She is the author of the just-released book

The Upside of Digital Devices: How to Make Your Child More Screen Smart, Literate, and Emotionally Intelligent  

(click link to see the book on Amazon)

The topic of the evening is Digital Launchpad for Parents and Students- How To Avoid “Toxic Tech” and Help Your Children Build Healthy Tech.

Parents and students will take separate workshops so that parents may have a meaningful and honest dialogue with Ms. Dreiske.  Students will learn the basic components of digital citizenship, judging internet sources for validity.

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is only available for current Disney 2nd, 3rd, and 4th-grade students and their parents.  Unfortunately, siblings cannot be accommodated.

To register, please turn in the pink form your student received, or send in a note to let Mr. Szymansky know that you will be attending.

An image of the Pink form is below.pink_form.JPG