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Nicole Dreiske, Executive Director, International Children’s Media Center

  • Winnetka Community House 620 Lincoln Ave Winnetka, IL 60093 United States (map)

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

Nicole Dreiske, Executive Director of the International Children’s Media Center, will speak on the topic, The Upside of Digital Devices: How to Make Your Child More Screen Smart, Literate and Emotionally Intelligent.  Trying to police and protect a child from screen time is unquestionably one of the most confusing and frustrating responsibilities of good parenting.  It's a difficult job being a 'media monitor' all the time. Technology is at the center of everything we do―TVs, smart phones, computers, and tablets are no longer luxuries; they are necessities for navigating life today.  But technology can also be detrimental to growing minds, and parents must master the necessary skills to help their children not only survive in this digital world, but to actually thrive. 

Ms. Dreiske has been Executive Director of the ICMC since 2010.   As Executive Director, she develops practical pedagogies and best practices for optimizing screen use, laying the foundation for educational, empowering and humanizing interactions with technology. Some initiatives that address emerging social, educational and cultural needs include: Screen Smart; the ICFilmFest - Movies Make You Smarter; Global Girls and World Scene. In addition Ms. Dreiske is Associate Producer of Aguardiente Producciones, a children’s feature film set in Peru.  She is a graduate of Oberlin College and grew up in Winnetka.

Our guest pianist will be Andrew Lawrence