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Video Educators of New England Conference 2003
Alan Michel presenting to over 25 educators at HOME’s workshop.

Home, Inc. presented a workshop at the Video Educators of New England Conference, at Mount Wachusett Community College on October 22nd. Over 30 teachers, administrators and educational cable channel representatives participated in HOME’s workshop, entitled "EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE A DIRECTOR!" The workshop presented the tools of media literacy that are being developed as part of the HOME, Inc./ Boston Public Schools Media Literacy and Health Project, funded by the U.S. Department of Education and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Participants saw examples of how teachers and cable system public access coordinators can help students make the connection between media content and engaging inquiry based student projects that encourage life long learning. There were over 25 participants in the workshop representing schools, cable access channels and organizations from around New England. For more information on HOME, Inc,. media workshops and media literacy presentations contact: Alan Michel at alanmichel@homeinc.org

National Media Educators Conference, 2003

On June 28th HOME, Inc. Director, Alan Michel, and Education Projects Developer, Kim Slack will be guest presenters at the National Media Education Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. NMEC organized a special all day session for Department of Education and National Endowment for the Arts grant awardees to present their best teaching practices. Media artists and educators from these nationally funded programs will exchange ideas and connect in order to learn from each other. Brenda Jones, Principal of the Lewis Middle School, and both Sue Mortensen, and Gilda Sharpe-Ettah, Media Arts Teachers at English High School, will also join our team as presenters at the NMEC Conference.

Recipients of the Dept. of Education media literacy grants at NMEC conference.

Kim Slack from HOME, Sue Mortensen from English HS, Shelton Allen from Dept. of Education, Brenda Jones from Lewis MS.

Shelton Allen from the Dept. of Education listens to Sue Mortensen from English HS.


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