HOME's involvement with schools begins
with training in Media Literacy and continues with coaching
in curriculum development and project management.
Teachers have helped students analyze
media messages using a variety of media and approaches.
For instance, at the Lewis Middle School, students examined
the kinds of news reporting done on their community of Roxbury.
At Brighton High, students analyzed a specific TV news story
about their school.
Another important component of media
literacy is understanding an audience by using a web-based
survey. Students at English High compared how students'
opionions about violence differed from their school to others.
After analyzing opinions of their peers,
students develop a theme for thier Public Service Announcement
(PSA) video project.
In the fall of 2003, HOME has delivered
training to three schools, English High, Cleveland Middle
and Tech Academy.