Renee Hobbs discusses the research on media literacy's impact on teaching and learning in our public schools. Renee looks at over 50 different sources that have been published over the last five years in this 60 minute podcast and discusses what works and some of the pitfalls. The podcast is from HOME, Inc.'s conference on October 27, 2007 at MIT titled Media Literacy, Teaching and Learning in a Media Saturated Culture.
HOME, Inc.. is a Boston non profit organization that partners with the Boston schools to provide professional development on media projects, curriculum, and media literacy initiatives. We teach video production and media analysis to educators and youth to foster confident, creative, individuals with the ability to think for themselves. Our programs help students develop creative media projects that foster teamwork and communication skills. HOME's media projects and programs focus on teacher and student collaboration and the ability to effectively evaluate media messages, in order to enhance critical thinking skills.