|SOSA Students on the Red Carpet
LAKEWOOD RANCH – On Wednesday May 8th 2013 the Sea Of Strengths Academy hosted a red carpet premier of student films created during an eight-week film making program. The program was a collaboration between Sea Of Strengths Academy and Inspired Minds.
Inspired Minds is a local group working with students on film-making skills. The group created a short film titled Color Me Invisible which was recently featured at the Sarasota Film Festival. Inspired Minds uses film-making as a backdrop for teaching many character traits such as be yourself and stand up to bullying.
Over the course of the eight week program students learned to write a script, practice lines, film their movie, and edit footage to create a finished product. The experience is one in which students learned a great deal. Teacher Robin Hettler, was enthusiastic about the project and the end results. Robin stated "This was an awesome opportunity for our students! They learned so much, and had fun doing it. I can't wait for next year's project!" Susan Stevens, one of the school's founders stated "We are so proud of our students! In traditional school settings our students often did not get to participate in this type of hands-on project. This was an opportunity for them to shine!".
The event featured a red carpet photo shoot with families, lunch, and a screening of the student film projects. Approximately 60 people participated in the red carpet debut. The school plans on continuing and expanding the film-making project during the 2013-2014 school year.
The Sea Of Strengths Academy is a school for students with dyslexia, ADHD, speech language disabilities and other language-based learning disabilities. The school offers
a multi-sensory, research-backed curriculum to help students reach their full potential. Rather then focusing entirely on deficits, the school provides an opportunity for students
to be successful and gain confidence. For more information about the school, visit www.sosaschool.com.
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