“When you struggle to learn in a traditional way, you can feel like maybe your future is more limited,” Advancement Director Kirstin Eismin shares.
Along with a classroom experience tailored to the needs of students with LD, students at Springer School and Center are given many experiences to help them see that their future is wide open. In February students in Ms. Zanos’ art classes met the founders of Visualized productions, a local film production company to learn how to use filmmaking for self-expression.
Eleven eighth graders worked in groups with the videographers for two weeks to create complete artworks as part of the annual Maureen Wenker Artist in Residence program. They learned a storytelling technique called the hero’s journey, how to use photography equipment, and used editing software to bring the technology and expression together. The resulting three videos are a window into the life and imagination of their middle school experiences.
Eismin explains, “When our students can see that they can learn to do something that only YouTube stars do, it gives them success they hadn’t yet thought they could have.”
The three amazing videos are a must see! Participation = Pizza was created by Aliyah Robinson, Jason Ng, and Noah Fleischmann. An Open Letter to Springer was created by Camryn Brocki, Sienna Frey, Seth Goecke, and Ben Plessinger. A Day in the Life was created by Leo Herbert, Lauren Korchok, Briley Schutte, and Claire Schwiebert.