English 11 Film Festival

English 11 classes took a creative approach to show their understanding of a central idea in a short story, which is a task on the Common Core English Regents. This task is traditionally a written response. However, each class was required to read the same short stories, and, in small groups of 2-4 students, create videos using iMovie and Adobe Spark to demonstrate their understanding of the central idea. All classes gathered in the cafeteria for a Film Festival during which students rotated and evaluated each other’s  projects. The event culminated  with an “Academy Award Ceremony”  honoring  the highest rated videos.

Dr. Smith is the Principal at Mineola High School in Garden City Park, NY.  Dr. Smith has been with the Mineola School District since 2002, beginning as the Assistant Principal in the Middle School. From 2011 -2015 he was Assistant Principal in the High School. Prior to joining the Mineola School District, Dr. Smith was a special education teacher and Athletic Trainer in the Locust Valley School District.  Dr. Smith received his Bachelor's degree from Rutgers University; a Master's degree in Special Education from Adelphi University; a Master's degree in School Administration from LIU CW Post University; and a Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Policy from St. John's University. Dr. Smith  is also an Adjunct Professor at Adelphi University in Garden City, NY.

Full profile

Recently uploaded

Search Schools

Find a school channel on the Fusfoo high school digital network.

Log In / Sign Up

Join the Fusfoo high school digital network now to follow all of your favorite channels and creators.