Miami-Dade County Public Schools is the fourth largest school district in the United States, comprised of 392 schools, 345,000 students and over 40,000 employees. Located at the southern end of the Florida peninsula, the school district stretches over 2,000 square miles of diverse and vibrant communities ranging from rural and suburban to urban cities and municipalities. A truly global community, district students speak 56 different languages and represent 160 countries.
Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho has led the school district since the fall of 2008. During his tenure, the district has received state and national recognition for unprecedented increases in student achievement and graduation rates.
Fresh Films visited Edmund F. Lindop School to present to the 5th-8th grades about the careers in film-making, video projects that youth around the country create, and practical tips about how films crews operate to design and capture the shots they need. A team of students went behind the scenes and learned how the movie magic is carefully engineered. They did a great job demonstrating what they learned for the rest of the assembly, as you can see in these pictures! Some students have expressed an interest in pursuing film-making professionally and plans are underway to bring a film-making after-school club to Lindop. For more information please contact School Librarian Mrs. Bell.