The thought-provoking film “Most Likely to Succeed” examines the history of education in the United States, revealing the growing shortcomings of conventional education methods in today’s innovative world. The current educational system in the United States was developed a century ago during the rise of the industrial age and was once the envy of the world. However, the world economy has since transformed profoundly, but the US education system has not. Schools are attempting to teach and test skills, when mastered, that still leave graduates woefully unprepared for the 21st Century.
After presenting this problem, the documentary focuses on the story of a school in San Diego that is completely rethinking what the experience of going to school looks like. As we follow students, parents and teachers through a truly unorthodox school experience, the audience is forced to consider what sort of educational environment is most likely to succeed in the 21st century?
The purpose of this event is to foster meaningful discussion among parents, educators, students, administrators and advocates about how current obstacles can be overcome and steps towards change can be taken on a local level. Born out of these conversations is a community-wide commitment to moving forward; transformational initiatives are undertaken and real change is ignited. .
NORWALK CITY HALL, COMMUNITY ROOM
6:00PM, Light refreshments
6:45PM, Welcome and Introduction
7:00PM, Film Screening (89 minutes)
8:30PM, Questions, open discussion
Co-sponsors: ConnCAN in collaboration with Norwalk ACTS, Norwalk Public Schools and the City of Norwalk invite you to join other community members in this important education film screening and discussion about education innovation in the 21st century.
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