Green Initiatives' 97th film screening and our first screening of 2019, Most Likely To Succeed, is a feature-length documentary that examines the history of education in the United States, revealing the growing shortcomings of conventional education methods in today’s innovative world.
Film screening will be followed by a short discussion.
The film explores compelling new approaches that aim to transform learning as we know it. After seeing this flm, the way you think about “school” will never be the same. Over a century ago, American education underwent a dramatic transformation as the iconic one-room schoolhouse evolved into an effective system that produced an unmatched workforce tailored for the 20th Century. As the world economy shifts and traditional white-collar jobs begin to disappear, that same system remains intact, producing potentially chronic levels of unemployment among graduates in the 21st Century.
The flm follows students into the classrooms of High Tech High, an innovative new school in San Diego. There, over the course of a school year, two groups of ninth graders take on ambitious, project-based challenges that promote critical skills rather than rote memorization. Most Likely To Succeed points to a transformation in learning that may hold the key to success for millions of our youth – and our nation – as we grapple with the ramifcations of rapid advances in technology, automation and growing levels of income inequality.
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