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Educators will gather on Feb. 27 at Maryville University to view and discuss the acclaimed documentary “Most Likely to Succeed,” which examines the history and shortcomings of education in the United States. It is hoped the film screening will inspire St. Louis educators and parents to re-imagine education in the 21st century.
The event begins with a screening of the film at 1:30 p.m. in the Auditorium, followed by a discussion, led by a panel of experts, on the implications for education. The screening is free and open to the public. To RSVP, and for more information, visit Connected Learning. The film trailer may be viewed here.
“This film showcases the innovative, active learning approach of the School of Education. We take what Maryville University faculty know a lot about — engaging students in the learning process — and show our students how to apply it in K-12 settings,” says Steve Coxon, PhD, associate professor and director of gifted education programs.
“Most Likely to Succeed,” directed by documentarian Greg Whitely, shows how change is possible in America’s educational system. The film is an official selection at some of the nation’s best film festivals, including the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival.
The documentary has received high praise, including this from Sal Khan, of Khan Academy: “The 21st century is going to be all about building, creating, and innovating. This remarkable film shows a path of how we can empower all of our children to do that.”
The screening is co-sponsored by Connected Learning, in partnership with Maryville University and Chesterfield Day School.