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Most Likely to Succeed Movie Screening, Panel Discussion Mar 15


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The Orange City School District and the Orange PTA invite educators, parents and community members to the screening of the documentary movie “Most Likely to Succeed” followed by a discussion with an expert panel representing higher education and professional businesses on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in the Orange High School auditorium.

The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2015 and chronicles one business’s ability to impact a school to re-think the way public education operates. As the documentary traces the story of a school in San Diego that is completely rethinking what the experience of going to school should look like, the audience is compelled to consider how the educational landscape needs to change in order for students to succeed in the 21st century. It inspires its audiences with a sense of purpose and possibility, and is bringing schools, communities, and businesses together in re-imagining what our students and teachers are capable of achieving.

Following the film, Orange Schools Superintendent, Dr. Edwin Holland will facilitate the panel. Each panelist will share insight from his/her perspective on the impact of education and how it needs to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. The audience will have an opportunity to ask the panelists questions.

The panelists will include: Robert LaSalvia, Chief, Office of Education NASA Glenn; Mark Dickinson, HR Director Eaton Corporation; Debbie K. Jackson, Faculty Fellow, MC2STEM High School & Director, STEMM Education Center at CSU; and Jeff McClellan, Founding Head of School, MC2STEM High School & Founding Director, SOLE CLE.

“In order for our students to succeed, we must provide them with a dynamic learning environment,” said Dr. Holland. “We need to develop our schools based on what is best for our kids. This documentary screening and the panel discussion between educators, community and business that follows helps us in creating these learning opportunities.”

The modern workplace values skills like collaboration and critical thinking. The current model for the educational system in America has been in place since 1892 and has changed little since, despite radical changes in our economy that has drastically shifted due to changes in technology. 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?

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