“An overarching goal of education should be to immerse students in the beauty and inspiration of their surrounding world.” By Tony Wagner, from the book: Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era

I have seen the movie “Most Likely to Succeed” (twice going to be my third time this Saturday and I continue to learn something new). If you are in the Charlotte area the Teaching Fellows Institute is putting on a FREE screening of “Most Likely To Succeed” with a special screening guest Executive Producer Ted Dintersmith at UNCC Center City in Charlotte, NC followed by a 30 minute discussion with Mr. Dintersmith. Below is a description of the documentary and the trailer.


The feature-length documentary “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 film explores compelling new approaches that aim to revolutionize teaching as we know it. After seeing this film, 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 in intact, producing potentially chronic levels of unemployment among graduates in the 21st Century. The film 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 ramifications of rapid advances in technology, automation and growing levels of income inequality. For more information: http://mltsfilm.org/ 

WHEN: Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM (EST) 
8:30 am Doors Open

9:00 am Screening

10:30 am Discussion with Executive Producer Ted Dintersmith

WHERE: UNC Charlotte Center City – 320 East 9th Street Charlotte, NC 28202

Click here to get FREE ticket and please only ‘purchase’ ticket if you know you can go as there are only 300 seats. Thank you!

(The views expressed by Mr. Dintersmith and in the film Most Likely To Succeed do not represent the views of the Teaching Fellows Institute or its Teaching Fellows.)

Comments on: "Screening of “Most Likely To Succeed”" (1)

  1. […] clip, if you want to view – you will need to watch the full video. If you watched – Most Likely to Succeed, Whiteley views are embedded as he was the […]

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