The Fayetteville-Manlius School District is inviting community members to a free Oct. 23 film screening of the documentary “Most Likely to Succeed” which examines the history of education and how some school districts are using new approaches to transform learning.
Co-hosted by the F-M Education Foundation, the public screening will be 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Eagle Hill Middle School auditorium, 4645 Enders Road, Manlius.
“The purpose of this event is to foster meaningful discussion among educators, administrators, parents, students and community members about future possibilities in education,” said Superintendent Craig J. Tice.
Directed by Greg Whiteley, the documentary reveals the rationale behind the traditions of conventional education methods in today’s innovative world and recommends a learning model that coincides with advancements in technology, automation and the requirements of living and working in the 21st century.
The film interweaves commentary from various educational and fiscal experts with the story of High Tech High — an innovative new school in San Diego that is rethinking what the experience of going to school looks like by offering project-based learning opportunities that promote critical skills, a student-focused curriculum and the means for students to explore subjects more deeply.
“Most Likely To Succeed” has been an official selection of top film festivals, including Sundance, Tribeca and AFI DOCS and has been featured at leading conferences on education, including ASU/GSV, SxSWedu, Harvard/GoldmanSachs and NewSchools Venture Fund, according to film’s website.
A community conversation will follow the Oct. 23 screening. No pre-registration is required.