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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.

5:45PM – Doors open

6:15PM – Opening remarks by Governor Gina Raimondo, film screening, followed by moderated panel discussion

Moderated post-film discussion with:

Ted Dintersmith, Executive Producer of Most Likely to Succeed

Dennis Littky, Co-Founder of Big Picture Learning and College Unbound, and Co-Founder and Co-Director of The Met School

Adeola Oredola, Former Director of “Youth In Action

Moderated by:

Warren Simmons, Executive Director of the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University

Run time: 88 minutes
Director: Greg Whiteley
Producers: Ted Dintersmith (Exec. Producer), Greg Whiteley, Adam Leibowitz
Most Likely To Succeed
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...Smart and engaging look at education in 21st-century America.

The Hollywood Reporter

This film should be a required course for all parents and educators.

Film Threat

...A discussion that needs to start now.

Most Likely To Succeed is exactly what we need.

Truth On Cinema

Among the best edu-documentaries ever produced.