Students feeling like powerless pawns in a gigantic and meaningless
chess game? Parents nagging students to complete worksheets and homework? We know that the 1950’s assembly-line model of education is not serving today’s teens. Nor is it preparing them for the workforce. Students need to create, to apply knowledge in a relevant manner. When they are allowed to design their learning and are guided from idea to development to presentation, the learning is transformative.
Enter High Tech High in San Diego. The edu-documentary Most Likely to Succeed (MLTS) highlights how this school has collaborated with the community to redesign education for the 21st century. The shortcomings of the present system are addressed and new approaches that revolutionize education are explored.
LEADPrep and many other schools are striving to use this project-based and student-centered approach to be a part of the revolution. Register and attend Saturday’s free showing of MLTS at http://www.academyschools.org/ We need to join in this conversation, be informed, and be a part of the shift toward relevant and engaged learning to each student is very “likely to succeed!”
More information at: http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/on_innovation/2015/03/most_likely_to_succeed_a_film_about_what_school_could_be.html