“Most Likely To Succeed”
Film Screening + Panel Discussion
We hosted a screening of this award-winning film focused on innovation in education and an evening of dialogue about what matters most for students today.
Wednesday, February 27, 7:30pm
Edison Intermediate School
Panel discussion after film
Moderated by Mayor Shelley Brindle
Panelists included innovative educators:
Dr. Matt Bolton, Principal, Edison Intermediate School
Laura Doyle, Engineering and Design Teacher, Westfield High School
Mary Montes, 1st Grade Teacher, Tamaques Elementary School; 2018 Westfield Teacher of the Year
Dr. Brian Baldwin, Professor of Science Education, New Jersey Center for Science, Technology, and Mathematics at Kean University
The acclaimed film Most Likely to Succeed offers an inspiring look at what students and teachers are capable of. The compelling documentary highlights an innovative school in California where students are engaged in meaningful project-based learning and are developing skills essential for success in the 21st century, such as critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and communication. The film raises questions about the purpose of education and may challenge assumptions that some parents hold about what is most important. It’s sure to spark stimulating and valuable community discussion.
ABOUT THE FILM
Directed by acclaimed documentarian Greg Whiteley, the film has been an official selection of two dozen of the world’s top film festivals, including Sundance, Tribeca, AFI, Cleveland, Dallas, Milwaukee, Sarasota, Seattle, Virginia, and Bergen. It’s been featured at leading conferences on education, including ASU/GSV, SxSWedu, Harvard/GoldmanSachs, and NewSchools Venture Fund. Audience members call it the most compelling film ever done on the topic of school.