What defines educational success for our children? Do we know for sure that our current education models, learning environment and institutions are set up for success in the 21st Century? These challenging questions form the framework for discussion about the next iteration of top-notch education around the world. On Tuesday January 17th at 4pm, Beijing International Bilingual Academy will host a screening of the new documentary film Most Likely to Succeed to begin a discussion on what education will look like in the future based on the lessons from our past.
Teachers, Parents and members of the community are invited to join us for the film screening and following discussion presented by Dr. Philip J. Bossert of ORIENTECH and Director of Strategic and International Programs for the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools.
Most Likely to Succeed (MLTS) offers an inspiring look at what students and teachers are capable of — if we have the vision and courage to transform our schools. 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, SxS Wedu, Harvard/Goldman Sachs, and New Schools Venture Fund. Audience members call it the most compelling film ever done on the topic of school.
This film is not yet publicly released or available for individual purchase. In the past year, more than 1,500 communities have booked a screening of Most Likely to Succeed. These screenings create space for meaningful and necessary discussion between educators, administrators, parents and students about how steps towards change can be taken on a school level.
The run time is 89 minutes; the screening will be followed by a discussion on applications for a 21st century education. Light food and soft drinks will be prepared.
About the Presenter
Dr. Philip J. Bossert: In addition to presenting to schools and conferences around the world, Dr. Bossert is also the Director of the Institute for 21st Century Teaching & Learning and Schools of the Future Project at the Hawaii Association for Independent Schools. He is simultaneously the co-founder and a principal consultant of OrienTech, an education technology consulting and resource development company. He has served as Executive Director & CEO of the Hawaii High Technology Development Corporation and as Vice President for Business Development with Ohana Learning.
Prior to that, he was Deputy Director of the Hawaii State Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism, President & CEO of Strategic Information Solutions, Assistant Superintendent for Information & Telecommunication Services for the Hawaii State Department of Education, Strategic Information Systems Manager for GTE Hawaiian Tel, and President of Hawaii Loa College. Dr. Bossert has been a Fulbright-Hayes Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Fellow, and National Endowment for the Humanities Grantee; and he holds a B.A. in Economics & Philosophy from Rockhurst College in Kansas City and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy from Washington University in St. Louis. He has published five books and more than thirty articles and reviews in the areas of technology, education and philosophy; and has worked as a consultant for numerous corporations and non-profit organizations in the US and Asia.
Education and Curriculum Reform in 21st Century, Jan 17
Ages 15+ BIBA Middle/High School 4F Meeting Room. Free. 4-7pm. 5 Yumin Road, Houshayu, Shunyi, Beijing