PTI along with Macomb Intermediate School District (MISD) hosted a screening of the Sundance-selected film Most Likely to Succeed on Thursday, March 17.  This film 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 transform learning as we know it.  The film’s primary message is that kids need and want to learn through work that is relevant, meaningful, and hands on. We are excited to announce that Romeo Community Schools will be the first in Michigan slated to implement this new project based teaching facility in 2019.  Many states have already started.

Afterwards, a group of panelist took questions from the audience.  Some of these panelists visited Nashville a few days prior to get a first-hand look at one of these schools in operation.  The goal of sharing this movie in the community is to start meaningful and necessary discussion between educators, administrators, parents and students so we can began to make changes in our educational system.

If you would like to see a trailer of the movie goes to: https://vimeo.com/122502930.

 

Panelist:

Scott Kraemer, Directing Manager: New Technology, Corporate Design, Technical Academy, PTI Engineered Plastics
Scott Palmer, Community Coach, Ford Next Generation Learning
John Paul Rea, Director, Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development
Jill Rilley, Lead Teacher and Program Coordinator, Utica Center for Science and Industry
Barbara Rossman, President and CEO, Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals
Steven Szalanski, Lawrence Tech University student and graduate of Utica Center for Science and Industry
Barbara VanSweden, Superintendent, Fitzgerald Public Schools

 

3/17/2017 | Posted in News