Greetings, Global Penners!
Are you a south Florida resident? If you are, I’m cordially inviting you to join me for an awesome, awe-inspiring opportunity! On Sunday, April 17th, 2016, there will be a community viewing of the documentary, Most Likely to Succeed, followed by an education forum to exchange ideas about improving learning in America!
Most Likely to Succeed gracefully challenges the conventional wisdom for a longer day, longer year, and an increasing focus on test prep. This documentary argues that it’s “time for another transformation.” Specifically, it features High Tech High–located in San Diego, California; here, students spend their year preparing for their term-end ‘Presentation of Learning,’ an inspiring picture of what many of us hope for millions of American students…
Check out the Most Likely to Succeed trailer HERE!
One of the goals of this documentary is to inspire discussion between parents and teachers, students, community members.
Anyone who has a stake in education should be a part of this conversation!
This is why the Global Pen is inviting YOU to take part in the movement to #RethinkHighSchool education in America!
As a part of our south Florida community and as a part of some very forward-thinking curriculums where students are at the center of learning via project-based inquiry and exploration (AICE and AP Capstone), I know we have much to say in this conversation…I couldn’t think of better voices in the matter than each of you!!
This event is hosted by the School of Leadership, Innovation, Creativity, & Entrepreneurship. (Guess who had the pleasure of designing the video below to depict S.L.I.C.E.’s vision? Yours Truly 😉 )
Here are the invitation details 🙂 DO join us on April 17! I can’t wait to see all of your faces and hear all of your voices!
The School of Leadership, Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship (S.L.I.C.E.) invites you to join us for a viewing of the evolutionary documentary, Most Likely to Succeed, followed by an Innovation Forum where we’ll engage in an open exchange of ideas in an attempt to improve high school education in Palm Beach County, Florida. We hope that our ideas will inspire a national movement for change in education.
Most Likely to Succeed
Documentary Viewing & Innovation Forum
April 17th, 3:30pm-6:30pm
Boca Raton Community High School, Kathryn Lindgren Theater
1501 NW 15th Court
Boca Raton, Florida
Food sponsored by Benny’s on the Beach
Brought to you by the AP Capstone Program at BRHS
FREE Event, open to the public
Let us know if you’re thinking about coming!! Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 13th.
To sign up, please visit this link:
What is S.L.I.C.E.?
The School of Leadership, Innovation, Creativity, & Entrepreneurship (S.L.I.C.E.) is just the blend of school (program), think tank, and start-up incubator that Palm Beach County needs. At S.L.I.C.E., it is our vision to unite entrepreneurial experts from around the world with a focus on innovation leadership. Students and mentors complete real-world projects that have the potential to reshape the local landscape, while developing networks and sharpening the skills necessary to compete in a globalized market. By applying theories in practical situations, S.L.I.C.E. students see that their work has genuine value.
At S.L.I.CE., students no longer merely consume content; they create it themselves.
And while we know change is not always easy, we know that it is necessary, especially when it comes to education. According to the U.S. Department of Education, only about half of those who graduate are actually college and career ready. It is crucial that we better align learning with the real world our students will eventually be responsible for, which is what the S.L.I.C.E. curriculum aims to do. Our visionary approach will be preparing students for jobs that do not yet exist.
What is the XQ America Challenge?
Part of our journey involves our participation in the XQ Super School Project. This challenge–spearheaded by Lauren Powell Jobs, philanthropist and late wife of Steve Jobs– is an open call to rethink high school education in America. The project will provide the winning teams with expert support and funds totaling over $50 million over five years to make their “Super School” concept a reality. If S.L.I.CE. wins this challenge, we will be breaking dirt or rebuilding bricks right here in Palm Beach County, so we’re counting on you to share your thoughts of what education should be because it is our collective imagination that will truly make change possible.
Why Most Likely to Succeed?
Our viewing of Most Likely To Succeed is the perfect access point to this kind of discussion. It offers a smart and engaging look at education in the 21st century society, exposing the true potential young learners have if we let them lead. Get ready for an inspiring glimpse at what our school system could look like if we embrace a much-needed movement for change.
The paradigm is shifting…will we shift with it?
Together, we can continue to transform our local community and the nation at large by rebuilding our schools to inspire new possibilities, but we can’t do it without YOU. Therefore, we’re calling on all parents, teachers, students, administrators, future teachers, college professors, local business owners, CEO’s, yoga instructors and enthusiasts, policy makers, designers, architects, artists, neighbors, friends, CITIZENS of PBC…
JOIN US as we rethink high school education in Palm Beach County and in America.
Please share this FLIER with anyone you know who might be interested in this event! We can’t wait to collaborate with you.
Yours in Education,
The School of Leadership, Innovation, Creativity, & Entrepreneurship (S.L.I.C.E.)
Core S.L.I.C.E. Squad:
Todd LaVogue, Simon Behan, Petro Andreadis, Wes Logsdon, Jill Pavich, Jessica Murray, Marybeth Bauer, Mary Wilson
As I mentioned in my most recent post, my students are writing their final essay today…but we’ve taken essay writing to a WHOLE new GP level this time! If you are interested in having your students not only write about global issues but be a part of the solution to one as well, CLICK HERE! Visit The GP Indie to see what we were up to today while writing.
Earlier this year, we did a unit on the value of potable water; and today students are writing to the prompt:
“How far do receiving countries really benefit from development aid?”
Being a part of the UNICEF Tap Project is providing cleaner drinking water to countries in need AND it’s giving students knowledge and experience to support the above essay prompt…share this with your kids as a mini lesson in writing and in global citizenship 😉
Woops! This post was meant to go on my Student website for GP…but oh, well; it gives you more reason to check us out at The GP Indie (a website dedicated to my classroom of awwwwesome GP students this year!)
Ready to start those Two-Column Notes for Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Chapter 9??
Access this HANDOUT to help you along! (Link available by 6pm this evening, 2/24/14).
The TCN’s are DUE on Wednesday, 2/26/14. 🙂
Good luck, and email me with any questions!!