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Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1 Wed, Sep 28, 2016 7:00 PM



Film screening followed by panel discussion with speakers:
Jeanette Deutermann, Co-founder, Long Island Opt-Out.
Ms. Mimosa Jones Tunney, writer, An American Education
Mark Lesko, Dean, Center for Entrepreneurship, Hofstra University.
Mr. Richard Malone, Superintendent Oysterponds School District
Dr. Lawrence Palevsky, M.D.
Wednesday, September 28 at 7 pm | Members $20 | Public $25
Includes Reception | Hosted by Besito Mexican

An eye-opening portrait of schools that are breaking away from outdated teaching methods and embracing new models that can awaken students’ love of learning.

Where a college diploma once meant a guaranteed job, now more than half of America’s new college graduates are unable to find employment. Director Greg Whiteley locates the source of the problem not in the economy but in our educational system, which was developed at the dawn of the Industrial Age to train obedient workers and has changed little since, despite radical changes in the marketplace wrought by technology and the outsourcing of labor. With a world of information available a click away, and the modern workplace valuing skills like collaboration and critical thinking, our rote-based system of learning has become outdated and ineffective. Charter schools like San Diego’s High Tech High, which replaces standardized tests and compartmentalized subjects with project-based learning and a student-focused curriculum, offer an alternative. Whiteley follows students, teachers, and parents to see if this different model can reawaken the love of learning and offer the potential for a paradigmatic shift in education. (USA, 2015, 89 min., DCP | Dir. Greg Whiteley)

Partial proceeds from this event will be donated to the Love of Learning scholarship fund.