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Bronxville School Schedules Screening Of ‘Most Likely to Succeed’

The film "Most Likely To Succeed" was an official selection at the Sundance Film Festival.
The film "Most Likely To Succeed" was an official selection at the Sundance Film Festival. Photo Credit: Contributed

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. -- The Bronxville School  invites parents, students and faculty members to a free screening of the documentary, “Most Likely to Succeed,” on May 11, at 6:30 p.m., at the auditorium.

It will be followed by a discussion on the educational system in the United States.

“This is an excellent film to see as a community because it prompts an important conversation on educating for the innovation era,” said Mara Koetke, director of curriculum and instruction. “Further, ‘Most Likely to Succeed’ demonstrates the importance of nurturing our students as collaborators and communicators and aligns with the work of the Bronxville Promise and our partnership with the Buck Institute for Education and project-based learning.”

The film focuses on the story of a school in San Diego and illuminates that school's journey in rethinking what the experience of going to school in the 21st century looks like. It shows how the school is educating students who not only have solid content understanding, but also can think critically and apply their learning.

Following the film screening, done in partnership with the PTA, Koetke will lead a panel discussion regarding the issues raised in the documentary. Panelists will include high school social studies teacher Dana Landesman, elementary school teacher Louise Lebrini, middle school English teacher Kathryn Marron, elementary school principal Tricia Murray, high school student Ohto Pentikainen and high school social studies teacher Christina Reidel.

“I hope teachers, students and parents will join us, so we can get multiple perspectives on the film's message,” Koetke said. “It should be a wonderful evening that generates thought-provoking discussion that will extend beyond the screening.”

"We all need to understand that our children will function in a completely different world from the last century,” said PTA member Mirella Tronco. “As such, learning experiences need to adapt to meet the new demands of an innovation era.”

The event is open to all parents, middle school and high school students, as well as faculty members. For more information, to reserve your free tickets or watch a trailer for the documentary, visit the Bronxville PTA’s website.

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