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“Most Likely to Succeed” Film Screening
August 18, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
First public screening in Maryland, hosted by the AIABaltimore Committee on Architecture for Education and the City Neighbors Foundation
The event is free, but a suggested donation will benefit the City Neighbors Foundation.
5-6pm: Reception and Tour of City Neighbors Hamilton and City Neighbors High School
6-8pm: Film Screening and discussion
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 (Mitt, 2014 Sundance Film Festival) 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modern workplace valuing skills like collaboration and critical thinking, our rote-based system of learning has become outdated and ineffective.
Open to the public. All are encouraged to attend, and participate in a discussion following the film. Refreshments will be served. A tour of the City Neighbors Hamilton and City Neighbors High School will also be available before the screening.
Learn more about the film: http://www.mltsfilm.org/
For City Neighbors High School entrance, please park at the rear of the school building through Bayonne Avenue.
AIABaltimore Committee on Architecture for Education Statement
The AIABaltimore Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) is examining school design and construction to provide guidance on how to maximize the value of each dollar invested in public education. We are acutely aware that the school construction needs of the state of Maryland exceed the capacity of the current budget. As a committee, we are invested in finding ways to design and build schools better, more efficiently, and to deliver 21st century learning spaces for today’s students.
To these ends, this fall the CAE is holding two workshops address these issues. In Workshop 1 we will work towards a better understand of how current education thinking impacts curriculum development and how curriculum is translated into space. In Workshop 2 we will be exploring two topics: what it means for schools to be flexible – how can buildings and space adapt when change occurs? And how can we maximize efficiency to help reconcile first costs versus lifecycle costs?
City Neighbors Foundation Statement
City Neighbors Foundation is making a difference in Baltimore. Through our events, our direct work with schools and teachers, our partnerships, and our model schools, we are striving more than ever before to ensure that every child in Baltimore has the opportunity for a powerful, rich, and dynamic educational experience. Serving over 850 public school students, City Neighbors has taken a stand for seeing students as as capable, creative, loving, and worthy of the deepest respect. Our mission is focused on student achievement, defined in the broadest way to include relationships, advocacy, music, art, and friendship. We believe in great public education in Baltimore.
We ask you to support the work of City Neighbors Foundation through a donation to our College and Career Readiness Efforts. Your donation will directly support our public school impact work and our schools.On behalf of the children and families of City Neighbors and of Baltimore, we thank you for your generosity.