Beyond Measure

2014. 80 min. Documentary. NR

Showings

Michigan Theater - Screening Room Wed, Nov 13 6:30 PM
Part of the Independent Thinker Film Series. Children 18 and under get in free!
Event Info
Category:Michigan Films
Special Screenings

Description

Plays Wednesday, November 13 at 6:30 PM at the Michigan

Beyond Measure follows a new vanguard of educators across the country who are pioneering a fresh vision for American schools. Pulling from expert research in education, child development, and cognitive and neuroscience, these leaders are creating a new type of classroom. They’re leading schools that redirect our focus away from homework, prizes, top grades and test scores. And they’re making room for curiosity, engagement, creativity, collaboration and independent thinking. By putting innovative models into practice, they’re finding inspiration in doing things differently – and changing how and what we teach. Interweaving the expert voices of Sir Ken Robinson, Linda Darling-Hammond and Daniel Pink with the stories of real communities, Beyond Measure proves that classrooms can indeed unleash – rather than quash – our students’ potential.


Dr. Siân Owen-Cruise, School Administrator for Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor, will lead the post-film discussion about the purpose of education, the measure of success and how our children are affected by today's academic climate.

About the Speaker
Siân Owen-Cruise has a BS in Technical Communication, and a MA and Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Argumentation. She comes to her position as School Administrator at Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor with over 25 years of experience in Education, both teaching and administration. Prior to her work in Waldorf Education, Siân was a faculty member at the University of Minnesota, and she also has experience in the public side of education, working for the Washtenaw Intermediate School District as an Early Childhood Program administrator.

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