On April 13th, the brand new Center for Innovation in Learning Design (CILD) partnered with the WJCC school district to host a screening for the award-winning documentary film Most Likely to Succeed. The School of Education was host to over 200 teachers, students, parents, and administrators interested in the message of the film - that our antiquated education system does not prepare our children to succeed in the modern world. Over the course of the film, viewers were invited to participate in a lively discussion over Twitter* as well as dialog after the conclusion of the film.
The screening preceded the unveiling of an exciting new partnership between the WJCC school district and the School of Education’s CILD to develop an innovative new program** centered on design thinking and student-centered learning. The interdisciplinary Center for Innovation in Learning Design, housed within William and Mary’s School of Education, seeks to bring together researchers and practitioners to explore, prototype, and test, new learning designs.
Dr. Steve Constantino, Superintendent of the WJCC school district, concluded the night with a powerful challenge to the community. “What is good for our community? What is good for our kids? To know that we have done everything we can to prepare them so that they can think for themselves, solve problems...that’s what we are trying to accomplish here."