A Picture of Education in the 21st Century
Thursday, October 13, 2016
The Edward St. John Student Center
McDonogh School is one of more than 1,500 communities working to re-imagine the purpose of education.
On Thursday, October 13, McDonogh School and The Curiosity Shop, McDonogh’s Center for Teaching & Learning, will take part in Most Likely to Succeed’s worldwide campaign to re-imagine education. The acclaimed film Most Likely to Succeed offers an inspiring look at what students and teachers are capable of—if we have the vision and courage to transform our schools. Directed by acclaimed documentarian Greg Whiteley, the film has been an official selection of two dozen of the world’s top film festivals, including Sundance, Tribeca, and AFI DOCS. It’s been featured at leading conferences on education, including ASU/GSV, SxSWedu, Harvard/GoldmanSachs, and NewSchools Venture Fund. Audience members call it the most compelling film ever done on the topic of school. In the past year, more than 1,500 communities have booked a screening of Most Likely to Succeed.
The purpose of this event is to foster meaningful discussion among educators, administrators, parents, and students about how great schools can re-define their purpose as they look to produce the future generation of thinkers and citizens. Born out of these conversations is a community-wide commitment to moving forward; transformational initiatives are undertaken and real change is ignited. This event is open to the the entire McDonogh community. Please visit mltsfilm.org for more information about the film and movement.
The screening tour is being co-organized by The Future Project, a fast-growing non-profit transforming inner-city public schools across the country and with a big vision for America’s future.
For more information, please contact Kevin Costa, Director of Innovation & Learning, and RSVP by using this SIGN UP FORM.
Join us for the seventh annual Robinson Health Colloquium featuring Dr. Lisa Damour PhD. In this talk, Dr. Damour will help parents understand why their teenager’s sometimes confusing and dramatic behavior is actually predictable and normal. She will explain the seven developmental transitions that turn girls into grown-ups and help parents form happier, healthier relationships with their daughters.
Lisa Damour, Ph.D. directs Laurel School’s Center for Research on Girls and writes the Adolescence column for the New York Times’ Well Family online report. She serves as a faculty associate of the Schubert Center for Child Studies and a clinical instructor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Damour maintains a private psychotherapy practice and also consults and speaks internationally. She is the author of numerous academic papers, chapters, and books related to education and child development.
Her New York Times best selling book, Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood, was released by Random House in February 2016. Untangled has been hailed by Dr. Michael Thompson as “the best description of the female adolescent journey that I have ever read” and by Dr. Madeline Levine as “mandatory reading.” A Denver native, Dr. Damour graduated with honors from Yale University and then worked for the Yale Child Study Center before earning her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Michigan. She has held fellowships from Yale’s Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy and from the University of Michigan’s Power Foundation. Dr. Damour draws on years of clinical experience and the latest research to provide sound, practical guidance to girls as well as to their parents, teachers, and advocates.
Admission to this event is free, however, reservations are required. Visit RPCS for more information.