We all love a good TED talk and none more than the STEAM Co. crew, after all the No 1 TED talk by Sir Ken Robinson inspired our journey.
He's also patron of a very inspiring organisiation The Institute of Imagination' with whom we are really proud to team up with to 'walk the talk' by hosting this very special evening screening of a film featuring Sir Ken and lots that he, we and they stand for... inspiring our children with creativity, in education and beyond.
“This film should be a required course for all parents and educators”
“Among the best edu-documentaries ever”
“I believe that creativity is now as important as literacy”
Sir Ken Robinson TED talk
“Insanity. Doing the same thing, expecting different results”
We'd like to invite you to join us for a screening of 'Most Likely To Succeed' - the Sundance festival nominated and award winning film that’s helping school communities reimagine what our children and their teachers are capable of doing.
We hope you'll stay on to share your thoughts in a discussion around the issues raised both by the film and day's talks around educating our children for the fourth industrial revolution that is unfolding at the speed of light.
This screening is presented by the non-profit connectors, collaborators and cocreators here at STEAM Co. in partnership with The Institute of Imagination.
Click the image above to see short film for the event.
After the film, we hope you'll stay on to share your thoughts with our panel who will bring a wide range of perspectives:
Building on great work
Speaking ahead of the event, Nick Corston, co-founder of STEAM Co said:
“Amazing work is being done for our children in our schools across the country by amazing techers, working with their communities. After all, as we say at STEAM Co. it takes a whole village to inspire a child.
But the education system they work within was designed over a hundred years ago and a lot has changed. Our children certainly have. This evening gives us a chance to stop and think about it.
To engage and florurish in tomorrow's world, our young people need to be encouraged to create, collaborate and innovate.
I am very much looking forward to watching the film with carers*, creatives, teachers, headteachers, governors, employers, academics and local government representatives, and hearing what they have to say about evolving education in the UK."
* Carers: people who care for/about children and all our futures. They may be parents, guardians, pre-child, not having children, empty nesters, creatives, technologists, secondary/higher education students, etc, etc.
STEAM Co. is a non-profit community interest company and is requesting donations for tickets to cover screening and other admin costs involved in staging this evening, but are making tickets available to 'unwaged but engaged carers' and students. Drinks and light refreshments will be served with a request for donmations.
Tckets availabel here via Eventbrite (who charge a small booking fee)
7;00 Arrival, refreshments and talking to strangers
7:45 Film starts
9:15 Panel and audience discussion
10:00 Event ends.
Film synopsis (from distributor)
MLTS explores compelling new approaches that aim to revolutionise teaching as we know it. After seeing this film, the way you think about “school” will never be the same.
Over a century ago, education underwent a dramatic transformation as the iconic one-room schoolhouse evolved into an effective system that produced an unmatched workforce tailored for the 20th Century. As the world economy shifts and traditional white-collar jobs begin to disappear, that same system remains intact, producing potentially chronic levels of unemployment among graduates in the 21st Century.
The film follows students into the classrooms of High Tech High, an innovative new school in San Diego. There, over the course of a school year, two groups of ninth graders take on ambitious, project-based challenges that promote critical skills.
MLTS points to a transformation in learning that may hold the key to success for millions of our youth – and our nation – as we grapple with the ramifications of rapid advances in technology, automation and growing levels of income inequality.
See the full movie trailer here
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STEAM Co. is indebted to our all supporters who believe in the power of creativity to engage children, innovate business and connect communities.
We're particularly grateful to our media partners, the leading education newspaper Schools Week and NetMums, Barclays' Norwich Eagle Lab, Norwich School, Norwich University of the Arts, Norwich Science Festival and Norfolk Youth Arts Festival.
If you'd like STEAM Co. to help you run a Community Screening like this with you or to see how previous events went, visit: www.steamco.org.uk/mls
Find out more about and join STEAM Co. here
STEAM Co. is the trading name of STEAM Collaboration CIC – a non-profit community interest company no; 10376457. Reg address: 27 Old Gloucester Street, London, WC1N 3AX
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STEAM CO. is a UK wide charatible initiative that powers communities to inspire children with creativity.
For more info on upcoming events, to book one of our 'Rocket Kids' samplers or to see how you could run a STEAM Co. Day in your school, see: www.steamco.org.uk.