Los Alamos Odyssey Super School Project Screens ‘Most Likely to Succeed’ April 8, 10, 15

The film, ‘Most Likely to Succeed’, looks at the history of education and how access to information today has changed the landscape. Courtesy photo

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos Odyssey Super School Project will screen the movie, “Most Likely to Succeed” at a series of community opportunities to look at education in the 21st century.

The film looks at the history of education and how access to information today has changed the landscape.

“The film then documents one year in the life of a San Diego school that is challenging outdated measures of success through project-based learning while nurturing students’ social emotional growth,” said Michele Altherr, Mountain Elementary sixth grade teacher and member of the Los Alamos Odyssey Super School Project Committee. “The film inspires the audience with what is possible.”

The trailer, which can be viewed online at https://vimeo.com/122502930, illustrates how the initial school concept was developed in the year 1890 by 10 university heads and flashes forward to a teacher saying, “imagine having that aimless, rudderless feeling,” which many educators see a lot of today.

The film, from One Potato Productions, was the Official Selection of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. It can be viewed at one of three community opportunities:

  • Friday, April 8 at 7 p.m. in Duane Smith Auditorium;
  • Sunday April 10 at 2 p.m. at the White Rock Presbyterian Church; or
  • Friday, April 15 at 7 p.m. in Duane Smith Auditorium.

“My favorite aspect of this movie is how the teachers recognize and respond to each student’s individuality,” said Ladonna Phillips, Los Alamos Middle School Counselor. “The school embraces the holistic approach in the process of educating their students.” 

Those who want to join in the conversations ahead of the public screenings can check out two social media options via the Los Alamos Super School Facebook page or the MLTSFilm.org website.  

Additional questions concerning the community presentations can be directed to Altherr at 505.663.2365.

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