Northwest Nazarene University’s Doceō Center is proud to host a feature-length documentary, “Beyond Measure,” in the NNU Brandt Center at 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, November 9. The film will be preceded by an exhibition of innovative projects by area students—elementary and secondary—beginning at 5:30 p.m.
“‘Beyond Measure’ is a roadmap for communities looking to put true learning at the forefront of their school experience,” said Timothy Quinn, former Princeton school board president. “It demonstrates what students, educators and parents can achieve when they look beyond merely improving upon an outdated model of instruction to creating dynamic learning environments where every student can thrive.”
This film shines a light on tenacious and cutting-edge alternatives in education and provides a glimpse into assessment practices that demonstrate the deeper learning taking place in our schools. Where many past documentaries have dwelled on the education crisis and the policies to blame for it, “Beyond Measure” follows public schools across the country as they innovate from the inside. By spotlighting success stories, this documentary shows that it is possible to rise above America’s achievement fixation and build a richer, deeper, more empowering and student-centered education culture from the ground up.
Notable figures featured in the film include Sir Ken Robinson (international education expert and presenter of the most watched TED talk of all time), Linda Darling-Hammond (education advisor to the White House), and bestselling author Daniel Pink (“Drive” and “A Whole New Mind”). The film team includes Oscar-winning editor Jeffrey Friedman (“Common Threads”) and Executive Producer Lynda Weinman, founder of Lynda.com.
This event is free and open to the public. Educators, parents, policymakers and community leaders are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Eric Kellerer, director of the NNU Doceō Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos courtesy of beyondmeasurefilm.com