WATERVILLE — The documentary “Beyond Measure” will be shown at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in Thomas College’s Ayotte Auditorium in Waterville.

The free presentation is co-sponsored by Maine Cohort for Customized Learning and Thomas College’s Center for Innovation in Education.

This documentary highlights several schools from across the U.S., who are taking steps to transform their systems. Daniel Pink, Ken Robinson, Linda Darling Hammond, Yong Zhao, Tony Wagner and a few others from Harvard are among the educational researchers who were interviewed in this film.

The film includes examples of schools changing structures to create a better learning environment and descriptions of what an ideal learning experience should look like and sound like. It focuses on learning being an active rather than passive process, the importance of staying true to an organization’s vision and the difficult nature of change.

The event is open to the public including stakeholders, educators, policy makers, parents, students, and other interested community members. Online registration is encouraged. A reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. before the 90-minute showing, followed by discussion.

For more information about the event, contact Linda Laughlin, executive director of Maine Cohort for Customized Learning, at [email protected] or 356-9330 or MacKenzie Riley, Thomas College, at [email protected] or 859-1313.


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