Oct 26, 2015
Directed by Vicki Abeles
Rated Not Rated, 80 min.
Part of the AASA Superintendents Summit on Personalized Learning, event is FREE and open to the public.
Rather than ask why our students fail to measure up, this film asks us to reconsider the greater purpose of education. What if our education system valued personal growth over test scores? Put inquiry over mimicry? Encouraged passion over rankings? What if we decided that the higher aim of school was not the transmission of facts or formulas, but the transformation of every student? And what if this paradigm-shift was driven from the ground up? By students, parents, and educators? By all of us? Beyond Measure offers a positive picture of what’s possible in American education when communities decide they are ready for change.
Q&A with Director Dr. Vicki Abeles after the film
Sponsored by the School Improvement Network and AASA, the School Superintendents Association.
School Improvement Network is the world’s largest provider of on-demand, personalized, professional learning resources for educators and the creator of Edivate—an award-winning set of tools and resources that research shows helps teachers become significantly more effective, so that more students can be more successful.
AASA, the School Superintendents Association, advocates for the highest quality public education for all students, and develops and supports school system leaders. Founded in 1865, AASA is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA members range from chief executive officers, superintendents and senior level school administrators to cabinet members, professors and aspiring school system leaders. AASA members are the chief education advocates for children. AASA members advance the goals of public education and champion children’s causes in their districts and nationwide. As school system leaders, AASA members set the pace for academic achievement. They help shape policy, oversee its implementation and represent school districts to the public at large.
The Park City Film Series is a nonprofit organization presenting the best of independent feature, documentary, world and local cinema. Our mission is to create community through film.