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Welcome Social & Film Screening

We are excited to present a screening of the film Most Likely To Succeed, one of this year’s most intriguing independent films. Please join us in the Auraria Library for hors d’oeuvres and refreshments while experiencing this thought-provoking film on the state-of-the-art Discovery Wall and participating in a discussion hosted by Brian Sevier.

Most Likely to Succeed Trailer from One Potato Productions on Vimeo.

About The Film 

For most of the last century, entry-level jobs were plentiful, and college was an affordable path to a fulfilling career. That world no longer exists. The feature-length documentary Most Likely to Succeed examines the history of education, revealing the growing shortcomings of our school model in today?s innovative world. Directed by acclaimed documentarian Greg Whiteley, the film has been named “among the best edu-documentaries ever produced” by Education Week, and called a “smart and engaging look at education in the 21st century” by The Hollywood Reporter. Film Threat stated that “this film should be a required course for all parents and educators.” Most Likely To Succeed is an official selection of many of the nation’s top film festivals, including the prestigious 2015 Sundance Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival.

Post Film Discussion

Image of Brian SevierThe post film discussion will be moderated by Dr. Brian Sevier, the new Associate Dean of Education at MSU Denver. Most recently, Brian was the Colorado Department of Education’s Director of Standards and Instruction; leading a team of k-12 content specialists in supporting Colorado educator’s transition to the Colorado Academic Standards. In addition to his work at the state level, Brian was an Associate Professor of Social Studies Education and the Director of the Elementary Education at the University of Northern Colorado. Prior to UNC, Brian was an Associate Professor of Education at the University of North Carolina and the University of Colorado, Boulder. Across his educational career, Brian has published in numerous journals and texts representative of the curriculum and instruction spectrum. Brian has a strong background in standards, curriculum, instruction, and professional development through his work at the state level, his experience in developing/designing educator preparation programs, and his classroom and district-level experiences in Colorado schools.

The Discovery Wall

Image of Auraria Library Discovery Wall

The Auraria Library Discovery Wall is a resource designed to showcase and disseminate campus-created and academic content to the Auraria Community.

It features faculty and student work related to teaching, learning, and research on the Auraria Campus as well as featured highlights from Library collections.

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