Middlebury

Independent Schools Explored: A film screening of "Voices from the New American Schoolhouse" March 6

February 20, 2007

Event Calendar Listing

Tuesday, March 6
4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.


Twilight Auditorium and Twilight 201 (for 7 p.m. screening), located in Twilight Hall on College Street (Route 125)
Free and open to the public

"Voices from the New American Schoolhouse" explores life outside the usual educational box. Narrated exclusively by students, the film chronicles life and learning at the Fairhaven School in Upper Marlboro, Md., which practices an undiluted form of freedom and democracy that turns mainstream education theory on its head. For more information about the film, visit www.newamericanschoolhouse.com.

Filmmaker Danny Mydlack enjoyed unrestricted access over a two-year period to produce this candid and unblinking encounter with kid-powered learning. 

Mydlack will attend the screening, and will join a follow-up panel discussion on Wednesday, March 7, at 4:30 p.m. in Twilight Auditorium, with representatives from local independent schools as they explore the topic: "What Do We Stand For? Searching for a Vision for Our Schools."

The screening is sponsored by the Middlebury College Teacher Education Program.

For more information, contact Teacher Education Program Coordinator Trish Dougherty at 802-443-5013 or pdougher@middlebury.edu.