Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies presents:

The Finland Phenomenon
at The Garden House
2336 15th Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98144
Friday, January 16, 2015
Doors open at 6:15
Movie starts at 7:00 PM

Finland’s education system has consistently ranked among the best in the world for more than a decade. The puzzle is, why Finland?

Documentary filmmaker, Bob Compton, along with Harvard researcher, Dr. Tony Wagner, decided to find out. The result of their research is captured in a new film, “The Finland Phenomenon: Inside the World’s Most Surprising School System”.

In the 60-minute film, Dr. Wagner guides the viewer through an inside look at the world’s finest secondary education system. A life-long educator and author of the best-selling book “The Global Achievement Gap,” Dr. Wagner is uniquely qualified to explore and explain Finland’s success. From within classrooms and through interviews with students, teachers, parents, administrators and government officials, Dr. Wagner reveals the surprising factors accounting for Finland’s rank as the #1 education system in the world.

What can we do in Seattle schools to affect positive change for our students and their teachers?

There will be a discussion following the movie with local school administrators and teachers.

Free to the public.

For additional information on education in Finland, see:

What These American Educators Learned in Finland

Teacher Education in Finland

Pasi Sahlberg: How Are Finnish National Standards Different from CCSS?

Sahlberg: The Only Standardized Test that Finnish Students Take