Frustrated with the traditional school system, a family in Los Angeles pulls their two children out of one of the highest-rated schools in the area and takes their education into their own hands. In the quest to better their children's lives, they must overcome long-standing assumptions about education and face the social ramifications of their bold decision.
Class Dismissed will challenge viewers to take a fresh look at what it means to be educated in the 21st century and offer up a radial new way of thinking about the process of learning.
Class Dismissed - Extended Interview with Lisa Nielsen
Enjoy this extended interview with Lisa Nielsen from the film Class Dismissed.
Lisa Nielsen writes for and speaks to audiences worldwide about the future of education. She’s frequently covered in the media for her views on “Passion (not data) Driven Learning,” “Thinking Outside the Ban” to harness the power of technology for learning, and using the power of social media to provide a voice to educators and students.Ms. Nielsen is a certified teacher and educational administrator at the NYC DOE and Columbia University to support learning in real and innovative ways. In addition to her blog, The Innovative Educator, her writing is featured in places such as the NY Times and the Huffington Post. She’s the author of the book Teaching Generation Text.