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How do you bring more than 1,000 students together to create media tools for dozens of nonprofit organizations? Educators and service agencies in San Antonio have figured it out. They’ve created BexarFest, a multimedia festival that teaches high school students real-world job skills while serving their community. BexarCast explores how and why it works.

How do you bring more than 1,000 students together to create media tools for dozens of nonprofit organizations? Educators and service agencies in San Antonio have figured it out. They’ve created BexarFest, a multimedia festival that teaches high school students real-world job skills while serving their community. BexarCast explores how and why it works.

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United States

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How do you bring more than 1,000 students together to create media tools for dozens of nonprofit organizations? Educators and service agencies in San Antonio have figured it out. They’ve created BexarFest, a multimedia festival that teaches high school students real-world job skills while serving their community. BexarCast explores how and why it works.

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English

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2104672509


Episodes

Jeanette Ball, Superintendent Judson ISD

2/21/2020
We all have a creative side. Maybe you create art or maybe you create spreadsheets. Either way, creative solutions come from creative thinking. Judson ISD superintendent Jeanette Ball wants to put her students in a position to practice those creative thinking skills and make them one of the tools they take into the workplace. She joins me to explore the connections between creativity and productivity. Welcome to BexarCast.

Duration:00:16:42

Adam Tutor, Executive Director, San Antonio Sound Garden

2/14/2020
What does it take to have a creative career? Talent? Yeah, probably. Passion? Absolutely. But, what about business savvy? Is the world of arts education overlooking a key component to a creative career? Would you go to an accountant who couldn’t manage his own time? What about an attorney who couldn’t get her billing system right? Adam Tutor of San Antonio Sound Garden wants to teach young people there’s more to a music career than just music. He’s introducing them to the business of...

Duration:00:25:16

Andrew Kim, Superintendent, Comal Independent School District

2/7/2020
There’s nothing like experience. Reading a recipe is just not the same as baking the cake. That’s not to say there’s no value to studying, but experience turns theory into techniques and lessons into reality. Comal ISD superintendent Andrew Kim is here to take me inside the world of teaching outside the school. Welcome to BexarCast.

Duration:00:17:33

Roland Toscano, Superintendent, East Central ISD

1/31/2020
A school is a school, right? One school district is pretty much the same as another isn’t it? Or is it? Is a metropolitan education different than a rural education? Math is math, history is history, no matter the size of the school. Or is it? Do students in one school district have an advantage over another? East Central superintendent Roland Toscano says no. And he’s here to educate me about education in east Bexar County. Welcome to BexarCast.

Duration:00:24:57

Thomas Price, Superintendent, Boerne ISD

1/24/2020
Baseball wouldn’t be much fun if every swing of the bat was a guaranteed homerun. It’s that possibility of failure that makes it exciting for both the fans and the players. It’s the difference between live music and recordings, that chance of something unexpected happening. That dancing on the edge makes it more exciting, more dangerous. Boerne school district superintendent Thomas Price believes putting students in those situations heightens the learning experience and encourages higher...

Duration:00:18:47

Kimberly Stephenson, Director of Education, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

1/17/2020
Science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM training, is a hot topic in education circles right now. But, is it possible to include the arts as part of that trend? Can STEM be turned into STEAM? Integrating the arts into education and education into the arts is not as simple as it sounds. Education expert Kimberly Stephenson is here to make the connection between the arts and technology. Welcome to BexarCast

Duration:00:30:33

Lalo Moreno, Director Best Buy Teen Tech Center

1/10/2020
Ever tried to get a three-year-old to taste a new food? It can be an epic struggle. Try the asparagus. How do you know you don’t like it? Just take one bite. Lalo Moreno of the Best Buy Teen Tech Center, spends his days in much the same position. He’s not trying to get toddlers to eat vegetables, but he is introducing teens to new technology and encouraging them to test their limits.

Duration:00:20:56

Sandy Merrill, Executive Director of Guides Dogs of Texas

1/3/2020
It doesn’t take a marketing guru to know selling a $12,000 product for $1 isn’t a good business model. But that’s what Guide Dogs of Texas is doing. The only program of its kind in the entire state invests two years in raising and training very valuable dogs only to essentially give them away. CEO Sandy Merrill, Training Director Jamie Massey and Development Director Peggy Cervera are going to lead me through the ins and outs of these clever canines. Welcome to BexarCast.

Duration:00:29:08

Sean Maika, Superintendent North East San Antonio ISD

12/20/2019
School competition goes beyond just sports. There’s academic competition and even enrollment competition. School districts are competing for students and faculty members. San Antonio’s NorthEast district implemented a district of innovation program in 2018 to do just that. And Superintendent Sean Maika is going to take me to school on education management. Welcome to BexarCast.

Duration:00:15:17

Creative Mornings BexarCast

12/13/2019
It’s not unusual for creative people to become isolated. They tend to work independently and many are naturally introverted. But, there’s a way for San Antonio creators to share a common experience without stepping out of their comfort zones. Creative Mornings is a nationwide monthly meetup where creative people gather in creative places to hear creative speakers on creative topics. It’s all very creative. Welcome to BexarCast.

Duration:00:23:41

Jorge Hernandez, Career Technology Education Teacher - Brackenridge High School

12/6/2019
STEM education is a hot topic. School systems are focused on raising the technical capabilities of the adult workforce by getting students involved in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. But what about the arts? Does creativity have a place in the technological world? Brackenridge High School Media Teacher Jorge Hernandez believes creative problem solvers come from creative students. He’s joining me to discuss turning STEM into STEAM. Welcome to BexarCast.

Duration:00:13:12

Bonnie Anderson, Music Teacher - Judson ISD

11/29/2019
Bonnie Anderson was a pretty uninspired student going into the seventh grade. She was headed down an educational dead end until the year she discovered music. That’s when she found her mojo. And now, she’s passing that love of music along to her students in the Judson school district. She’s here to explain how good mojo and lots of marimbas make better students. Welcome to BexarCast.

Duration:00:14:25

Stephanie Cano-Qualls, Community Relations Manager, Grande Communications

11/22/2019
Corporations are more interested than ever in connecting with the community. Community Relations Manager for Grande Communications, Stephanie Cano-Qualls goes into why it's good for business and the community. Welcome to BexarCast

Duration:00:18:11

Ariana Barbour, Meals On Wheels

11/15/2019
There's more to those wheels than just meals. Meals on Wheels contacts thousands every month with a hot meal and a warm smile.

Duration:00:25:46

Ethan Wickman, Composer and music professor

11/8/2019
A recent study by the University of British Columbia shows that students who took music lessons in high school performed better in subjects like English, science and math. That’s not particularly surprising. Several studies link music practice to neurological changes that improve certain brain functions. Think memory or planning skills, for example. But, does studying or playing music create job skills? Is creativity linked to productivity? Composer and music professor Ethan Wickman joins...

Duration:00:21:30

Josh Villareal, Media Teacher, Madison High School

11/1/2019
Josh Villareal is in his tenth year as a teacher. After teaching middle school math, he returned to his alma mater, Madison High School where he now teaches animation, video production, photography and graphic design. He’s also taught web design, engineering, architecture and robotics and been the faculty advisor to the Madison yearbook staff. With degrees from UTSA, the University of Arkansas and Stephen F. Austin, he’s an adjunct professor in the digital video and cinema production...

Duration:00:20:32

Chris Carmona, CPA, Schriver, Carmona and Company

10/4/2019
San Antonio accountant Chris Carmona discusses nonprofit accounting and pro bono volunteerism.

Duration:00:25:24

Jose Banuelos, Filmmaker

9/27/2019
What does it take to be a filmmaker? Is it possible to have a film career in San Antonio? Filmmaker and producer Jose Banuelos explores San Antonio's media landscape.

Duration:00:24:42

David Norris, Reporter with KABB/WOAI

9/16/2019
Professional storyteller David Norris gives his insight on how stories connect us.

Duration:00:15:56