Teaching The Future: An American Graduate Special Airs Tonight | KERA News

Teaching The Future: An American Graduate Special Airs Tonight

Jan 16, 2014

Teachers have a huge responsibility as they prepare students for the future. Tonight, you’ll hear how they do that in Teaching the Future, the second installment of a two-episode television series focused on education in North Texas.

The show airs at 7 p.m. on KERA TV. It features a roundtable discussion moderated by KERA’s Krys Boyd and one-on-one interviews with teachers Maribel Cantu of Lewisville ISD, Kecia Dennis of Birdville ISD, Ted Munger of Dallas ISD and Kevin Ng of Plano ISD. They’ll discuss how they’ve used music in the classroom, piloted a new engineering curriculum and incorporated other innovative ideas to connect with students.

The series is part of KERA’s larger American Graduate initiative, a public media project that explores the high school dropout crisis. The first episode, Students Speak Out, aired last August. We’re also following a diverse group of North Texas students as they make their way through high school in the Class of ’17 project.

Watch a trailer for tonight’s episode below. And as you watch, be sure to tweet using #TeachingtheFuture.