Posted on Tue Nov 19, 2013
“Stories from Deep in the Heart” is an award-winning in depth folklore and audio documentary training for Austin and Central Texas high public school students and teachers. Participants create short, broadcast quality audio documentaries on the stories, folklore, arts and traditions of their families and communities. Participants are teachers and students from schools identified by AISD and...
Posted on Mon Mar 14, 2016
Hear the finished pieces produced at the 2016 Stories Summer Institute:
Texas Folklife invites all middle and high school teachers, students, and administrators in the greater Austin area to participate in the “Stories from Deep in the Heart” Summer Institute, a one week audio documentary production workshop. During the Summer Institute, participants will work in groups...
Posted on Mon Nov 28, 2016
Texas Folklife proudly invites the public to a free listening party at Fulmore Middle School, where we will premiere a series of short student documentaries about community life and traditions. These audio stories were produced by Texas Folklife’s Stories from Deep in the Heart program in partnership with Dana Cook’s ESOL classes. The finished pieces cover a wide range of cultural content,...
Posted on Mon Nov 28, 2016
Mission Statement: To provide educational opportunities that inspire global thinking and social responsibility.
Vision: Falcons will reach their full potential to make a positive impact on their community.
Staff Motto: Be the person you want to see in our students.
School Colors: Royal Blue and White
Posted on Fri Sep 9, 2016
Media Producers: Stories from Deep in the Heart Youth Audio Documentary Training Program
Texas Folklife is recruiting media producers with artistic/folklore/journalism/education aspirations to work with Stories from Deep in the Heart, our award-winning youth audio documentary training program. We work with Austin Independent School District and several local middle and high schools to produce...
Posted on Fri Jul 29, 2016
On Friday, July 22nd, Texas Folklife celebrated the productions of Austin- and Houston-based cultural workers with the Stories Summer Institute 2016 Listening Party. The event was the debut for 6 radio documentaries compiled by teachers and students under the guidance of Stories from Deep in the Heart, Texas Folklife’s award-winning documentary training program. The...
Posted on Tue Jun 14, 2016
TEXAS FOLKLIFE’S “STORIES FROM DEEP IN THE HEART” SUMMER INSTITUTE 2016 ANNOUNCED
Local Teachers, Administrators, and Students to Create Audio Stories in Intensive Weeklong Workshop
Stories will be shared in a Free, Public Presentation at UT’s Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, Bass Lecture Hall on Friday, July 22
Austin, Texas – June 13, 2016...
Posted on Tue May 10, 2016
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Posted on Wed May 4, 2016
Texas Folklife has recently concluded our Spring 2016 Podcasting Techniques initiative. Podcasting Techniques is a series of workshops with teachers and students to facilitate community podcasts. In total, nearly 200 students worked to develop their own recordings through the program, completing 19 school podcasts throughout Austin ISD and Round Rock ISD. The initiative was developed as part of...
Posted on Fri Jan 22, 2016
Enjoy the completed audio documentaries from our Stories from Deep in the Heart program with O Henry Middle School. Stories include celebrity musician profiles, an insider's look at the formation of the ACL music festival, and many other stories about local Austin artists, businesses and O Henry Middle School legends.
Students from Patrick McNally’s 6th grade Contemporary World Cultures...