No Such Thing: Education in the Digital Age

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20 Years of Teen Filmmaking

Ep. 93

Reel Works matches teens 1:1 with professional filmmaker mentors to tell their stories and have their voices heard. It’s a powerful combination that changes young lives and creates films that have been seen by tens of millions of viewers worldwide. Head to REELWORKS.org, that's R E E L W O R K S . O R G and learn more about how you can support a program that not only helps young people prepare for a life and career off in the future, but might also ensure - through the process of storytelling - that those of us needed to solve the future's greatest challenges, have the tools we need to survive and thrive what is.


John Williams (he/him)

Founder & Executive Director, is an award-winning film and television writer, producer and director whose credits include independent shorts, features, documentaries, television programming and corporate communications. Prior to founding Reel Works, John created original television for WNET/Thirteen, Oxygen, WE: Women’s Television and Metro Channels. John has produced numerous major market television commercials and independent films. John holds an MFA in Film & Television from New York University and a BA in English from Boston University. 


Keisha Katz (she/her)

Keisha Katz, Director of Workforce and External Partnerships, is a Queens native and a graduate of the Spring 2007 lab class at Reel Works. Keisha leads their citywide workforce program, MediaMKRS, which aims to bring together industry leaders, educators, unions, and local government to provide access to careers in the media industry to individuals from marginalized communities. 

Keisha is particularly passionate about and uniquely qualified in her efforts to create a more diverse and inclusive in the media and entertainment industry, because of her background producing documentary film and television. Her work has aired on leading networks including NBC, Lifetime, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, History Channel, National Geographic Channel, and BET. Keisha holds B.A. from Temple University and is a member of Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc.


Charles Reynoso (he/him)

Charles Reynoso, Manager of Education and Curriculum, has been an educator, musician, and multimedia artist for over two decades. As a teacher with the Department of Education, he and his history students created short films with historical narratives in order to connect modern day injustices and inequalities to American history. As a media producer, he collaborated with several non-profit organizations to bring awareness to social issues surrounding the AfroLatino community. He has a Bachelors of Science in Multimedia Journalism from CUNY Lehman College, and a Masters of Science in Education with a concentration in Special Education within Urban Settings from Long Island University. He strives to be a vegetarian, but is often caught eating salmon.

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My favorite conversations are the ones where people whose ideas I admire get comfortable enough in a conversation to share beyond what you might've already heard from them. Jaime's a great example. If you work in or around K12 education chances are you've bumped into Jaime at some point. As a 15+ year Google'r as Chief Education Evangelist, Jaime's keynoted and shared on more stages than I can count. But at this, an important transition for Jaime from a role at Google where he had a hand in launching arguably the most consequential hardware and software for educators of the last decade, I was honored to chat with him completely free of an organizational role with Google, to pull from him some of his experience and ideas about where we're headed that you might not have heard.I hope you'll hear from our chat that, while he's moved on from the role at Google, his title as an Evangalist seems like a lot more - I think you'll hear from what he has to say that he cares deeply about this topic and talking about it isn't so much a choice as a way of being. I feel really lucky to have people like that accessible through this show, and I hope you do to. I hope you'll consider, in honor of our 100th Episode Milestone, heading back to wherever you downloaded the show and give us a rating and review. IF you really want to go above and beyond, share the show with a friend over social media and let me know so I can say thanks personally. Links from the episode:Jaime's Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/JaimeCasapFront Lines of Justice: https://frontlinesofjustice.com/Gems Education: https://www.gemseducation.com/Follow Jaime on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jcasapAbout Jaime:Education Evangelist, Ghetto People ProductionsJaime Casap served as the Chief Education Evangelist at Google for more than 14 years and was the second member of the Google for Education team. In that time, Jaime launched Google’s GSuite tools into higher education and K12. He also launched Chromebooks into education and was the creator of the Google for Education Transformation Framework, a holistic approach to education transformation. Jaime is now partnering and collaborating with higher education institutions, school systems, and businesses around the world, helping them build transformational policies and practices to elevate education and bring equity, diversity, and inclusion into their policies and practices.