Supporting the growth of professional quality technical Arts, Media & Entertainment training, economic regeneration, and cultural innovation.
Education Media works with educators and industry experts who are ready to leverage their expertise and scale their brand with eLearning courses.
When transitioning from industry to the classroom, creatives are often overwhelmed with the daunting task of creating and/or evolving original curriculum. Highly skilled professionals often find themselves struggling to deconstruct their vast technical knowledge into accessible and assessable instruction for students while facilitating project-based learning. Our role is to assist instructors with the heavy lifting of personalized curriculum development so that they can focus on student engagement and interaction. In a time where online learning is becoming more and more a reality, we construct virtual learning environments that students can access at home or in the classroom from their phone or computer. Following the flipped classroom model, students obtain a strong technical arts training foundation with our online lessons so that they can jump right into doing the work with their instructor. Our programs are great for colleges and universities that want to ready their students with professional-level competencies, safety, and trade training ensuring advanced curriculum readiness. We take care of the busy work so you can focus on advancing instruction.
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Robyn Charles | Director and Founder
A graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, Film and Television, Ms. Charles received a B.A. and M.F.A. from the program; writing, directing, and producing several films and documentaries. Committed to offering students every opportunity to receive a college-level media education, she wrote original honors curriculum for the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and the Inglewood Unified School District (IUSD). All of Charles’ curriculum has been approved as University of California A-G Curriculum. What emerged is an award-winning film program within three years, nationally recognized by Advance Career Technical Education (CTE) as one of the top film programs in the nation. Serving as Adjunct Faculty at West Los Angeles Community College, Charles launched a union training program preparing high school students for industry with OSHA-regulated safety as well as grip and rigging training. It soon became clear to accomplish her goal of bringing this level of training to underrepresented communities on a broader scale, she would have to work with multiple school systems as well as partner with programs and institutions dedicated to bringing film arts education to communities of color. Charles launched Education Media, LLC, to do just that.
Keysha Baynes | Education Services Specialist
A graduate from from Clark Atlanta University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a concentration in International Public Health, Ms. Baynes has secured grants as well as liaised with partners and donors while creating a multi-year plan for art program funding for the Los Angeles Unified School District. Since the 2017-2018 school year, she has been the Director of Programs and Partnerships for Arts Programming managing Art Active's largest service population, the Leimert Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. Simultaneously, Ms. Baynes has been hired by the Los Angeles Unified School District to manage all arts programs at one of Art Active's sites, Audubon Middle School, where she reintroduced art programming during/after school while managing the arts budget. In addition to Art Active and LAUSD, Ms. Baynes has worked with Microsoft, Inc, YouthBuild Charter Schools, Viver Brasil, The Trevor Project, Inner City Arts as well as sat on the California Arts Council grant review panel in 2019.
Ruth Carter-Hickman | Creative Director
Ms. Carter-Hickman obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Media Arts Radio/TV/Film from Clark Atlanta University and a Master of Fine Arts in Television Production from Loyola Marymount University. A world-renowned bilingual English/Spanish Lifestyle Portrait/Travel Photographer/Videographer, she traveled to many international destinations as well as worked in commercial, television, and documentary production in Hollywood, California for over seven years. Serving as an Adjunct Professor at Felician University teaching Communication for Future Educators and supervising student teachers, Hickman was granted a California Full-Time Designated Subjects Career Technical Education (CTE), Arts, Media & Entertainment Teaching Credential. She has focused her high-school instruction on Television Production and Digital Imagery able to churn out weekly high school broadcasts to her school communities. Ms. Hickman won a 2020 Sony Alpha Female Grant for her project on Mexican cultural icon-inspired portraits that reimagine traditional Mexican national treasures as Afro-Mexicans.