Josh has been a classroom teacher for over nine years. In this capacity he has taught English, Mathematics, and Social Studies to inner city middle school students in New York and also English as a Second Language in the rural, mountainous Japanese town of Ishibe, just outside of Kyoto.
In 2006 Josh helped produce Discovery Education’s pilot “Discovery Educator Abroad” program. Traveling across the Pacific Rim he produced educational webisodes and hosted video conferences with Discovery Education’s classrooms.
Most recently, Josh collaborated on the forthcoming documentary “Voices of Uganda” in producing video diaries with the youth on set in northern Uganda as well as directing the feature-length documentary, “Mi Aldea, Mi Langosta (My Village, My Lobster)”, a film which tells the story about the perilous lobster trade on the remote northeast coast of Nicaragua.
He currently lives in New York City where he works both as a producer of educational media and as an Instructional Technology Specialist for the New York City Dept. of Education.
Joanna Lauren Cyprys is a media maven with a passion for merging technology, education and global issues. Joanna spent 5 years working for Global Nomads Group (GNG) where she served as the Production Manager, leading field teams to conduct remote satellite videoconferences with youth and producing documentary video content around the world.
Her work with GNG brought her to just about every corner of the world- even Antarctica, where she joined a science expedition as an educational outreach partner. She circumnavigated the globe twice with Semester At Sea working with students on topics such as world religion, migration and service learning. Joanna earned her Bachelors of Arts degree in Film and Media Arts at Temple University.