Filmmaker. Kombucha aficionado. Yoga enthusiast. Diehard daydreamer.

Taylor Shain is a video producer for EducationNC. He grew up in Greensboro and he studied Cinema Production at Elon University. He has traveled over the United States, creating video content for NOAA, Duke University, UNC Chapel Hill and many others. He worked on the HBO documentary, Momentum Generation, Fox’s Phenom’s Series, and the documentary, Give Us This Day.

His mission to create video content that is beautiful, authentic and has social impact. When he’s not obsessing over gear or hunkered in an editing suite, you can find him taking long walks, tasting kombucha, and snacking on goat cheese. Taylor is always available for an intimate conversation about life and our place in the universe.

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How changing opportunities for adult learners may have paved the way for how we think about education post-COVID-19

In February 2020, just weeks before COVID-19 would disrupt our education system and our economy, Dr. Marie Cini, former president...


Video | One community college educator shares her passion for teaching and research

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Crossroads FLEX is a public high school in Wake County that offers flexible schedules and online classes for students with...


North Carolina saw a surge in apprenticeships this year. Here’s why.

The number of registered apprentices in North Carolina has more than doubled over the past four years, according to the...


This county hopes its apprenticeship program will convince the best and brightest to stay

This is the message behind the Made in Henderson County Apprenticeship program, a new partnership between Blue Ridge Community College,...


If you wanted more education at your age, what would you need to make it work?

Think about it. If you decided to go back to community college or university for more education now, what would...


States can’t boost attainment without better serving adult learners. Here’s how.

“She used the word,” educators behind me whisper. There is a collective gasp from the audience. Andragogy. Ever heard of...


Video | NC Community College President of the Year Dennis King reflects on his career

After 28 years at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, including the last five as president, Dennis King retired in January 2020....


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The North Carolina Business Committee for Education (NCBCE) orchestrated a work-based learning takeover of Moore Square Magnet Middle School on...


Video: Sandy Shugart delivers 2019 Dallas Herring lecture

Sanford “Sandy” Shugart, president of Valencia College in Orlando, Florida, keynoted this year’s Dallas Herring lecture about urgent and emerging...