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Google 'evangelist' to expound on power of Web in education at ASU honors college

Jaime Casap
March 20, 2015

Jaime Casap truly is passionate about the power of education. It’s apparent in his blog, where he expounds about any number of education and other related topics, including the need to involve students from all socioeconomic classes in STEM, diversity as an economic imperative, and how differences in income levels and the disparity between time parents spend with children in blue collar versus white collar families affects children’s educational attainment, language acquisition and access to extra-curricular activities.

Casap, himself the son of a single mother from a low-income family and a Latino, distinctly knows of what he speaks and travels the world to deliver his message.

He is the Global Education Evangelist at Google, Inc. He “evangelizes” the power and potential of the Web, technology and Google tools in education, and helps education organizations across the world find ways to use these tools in support of new learning models. He and his team are responsible for bringing Google tools to millions of administrators, teachers and students across the globe.

Casap will share his ideas about innovation in education in a lecture titled “The Need for Innovation and Iteration in Education,” scheduled for 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., March 24, in the Cottonwood Room at Barrett, the Honors College, on the Tempe campus. The lecture, part of the Barrett Honors College Honors Lecture Series, is free and open to the public, however RSVP is required.

Casap was named one of Tech & Learning’s Top 10 Most Influential in Education, and a SXSWedu (South by Southwest) Distinguished Speaker.

He serves on the Science Foundation Arizona Board of Directors, the New Global Citizens Board of Directors, the Executive Advisory Board for Arizona State University’s Department of Information Systems and is a member of the Digital Learning Council.

In addition to his role at Google, Casap is a faculty associate at ASU, where he teaches graduate classes in leadership, innovation and public policy.