My Quest To Teach

June 9, 2018

My WordCamp Journey 2017-2018

William Jackson at WordCamp Jacksonville
Speaking at WordCamp  Jacksonville, Florida 2017


Enjoying my WordCamp Journey from 2017 to 2018

Speaking, Volunteering, Organizing, Sponsoring and Advocating

How To Be Dope On Social Media
https://wordpress.tv/?s=William+Jackson
Presentations from WordCamp DC and WordCamp
Wilmington, North Carolina
Twitter @wmjackson

Speaking at my first international
WordCamp Calgary Canada in Alberta
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William Jackson and Aida Correa
Speaking at our first WordCamp Miami
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Helping with Kids Camp in
Calgary Canada Alberta
sharing knowledge with
families from South Sudan

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Attending with Sean at WordCamp
Birmingham, Alabama our first time
in Birmingham, Ala.

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A beautiful journey of WordCamp
Miami and WordCamp Atlanta
with Aida Correa #LoveBuiltLife
LoveBuilt Life

WordCamp Calgary

There is power in the spoken word, there is
power in the engagement that is WordCamp.
WordCamp YYC Calgary Canada Alberta

 

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April 28, 2018

Have You Registered for WordCamp Yet?

Filed under: #Business,#WordCamp,Blacks In Technology,Marketing and Branding — William Jackson @ 11:45


Have You Registered for WordCamp Yet
by William Jackson, M.Ed. #MyQuestToTeach
WordCamp Speaker, Organizer, Blogger,
Sponsor and Advocate

The growth in WordCamp conferences shows an increased
interest for the web based development platform of
WordPress, covering over 30% of web page development
globally.

The importance of understanding the dynamics of Branding,
Marketing, Perception, Entrepreneurship, Enterprise
Learning, Networking, Strategic Social Media Planning
and the evolution of Digital Innovators are required to
have a successful business that integrates
Social Media and web design.

WordPress allows for digital innovation, creative diversity
and coding to integrate development to a whole new level
that includes social engagement and digital activism.
Speaking at WordCamp conferences, promoting WordCamp and
the engagement of diversity, sponsoring and even blogging
about the value base of attending WordCamp conferences
provides a mental picture.

So important is the potential of the platform to influence
the web children, youth, teens and young adults are getting
involved to market themselves and their businesses.
As a blogger of color and a business owner in digital
media, WordPress the web platform provides a dynamic
platform that literally anyone of any age, race, gender,
lifestyle, nationality, culture and intellectual ability
can create a site that represents their Brand, has a
platform to Market their services, products and share
and expand their intellectual abilities.

So engaging is WordPress that children, youth, teens
and young adults can create a business and use the
available resources to run a business on a dynamic
platform that can travel with them and
be updated on the fly.

Attending WordCamp conferences means having a mind
open to learning, exploring how to build a Brand and
Market it efficiently and strategically. Seeing the
digital world for more than just money, sharing ideas
to be agents of change and stir intellectual and
community activism.

Incorporating SoLoMoCo strategies that allow for
digital exposure and physical involvement in the
community and act as a activist with a solid
platform to share content.

Social Engagement combined with Local Involvement helps
Brands to be seen not just on a digital environment, it
allows for engagement with people. The invitation to
collaborate on a higher level.
Mobility is the new norm as digital creatives move from
meetings, events, conferences, and incorporates activism
on a level never before seen. Where information is real
time. Community Awareness is magnified and collaboration
is instant and efficient.

The cost of NOT attending a WordCamp is seen as falling
behind in an era where knowledge cannot be powerful unless
it is strategically applied. Being in the “know” means
understanding that consistent blogging and incorporating
Microblogging, Vblogging and using other technologies can
the minds of hundreds or thousands.
Why not attend a WordCamp is what I asked my Educational
Technology and Social Media students in my college courses.
I would take students that showed an interest on a “field
trip” to expose them to new opportunities, new ways to
integrate tech and excite their passions for being
entrepreneurs and business owners.

“Have You Registerd for WordCamp Yet?” is becoming
a standard question for those in fields of web development,
cyber-security, graphics design, STEM and STEAM fields
and increased number of African nations are providing
conferences in South Africa, Nigeria, Nairobi, and
more conferences are growing globally.

Sponsoring teachers to attend WordCamp Nairobi was a
humbling experience for me, to be able to reach across the
world to help fellow educators expand their knowledge
and skill set related to this dynamic platform.
The expansion and integration of web development on
the African continent is expanding tremendously.
One day it will surpass other nations and change the
direction of e-commerce and global investments and
business relationships digitally.

Journalism, community activism, digital blogging and
web development will never be the same….

Resources:
WordCamp Miami Florida
https://2018.miami.wordcamp.org
WordCamp Miami 2016
https://youtu.be/53j2sNK3a0s
WordCamp Jacksonville
https://2018.jacksonville.wordcamp.org
WordCamp Atlanta 2018
https://2018.atlanta.wordcamp.org
WordCamp Miami 2018 Unofficial Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAf6cETcnHc
WordCamp Atlanta 2018 Unofficial Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUovnw-dImI

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WordCamp Miami 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAf6cETcnHc&t=6s

WordCamp Atlanta 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUovnw-dImI

William Jackson – My Quest To Teach
#MyQuestToTeach
Aida Correa – LoveBuiltLife
#LoveBuiltLife

Email for more information
williamderekjackson@gmail.com

WordCamp Jacksonville 2018
International Speaker from Nigeria, Africa
Aida Correa – LoveBuilt Life
Catherine Egwali – Nigeria
William Jackson- My Quest To Teach
Mrs. Egwali is from Nigeria
a blogger, content creator and business woman
a 3 time Amazon best selling author
http://switemtech.com/

For more information access WordCamp Central
https://central.wordcamp.org/schedule/

April 20, 2018

Every HBCU Student Has A Story

Filed under: Education,HBCU,hIGHER Eduction,Marketing and Branding,Social Media — William Jackson @ 11:45

William Jackson 2018

Every HBCU Student Has A Story
William Jackson, M.Ed.
My Quest To Teach #MyQuestToTeach
HBCU Alumi
South Carolina State Univ 1985

After watching the PBS program
 “Tell Them We Are Rising” about the rise
of HBCU institutions and their historical
significance. Thousands of HBCU students
have a story to share, their experiences
are unique to each person from background life
experiences, personal goals and dreams.
Family aspirations and cultural connections.
Their stories are unique and authentic.
There are tragedies and triumphs, there are
experiences to be remembered and others to
be forgotten.

Attending an HBCU allows for wonderful opportunities
to learn, collaborate, share, inspire, develop new
intellectual abilities and even embrace creative
collaborations that require innovation and thought
leadership.

Intellectual development is the historic and cultural goal,
to prepare students of color to enter into any field
and excel. Despite the presence of racism, sexism and
other isms against people of color. It is important that
HBCU students are prepared for the diversity of life.
The classrooms of HBCU institutions are filled with great
minds thinking at higher levels, talented minds
contemplating new ideas and structural foundations
to change the world. The mental agility of innovation
and discovery to make life better, safer and more
efficient.

Blacks have always lifted this nation and the world
because of their innovation, creativity and willingness
to overcome hardships that would mentally and physically
destroy others. People of color are the foundation of
this world.

The wonders of learning, thinking, contemplating and
applying learning to move forward in a world where
global integration is imperative. The use of digital
technologies expands the process of human
interactions on a scale never before seen for
people of color and culture that attend HBCU
institutions.

The goal of building intellectuals both men and
women should always be the prime objective.
Preparing HBCU students to be the leaders, problem
solvers, innovators, thought leaders and smart
creatives this nation continues to need.
The statement of an unknown author, “Ambition is a
reflection of your creativity.” Shares that students
must be guided by their ambition beyond money.
Students must be provided the opportunity to learn
how to be producers of content and not just consumers.
It is always an HBCU teacher responsibility to teach
students how to think NOT what to think, rationalize,
comprehend and digest information. To think beyond their
current levels and intellectually reach for new heights.

If HBCU educators fail to help students, we are allowing
students to be sheep, to be lead with false information
to the slaughter of educational misalignment and dumbed
down curriculum’s where students are only as good
as they are in following directions that one day will be
taken over by computers.
Teaching Educational Technology, Social Media and
STEM / STEAM as a past instructor at Edward Waters
College I still continue to see the need for HBCUs to
foster intellectual development, cultural pride.
Resource:
“Tell Them We Are Rising”
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/how-historically-black-colleges-level-the-playing-field

 

March 7, 2018

HBCU Students can be Dynamic Content Creators 

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HBCU Students can be Dynamic Content Creators 
by William Jackson and Aida Correa
@wmjackson @latinapheonix

Speakers at WordCamp Miami March 2018
Attend WordCamps in 2018
HBCU – Historically Black Colleges and University students are
growing as content creators and the need for training is increasing.
WordCamp conferences meet the needs of Bloggers, Micro-bloggers,
Podcasters and VBloggers. As speakers and participants of WordCamp
conferences Aida and I provide a few hints for HBCU students before
registering for WordCamp.

HBCU students should already have expectations for learning.
Having attended and spoken at several WordCamps in 2017 the
benefits are lasting. The potential for continued collaborations
are endless and possibly life changing starting careers in diverse
areas of technology.
The motivation is that less than 1% of tech companies are owned
by people of color.
There are different expectations for each person, there needs to be
an established plan that fits individual needs based on the session
or track that is available.

As a past professor at the historic Edward Waters College I regularly
took students that could attend with me to expose them to industry
experts and leaders.
Deciding what your goals are as a content creator and how you mesh
or combine your plan to learn, integration of technology that can
aid your business and personal growth, build a Brand and Market
yourself. There is more to gaining readers, viewers and engagement
than a flashy web site, dazzling coding and eye candy photos, it
takes planning and engagement.
How you’re marketing your Brand and integrating content as an
engaging and interactive developer makes a difference in achieving
the goals you have set as an entrepreneur and future professional.

Attending WordCamp assists in finding out what products, services
and resources can benefit you and your customers. Security updates,
SEO changes and coding tips and tricks and learning the language.
Make sure you have plenty of business cards, your appearance
matches your Brand, you have questions after or during sessions.
Building a Brand creates future opportunities for investments
and expansion outside of normal business lines. The benefits
resulting from investing in attending WordCamp may lead to
internships, new career options or second jobs.

As a content creator you represent your business so consider
the potential of building business relationships. Never judge
a person by attire, color or culture, gain insights during
conversations and interactions.
Events like WordCamp provide opportunities to expose HBCU
students to applying social skills and learning business skills
that are important in commerce, finance and knowledge
based careers.
HBCU students are establishing businesses and building
awareness for their contributions. Building relationships
in business and the connections to
future careers starts with networking.

Intellectual design is key because knowledge based careers
are expanding.
Knowledge is power when applied strategically and effectively.
Building self-confidence, self-awareness, self-determination
and self-respect. WordCamps are in every state
and have after conference Meetups that provide additional
learning and networking.

Technology contains and embraces diversity so students can
gain opportunities. WordCamp venues contain great potential
to be an awesome experience. To build life-long and generational
intellectual learners. Access to wealth resources, intellectual
design, community activism throughdigital community
engagement.
Building entrepreneurial vision that allows the embracing
of adaptation, change and growth. WordCamp is unique,
engaging, interactive and empowering.

How To Be Dope On Social Media:

William Jackson, graduate of South Carolina State University,
Professor 2004 – 2017 Edward Waters College
teaching Educational Technology, Social Media and STEAM
WordPress TV – https://wordpress.tv/speakers/william-jackson

Resources:
WordCamp Jacksonville – https://2018.jacksonville.wordcamp.org
WordCamp Atlanta – https://2018.atlanta.wordcamp.org
WordCamp Greenville – https://2018.greenville.wordcamp.org
WordCamp Miami – https://2018.miami.wordcamp.org/
WordCamp Central 2018 – https://central.wordcamp.org/schedule/
Your complete listing nationally and globally.

 

October 30, 2017

WordCamp – Embracing Cultural Diversity in the Tech World

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WordCamp – Embracing Cultural Diversity in the Tech World

William Jackson, WordCamp Speaker and Participant
Twitter @wmjackson – Social Media Activist
My Quest To Teach – #MyQuestToTeach
#MyBlogsAreDope #BlackBloggersMatter

WordCamp encourages and engages users, developers, coders,
content managers and digital innovators to share information
that may not resonate or apply now, but sure to spark and
generate interest in tech fields business owners and
entrepreneurs are interested and passionate about.
As a HBCU instructor and public school elementary
teacher, I’m constantly talking to all my students about
proper behavior in online environments. The influence
of digital footprints they create and building their Brands
even in elementary school.
HBCU students would do well to participate and attend
conferences like WordCamp, Bar Camp, EdCamp and other
tech events to learn the language of  business and develop
“Code Switching” skills. How to speak and carry yourself
to an industry at times struggling with diversity and
inclusion.
WordCamp allow for Content Engagement to allow
networking, sharing knowledge and experiences.
Broadcasting Platforms that transform Podcasting and
Video Blogging into business ventures.
Amplify the Message of community activist and
broaden community activism. The need of community
activist and the increase need for peaceful and effective
community activism by youth, teens and young adults.
Authentic stories need to be told and Social Media is the
platform to use. There are many Digital Innovators that
have ideas that should be encouraged and funded. HBCU
students are the future innovators for their communities,
but need to be exposed to instruction that puts them in
a frame of mind for exploration, discovery and even
research. HBCU instructors cannot remain in the past with
outdated instructional methods or even mentalities. They
must embrace the integration of tech that engages and
prepares them for new career paths.
Mental Agility should not just be applied to sports,
STEAM – STEM – STREAM – CSTEM – STEMsquared and
the growing areas of VR Virtual Reality have taken hold
and moved to influence every day lives.
Interaction Broad Based from mobile devices to watches
to other forms of technology. There is always a piece that
can have connectivity to access information.
Building Community through being a Blogger, VBlogger,
Podcaster are the storytellers that are changing the
paradigm of information exchange. The meshing to
individual and collective stories are a combination of
digital footprints trailblazing and exploring new avenues
to connect people and principles.
Coders, Web Developers the people with the abilities to
understand the roots of the web. How to make information
be seen or even to hide information from clarity and visual
access.
Being dope or lit online does not mean using profanity,
inappropriate pictures for shock value nor violence or
sex to sell, it means being accountable, responsible and
sharing a passion for higher expectations of sharing
authentic and humanistic stories.
What the community see of you, about you, to  you,
from you does matter. It has far reaching influences
in credit scores, careers, relationships, business, and
entrepreneurial ventures.
How the world sees you does matter because individually
each of us displays culturally our journey in the world
that is still struggling with accepting diversity.
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