My Quest To Teach

February 2, 2019

Students, Educators, Ministers and Business Owners Attend FlBlogCon


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Students, Educators, Ministers and Business Owners
Attend FlBlogCon

William Jackson, My Quest To Teach #MyQuestToTeach

Congratulations to Edward Waters College student  and business
owner Dennis Jackson, Northbound Church of Christ Minister
Elisha Taylor, Jr. and son Elisha Taylor III Duval County Public
Schools high school student.

Aida Correa, LoveBuilt Life LLC, Sandra Johnson, The Madisel
Group with Jayla Tapley and Ahubri Dudley Duval County
Public Schools.

Invited to attend their first Florida Blogging and Technology Conference,
a nationally and internationally recognized conference in Orlando.
The annual event in its 8th year is regularly attended by William Jackson,
as a supporter, bloggers and advocate.

He is a teacher with Duval County Public Schools and Social Media
business owner – My Quest To Teach. Attending FlBlogCon on the campus
of Full Sail University, the premiere technology school that has achieved
international recognition https://hello.fullsail.edu/request_info

The theme “Year of the Creator,” which addresses growing digital
innovation and creativity. That supports building PLC – Professional
Learning Communities and PLN – Professional Learning Networks

Is fitting because youth, teens and young adults are creating
online businesses, creating graphic works of art and producers of
content and development of Apps.

The infusion of technology globally is demanding more proficiency
and knowledge because careers are being sent overseas and America
by itself cannot keep up with the need for digital creatives
and digital innovators. Too  many youth, teens and young adults
especially those of color lack the resources to learn about developing
careers in tech. Seeking tech in the movies and on television does not
inspire growth because the majority of people seen are white. The
exception is “Black Panther.”

Competition is fierce so students need tech skills to be employed.
Students from EWC and DCPS have attended WordCamp, Bar Camp,
FlBlogCon and other conferences  with Mr. Jackson in the past,
he has spoken in Calgary Canada, Costa Rica (Central America),
Washington, DC and Miami, Florida. Mr. Jackson is an advocate
for Social Media integration in business and education.

A community activist in the past with New Town Success Zone ,
Vision Keepers and other community groups working to empower
youth, teens and young adults in the community.

The empowerment of diversity is that Ms. Correa is a business
owner, artist, poet and web developer. She is a well-known
WordCamp speaker and community volunteer showing that
Latina women,  advocate for STEAM and digital innovation
are important not just in Jacksonville, but across the nation.

Mr. Jackson and Ms. Correa understand that students of all levels,
in order to compete must have knowledge beyond classroom
experiences, they need exposure to networking and mentors.
They must be producers of technology innovation not consumers
to meet the challenges in their communities.

Bess Auer the creator of Florida Blogging and Social Media
Conference provides opportunities for students from Edward
Waters College and Duval County Public Schools to attend,
be involved in workshops and encouraging all students to learn
and apply their learning as future business owners and
entrepreneurs.

Elisha Taylor III has a dream of attending MIT after
graduating from Paxon High School for Advanced Studies.
An honors student with DCPS and involved with his
community.

His growing web site can be found at https://journeythroughthemotherboard.wordpress.com/
to inspire middle and high school students to learn as much
as possible about participating events and activities that
prepare them for careers.

HBCU institutions must continue to provide diverse
learning opportunities and even sponsor students to attend
conferences, workshops and seminars to help with networking
and meeting professional business people in professional
and casual occasions. Allowing the learning in classrooms to
be shared in real world situations.

Florida is opening many doors to space, students attending
HBCU schools should be guided to and through these doors to
be a part of history and historical discoveries.
HBCU students must share their knowledge to generations
coming up so there will not any “HiddenFigures” in the
shadows of decades.

There are increased opportunities in Jacksonville, Florida
for students of all backgrounds to attend, participate and
contribute in other events.
WordCamp Jacksonville 2019
https://2019.jacksonville.wordcamp.org/

FLBLOGCON https://floridablogcon.com/

 

 

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January 2, 2019

KidsCamp – Preparing Kids To Be Digital Innovators Thru STEAM

KidsCamp – Preparing Kids To Be Digital Innovators
Thru STEAM
by William Jackson

KidsCamp at WordCamp 2018

This years’ KidsCamp in Orlando has embraced STEAM
and a theme of “SPACE,” its mysteries as the “Final Frontier.”
Lead Organizer William Jackson (My Quest To Teach) and
Co-Organizer Aida Correa (LoveBuiltLife), educators and
business owners have activities in place that will be fun,
challenging, engaging and creative.
Like space agencies working hard to place spaceships,
satellites and people in space to explore distance planets
and galaxies, William and Aida are serving as the
“Commanders” and preparing the youth that serve as
“Captains” and their parents which will be their “Number
Ones” or “First Officers.”
As seen on programs like Star Trek, Deep Space Nine,
and Enterprise.
WordCamp conferences are being held across the nation and
even on an international level. Providing opportunities for
business owners, entrepreneurs, Artists, Bloggers, Micro-Bloggers,
Podcasters, educators and digital innovators to attend.
Hearing dynamic speakers sharing their experiences and
providing resources.
WordCamp conference are part of the broader WordPress
family of “open source” web development that encourages
the sharing of  ideas, skills, knowledge and collaboration.
Serving as advocate, volunteer, speaker and organizer,
I have stated, “it is many times better to collaborate than to
compete.
Web businesses offer careers to youth, teens and young
adults that are fascinated with technology and the web.”
We have spoken at 14 conferences with 2 being international
conferences and participating in EdCamp educational
conferences.
Advocating the involvement of children of color and culture
to be involved in careers of STEM/STEAM and Web Development.
Youth and teens must learn the Internet offers much more than
entertainment, music and movies there are opportunities for youth,
teens and young adults to have businesses like Lemonade Code Girl
Twitter @lemonadecode and Miles Lifton, Twitter @KidCoderDev.
Tomorrows business owners will be digital innovators using the web
for Ecommerce, Branding and Marketing. All tech is scalable and
adaptable to multiple platforms.
WordCamp and KidsCamp are providing mentors, resources and
services to start youth, teens and young adults on their path to
increased digital citizenship and business ownership.
KidsCamp Miami 2018 Panel Discussion
https://wordpress.tv/2016/05/02/kids-wordpress-panel-discussion/

KidsCamp Orlando 2018
https://2018.orlando.wordcamp.org/schedule/kidscamp/

WordCampJax in Jacksonville Florida June 2019
Organizers William Jackson and Aida Correa
https://2019.jacksonville.wordcamp.org/

Kids Camp Orlando Organizers 2018

December 29, 2018

Strategies Beyond SEO and Google

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William Jackson and Aida Correa

Strategies Beyond SEO and Google
Video presentation provided by
William Jackson of My Quest To Teach

WordPress TV
https://wordpress.tv/?s=William+Jackson

WordCamp Presentations in 2018
Speaking at WordCamp Philly in
Philadelphia Pa. What a great
conference with wonderful speakers
and equally wonderful sponsors and
vendors.
via William Jackson: Strategies Beyond SEO and Google to Build Your Brand and Market Your Social Media Awesomeness

WordCamp Presentations in 2017
Speaking at WordCamp DC in Washington, DC
The first WordCamp in Washington, DC was such
an honor to be able to speak at this historic event.
Looking forward to WordCamp DC in 2019
via William Jackson: How to be Dope and Lit on Social Media – Be an Online Community Activist

WordCamp Presentations in 2017
Speaking at WordCamp Wilmington in
Wilmington, NC
WordCampILM was a wonderful experience.
Meeting many engaging and talented people
with a passion for the open source and technology
community.
via William Jackson: How To Be Dope And Relevant On Social Media

William Jackson and Aida Correa

July 26, 2018

WordCamp San Jose in Costa Rica

WordCamp San Jose – Costa Rica
The Awesomeness of Kids Camp 

at WordCamp San Jose 
William Jackson and Aida Correa
My Quest To Teach and LoveBuilt Life
#MyQuestToTeach and #LoveBuiltLife
Twitter @wmjackson and @LoveBuiltLife

Being involved in volunteering with a
Kids Camp is a fun and exciting venture.
Giving back as a business owner, educator,
parent and community activists builds
future leaders, innovators, smart creatives,
digital intellectuals and even educators
in youth, teens and young adults.

As business owners ourselves, Aida and I
were invited to WordCamp San Juan to speak
and volunteer at this great conference,
in Costa Rica, it turned into an epic
adventure and journey. The beauty of the
time was equally stunning as the land
blossomed with green and vibrant colors
of plants and foliage only found
in Costa Rica.

Kids Camp provides unique opportunities for
children from 7 yrs to teens to be involved in
developing web sites through the WordPress
platform. The kids attending will be building
their own blogs and learning how to post content
with the WordPress platform. Parents are required
to work with their child as they develop content
on the web in real-time. This adds another dynamic
element to being a smart creative.

Kids Camp has been active in WordCamp Miami,
WordCamp Jacksonville and others across the
country and even the world.
Children will be taught how to add their stories
photos, video clips and more to their developing
content. The fun of building a web site raises
opportunities for kids to be entrepreneurs, tech
business owners and even developers.

Kids Camp San Jose in Costa Rica provides a fun
and enriching environment applying storytelling
and visual story-boarding. The building to this
project allows the kids to get into teams,
discuss their ideas, how to apply Apps and coding.

The Kids Camp activities are designed to be fun,
educational and building future business owners.
Available are certified teachers, web developers,
WordCamp speakers, volunteers and advocates like
Aida Correa and I, we are from Jacksonville,
Florida and traveled to this
great event as speakers.

The attending kids will earn their very own name
tag, SWAG ranging from stickers, posters, t shirts,
lunch will be provided and photos to be posted on
Social Media sites. Building their digital presence
and encouraging collaboration and cooperation with
the kids attending.

These awesome kid-friendly lessons will introduce
a wonderful world of WordPress and encourage
continued learning and design. Parents are encouraged
to stay involved in WordCamp conferences to build the
future business leaders that are the visionaries of
the future for Costa Rica and South America.
The sponsor was SiteGround that provided temporary
hosting for the students to participate.

William Jackson of My Quest To Teach #MyQuestToTeach
Aida Correa  of LoveBuilt LIfe #LoveBuiltLife
provided SWAG from  their respective companies
to encourage and motivate the young people involved.

To see more content visit the Instagram site for
WordCamp San Jose at https://www.instagram.com/wordcampsanjose/?hl=en

 

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