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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September 28, 2018

Supporting Local Authors, Bloggers, Poets and Spoken Word Artist

Authors' RoundTable

Authors’ RoundTable

Supporting Local Authors, Bloggers, Poets and Spoken Word Artist
by William Jackson and Aida Correa
My Quest To Teach #MyQuestToTeach and LoveBuilt Life #LoveBuiltLife

Supporting local authors in Jacksonville and surrounding counties
is not just purchasing their books, although that is a great way
to keep them writing. There are other ways to encourage and keep
them inspired. The Authors’ RoundTable is a gathering of authors
that are published, seeking to be published and not quite there yet.

The discussions at the roundtable range from the serious issues of
publishing challenges, when you don’t have the money how to make
things work for you, graphic design, text formatting, copyright
violations, ISBN numbers, Branding, Marketing strategies and more.

The fellowship and camaraderie is infectious and the knowledge being
shared will help novice to professional writers and authors improve
their skills, talents and expand their Brands. Knowing your audience
is important to growing and expanding the writing craft.

Bloggers, Microbloggers, Podcasters and others will gain valuable
information as well because without technology no one will be able
to find you. The diverse web hosting companies from Blue Host,
Siteground and GoDaddy each offers tools, but authors each need their
personal tool set.

Authors of diverse genres, ages, subject areas and generational pasts
share openly and honestly to help others not to repeat their mistakes.
The Authors’ RoundTable is guided by Regina Edwards
authorsroundtable@gmail.com to be the ultimate learning experience
where many points of literary development and engagement are discussed.
Mrs. Edwards, a respected author herself shares the passion of being a
published author and the opportunities to change lives through literature.
Each meeting provides authors to share who they are, what they write
and their motivations for writing.

Authors are encouraged to share experiences so those of less experience
will learn from veteran authors and not repeat experiences with finances,
publishing, writing, traveling to book signings and even attending
conferences.

Past meeting have featured local artists, bloggers, social media
experts and artists as guest speakers.
William Jackson, a blogger that is nationally and internationally
respected shared the value of Social Media postings, finding your Niche
and why authors should attend technology conferences in a past workshop.
The ability to reach a wider audience through Twitter and Instagram
to share an authors words and passion with “microblogging” and
“photoblogging.”

Valerie Pruitt, a poet and Podcaster shared with the audience in
another workshop what poetry is in the ears, eyes and even feelings of
those that experience poetry on various formats and platforms.
The interpretation of the spoken word using text, photos and even music.
She is the author of “I Fit In Nowhere,” (2018).

The Authors’ RoundTable is held at Highlands Library on the third
Tuesday of the month from 6pm to 8pm. Will have
William Jackson, Digital Innovator of My Quest To Teach and Aida Correa,
LoveBuiltLife.

They will speak on using Social Media and Branding, share your Niche
and connect with others of like minds. Providing resources and tools
to assist in growing faster and smarter as a writer and content  creator.
Speaking on digital tools to promote authors, tips and  tricks of web
development and marketing. Being authentically you and engagement
of your audience. Being seen and active in the community is
important also.

The workshops are fun, informative and engaging. Students in high school
and higher education are welcomed to attend and parents must attend
with their children.

Additional information can be requested from
authorsroundtable@gmail.com

Resources:
Authors Should Understand the Value of Their Brands
https://www.metrojacksonville.com/forum/index.php/topic,34964.0.html

 

Photos from Authors’ RoundTable September 2018

July 11, 2018

Vision Keepers and New Town Success Zone – Transformative Community Engagement

 

George Maxey

George Maxey

Vision Keepers and New Town Success Zone – Transformative Community Engagement
by William Jackson
Member of the Social Media Team with NTSZ and VK

Vision Keepers and New Town Success Zone have made
transformative changes in the Jacksonville, Florida
community. Impacting individuals, families and the
potential generational challenges that are being faced.
There are resources and collaborations to strengthen
community unity, building entrepreneurism,
encouraging business ownership, access to business
capital and health related information with collaborations and
cooperation with medical professionals across Jacksonville.

There is access to resources and services that
help to provide investment and re-investment
opportunities to build and re-build diverse sections
of the community especially those classified as
in-need, under-serviced, economically stressed, poverty
stricken and other descriptions for challenged neighborhoods.

Business ownership, entrepreneurial methods, mental health
services, access to business capital, business
educational resources, training’s in social media,
web development and even partnerships with community
organizations both for profit and not for profit
are opening up. The availability of resources and services
that in many cases are lacking or unavailable.

Vision Keepers and New Town Success Zone collaborations,
cooperation and monthly meetings are strengthening
the building of small and medium size businesses.
The cultural, gender and ethnic diversity of the community
allows for growth and partnerships as never before seen.
Reaching out to the community using digital technologies,
word of mouth, media elements and even involving students
from the historic Edward Waters College, the oldest HBCU
in Florida.

Information is vital as each generation enters into a
culture of informational awareness and digital access.
Where those who have access to information also have
access to financial growth, economic stability, educational
enhancement and generational wealth.

Listed below are blogs written to inspire, engage, educate
and encourage continued growth in the Jacksonville community
especially for those communities that are economically
distressed. Programs are being developed that address
literacy, starting and running a business, digital access
to web development and social media platforms.

Vision Keepers and New Town Success Zone can be accessed
by Facebook pages, Instagram and the new web site.
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/VisionKeepersofNewTown/
Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/visionkeepersofnewtown/
Phone:
904 470 8899
Email:
wellnessrxjax@gmail.com

Digital information is sharing information that empowers,
educates, engages and enlightens the community. Blogging
or writing is only part of the process to share information.
Social Media platforms supplement a web presence and allow
mobile digital access.

Below are links to blogs written by community engagers,
educators and consultants.

This is a video blog with Mr. Maxey that set the tone for
the expansion and growth of NTSZ and VK.
https://www.facebook.com/myvillageproject/videos/1602088006486991/

Additional videos:
Beyond the Core with WJCT – Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OwCPufowTw

NTSZ Food Giveaways
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkdJ9oivBpI

Bringing Knowledge to The Community
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzcWXlLjack

Doctors and Nutrition
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLA-Iqcalyg

Health Decisions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdRdWvKnllU

Do You Know Community Works
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HB3h1zU7aPQ

New Town Success Zone
https://myquesttoteach.wordpress.com/ntszvk

Vision Keepers Economic Development Meeting
https://www.instagram.com/p/BkLxpFxgTQH/?utm_source=ig_twitter_share&igshid=eg0y7kmr53fm

The Vision of Vision Keepers
https://myquesttoteach.wordpress.com/2017/10/14/the-vision-of-vision-keepers-and-new-town-success-zone/

Increase Your Entrepreneurial and I-Trepreurial
https://myquesttoteach.wordpress.com/2018/04/08/increase-your-entrepreneurial-and-i-trepreurial-vision-in-2018/

What Is Your Vision of Northeast Florida
https://myquesttoteach.wordpress.com/2017/08/25/what-is-your-vision-of-northwest-jacksonville/

Vision Keepers and NTSZ
https://hbcuconnect.com/cgi-bin/blog.cgi?blog_id=327577&cid=6&club_id=&event_id=

What is Your Vision of NW Jacksonville
http://thyblackman.com/2017/08/24/what-is-your-vision-of-northwest-jacksonville/

21 Business Take-aways from Vision Keepers
http://thyblackman.com/2017/09/28/21-business-take-aways-from-vision-keepers/

Business and Economic Growth
https://myquesttoteach.wordpress.com/2017/07/28/new-town-success-zone-business-economic-growth/

The Growth Potential of Northwest Jacksonville, Florida
https://myquesttoteach.wordpress.com/2017/08/14/the-growth-potential-of-northwest-jacksonville-florida/

George Maxey – TEDx
http://thyblackman.com/2017/10/13/george-maxey-of-new-town-success-zone-participates-in-tedxfscj/

ThyBlackMan
http://thyblackman.com/2017/10/13/george-maxey-of-new-town-success-zone-participates-in-tedxfscj/

Business Economic Growth
https://www.metrojacksonville.com/forum/index.php?topic=34215.0

WJCT Beyond the Core
http://news.wjct.org/post/wjcts-beyond-core-northeast-florida-listening-tour

 

July 10, 2018

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