My Quest To Teach

October 17, 2018

Inviting Jacksonville Kids to KidsCamp and WordCamp Orlando

William Jackson and Aida Correa

William Jackson and Aida Correa

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inviting Jacksonville Kids
KIDSCAMP ORLANDO
A GREAT PLACE TO BUILD AND EXPLORE
by William Jackson, Organizer KidsCamp Orlando 

This years KIDSCAMP will be held on Saturday,
November 10th from 10am to 3pm. It is guaranteed
to be a day of building and exploration. Your
Commanders for learning will be William Jackson
(My Quest To Teach) and Aida Correa (LoveBuiltLife)
guiding the space cadets on a journey they
will not soon forget.
The cadets will have plenty of swag to take with
them to explore the galaxy of web development
at KIDSCAMP.
WordCamp parents can help usher in the next
generation of WordPress explorers at the fourth
annual KidsCamp! Parents attending WordCamp
can bring their explorers and enjoy a day of
parent-child discovery, exploration and learning.
The WordPress Commanders William Jackson
and Aida Correa are ready to take the youth,
teen, young adults and those that are young at
heart on a journey through the galaxy of KIDSCAMP.

These special kid-friendly lessons will introduce your
child to the wonderful world of WordPress and help
them learn or improve upon WordPress development,
design, and useful skills! After the day is complete,
your child will leave with their very own
WordPress.com site up and running!

Interested WordPress parents or guardians will need
to have a ticket for Saturday attendance purchased
before signing up their explorers. Parents will be
responsible for staying with their child
during KidsCamp, they may switch guardians during
the course of the day if two are both attending.

Each child will need his or her own laptop or tablet to
work on and know their usernames and passwords
to access their emails. It helps astronomically to have
it written down or saved in your digital
devices if needed.

Each KidsCamp ticket provides your explorer with
lunch, an afternoon snack, and full access to the
day’s lessons. We are accepting explorers
from ages 7 to 14 to participate
in these special lessons and register early because
spots are limited to only 20 children (not including
their parents/guardians).

Ready to start your child out on their own WordPress
journey?
KidsCamp tickets are on sale now
https://2018.orlando.wordcamp.org/session/kidscamp/
Also, if you have an older explorer ready to launch
into some advanced topics, they are welcome to join
us for the full sessions and workshops with a regular
WordCamp ticket!

WordCamp Orlando is November 9 – 11, 2018!
Looking forward to working with future explorers..
Your Commanders William Jackson and Aida Correa
https://2018.orlando.wordcamp.org/speakers/

Kids Camp Calgary Canada

Kids Camp Calgary, Canada

Kids Camp Calgary, Canada

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kids Camp Costa Rica

Kids Camp at WordCamp San Jose

Kids Camp at WordCamp San Jose

 

 

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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

 

April 24, 2017

When You Educate Women You Educate Generations

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When You Educate Women You Educate Generations
by William Jackson, #MyQuestToTeach
STEM and STEAM Advocate

The goal of education is not to just educate that specific
person, it is a goal to educate generations that come
afterwards. Establishing education as a foundation to
achieve success can be seen when families continue to
send their children to higher educational institutions,
vocational school and even military service to work
towards a level of degree in the service of their country.

The past decade has seen an increase in careers that
require technical skill, certificates and diplomas. At the
forefront are women that see these as stable careers
to raise a family and have access to the benefits
that they may not have had from their parents. Families
of color are beginning to encourage their children to
think out of the cultural box and aim for the stars,
the seas and medical professions that explore
the inner spaces of the human bodies.

STEM, STEAM, STREAM are seen as the gateways
to achieving the American Dream and dreams that
are deferred because of social-economic situations.
The increase in mentoring groups is exposing
girls and young women to careers not thought
of that require higher order thinking, problem
solving, critical thinking, thought leadership,
creativity and out of the box developmental
abilities that foresee future challenges that
may threaten humanity on local, national
or international levels.

When you educate a mother your educating a generation
because mothers will continue to open the minds of her
children and her children’s children. Fathers provide
the support systems and help build foundations. The
recent Markerspace presentation at the Jacksonville
Public Library “STEAM INTO STEM” brought together
women in Jacksonville, Florida that show the diversity
of parenting, careers, business applications, educational
levels and entrepreneurialism.

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Jax Markerspace panelists:
Shawanna Brooks, the hostesses, Akia Uwanda, Latonja Richardson,
Princess S. Rashid, and Angie Nixon. Each woman involved in
Jacksonville as community activist, business leaders and have
children in the schools systems of Jacksonville either public
or private.
The aspirations are the same for academic success, the goal of
graduating their children from high school and attending higher
education is similar, but the roads to achievements are
diverse and different. Each women are successful in their own
ways, are unified in their goals for their children to be better
educated and have better access to the resources that are open
in today with the integration and implementation of technologies
that involve STEAM INTO STEM.

Trans-formative statements: “The biggest danger of unemployment
today is not of immigration it is the advancements of technology
in robotics,” made by Princess S. Rashid a Physicist, educator,
parent and Artist. This shows that science can embrace the Arts,
there is coexistence.  The blending of STEAM and building a
relationship with careers comes into place when Angie Nixon
and Latonjay Richardson comment that the holistic approach
to education comes to play that children will not change if they
continue to be limited by their environments. The value of
exposure and relevance is real when education is applied to
careers and the changing of the mental and relevancy of what
is learned when applied in real life.

The FIRST LEGO LEAGUE, is the dream of Mark McCombs,
“I teach people how to build robots and to do what they used
to think was impossible.” Mark McCombs is the visionary of the
FIRST LEGO League competitions going on at middle and high
schools across the state of Florida . This creates dynamic
opportunities for team building in youth, teens and young adults.

Engineering, building and coding of robotics that are involved
in competitions and can be applied to real world or off world
future exploration. Women are playing key roles in these areas,
looking at the recent Hidden Figures movie that careers in NASA
and other aerospace, inner space, space travel and applied careers
are the keys for generational success academically and culturally.

STEM, STEAM and STREAM are not just acronyms to decipher
they are Real, Relevant and Ready to help youth, teens and young
adults reach their dreams and beyond. Parents check your child’s
school to see if they have a STEM or STEAM curriculum that builds
your child to reach beyond their potential and abilities. Never put
limits on the learning of your children or you will limit their
abilities to take care of themselves and their children.
Generations depend on the advancements of the children now.
If your children do not know how to aim, how will they aim
high for success?
Resources:
Jacksonville Public Library:
http://jaxpubliclibrary.org/

 

September 1, 2016

Tropical Storm Information for Jacksonville, Florida

Tropical Storm Information for Jacksonville, Florida

Shoutout to George Winterling
WJXT4 retired… your professionalism and humanity
is missed.
http://www.news4jax.com/news/the-george-story-a-tribute-to-george-winterling

storm

Take the time to talk to your children about
weather changes. Children are not like adults,
they may not have the language development
to share information about how they feel and
their fears. Sometimes in all the activity
children need to be reassured they are safe
and support.

Parents talk to your children and use technology
like Twitter to communicate with weather people
with up to date information.
@FCNTim – Tim Deegan at First Coast News
@Katie_Jeffries Katie Jeffries First Coast News

#TropicalStormHermine
@wjxt4

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The coming tropical storm is an opportunity to talk
to children about the weather. To integrate STEM and
STEAM knowledge and learn about the environment and
the importance of understanding the weather.

There are many avenues of learning that can be done
at home. Parents should recognize “teachable
moments” for their children and the family.

Parents can influence sometimes the direction
of their children’s interest into areas not
formally thought of and involve STEM and STEAM
initiatives. Make learning fun and memorable.

Watching videos of the approaching storm can
provide an opportunity to bring the family
together using technology.

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intellecast – The Authority in Expert Weather
Map 1 http://www.intellicast.com/Local/WxMap.aspx

The Weather Channel
Map 2 https://weather.com/weather/radar/interactive/l/USDC0001:1:US

Parents use  your technology to track storm
related information, safety information, evacuation
and flooding information. Help your children
to understand the dynamics of their
community as it relates to the weather.

Use this time to teach your child about natural
events that can affect how they live in their
communities, their cities, their state and nationally.

Watch the news as a family and use your phone,
tablets, computers and other digital devices to
share and even role model careers in meteorology.

Allow your children to take pictures of property
to teach them to be proactive and mindful of property.
If there are seniors near by, check on them and teach
accountability, responsibility and community activism.

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Resources:

State of Emergency
http://www.newstalkflorida.com/featured/rick-scott-declares-state-emergency/

Florida Getting Ready
http://www.newstalkflorida.com/featured/tropical-depression-brings-heavy-rains-bay-area/

WJXT Weather
https://twitter.com/WJXT4

First Coast News
https://twitter.com/FCN2go

Jax Sheriff’s Office ‏@JSOPIO
#Hermine tip – Have access to cash just in case.
If power goes out, ATM’s and credit cards won’t work.
#JAX #JSO #Jacksonville

National Hurricane Center
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_at4+shtml/152604.shtml?5-daynl

Accuweather
http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/tropical-storm-hermine-to-aim-for-florida-gulf-coast-bring-risk-of-flooding-severe-thunderstorms/59791044

Governor Rick Scott
http://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2016/08/31/tropical-depression-storm-florida-emergency-hawaii-hurricanes/89644626/

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