Florida Educators Selected as Esteemed Winners World Metaverse Awards

Florida Educators Selected as Esteemed Winners World Metaverse Awards 2023 in Global Metaverse Education


William and Aida Jackson honored with global award for Metaverse
Education Globally.  https://tinyurl.com/mps2e22z The dazzling city
of Dubai, UAE was the host to the groundbreaking World Metaverse
Summit and Awards 2023, orchestrated by the World Metaverse
Council (WMC) at the Le Meridien Dubai Hotel. This two-day
phenomenal extravaganza, held from December 6 & 7, marked a
pivotal moment in the intersection of technology, society,
sustainability, metaverse and immersive technologies.

Bringing together global leaders, government officials, educators,
innovators, and artists for a profound exploration of the Metaverse’s
potential and influence globally.

Never before has diverse technologies in the Arts, Sciences,
Education, Business and Commerce were recognized and people
who are making influences in many areas of achievements.
William Jackson, CEO of MetaverseWP & My Quest To Teach,
“It was a great honor to present a welcoming message as a
teacher of 33 years, higher education professor and speaker,
and participant in this global conference.”

William and Aida Jackson, both professors have made global
contributions in their writing, teaching, and arts programs both
virtual and in-person. Their participation with the World
Metaverse Summit and Awards has gained them global
opportunities as members of the WordCamp and WordPress
Community, educators locally in Jacksonville, Florida and their
global travels to help teach, mentor, collaborate and cooperate
with communities of diverse colors, cultures, and genders.
Seen here the video teaching university students in Costa Rica
about the Metaverse, how to create avatars with ReadyPlayer.me
and build spaces on Spatial.io for the metaverse.
https://youtu.be/XSD4VLhAUJE

Their travels include works in Canada, the United States,
Central America, Europe, virtually in Africa, Pakistan and even
in Southeast Asia in Taiwan.  Teaching is a work of the heart,
The Arts and STEAM+M – Science Technology Engineering Arts
Math and the ever changing and Immersive Environments of the
Metaverse. Their teaching in Nigeria can be seen in this video
with Clever Minds Foundational School
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHvQ_sE7MMM&t=5s

Sharing a vision, William started the company MetaverseWP to
help sponsor and provide scholarships to youth and teens globally
that did not have the finances to attend WordCamp and WordPress conferences, technology events, and activities. They wanted to
make a global contribution to help on a scale that influences global communities and households.

They have been honored and awarded with the Esteemed Winners
World Metaverse Awards 2023 in Global Metaverse Education, winner announcements https://tinyurl.com/mps2e22z

William has earned a new position of Metaverse Education Project
Director to officially help global organizations with planning,
implementation, collaboration, creativity and innovation. Selected
from several others that are deeply involved in education. William
and Aida are working hard to provide global services to help youth,
teens and young adults achieve their dreams to inspire building
digital environments in The Arts, Reading, Science, Exploration,
Research and Discovery.

Aida is a globally known NFT Artist shares her arts here https://tinyurl.com/sd3652tp and teaches DEI – Diversity,
Equity, and Inclusion on the web and in learning environments.
William’s opening speech at the World Metaverse Summit
and Awards 2023 is seen here
https://youtu.be/MUQN6jwroEU?t=13077


World Metaverse Council Spatial Site by William, Aida, and
their team of interns A.J. and Isaiah of River City Science
Academy Jacksonville, Florida is here, the first interactive
site making global history that is made using Spatial.io design
by and multi-cultural designers, artists, creatives and innovators https://tinyurl.com/36j5cmn3

Aida, “being honored is a blessing, and allows our team to grow
even more globally, to help more young people achieve their
goals in life and lift them from the challenges and struggles
they are going through. Education is the Key !!!”

There is Growth and Life on the Eastside Where the Sun Rises

There is Growth and Life on the Eastside Where the Sun Rises
William Jackson, M.Ed.
Program Director of Metaverse Education with World Metaverse Council

Thanks to Jacksonville Free Press and JaxToday, for sharing the
great things that students are participating in PEARLS PODCAST.
“Positive Engagement Accelerates Relevant Leadership”

Building digital skills are the goals of the program. Building leadership
skills in participating students from third, forth, fifth grade at
R L. Brown Elementary Gifted & Talented Elementary. Under the
program Tristan’s Acceleration Academy, Inc. there are great works
in development. “To enrich and supplement student academic and life
skills by fostering curiosity, problem-solving skills, and creativity.”
Stated on the web site…… https://www.tristansacademy.com/

Students are learning and achieving digital skills using digital
technologies that are still new and evolving. Only two schools
in Jacksonville have students building Podcasts and creating
on the Metaverse. Black History is being made in 2 amazing
organizations and classrooms.

Twin Lakes Academy Middle School
Newspaper – https://tlamnpc.wordpress.com/
Podcast – https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/tlampodcast
Metaverse –
https://www.spatial.io/s/TLAM-Metaverse-Club-63dfdb5d5ff188ccc3bfd938?share=187214218016512166


PEARLS – Tristan’s Acceleration Academy Inc.
Podcast – https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/pearlspodcast
Metaverse –
https://www.spatial.io/s/Pearls-Podcast-65b0794e6ccd92c492368375?share=4052099265714458381

Using technologies to build confidence, develop digital skills,
addressing emotional and mental health of students and guiding
them into future careers they may not have heard or seen before.
Despite the growth in technology Black students and others of color
and culture are not always exposed to new tech, this leaves out
communities that are marginalized and often forgotten and not
supported. Using Web Design, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality,
Web 3,4,5, Metaverse and IOT – Internet Of Things. William and
Aida are working to make sure the sun rises brighter for the future
of Eastside children and spreads across Jacksonville.

Communities of Hispanics, Asian, Haitian, Chinese and other cultures,
especially the youth and teens Technology is their future, but they
are limited in schools and in their communities the opportunities to
learn how to build skills for financial stability, equality and inclusion
in a growing technological world.

William and Aida Jackson have been involved in technology
independently and together as a married union of technologists,
educators and artists. William a teacher of 33 years with the local
school system has taught tech since 2000 when he came into the
district after working for the Florida Department of Education as a
Technology Consultant and Educator and with NASA at Edward
Waters College as a consultant and educator in their technology
re-certification programs of the mid 1990’s.

Aida has worked in Social Work and providing Arts and Technology
workshops across Jacksonville since 2010. Contributing in Fashion
Design with the Ritz Theater and Museum and provided floral
designs across Jacksonville. Both have been teaching internationally
since 2018 in Web Design, AI, VR, and Metaverse.

They are respected as Certified Virtual Reality Educators,
Creators and Global Educators. William the CEO of MetaverseWP
metaversewp.com and Aida Correa CEO of LoveBuilt Life, LLC
lovebuiltlife.com.Their passions for the integration and blending
of education and business can be seen by the works they do
traveling globally.

The Eastside of Jacksonville, Florida seems like an unlikely place
for a Podcast, Metaverse site and even a developing summer
program based on Space, Exploration and Discovery. My Quest
To Teach, LoveBuilt Life, LLC. and Tristan’s Acceleration Academy, Inc.
https://www.tristansacademy.com/ are planning a summer camp
that will employ new technologies like AI, VR, AR, Metaverse and
other tech that is not even applied in public or charter education.

The podcasts and metaverse programs will be offered this summer
along with a new Space program blended with the Arts. Using laptops,
and Oculus for truly immersive experiences. Tristan’s Acceleration
Academy Inc.is making dramatic digital changes and ecosystems of
blending education, commerce, business, and STEAM+M, AI, VR,
Metaverse.

The links below show the influence and the opportunity that MetaverseWP,
LoveBuilt Life, LLC and Tristan’s Acceleration Academy are providing in
East Jacksonville. Opportunities to collaborate and connect are always
open for schools, community organizations across Duval County,
Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia.

JaxFreePress
https://jacksonvillefreepress.com/eastside-pearls-program-motivates-and-inspires-next-generation-of-professionals/

JaxToday
https://jaxtoday.org/2024/02/14/eastside-children-open-their-hearts-through-podcasting/

Past conferences speaking, teaching and organizing….

WordCamp Orlando 2018
WordCamp Orlando 2018
Aida and William teaching KidsCamp Orlando 2018
Aida and William teaching KidsCamp Orlando 2018

WordCamp Jacksonville 2019

parent and child participating in WordCamp Jacksonville
Parent and child participating in WordCamp Jacksonville 2019
Aida Correa - Organizer
Aida Correa – Organizer WordCamp Jacksonville 2019
Kids Camp Costa Rica
Kids Camp Costa Rica 2020

 

Celebrating Reading, Literacy and Comprehension Globally

Celebrating Reading, Literacy and Comprehension Globally
William Jackson, M.Ed.
Metaverse Education Project Director
World Metaverse Council

MetaverseWP is encouraging parents to read to their children, and
participate in events like the Jax Urban Book Festival on Saturday,
January 20th at the Jacksonville Public Library | jaxpubliclibrary.org
The metaverse site celebrating reading shares an immersive
environment that children can walk through as avatars to look at
book covers.

Then either attend libraries or purchase books online for children to
read and enjoy. We have a collaboration with several Jacksonville
and other book stores globally.
MetaverseWP  The Beauty of Books Across Cultures
The Beauty of Books Across Cultures Metaverse Experience
allows youth and teens with parental participation to have fun in
immersive experiences on the metaverse to view book covers
that inspire reading and having fun.

Reading Site Video 
https://youtu.be/83byC8AjQSE

Web site
https://metaversewp.com/the-beauty-of-books-across-cultures/

Metaverse site

https://www.spatial.io/s/The-Beauty-of-Black-Books-656000f6d7eef2560af950a7?share=974689700158393617


Summer programs available using our Oculus
Looking forward to collaborating with schools,
youth and teen organizations, NGO’s and Not
for Profit Organizations.
MetaverseWP
Contact – Metaverse WP

 

Celebrating Reading, Literacy and Comprehension

Celebrating Reading, Literacy and Comprehension Globally
William Jackson, M.Ed.
Metaverse Education Project Director
World Metaverse Council

MetaverseWP is encouraging parents to read to their children, and
participate in events like the Jax Urban Book Festival on Saturday,
January 20th at the Jacksonville Public Library | jaxpubliclibrary.org
The metaverse site celebrating reading shares an immersive
environment that children can walk through as avatars to look at
book covers.

Then either attend libraries or purchase books online for children to
read and enjoy. We have a collaboration with several Jacksonville
and other book stores globally.
MetaverseWP  The Beauty of Books Across Cultures
The Beauty of Books Across Cultures Metaverse Experience
allows youth and teens with parental participation to have fun in
immersive experiences on the metaverse to view book covers
that inspire reading and having fun.

Reading Site Video 
https://youtu.be/83byC8AjQSE

Web site
https://metaversewp.com/the-beauty-of-books-across-cultures/

Metaverse site

https://www.spatial.io/s/The-Beauty-of-Black-Books-656000f6d7eef2560af950a7?share=974689700158393617


Summer programs available using our Oculus
Looking forward to collaborating with schools,
youth and teen organizations, NGO’s and Not
for Profit Organizations.
MetaverseWP
Contact – Metaverse WP

 

Empowering African Voices by Broadcasting in the Metaverse in 2024

Empowering African Voices by Broadcasting in the Metaverse in 2024

William Jackson, M.Ed. MetaverseWP
World Metaverse Council, Metaverse Education Project Director

Broadcasting in the Metaverse is unfolding to be a great tool using digital platforms to expand and empower African voices to improve social consciousness and address societal issues across the continent.

Changes in the political structures across Africa have given rise by many Africans across the socio-economic ecosystems and improving the educational equitability and access to conversations designed to include the silent voices of students who are seeking to be increasingly engaged to improve their communities, their counties, and their states.

It’s a growing goal inspiration that Africans using diverse technologies are digital and increasingly immersive in content and developing content broadcasters are looking to share their voices across the second largest continent on planet Earth. Their voices will be heard either by Blogging, Podcasting, Threading, TikToking, YouTubing, Xing or any means necessary.

Technology is opening avenues for new ways to reach people who need hope that change is available. Platforms, such as YouTube, Threads, X (formally Twitter), LinkedIn offer ways for African voices to share their content that can become global and inspirational.  The use of videos can be shared across Web 2.0 and as African content creators are transitioning and integrating more Web 3.0, broadcasting in the metaverse could become a consistent reality.

Africa is the youngest continent globally with over 70% of sub-Saharan Africa under the age of 30. United Nations data shows the rapid expanding use of young Africans with Smartphones and big dreams.

https://www.un.org/ohrlls/news/young-people%E2%80%99s-potential-key-africa%E2%80%99s-sustainable-development

This is important to understand because of the influence the generations are expected to have in young people being involved in creating businesses, growing as entrepreneurs and their influences in politics and addressing society issues. The increased inclusion of girls and women can be seen by their growing voices across social media and now the growing Web 3/4/5 ecosystems. Women in Africa are vital for economic growth, innovation, peaceful protests and security of the family that is increasingly seen across the broad spectrum with digital tools, platforms and how AI, VR, AR & MR influence engagements.

The team of MetaverseWP is working to collaborate with technology conferences across Africa to sponsor and provide scholarships to youth and teens to expose them to African thought leaders, coders, programmers that are the leading influencers in multiple areas of technology. Using platforms MetaverseWP https://metaversewp.com/   can be seen in the expansion of immersive environments that can be used for collaboration, connecting
across the borders, boundaries and broad reaches of land that makes up Africa.

Not relying on Visas, documents to move freely and even financial restraints, the metaverse has grown to be an open gate for freedom of expression, sharing ideas, building collaborations and reaching across the diverse cultural differences, religions following and socio-economic diversity that separates friends and families.

Chinua Achebe, known as the “Father of African Literature,” his quotes coincided with the use of digital tools and platforms and the sharing of
African voices is seen here: “If you don’t like someone’s story, write your own.” The broadcasting of digital stories, ideas, and sharing of experiences is seen every day on social platforms. The traditional writing styles are replaced
by the audio, video and blending of AI, and VR. Achebe would have been excited to use these tools to enhance and amplify his writings across Africa.

What the Metaverse has become is a support system and platform for African people have already connected in society across their daily lives. New technologies are being created and growing in popularity that are immersive, engaging and interactive. Africans are accepting the invitation to use any means necessary to connect across the continent and globally.

Using these tools to bring conversations, exchanging of ideas, and sharing hope for a better tomorrow in the conversations that grow into collaborations and connections to change social behaviors, expand ideas and even broadcast across multiple platforms using multiple African languages. Technology has no limits and not limitations in creating, pivoting, amplifying, magnifying and transforming African content.

In many ways virtual reality platforms will be no different than television and radio, because they are content driven, but the beauty is that individual Africans have more power of the content created. Africans are free to share successes, challenges, ideas, their faith and broadcast friendships, compassion, and hope where there may not have been possible.  Africans are able to reach people not otherwise accessible through commercial media.
The Metaverse, AI, VR, and other tech has been created for this time, as uncertain and scary as it can seem.

Though technology is changing, the one constant is there are Africans everywhere that can connect and support each other. Only time will tell
what new ways there will be to build connections that promote equality, freedoms and serve to empowering people across the African continent
and the African Global Diaspora. Stay tuned as Africa’s voice grows louder
and stronger across the digital ether.
The New Year is just a start, there are phenomenal growth potentials across the African continent that will forever change the creating, sharing, developing, and inspiring of content that will be created. Technology is a tool,
a platform, a formulated binary accumulation of data sets, digital ecosystems, and creative opportunities of expression.

The growing metaverse will open opportunities as never before, as the
World Metaverse Council – Metaverse Education Project Directors I see
global collaborations as never before. The opportunity to bring culture diversity and educational exchanges to the world.

Sharing what Mike Abel, M&C Saatchi Group South Africa Founding Partner and CEO, stated about the metaverse and its’s great potential.
“The unique afro-themed metaverse establishes local representation in a growing global digital universe and will open our continent up to significant digital and economic growth opportunities for both talent, clients and
industry colleagues to come together to solve business and even societal
challenges with creativity,” As an educator of 33 years I hope to bring to

Africa the great opportunities of new way to learn across culture, generation, and even religious differences. It can be done with understanding, patience, and a willingness to see beyond where we are not and looking into the future.
Let take the next step to educate new generations with new ways of learning.