Support the Arts in Schools & Communities The Metaverse is Coming

Support the Arts in Schools & Communities The Metaverse is Coming


Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and music appreciation
is in the ear of the listener. The Arts play a key role in developing
talents, abilities, skills and providing a canvas for youth, teens, and
young adults to display their talents that enhance the world.
That canvas can lead to a vision for future careers if students are
supported to see beyond stereotypes, cultural misrepresentations,
and perceived impostor syndromes.
Aida Correa-Jackson, Artist, Florist and Arts Educator provided
a “Career Vision Board” workshop at Charger Charter School with
6th, 7th and 8th grade students.
The workshop arranged by Lakisha Josey GEAR UP Program
Manager, is used to mentor, inspire, and encourage students in
selected middle schools over the next 7 years to support students
to graduate from high school.
Using the Arts as a tool and platform to see a “vision” of successful
careers later in life, the students designed a vision of growth and
success. As Mrs. Jackson states, “seeing their future careers is
powerful and can be life changing.
It is important that youth see themselves doing their careers so
they can prepare now for the future.”
Mrs. Jackson is a recognized and respected educator and artist
in Jacksonville, has had her works displayed in the Ritz Theater,
Readers Theater Plays as an actor and speaker at community
conferences and summits. She is an advocate for youth and teens
learning about Web 3.0 and the Metaverse as artists to be
digital business owners and entrepreneurs later in life. The vision
board can lead to youth, teens, and young adults to see their
greatness, their creativity and embrace their innovation in the
new digital world of NFTs and Metaverse technologies.
Cultures globally are based on foundations of music, arts, dance,
visual and auditory expressions. These dynamic patois (languages)
are not just words, although spoken word and poetry are included
in the Arts, the rich dialects of musical didactics. Sharing the visions
of life and living, students were trained on seeing with the Arts how
their world is changing.
If a society does not support the Arts it may lose its SOUL, that
passion that lays within and the embracing of unity and community.
People cannot grow nor express their feelings without the Arts.
Several students during the event stated, “this is so cool, I get to
be creative and expressive.”
The goal is to open their eyes, open their minds and open
their ears to embrace their future potentials.

 

Blogging is Changing on the Metaverse

Blogging is Changing on the Metaverse

The change is here, it is not coming, it is not like a theif in the night, it is not sneaking up on us getting ready to pounce upon unsuspecting travelers
on a dark road to Damascus.
The Metaverse is here, a clear and present resource of digital avatars, virtual
spaces and digital connections. The rapid progress of digital can be given
due successes because of the pandenic and its global influences. The digital
revolutions has propogated in our world spaces, places, worlds, communities,
that have not only embraced technology, but allow tech to take hold and digitally run globally making unimaginable connections and collaborations.
Professor Aida Correa-Jackson provided a glimse of what is to potentially to
come when she spoke at the WordPress Meetup viturally in Philly (Philadelphia), sharing how all digital content will be changed forever.

“Learning In The Metaverse, Using VR Spaces as Facilitation Tools”

The tools that are available were just building to this point for several
years. As with many technological innovations it takes a mission, purpose,
collaborations and a strong reason for it to begin.
Technology represents the creativeness in us all, the innovation to design,
build, create, modify, and link the past, present and future. Just as was
the case with audio on web sites. Companies like Create My Voice
https://createmyvoice.com  

Technology waits for no one and if people do not take the initiative to
learn, apply, adapt, cope, attempt to grow with the changes there well
be educational, financial and social reactions.

The Metaverse is here, We b 3.0 is here, Inviniferse, Altspace VR
and  other digital spaces and places are abundant and growing.
Humans must adapt, adjust and adhere to the new ways.

Aida can be heard speaking at WordCamp conferences here:
https://wordpress.tv/?s=aida%20correa

 

The Metaverse and Web 3.0 are Here and Growing

The Metaverse and Web 3.0 are Here and Growing
William and Aida Jackson, The xSTREAM TEAM
https://williamdjackson.edublogs.org/

The changes, evolution and even revolution are
influencing changes in how people will communicate,
learn, conduct business, manage finances, engage in
commerce, apply digital currencies and purchasing of
real and digital land.

The digital evolution is happening now and is being
broadcast across the internet on the metaverse.
People will have access to their “40 acres and a mule”
although digitally, but will be able to gain what was
promised and taken away. There is digital Black Wall
Street’s growing on the metaverse and business is
being conducted.

Technology is moving past Web 2.0 applications of
the Internet, we have grown comfortable with what has
been used since the 1990’s. There are new levels and
experiences of Web 3.0 where businesses are growing
and digital land is being purchased and even rented.

Educators, artists, entrepreneurs, creators and digital
innovators are provided opportunities to influence life
currently and in the future. The Metaverse, NFTs,
Blockchain, Web 3.0 are all influences digitally that
will change human exchanges and life in the near and
distant future. Artists, educators, and business owners
are increasingly being interviewed to share their views,
ideas, experiences and expertise on new levels of
technological growth. Technology is growing!

Teaching youth, teens and young adults that tech is
changing their futures, the integration of new levels
of engagement, collaboration, business models
and digital currencies that will change from a physical
currency to a digital currency. People must change
their mindsets to embrace new directions of living and
collaborating with technology.

Speaking on Clubhouse, the audio app that embraces
the world and provides instant access to knowledge
from around the world. This is a new world that people
must manage and not allow technology to manage them.

The Black ‘Verse invited William and Aida Jackson,
The xSTREAM Team to speak about STEM, STEAM,
STREAM, the Metaverse and Web 3.0.

The interview can be heard here with NiKole (Technikole)
Maxwell, Founder and Chief Metaverse Officer (CEO) for
Black Multiverse Enterprises (BME)
Technology is crossing generational, gender,
socio-economic lines and building digital leaders.
Today’s children will be competing with robots,
artificial thinking, they will be in
virtual reality and augmented worlds.

The careers of tomorrow are not here yet and life is
forever changing. People must be prepared to move
forward or prepare to be left behind.

The interview can be heard here:

https://www.clubhouse.com/room/PN92VKKm?utm_medium=ch_invite&utm_campaign=GNetZX1dNkjhNz2IZGGYqg-170585

The Lingua-Cultura Experience 2022 Conference

GREAT NEWS !!!!
I’m excited, thrilled and inspired to announce that The Lingua-Cultura
Experience 2022 Conference is coming June 23rd to June 25th 2022!
The event will take place on Clubhouse, the audio app that has taken
the ear waves by storm…

Sign up to speak or volunteer: https://lnkd.in/eRH446Hh

This year’s theme is ‘Exploring the Indigenous and Creole Languages
and Cultures of the World’. However, like last year, topics about
ANY language, culture and identity are welcome.

Last year was an amazing Lingua-Cultura Experience and it is hoped that
those reading this were able to attend, but if you did not attend we
hope you attend this event!!!!

Sign up to SPEAK or VOLUNTEER at The Lingua-Cultura Experience 2022 Conference!
Sign-up Form: https://lnkd.in/ePUAV7Ya

This is the second FREE and non-funded global education
and humanities conference focused on world languages and cultures
this year 2022. The event will take place on CLUBHOUSE, the audio
between Thursday, JUNE 23th and Saturday, JUNE 25th.

In celebration of the United Nations’ International Decade of Indigenous Languages (IDIL) 2022-2032 (@indigenouslanguages) and Indigenous
Peoples Day in Canada, and support of the Global Action Plan of the IDIL,
The Lingua-Cultura Experience will focus on Indigenous and Creole languages and cultures of the world. This conference will serve as a
vehicle to promote the learning and use of these languages and cultures
while creating a platform to amplify the voices of the speakers of these languages and advocate for language and cultural rights.

We’re inviting all language and cultural educators, linguists, other professionals, learners, etc. from the global language and cultural communities to sign up as a speaker or volunteer. Everyone is welcome
to join as an attendee!

We have EIGHT language and culture tracks this year (see the sign-up
form for more details). NOTE: Topics about ANY language, culture and
identity are welcome.

DEADLINE TO SIGN UP: May 31 2022
We are thankful for our wonderful supporters:
The Global Coalition for Language Rights, 7000 Languages, Mongol Identity, Language Access Coalition of Canada, MCIS Language Solutions and MasterWord.
*Reach out to Avishta Seeras, https://linkedin.com/in/avishta-seeras
Twitter: LinguaCulturaXP
Creator & Producer of The Lingua-Cultura Experience | Neurolanguage Educator | Translator | Community Builder & Content Creator/Curator

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NASCAR Black History Made in Jacksonville

NASCAR Black History Made in Jacksonville

NFTs will change Black History, Black Artists, Black Culture and
Black Knowledge !!!!!

Black History can be right in the faces of Black and
Brown families, students and people do not even
know it.
Black History Month 2022 was an opportunity for
students at Twin Lakes Academy Middle to learn
and make history themselves. Studying Wendell
Scott in STEAM class, the first Black man to win
a NASCAR sanctioned race (Jacksonville 200) in
Jacksonville, Florida on December 1, 1963.
Scott shattered history by winning a Grand National
Race, this is NASCAR at its highest level during that
time and using this example to teach students that
they can overcome challenges in life to be successful.

It is not enough for me as their teacher to tell the
students, using technology to show students examples
and studying about Black History. Students are learning
Scott’s racing career was challenged by racial prejudice,
Jim Crow laws and his life was threatened even on the
track by other racers that tried to run him off the road,
some were even successful.

The significance of this win and others during that time
and even today is that Black and Brown people can be
successful in racing careers. Teamwork is key and
coordination of responsibilities for a team to be successful
at this high level of competition. Wendell Scott was also
the only Black NASCAR team owner which many in
Jacksonville, both Black and White do not know.

As a STEAM Educator (33 years teaching) it is important
that my students see themselves in the diversity of all
careers. Whether they are Black, Brown, White, Hispanic,
Mexican or LBGQ. No student should be denied or kept
from learning about their cultural influences in this
nation or globally.

Wendel Scott is just one example of many how Blacks
have contributed to the successes of many areas even
in racing and the NASCAR industry. Students learned that
even in his victory in Jacksonville Scott never was awarded
a trophy, it was not until 60 years later that his Jacksonville,
Florida win was posthumously awarded to his family.

The web site https://www.wendellscott.org/ tells more of
the story and to gain more information of Black drivers and
pit crews the web site by Stefan Young
https://blacknascar.com/ shows the faces and tells the stories
of the present. Black NASCAR web site shows the NFTs of
students from TLAM and how they were inspired by Scott
and his journey.

Many students did not know that Wendell Scott was honored
in the Disney picture “Cars” (2006). The inspiration for the
character of “River Scott” and even in the film “Greased
Lightening” (1977) starring Richard Pryor.

If students are not engaged in historic learning activities,
history will not be known and not recognized across movies
and music platforms. Educational access in STEAM programs
are important to bring relational connections to learning. Black,
Brown, Hispanic, and even Asians have faced racism, bigotry
and violence against them in this nation. This should not stop
our youth, teens and young adults from fighting for their dreams
and working hard for success.

TLAM students have created NFTs in classroom projects
celebrating the life and legacy of Wendell Scott, using the
connections of technology, watching YouTube videos and even
connecting with the Wendell Scott Foundation that is an
advocate for STEM Education. The learning continues as tech
and art combines higher order and critical thinking skills.

NFTs are a great way to have students share their knowledge,
show their artistic talents and to show their innovation with
technology. Even though their works are academic and not for
sale, there is an influence of cryptocurrency, the influence of
Web 3.0 and digital tech.

TLAM students are preparing for their future careers that will
involve Web 3.0, NFTs, Cryptocurrency, Domain Names, Game
Development, Web Development and Medical Sciences. STEAM
Education and Learning are influencing many areas and creating
new careers for years to come.

Students studying and creating NFTs like Scott’s example are
learning how to apply their knowledge to be business owners
and entrepreneurs. Scott was officially inducted into the NASCAR
Hall of Fame in 2015, becoming the first African American in
NASCAR history.

The Wendell Scott Foundation managed by CEO Warrick Scott,
provides educational programs designed for students ages 8
through 18 using STEM-related resources and programs.
This learning is provided to communities across the country
and shows the value of STEM, STEAM and STREAM Education
and Learning.

William and Aida Jackson can be followed on their
web site as The XSTREAM TEAM https://williamdjackson.edublogs.org/