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The opportunity to speak at a WordCamp is a thrilling experience.
Sharing your knowledge, passion, purpose,
experiences and the networking is phenom….
Speaking at WordPress Y’all in Birmingham, Alabama
is always rewarding and powerful..
Sharing the power of your voice and how to expand
your business and personal Brand applying your voice and
available digital tools and platforms.
Use WordPress to Share Your Voice
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The title of this presentation is “Use WordPress to Share Your Voice”
If you’re a content creator your content should expand
beyond just blogging, you should be engaged, active and
influencing in your community.
When you love what you do as a teacher you want to motivate your educational peers.
Teaching online has been fun, engaging, enlightening, challenging at times,
stressful sometimes and uplifting.
Giving your best to your students each day even teaching
in an online environment. This is truly unexpected as a 32 year teacher.
What helps me is the knowledge that I can still reach my students
from kindergarten to 5th grade and using video chat and online chatting,
I can still connect with them.
Sending prayers and encouragement to all
Duval County Public School employees
in Jacksonville, Florida.
The Threat of COVID19 What Face Are African Youth Putting on Social Media
William Jackson, M.Ed.
Sponsor of African WordCamp, KidsCamp and EdCamp Conferences
Listening to the recent Webinars directed at women
leadership on the African continent by women is vital
to providing girls and women opportunities for safety,
access to medical care, equitable educational access,
integration of STEM, STEAM, STREAM to build the
continent of Africa to be a leadership role model
for the world. The United States administration is
many cases should be modeling what is going on in Africa.
Using the hashtag #VirtualConferenceAfrica listening to
young ladies like Natasha Wang Mwansa of Lusaka, Zambia https://twitter.com/TashaWangMwansa and her inspiring
knowledge and seeing her energy is phenomenal.
Thanks to https://Africa.com/ and the leadership of
Teresa H. Clarke, Chair and CEO of Africa.com
This session “Women are Providing to Be Great Leaders
During COVID-19. Is the Pathway to Power?
The global pandemic has affected billions of people around
the planet. The majority of news agencies have been reporting
strategies similar to war-time to slow the progression of
this deadly disease.
Africa has not been spared from this murderous event, and
families, communities, cities and nations are self-isolating
themselves in historic numbers. The development of digital
technologies designed to allow for communication and
connections are inspiring African youth in creating content
that shares their feelings, ideas, creativity and innovation.
The increase in young African bloggers are building digital
influencers that are sharing necessary skills of using tech to
build new monetary streams of income to support their
families. Digital platforms are allowing youth to communicate
on platforms that offer chances to change behaviors, influence
thinking and bring information to mobile devices that can
potentially save lives.
The world is a global market place for intellectual sharing,
African youth are learning that careers and growth are coming
from intellectual content development not through traditional
lifestyles of agriculture and farming.
So much is based on intellectual design that even the US
government is monitoring content from Africa. Not allowing
Africans to travel to the US because of perceived security
issues that are false is making America look foolish.
African young people are building business relationships
that challenge the thinking, creativity and innovative
designs to build beyond what is seen to what can be
dreamed. As a parent and experiences as a Social Media
advocate, blogger and speaker I encourage youth to follow
their dreams and explore new opportunities to network,
collaborate, share and build.
Not to be afraid to learn and then apply that learning
in business and entrepreneurism. Not to be scared to
fail because failure builds courage, experience and drives
the desire to succeed.
The recent online webinars, “Leadership In Times of Crisis,
Crafting Strategy in the Face of Uncertainty” and “This Isn’t
the West – How Africa’s Informal Sector Reacts to COVID-19.”
Showing African youth and adults that success is there, they
have to work smarter for it.
African parents are the first role models, the first educators,
the first mentors and teachers for their children. So parents
need to remember if they are not teaching their children they
are putting them behind others that are teaching their children
to value of education, creativity and innovation.
African parents must consider “What Face Are African Youth
Putting on Social Media” and the consequences that will follow
both good and bad. Parents should be proactive as much as
possible and set realistic expectations for behaviors online,
have honest discussions with their children about the potential
The Internet is a representation of life, there is good, bad, evil
and places where youth, teens and young adults should not go.
There are places of encouragement, collaboration, cooperation,
safety, building foundations for Professional Learning Networks
(PLN) and Professional Learning Communities (PLC) that provide
African youth a foundation with mentors and role models that
can be found on the recent webinars.
The future greatness of Africa has always been reliant on it’s
youth, teens and young adults to learn, grow and be engaged
in all processes to build Africa. To dream the dreams of
innovation, discovery, research, building communities of
prosperity and providing new streams of business, ecommerce,
building of progressive growth and Africa preparing for the future.
COVID19 may just be the push Africa needs for it to see greatness
in the future and global influences in multiple influences
around the world.
Natasha Wang Mwansa of Lusaka, Zambia has made reference
for African youth, teens and young adults to take advantage
of these times for growth to be the future leaders Africa
will need in the future. Education is the key and governments
must be willing to allow African youth to contribute and do
the necessary works to make societal improvements.
To follow the discussion: https://VirtualConferenceAfrica.com/
During COVID19 Words of Advice to HBCU Graduates Entering Educational Careers
William Jackson, M.Ed. Educational Professional for 32 years
Teacher for WordCamp and KidsCamp Conferences
United States, Canada, Central America, Africa
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As an educational professional of 32 years and a graduate
of South Carolina State University. My parents were
both graduates of HBCUs. Mother (Delaware State College),
father (Delaware State College) and grandparents
were dedicated educators.
They always encouraged giving back in the form of wisdom,
prayers, encouragement and helping of educators establish
foundations for their careers as educators. Not just as a teacher,
but they emphasized because of our influence in our communities
and across generations we have a responsibility to teach no
matter the situations and circumstances.
COVID19 is just such a situation that educators are thrust
into to apply educational creativity, innovation and plain old
common sense when teaching in uncharted waters of digital
There are always opportunities for teaching no matter what
situation teachers are in. Teachers are taught to look for
learning opportunities all around them to share with students
and engage them in seeing how powerful all learning is.
How knowledge can build on itself and allow students to
grow to embrace knowledge to inspire passions for continued
Every child has the right to receive an education that prepares
them to be the future leaders, creatives, innovators, dreamers
and thought leaders the world will need. HBCU institutions still
apply an old school mentality that every child can learn when
treated with respect, dignity, love and the family is included in
the learning process.
As can be seen with COVID19 medical professionals, medical
educators, and technology innovators are needed to save lives.
Educators have transitioned to online and discovering the
opportunities to embrace and integrate learning
on multiple digital platforms.
Using educational content to fit on digital devices from phones,
to tablets, to laptops, to desktops to even watches educators
can guide students to new career options never thought of before.
This is another reason why HBCU students need to attend tech
conferences like WordCamp, Florida Blogging and Technology
Conference, Bar Camp and EdCamp conferences.
Teachers are putting learning content on Slack, TEAMS, YouTube,
Zoom and other software because students learn
differently and speak their language of learning. HBCU institutions
are changing the way they teach so their graduates are prepared
when they enter into their careers to teach in the communities
they will be in.
As a proud HBCU graduate and a HBCU instructor at the historic
HBCU Edward Waters College where I taught for NASA in teacher
preparation in the 90’s and joined the faculty from 2004 to 2017
teaching Educational Technology, Social Media, STEAM and
I applied what my HBCU instilled in me to be a global thinker, a
digital innovator and how my skills and abilities can help my
community and the youth, teens and young adult in
I was taught that all students are intelligent, smart, creative and
innovative, they have the great potential to be influencers,
business owners, entrepreneurs, the smart creatives and
innovators that their communities will need in the future.
HBCU students in education departments are still being
taught these ideas by their instructors.
Online learning was coming!! COVID19 created a thrust
that shows HBCU institutions are still viable, influential
and needed. The works of HBCU teachers
is important because their energies and knowledge are
important to keep up with new ways of teaching and how
to apply ways students are learning and
HBCU institutions have phenomenal knowledge from their
instructors that are teaching traditional ways and with
digital tools and platforms that match the learning styles
of their students.
HBCU teachers are a foundation of knowledge that
can help students see and apply growth. The growth
to the value and importance of education for the
COVID19 has demanded that we work together to support
educational innovators that shows teachers of color and
culture, that are graduates of HBCU institutions across
the nation will be prepared for the classrooms of the
21st century and address the learning of youth, teens
and young adults in the classrooms of America.
I encourage the graduating teachers of HBCUs to grow
in your passion to make a difference in your communities,
your cities and your chosen honored careers as educators.
Embrace your diversity because you do make a difference in each
of your students lives. When students of color and culture see you,
many times they see themselves in successful professional careers.
Your presence, your actions, your words, your passion and dedication
are shared over the generations of
your future students.
The presence of COVID19 should not stop you from
being the best teacher you can be either online or
in the traditional classroom setting. Historically
HBCU students are faced with challenges that
strengthen their resolve to be the best they can
be with modern tools or old. As I have heard from
several instructors, “teach teacher teach, to
empower our children to be successful and
influential in the world.”
William Jackson is a graduate of
South Carolina State University.
He was also a student – athlete
that participated in track and field.
William ran the open 400m, 400m
intermediate hurdles where he was
ranked nationally and held several
He also ran several relay races.
William has taught for 32 years in
elementary and higher education.
He has spoken at local educational
conferences and has broadened his
platform to speak nationally and
internationally in Canada, Central America
and across the United States.
Elementary Physical and Health Education Teacher
William is also a speaker at KidsCamp
Conferences across the United States,
Canada and Central America