Professional Learning on Clubhouse Changes the Vision of PD for Educators

Professional Learning on Clubhouse Changes the Vision of PD for Educators
William Jackson, M.Ed. STEAM Educator on Clubhouse @myquesttoteach

William and Aida - Volunteers WordCamp US 2019
William and Aida – Volunteers WordCamp US 2019

The newest and one of the most engaging social media apps is supercharging
professional development. Teachers are not sitting in mass in classrooms or
conferences rooms they are comfortably at home, on the road with their
families, alone enjoying a coffee and snacks or other relaxing positions.

Clubhouse has opened new opportunties to learn, grow, connect and
collaborate on an audio platform that teachers have access to high caliber
people globally to connect and learn from. Teachers now how a global
reach in professional development and learning.

The face or the sound of professional development is changing with
the use of audio platforms where educators and administrators can
speak real time with educational peers/professionals literally anywhere
in the world. My wife Aida who is an arts educator and STEAM advocate
and I, teaching STEAM learning in public education are speaking with
professionals that we can use to grow or knowledge. We have access
to resources to speak to youth, teens and young adults to inspire
new careers in Space and the growing Space industry. There are growing
opportunties here in Jacksonville with Jax Aviation

Authority and its connection to commercializing Space.
There is an authentic and unique relationship to this opportunity that
has never existed. Other online digital spaces; Flipgrid, Facebook groups,
Twitter chats, and private chats on different platforms have tried to
accomplish this level of engagement but have not come close. Aida
and I because of our direct involvement in several rooms about
STEAM Education and Learning on Clubhouse have spoken at
several online conferences that ranged from 500 to several thousand
globally. We are scheduled to speak at several events and broadens
our ability to collaborate online with organizations that support
STEM and STEAM learning. We are not just local influencers but
global influencers of STEAM education.

Our participation in the WordCamp web development community
enables us to share to a broader audience the relationship between
STEAM and Web Development. Nothing to date has provided the
same level of open authentic communication and collaboration
with others as being active and engaged on Clubhouse.

Clubhouse offers new opportunities to truly share, listen, speak,
discuss, share the voice of a professional educator and to be
heard beyond just their local areas. The opportunity to make
transformative connections and develop real relationships with
people that are respected, that is very exhilarating professionally.

Globally Clubhouse has grown from
600,000 in December 2020 to 10 million in February
2021
 and continues to grow in influence. When my wife Aida
introduced it to me in 2020 at first I was skeptical, but after
attending several rooms for educators I was completely hooked.
I was able to speak to professional educators from around the
world in the areas that I am passionate about in helping youth,
teens and young adults to grow in their skills, talents and abilities
outside of the classroom. To guide students  of color and culture
to new directions for careers that allow them to dream higher.

Empowering students with information from professionals is
one of the best ways to change the future of our young people
because teachers have access to real people doing real work in
business, technology, science, research and development.

Educators can connect with people that have a vested interest
in making sure all students are successful and even understand
the struggles of urban youth, students that are struggling with
learning challenges and even dealing with social issues
that are both positive to their growth and social challenges
they are dealing with personally.

“Clubhouse allows educators to connect with fellow educators
and share best practices and also to discuss the bigger ideas
around education to allow them to reflect on their practice
to improve students’ outcomes and also challenge their
own views on education. It also allows them to hear voices
that they may not have access to normally.”
Doctor Michael Harvey, @doctor_harves

Professional literature like
Global Trends in Professional Learning and Development
have stated the changes in professional development, that the
trends were changing and adapting with the increased use of
mobile technologies. ‘Open, design led and immersive’ where
ideas and resources are exchanged in unregulated online
environments.

Clubhouse is doing this on a national and international and
multilingual scale. Educational experts that are respected like
David Price, Open: How We’ll Work, Live and Learn In The Future
have stated that the changes of information and the barriers to
teacher learning are falling away. “Because information flows
faster and more freely than ever, and because we are better
connected than ever, the barriers to learning are being
dismantled. We share what we learn instantly and, generally,
without restrictions.

How we learn, and whom we learn from, has been transformed.
Our reliance upon anointed experts and authority figures has
diminished, while our capacity to learn from each other
has spiraled.”

Teaching over 30 years in pubic and higher education, the
access to educational peers and resources helps to keep my
knowledge and skill-sets fresh and relevant. This means that
I can share real-time information with my students that is
relevant and empowering, not shared from a book that may
be years behind educational models that do not address the
needs of my diverse student audiences. Enjoying applying the
learning on this unique professional development platform
that directly connects me to educational peers.

William Jackson and Aida Correa
William Jackson and Aida Correa

Our educational peers can follow us on
Clubhouse @myquesttoteach and on Twitter @wmjackson those
that are artists/educators can follow Aida @lovebuiltlife and
join the discussions on @Educ8World https://educ8.world

 

 

What Are You Doing This Summer – Join WordFest 2021 in July

WordFest Live 2021
WordFest Live 2021

What Are You Doing This Summer – Join WordFest 2021 in July

Aida and I are very excited we have been chosen to speak at the
upcoming WordFest Live 2021
https://www.wordfest.live/2021/06/

Our session can be found here with all the other talented
speakers  WordPress Living Live 2021 

We will be speaking about:
“Creating, Developing and Implementing a Virtual Meetup for
Kids with WordPress”
https://www.wordfest.live/sessions/creating-developing-and-implementing-a-virtual-meetup-for-kids-with-wordpress/
Speaker: William and Aida Jackson
Session Time: 8:00pm July 22nd, 2021 (your local time)
Session Time: 12:00am July 23rd, 2021 (UTC)

Speakers at WordFest 2021
Speakers at WordFest 2021

Thank you to the Big Orange Heart @BigOrangeHeart
for selecting Aida and I to speak and to be Media Partners.

Even during this receding pandemic it is great to see
the continued passion for collaboration, cooperation and
preparation in business, entrepreneurialism and educational
growth. The speakers are influencers in their respective
communities, cities, states & across the nation.

WordFest Logo
WordFest Logo

Globally they are recognized and respected for their
knowledge, craft, creativity and digital innovation.
The world is in constant digital flux, events like this,
WordFest Live are needed because it allows people of
similar passions and purpose to connect, collaborate and
create.

Looking forward to speaking, teaching and collaborating.
Check out the wonderful speakers..
https://www.wordfest.live/speakers/

WordPress Living Live 2021
WordPress Living Live 2021

#WordFestLive #WordFestLive2021
#BoldSpeakers #Influencers
#GlobalInfluencers @EDUC8WORLD
#Educ8World #Educ8

Parents What Is Your Kids e-Reputation Online??

Parents What Is Your Kids e-Reputation Online??
William Jackson, M.Ed.
My Quest To Teach #myquesttoteach

Youth, teens and young adults are subject to
immature online decisions, off the cuff
comments, profanity laden tantrums and
opinions that create words they will
potentially regret later. Despite the best
efforts of parents, teaching children can
be challenging and frustrating especially
online behaviors.

Online behaviors add another challenge
when parents are not around to monitor,
correct and delete potential problems
that could result from uncharacteristic
comments that lead to embarrassment or
worse. Digital reputations are important
especially for future career decisions.

Youth, teens and young adults are
increasingly online during the pandemic.
They cannot physically see their friends,
although policies are relaxing, but from
March 2020 to June 2021 it has been hard.
The lack of physical contact has caused
social challenges of being disconnected
from family and friends and children have
been affected. They have dived into using
tech to connect and engage, the issue
is that many are applying inappropriate
behaviors and parents at time are not
watching and monitoring.

With the increased integration of the
Internet into the lives of youth, teens
and young adults and the ease of developing
digital content, youth need to learn about
the value of their developing e-Reputations.
Thier reputations carry weight both good and
bad. Youth, teens and young adults are leaving
digital trails of content that can influence
career, educational, financial and life-style
choices.

Welcome to a new digital age where a young
persons e-Reputation will precede them in life.
A new involvement with kids, a focus of influence,
collaboration and cooperation. e-Reputation was
originally used by reputation management companies
to manage a business social status online.

Youth are online more often and engaged on social
platforms, using social tools that allow content
to spread over a wider audience. Videos are worth
thousands of words because of the ability to share
them on multiple platforms and the influence they
have. Look at the effects of Tic Tok and how many
youth are freely giving personal information to a
platform that an then sell, share and take
advantage of in other ways.

Facebook, Twitter, Tick Tok, Instagram and other
sites are the current dominant sites for youth.
There are many others that contain photos, video,
animations and unique created content. Youth know
the value of staying cloaked, but being hidden
will not always be safe and secure. As politicians,
movie producers, law enforcement members, educators,
etc are learning their past reputations
will catch-up with them.

Youth still need to know soft people skills that
are needed in business, education, commerce and
industries. Careers still require engagement in
personal relationships so youth need to know how to
network, collaborate, get along with others and
even modify the way they see themselves. Behaviors
help to determine reputations because that is what
people remember.

The term, “your reputation precedes you,” is
important because people will research each other
digitally even after meeting in person and create
bias, build or deny a relationship based on what
is seen online. When researched online the term
is defined as:
“Precede means to come before, and reputation means
the beliefs or opinions held about someone. …
If your reputation precedes you, it means people
have heard things about you before they actually
meet you.” You can see on platforms how youth are
having fun, but possibly at the expense of their
future reputations for high paying jobs and
leadership positions.

Technology is changing the way youth learn, engage
with each other, share their knowledge and even
manage their relationships online. There are
algorithsm built into sites like LinkedIn that match
skills, abilities, talents, and other qualities to
pair with employment opportunities.

Parents need to Google their children online and
research the online presense that could
potentially lead to future problems and challenges.
In a world that is growing into a foundation of
“thought leadership,” and “knowledge based
information.” Shared in the publication PRWeek
https://www.prweek.com/article/1279799/when-reputation-precedes
the world of social media, journalism by youth,
teens and young adults, they do not have the luxury
of being hidden online. Their content can be found,
categorized and compartmentalized. Because of the
Internet we do not live in a communications vacuum.
What you say about others does matter, who you take
a photo with does make a difference and when
recorded on video can be used either to promote
you or destroy you.

The very thoughts of youth are digitally transmitted
online for the world to see and evaluate. The wrong
words can create a reputation that can stop
advancement in many careers and even create
controversies years later. “Black Face” is a hot
topic because of the representation of past racists
perceptions and behaviors. Several high level people
have been in trouble from past behaviors like these
that are from their past.

Technology changes everything about how kids learn,
communicate, collaborate, create and innovate.
What kids are learning now will help them be
competitive in the future. Youth need to know the
soft people skills that are still needed in business,
education, commerce and industries. Kids need to know
how to network, get along with others and even change
the way they see themselves.

Advice from Darrah Brustein, founder, Network Under 40,
“I’m here to remind you to create a great impression
in real life and then leverage that work to create a
strong reputation currency online.” Parents make sure
your children understand their content does influence
their future and their content can change the
reputations that they have.

As a parent of two, a professional educator, business
owner, and blogger, I encourage parents to teach and
model for their children to Act with Integrity and
teach that Respect is earned not given and personal
reputations are valuable, not commodities to be
treated carelessly. The youth today will be judged,
evaluated, perceived and accepted or denied based
on past social media activities.

Parents must at times look at their children’s phones,
to prevent the wrong impressions being shared and
the wrong information that can jeopardize or damage
personal images.

Aida and William Jackson
Aida and William Jackson

If your school  or organization would like a workshop
for youth, teens and young adults contact the
XSTREAM Team for a STEAM, Tech or Internet Workshop.
Edublog for XSTREAM Teach
https://williamdjackson.edublogs.org/2021/06/10/hello-world/

What Are You Doing This Summer – Join WordFest 2021 in July

WordFest Live 2021
WordFest Live 2021

What Are You Doing This Summer – Join WordFest 2021 in July

Aida and I are very excited we have been chosen to speak at the
upcoming WordFest Live 2021
https://www.wordfest.live/2021/06/

Our session can be found here with all the other talented
speakers  WordPress Living Live 2021 

We will be speaking about:
“Creating, Developing and Implementing a Virtual Meetup for
Kids with WordPress”
https://www.wordfest.live/sessions/creating-developing-and-implementing-a-virtual-meetup-for-kids-with-wordpress/
Speaker: William and Aida Jackson
Session Time: 8:00pm July 22nd, 2021 (your local time)
Session Time: 12:00am July 23rd, 2021 (UTC)

Thank you to the Big Orange Heart @BigOrangeHeart
for selecting Aida and I to speak and to be Media Partners.

Even during this receding pandemic it is great to see
the continued passion for collaboration, cooperation and
preparation in business, entrepreneurialism and educational
growth. The speakers are influencers in their respective
communities, cities, states & across the nation.

WordFest Logo
WordFest Logo

Globally they are recognized and respected for their
knowledge, craft, creativity and digital innovation.
The world is in constant digital flux, events like this,
WordFest Live are needed because it allows people of
similar passions and purpose to connect, collaborate and
create.

Looking forward to speaking, teaching and collaborating.
Check out the wonderful speakers..
https://www.wordfest.live/speakers/

WordPress Living Live 2021
WordPress Living Live 2021

#WordFestLive #WordFestLive2021
#BoldSpeakers #Influencers
#GlobalInfluencers @EDUC8WORLD
#Educ8World #Educ8

LinkedIn Strategies for HBCU Students Prepare to Connect

LinkedIn Strategies for HBCU Students Prepare to Connect
William Jackson, M.Ed.
Graduate of South Carolina State University
Professional Educator for 32 years…..

William Jackson, M.Ed. Graduate of South Carolina State University
William Jackson, M.Ed. Graduate of South Carolina State University


The use of technology to promote personal and business
Brands has grown exponentially over the course of
several years. Building a relationship online is strategic,
planned and executed to obtain maximum visibility.
HBCU students are learning different strategies before
graduating that can get them not just a leg up, but their
whole bodies up and ready for new careers and leadership
responsibilities.
Moving from educational lifestyles to professional
lifestyles can be stressful, uncertain and daunting.
Learning as much as possible about how to Brand
yourself, Market your abilities, talents, strengths and
ambitions can mean the difference in struggling to
gain an entry level position to starting off in midlevel
positions with leadership growth potentials and a
salary to match.

As an HBCU professor from 2004 to 2017 teaching for
the Education Department of Edward Waters College,
the oldest HBCU in the state of Florida. I have provided
instruction in Educational Technology that guides the
Education student to use a combination of low and
medium tech in classrooms where they are expected to
teach a diverse student body.
Applying educational strategies that focus on content
that engaged the students learning interest and applies
their learning strengths, but also address learning
weaknesses or challenges with interactive online tools
and programs.

Even with approaching the use of tech for business and
entrepreneurialism there is a cross-instructional piece
that can be applied to business and education.
Sharing strategies that I apply in LinkedIn for personal
and business uses I hope these can be applied by
HBCU students.

  1. Showcase your knowledge on LinkedIn in areas that
    you’re majoring in and trying to gain entrance. Using
    microblogging, traditional blogging and even podcasting
    can help HBCU students gain visibility.
    2. When listening to Podcasts find subject areas that you
    can connect with and potentially be a future guest so
    you can share statistics, data driven results and the
    scalability of information.
    3. Do not allow impostor syndrome to stop you from
    sharing your knowledge. All it takes is a few minutes
    to attract followers and a few good observations.
    4. Show your value with the information you are shown.
    Regurgitate it with your spin that brings new attention
    can be applied to a new audience.
    5. Don’t short sell yourself, know your value and your
    worth.6. Grow your connections over time. Do not try to grow
    your audience to fast or overnight.
    7. Show interest of other people when reading content,
    instead of just posting content continuously read or
    view what others are posting and provide feedback.
    8. Seek engagement, building relationships that build
    to friendships, partnerships for potentially future
    collaborations.
    9. If you tag people make sure they will respond to you,
    and respond to them.
    10. Be mindful of your content. Comment on what is
    trending try not to comment on old news.11. Have a list of people that will engage with you.
    Follow them and engage with content that promotes
    connections and collaborations.
    12. When reading LinkedIn posts think about your replies
    before you reply to stay on the subject, not taking it
    to another direction.
    13. HBCU students should build their networks before
    graduation. It is easier to build a following slowly than
    to struggle in building a following with no strategies
    and no plan.
    14. Put Hash Tags in your postings to draw more attention
    to your content or others to expand more engagement.
    15. LinkedIn should show what you revolve around, your
    interests, your ideologies and your future directions.16. Follow HBCU instructors from other schools to share
    content and build your PLN and PLC
    PLN Professional Learning Network and Professional
    Learning Communities.
    17. Work to be a storyteller as well. People love to follow
    and engage with storytellers.
    18. When sharing information about what is going on at
    the HBCU make sure it is not centered around gossip,
    hearsay or third person mentioning and bashing of a
    persons reputation and professionalism.
    19. Remember the purpose of LinkedIn to network and
    share content.
    20. Don’t be afraid to follow HBCU instructors on LinkedIn
    on campus even if you are not taking their classes. Building
    a following by instructors can be used as reference material
    for future potential careers.Prof. William Jackson, M.Ed
    Email: williamderekjackson@gmail.com
    Twitter: @wmjackson
    Blogging My Quest To Teach
    http://MyQuestToTeach.com/
    Instagram:
    http://Instagram.com/WilliamDJackson
    Tumblr:
    http://williamdjackson.tumblr.com/archive
    Blerd:
    http://blerdnation.com/blerds/william
    WordCampTV
    https://wordpress.tv/?s=William+Jackson
    Clubhouse
    @myquesttoteach
    Podcast:
    My Quest To Teach – Digital Evangelism Podcast
    https://anchor.fm/william-d-jackson