COVID19 Celebrating Physical and Health Education Teachers – Teaching Online

William Jackson, M .Ed PE Teacher

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.

Online Blog Published at
Jacksonville Free Press

#32yearsteaching #peteacher #iteachpe #healtheducation #peeducation #physicaleducation

Student expressions of staying physically fit 

The Threat of COVID19 What Face Are African Youth Putting on Social Media

Indigenous Youth In Africa

The Threat of COVID19 What Face Are African Youth Putting on Social Media
William Jackson, M.Ed.
Twitter @wmjackson
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 and her inspiring
knowledge and seeing her energy is phenomenal.
Thanks to and the leadership of
Teresa H. Clarke, Chair and CEO of
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
hazards, dangers.

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:


KidsCamp Miami 2020

Science Technology Reading Engineering
Arts Math

Our class at WCMIA
using the theme of Cruising

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to listen to the video…

KidsCamp Miami 2020
    KidsCamp Miami 2020

Embracing and inspiring the use of STREAM
to encourage collaboration, cooperation,
building professional and personal
learning networks and digital communities.


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During COVID19 Words of Advice to HBCU Graduates Entering Educational Careers

William Jackson of My Quest top Teach

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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William Jackson teaching students at EWC
William Jackson teaching students at EWC

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.

Attending open house at Venetia Elementary
Attending open house at Venetia Elementary

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

EWC Students at City Events
EWC Students at City Events

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.

WordCampUS 2016
WordCampUS 2016

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.

Digital Jobs Globally
Digital Jobs Globally

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
Jacksonville, Florida.
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.

Wm Jackson SCSU Grad
Wm Jackson SCSU Graduate

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
using technology.
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.

Black Authors and Educators
Black Authors and Educators

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
whole family.
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.

Nikki Giovanni and William Jackson
Nikki Giovanni and William Jackson

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 and Aida Correa
William Jackson and Aida Correa

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
MEAC Championships.
He also ran several relay races.

Running Track for SCSU
Running Track for SCSU 1984 Florida Relays

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.

William Jackson, Speaker at WordCamp Santa Clarita
William Jackson, Speaker at WordCamp Santa Clarita


Speaker at WordCamp Miami
Speaker at WordCamp Miami


William Jackson Hero Panel WordCamp PHX
William Jackson Hero Panel WordCamp PHX

Elementary Physical and Health Education Teacher

William is also a speaker at KidsCamp
Conferences across the United States,
Canada and Central America

KidsCamp Teacher
KidsCamp Teacher

Speaker, Teacher, Organizer


























COVID19 Changing the Look of Diversity in Technology and Education


COVID19 Changing the Look of Diversity in Technology and Education
William Jackson, M.Ed. #MyQuestToTeach

The image of speakers is sometimes displayed in traditional
media outlets as white men or women who are classified as
experts in their respective fields. They are highlighted by
their choice of clothing, distinguishing smiles, posing and
their proximity of the audiences. Each element is strategic
and in place for a visual element.

Many times people of color and culture are in the background
of photos, videos or information displays with complying smiles
and engaged viewing. They are in the backgrounds sometimes
as blurred images that are strategically placed to show that
there are people of color, but they are not the central point
and not in positions of leadership, engagement and value.

The term “representation matters” is a valuable view point
because youth, teens and young adults need to see people
that look like them or similar to them in order to place future
careers in their minds. Seeing a person of color in power
is not the same as seeing a person of color in the background.

Youth, teens and young adults of color need to see that their
communities are empowering each other, they are the ones
engaged and sharing valuable information. The decline of
Black male teachers has a profound mental effect on youth,
teens and young adults. Because they do not see them also
means there is less value for men because they are not
influential in their abilities to educate, mentor and be
effective role models.

This is not to say whites are not effective in the educational
process, but to say as a teacher of 32 years primarily
teaching in elementary education, young people do not
see a representation of themselves. The value they place
on applying education is diminished. The education in
the classroom should be applied to the students life to
show that education can elevate them past where they
are without the constant barrage of telling them because
they are poor, challenged and “at risk,” education is a
luxury that can only be provided by whites to help them
rise above human challenges.

Youth of color and culture should be taught that education
is empowering and they can achieve much in life and that
others of color are successful. Being a person of color is
not a bad thing because they too can be successful.
That the learning they receive can take them far because
they have awesome dreams that can be accomplished and
more can be gained and earned.

Parents of color need to take their children of color and
culture to Technology and STREAM events and activities
to exposure their children to future careers as COVID19
shows how valuable STREAM learning is.

There are a growing number of technology conferences
that  are engaging youth, teens and young adults so they
are not only getting hands on training, but having seeds
planted in their minds about future opportunities in
Technology  and STEAM.

KidsCamp conferences that are associated with
WordCamp conferences are unique learning adventures.
Integrating the elements of STEAM so that critical and higher
order thinking can be applied to enhance the learning of Web
Development that can be shared in other careers.

An example Aida Correa (Afro-Latina) and William Jackson
(African American), will be speakers on the upcoming
WordCamp Santa Clarita conference that will be online.

They have spoken at multiple WordCamp technology
conferences and teaching at KidsCamp conferences
with a focus on STEAM, Web Development, integration
of Design Theory and building future digital leaders
youth,  teens and young adults in the United  States,
Canada and Central America.

They are Organizers for the KidsCamp with WordCamp
Jacksonville, Florida, teachers in KidsCamp Miami,
Florida and volunteering from Canada, and
Central America.

Aida Correa (Afro-Latina) represents mothers,
grandmothers, she is an author, Artist, blogger,
business owner (LoveBuilt Life, LLC),  florist and true
21st century Renaissance woman. She participates in
sharing the love of learning and living life more
Aida can be found at LoveBuilt Life, LLC.

Her passion for the “open source” community and participating
in WordCamp and KidsCamp conferences locally (Jacksonville,
Florida), nationally and internationally shows as she teaches
youth,  teens and young adults across genders, generation
and culture.  Her diversity speaks volumes for girls and
women of Latina heritage how technology can help share
success and career choices.

Mary Job (Nigerian) is another example of an innovative and
progressive women that is a business owner and mentor to
men and women being engaged in tech. She manages on
Slack WP Nigeria to engage, empower and advocate for
Nigerians to grow in the WP or WordPress community.
Mary can be found on Twitter at

No matter what community youth are from they need to see
that people that look like them are making decisions in
leadership, creativity and innovation. They already see people
like them in sports and entertainment, they need to see people
that are creative, smart, intelligent and innovative.

Digital engagement is being made at technology conferences,
workshops, seminars to bring to light that people of color and
culture are smart, they are in leadership and they are influencers.
As more and more people of color are YouTubers, Instagrammers,
Twitter Leaders, PodCasters, etc the value is that new areas
of learning can open new careers of learning, innovation and

COVID19 is showing that communities of color and culture need
to have access to people of color that are doctors, researchers,
dentists,  attorneys, eye doctors, internists, pediatricians and
other related medical and STREAM innovators.

See the changing look of diversity can be found at many
campuses of HBCU – Historically Black Colleges and Universities
that are in many ways leaders in STEM, STEAM, STREAM
and CSTREAM fields.