Liberation of the Mind with Ministry and Technology

Liberation Podcast
Discussion on how technology, Metaverse, Altspace VR and digital spaces are shaping and molding digital evangelism.

Liberation of the Mind with Ministry and Technology
Presenting William and Aida Jackson sharing
their thoughts on ministry, education, faith,
technology, the metaverse and church on the
metaverse.
https://liberation.simplecast.com/episodes/liberation-presentswilliam-aida-jackson

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#Liberation presents William & Aida Jackson of
San Jose Church of Christ, Jax FL
Our Brands: My Quest to Teach (William)
LoveBuilt Life (Aida)
These educators talk to us about faith, education & different
ways of spreading the gospel through technology

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Twin Lakes Academy Middle School Students Are STEAMING

Twin Lakes Academy Middle School Students Are STEAMING
William Jackson, STEAM Educator
Brand: My Quest to Teach

Students at Twin Lakes Academy Middle School are learning
how their future career choices will be influenced by
the continued commercialization of Space. The growth and
collaboration of SPACEX, NASA, Blue Origin and other
companies are providing new career choices that require
new skills that were not needed just 5 years ago.
The internet, metaverse and Web 3.0 has changed how
students will be educated, access to digital tools that are
increasingly interactive, intuitive, engaging and involved.
Education is slowly adapting to the needs of digital worlds
and parents should be keeping track of the future
employability of their children. Career choices are not
based just on gaming and entertainment, students need
coding, programming, creativity training, critical thinking,
The Arts as a solid foundation for learning.
Schools that do not have dedicated STEAM Education and
Art Education programs are putting their students at risk of
not preparing them for digital careers that require these skills.
Technology is allowing more of our youth, teens and young
adults phenomenal growth potentials as digital leaders,
digital creatives and digital innovators. The growth of
Block Chain, NFTs, and the Metaverse are challenging how
education will prepare the future workforce.
We are transforming into a society of thought leaders,
digital collaboration and a digital artistic renaissance that will
shape how we explore the planets, the oceans, and seas and
even face global climate changes.
Duval County Public Schools is doing phenomenal works and
should continue to grow its partnerships with space agencies
like NASA, SPACEX and others so students can go forth to the
next level of learning and careers.
The collaboration of STEAM Education and STEAM Learning is
needed to excite students to apply new learning and extend
their visions to the future, into outer and inner space environments.
New digital tools like digital newspapers, podcasts, video
productions should be provided to students in elementary,
middle and high schools. Preparation is key to student growth
and successes. I have been a part of studios in elementary
schools and now middle school where students are learning
so much that they appreciate the experiences that will follow
them a lifetime of careers.

TLAM has a newspaper and podcast club that the community
is invited to view. They are sponsored by Ms. Canepa and
Mr. Jackson, both teachers at TLAM and digital content creators.
New teachers must have diverse technology skills to inspire and
educate the next digital entrepreneurs in their students.
If teachers lack computer skills students respect for educators
will diminish and teachers will be seen as “old folks’ that
are not worth listening to and not with the times we are
in with technology.

TLAM Newspaper – https://tlamnpc.wordpress.com/
TLAM Podcast – https://anchor.fm/tlampodcast
Take Flight with Your Innovation and Creativity in STEAM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HU7q500O6lM 

25 Ways To Build and Support African Startups in 2022

25 Ways To Build and Support African Startups in 2022
William Jackson, M.Ed. My Quest To Teach
Podcaster, Blogger, Educator, Speaker

If you are interested in learning more, watch the video
of the Nigerian Development HUB.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCic-gPYIww7qhk_W0rs7ziA
One Africa Forum
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGsw63j8Dc-RJ0w9PU6ofoQ

“When old people speak it is not because of the sweetness
of words in our mouths; it is because we see something
which you do not see.” Chinua Achebe
These words are many times key to help Africans continue
to grow as businesses leaders. Entrepreneurs are growing
in Africa, creating sustainable small and medium businesses
that are beneficial to the communities, villages, and cities
they are in.
Africa is the youngest continent in the global economy and
is gradually influencing global markets where Africans are
benefiting from the successes of Startups, collaborations,
cooperation’s and partnerships.
“Africa is closely watched as the next big growth market”

Harvard Business Review https://hbr.org/2019/ so the
potential is there to continue this growth, but there needs
to  be increased mentorship, guidance and investments.

As professional educators, professors, mentors, business
owners and influencers my wife and I are proud to share
gifts of knowledge for young African Startups that may need
guidance, encouragement and inspiration. The explosion of
business ideas, interests and support of startups that are
exploding across Africa is growing into 2022 and
will build Africa into a global leader where Africans can
determine their journey to greatness not because of other
nations influence, but by the greatness that is within Africa.

Digital technologies and access to mobile digital devices are
helping Africans to be connected to each other and on broader
digital and global platforms for collaborations and
networking.

Here are 25 suggestions for business success for
young Africans.

1. Write as if all of Africa is going to read your content and be
inspired to support you and take hold of your vision for a better
When people see your passion for Africa they should be
inspired to help.

2. When creating business content take the time to read, review,
rewrite, revise, what you have written. Your ability to communicate
is key to your business growth.

3. Don’t rely on anyone that tells you your too passionate or too
invested in Africa. Always invest in yourself and your home first.

4. Don’t try to be famous, don’t try to be rich, be sure to share
your life and ideas across Africa and encourage collaboration
and cooperation.

*Read writers like Achebe, Addiche, Soyinka and others for
guidance.

5. Embrace the diversity of Africa.
Your business should represent the diversity of Africa not just
one segment or one sections. Prepare your business to reach
out to diverse audiences.


6
. Don’t expect support from your neighbors, sometimes those
close to you are your biggest critiques.

7. Build your ability to write by reading what other writers have
written about business startup and growth. Write down your ideas
so you can see your potential future. Chinua Achebe and others
were able to blend stories for success and vision.

8. Build relationships, building is important, building a relationships
brings connectivity and trust. Never burn your bridges, always
leave quietly and with pride.

9. Read other business about others business owners success and
failures to learn from and inspire you.

10. Storytelling even in business paints a picture, so use words
that encourage the imagination and creativity for your employees
to inspire them and see your goals.

11. Use music to inspire and excite yourself and your employees.
Different music moves emotions differently, experiment with beats
and sounds around the business environment.

12. When writing your business plans determine if there are
challenges and conflicts that need to be overcome. What challenges
your intellect and imagination?

13. Don’t be afraid to admit you’re scared, use that energy to inspire
and motivate. Take the opportunity to spread your wings to fly.

14. Keep your passion and excitement about your startup during
good and bad times. Your passion is an extension of who you are.

15. Write your authentic kinds of stories to motivate other business
There are millions of stories just as there are millions of
Africans, share your story with them to inspire others.

16. Read, Read, Read and Read some more, fall in love with reading.
Develop your comprehension for understanding and applying to
achieving your goals.

17. Encourage your employees to read, write and be creative. You
want people to think, dreams, have vision and inspirations in multiple
ways that benefit your business.

18. Use technology to make a vision for your Brand. Remember
that not all Africans have high speed internet access. Adjust to
those with slower connections and little data.

19. Volunteer in your African communityif it is safe to do so. Help
others to see the beauty in people of diversity. Never judge those
that have less or even more than you do.

20. Running a business is a life-long journey and should be a
life-long adventure. Make sure your business is a part of
something bigger than you.

21. Take time to meditate and listen to the African ancestors.
What stories are they telling you to write and how to move.
They still inspire and motive in wonderful ways.

22. As you travel take the time to meet some of your customers.
Speak to the elder business owners to seek the spirit of Africa and
future guidance.

23. Mentor someone every day.

24. Use YouTube to provide resources for growth for your
Your business will only be as strong and resilient as
your weakest, youngest, older employees.

25. When someone decides to leave your business, celebrate
their growth for the future and wish them well.

Listening in Clubhouse in rooms like TECH NEWS -TECH NEWS
AFRICA – AFRICANS FUNDING AFRICANS – NIGERIAN DEVELOPMENT
HUB – ONE AFRICA FORUM
African startups need to continue to grow, they need to inspire and excite
the young people of Africa to be the best they can be. The need to
self-manage, self-regulate and self-inspire is key to continued growth.
Not relying on foreign interests and foreign investments, but local, national
and the continental investments that are vital and important for Africa to
grow and prosper.

 

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.