STEM Instruction and Graduation at TLAM

STEM Instruction and Graduation
at TLAM

Aida and William Jackson
Aida and William Jackson

https://youtu.be/JymhJMy_5fc?t=3

Mr. and Mrs. Jackson celebrating
the achievements of students
attending TLAM in Duval County
Public Schools.
Twin Lakes Academy Middle School

William and Aida are members of
the global community of WordPress
and teach STEM at KidsCamp locally,
nationally and internationally.
As teachers they volunteer their
time, resources and abundant
energy to inspire youth,
teens and young adults to
participate in the
WordPress community.

Appling Science Technology Engineering
Math concepts to prepare students
for future careers as digital leaders
and thought leaders that are needed
for the expansion
of technology and innovation.
William is a teacher of 33 years,
speaker and digital influencer
in the WordPress and WordCamp
community.
Aida is a professor, speaker, author
and artist. She also is a digital influencer
in the WordPress community.

They are the managers of
WPJax Kids Meetup in
Jacksonville and invite youth,
teens and young adults to participate
in monthly meetup meetings.
RSVP for the next meetup in
Tuesday, February 16th 2021
https://www.meetup.com/wordpress-jacksonville/ 

“Parents What Do Your Kids See Online – Do You See The Same Thing”

William Jackson, M.Ed.

“Parents What Do Your Kids See Online – Do You See The Same Thing”
William Jackson, M.Ed.

William Jackson, M.Ed.
William Jackson, M.Ed


Parents: students have been out for winter vacations and have had
idle time to explore web sites, use Apps and even chat more with
their friends.  Have you checked your children’s browser safety ratings,
updated antivirus software, cleared your cache/history and cookies on
your computers? These are  things that should be performed on a regular
schedule.

A parent’s job is to be diligent against harm and danger to their children
physical, emotional, psychological and even digital lives. Just as the United
States military protects America from all enemies both foreign and domestic.
A parent’s job is to protect their homes from invasion and incursion even
from the online digital environments that their children visit. Protecting
children from online pornography, violence and potential stalkers/predators.

There was a time when parents could rest in the knowledge that their children
were safe: no longer because children, teens and even young adults have
been lured away from home, enticed to visit people they do not know to
come to malls, shopping centers and even playgrounds to meet people they
only think are their friends.

The growing number of children snatched and thrown into slave labor has
grown, the dangers of child pornography have grown, sexting has grown.
Much is because of the lack of teaching children how to behave online and
how to keep safe. Giving youth, teens and young adults Smartphones is like
giving a child the car keys and letting them go with no training, no license
and no common sense and expected to think and act like an adult.

William Jackson, educator, speaker, volunteer
William Jackson, educator, speaker, volunteer

Millions of students have been celebrating their winter break nationwide.
Students from public, private, charter and higher education have been invading online sites. Their activities will range from chatting, watching YouTube videos, playing online games through gaming systems and sharing digital content.

Children in elementary schools have Facebook, Instagram, Tic Tok accounts
and parents are ignorant to their online activities. Parents need to be concerned and cautious about all online activity and if they have suspicions always ask questions and check behind your children on their computers and phones.
How to Protect Your Child’s Phone:
http://www.news4jax.com/morning-show/How-to-predator-proof-a-child-s-phone/-/1875838/17760102/-/14mx6cm/-/index.html

The ease of accessing online pornography, sexual situations, vulgar language,
and the potential to expose the family to sexual predators is a huge risk. Many
parents openly acknowledge that they trust their children, what about their friends that can influence online activities? All parents are not responsible and will not accept the accountability that comes with being a parent. So caution is needed and communication with children about digital expectations for online safety should be reinforced.

Children have been taken, encouraged to sneak from homes and then raped
(boys and girls), sold into prostitution, and even murdered. The dangers of
online activities are real and relevant. These are life and death situations in a
digital world that is growing with Artificial Intelligence, Voice Recognition,
Facial Recognition and other new technologies that potentially
allow life to be more enjoyable and even safe.

Parents should not allow their children either elementary
school age to high school to have free unmonitored access
to the Internet. Cyber-bullying, Sexting, Voyeurism, chat rooms
hookups and video sex rooms are available
online; this is a reality not fantasy.

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

The title of this Blog: 
“Parents What Do Your Kids See Online – Do You See The Same Thing”

The Internet has given way to an ease of sites that contain information
from pictures, video and multimedia that can influence children in either a
destructive or constructive manner both psychologically and emotionally.
Data from Inter@active Weekly and Newsweek shows that an estimated
10 million web sites have pornographic materials that kids have access too.
55% of all Internet porn activity occurs during 9am and 5pm and slightly
increases as children transition to home from school. 62% of young
Internet users admit to visiting sites containing sexual content, violence,
hate materials and offensive music.

Parents that earn over $75,000 to $100,000 a year have children that are
more than likely downloading porn at home because of the availability
of high speed Internet access. The dropping of Internet access prices has
allowed more lower income homes to have higher speed access. Disturbingly
a congressional study has found that 3 in 5 kids online have received an
invitation to engage in sexual encounters from chatting on Facebook and
other Social Media sites.

Parents need to stay informed and educated about the dangers, potential
of abductions from online activities. In Austin, Texas a family learned the
hard way when a young girl was taken from meeting someone online.
A comment made by a family member was, “I had no clue this was even
going on.” The abduction of children and selling into prostitution.
“I thought it was a third world country situation not in the United States.”
http://www.kvue.com/news/Texas-child-lured-into-sex-trade–155503345.html

Community Brings People Together
Community Brings People Together

The United States is not a third world country, that does not matter anymore.
The danger is that those in higher income salaries think they are safer, but
in reality they are exposed more because they purchase higher speed devices,
unlimited data and their children have broader personal networks.
Technology has progressed at such a rapid rate parents should question their
children and friends on their online activities. If they don’t like the answers
take action before you get surprised and are exposed to the dangers of online
porn, violence and hatred.

I have been teaching for over 30 years and during those years have
spoken at conferences, workshops, seminars for youth, teens and young
adults. It is important to continue to educate children about their access to
sites and even their content they post because it can come back to either
help them or hurt them in educational and career choices.
Parents make sure you set high expectations for behaviors online and
not to give out personal and private information. Not to leave home to
visit strangers and even friends when dark or late. To be sure to text
you when they arrive at their destinations and when they are returning
home.

Parents follow your instincts and never assume what your children
will not do. Remember the devastation of news that other parents
experienced when give news about things they always said their children
will not do. Remember how you were at your children’s ages. The world
has changed in many ways, too many ways it has been bad, even though
there is good in the world.

Daddy and Daughter
Daddy and Daughter

Actions taken now can reduce or stop incidents later of heartbreak and
worry. Be the parent your children need not to be their friends.

2021 – Reflections of Growth Even During an Age of Pandemic

Ford Bloggers William and Aida

2021 – Reflections of Growth Even During an Age of
Pre-Pandemic and Current Retrospective to our 
Communities as Influencers

2020 was unexpected in many ways, as bloggers, content creators,
professional educators and community servants the degrees of
growth still were there and blessing our communities.
Aida and I even were married during the pandemic and we thank
the Lord for the safety of our children, grandchildren, parents
and other family members. We are appreciative to our church
family a San Jose Church of Christ in Jacksonville, Florida.
https://www.sjcc.us/

Since being involved in the WordPress community Aida (2018)
and I (2016) have had the pleasure, enjoyment and blessings of
traveling to Canada, Central America and across the United States
of America. We have built a family of dynamic men, women, youth,
teens and young adults as we speak about the wonders of STEM, STEAM,
and STREAM that are influencing career choices for Black, Brown
and Indigenous children.

The pressures of teaching physical and health education online as
a professional educator. Teaching students from kindergarten to
fifth grade. Preparing lesson plans, using internet resources and
even collaboration with other teachers to provide worthwhile
lessons.  These are challenges facing teachers in the educational
profession in public, private, parochial and charter schools. All
teachers are a priority in our world, they shape, mold and influence
children’s lives forever. Educators should always be appreciated,
loved, respected and prayed for.

The canceling of WordCamp and KidsCamp conferences that provide
a wealth of information, resources to help men and women, youth, teens
and even  young adults to start new careers in digital technologies
that are being applied today more than ever.  We salute everyone
involved in the WordPress and WordCamp community. Many are
business owners, entrepreneurs and pioneers in technology.

Converting to virtual attendance and learning new skills to present,
speak, share, collaborate and express creativity, innovation and
cooperation in business and as an entrepreneur. The amazing and
challenging changes ironically have been broadcast in movies, books
and SciFi episodes, the reality of fantasy is now. The best example
is the book “The Stand” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Stand
there are others, the list is growing for books, movies and documentaries
detailing past pandemic events and even those that have not happened
yet!!!

Pre-pandemic, Aida and I earned the opportunity to be Ford VIP
Connect Ford Bloggers, a great experience and built our abilities to grow
the influences of our content to build communities locally and nationally.
Being members of the African American and Afro-Latina community of
Black, Brown and Indigenous communities we hope our story inspires,
ignites the creativity, innovation, excitement of learning and exploration of
life and living.

Aida a respected florist, author, poet, higher education professor,
developer of “A Seat at the Table” WordCamp discussion has been
speaking, teaching, volunteering and organizing since 2018. On the
ability of Black, Brown, Indigenous people of color and culture making
significant contributions in fields of technology and society.
https://wordpress.tv/?s=aida+correa
Aida has provided free workshops in Jacksonville from the public
libraries to community organizations, The Microsoft Store and other
venues that need her artistic enthusiasm, zest and zeal for life and
embracing diversity of color and culture.

I have been involved in the WordPress community since 2015 and
enjoy the comradery, friendship, partnerships and exposure.
Encouraging along with my wife the increased involvement of
youth, teens and young adults in the community to learn
valuable skills that will be needed in our growing digital futures.
https://wordpress.tv/?s=william+Jackson+

Both of us love our communities,  friendships and extended family
from our attendance, speaking, volunteering, organizing and even
digital evangelism of STEM, STEAM and STREAM.
STEM – Science Technology Engineering Math
STEAM – Science Technology Engineering Arts Math
STREAM – Science Technology Engineering Reading
Arts Math
Sharing our past participation in multiple events before and
during our current crisis of the pandemic.

Aida and I have been blessed to still be actively involved and
contributing to the local, national and global growth of youth,
teens and young adults in STEM, STEAM and STREAM.

Photos throughout 2020 and 2021
More to come….

Aida teaching online…. 


Digital Influencer “Diversity In Tech Panel”
Afro-Latina the former Aida Correa now Aida Jackson

Aida and William – Digital and Community Influencers

Create My Voice – Using voice technology on our blogs. 
“Alexa run my quest to teach” and “Alexa run love built life”
for more information CreateMyVoice.com/

Future astronaut Taylor Richardson

Ford VIP Bloggers – Connect Ford

International Auto-show in Orlando, Florida as
Ford Bloggers and Digital Influencers
with Janea, Elijah and Elisha

Girls Inc Virtual Workshop

WordCamp US – Meeting Matt
pre-pandemic

William Jackson – Digital Influencer and Evangelist

Past Physical Education Teacher to STREAM Educator
how do the youth, teens and young adults in your life view
you – perceptions are important.
My Quest to Teach

Aida – Artist, Author, Speaker, Instructor, Business Owner
LoveBuiltLife, LLC

MORE TO COME !!!!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Mr. and Mrs. William Jackson and family wish family and friends across the United States and Internationally a very Merry Christmas and Happy and Prosperous New Year. Mr. and Mrs. William Jackson

WordCamp Philly Panel Discussion with Code Differently Young Adults

WordCamp Philly Panel Discussion with Code Differently
William Jackson, M.Ed.

WordCamp Philly https://philadelphia.wordcamp.org/2020/
held it’s conference virtually this year because of the pandemic.
All technology conferences have moved online globally including
those that host youth, teens and  young adults.

This did not dampen the importance of the panel discussion on
“Code Differently” https://www.facebook.com/codedifferently/

Coding Differently Panel https://philadelphia.wordcamp.org/2020/
session/code-differently-learning-wordpress/
  represented young
adults that are creative, innovative and represented that many
times young adults of color and culture are  not exposed to
learning opportunities in technology.

Code Differently - WordCamp Philly
Code Differently – WordCamp Philly

The panel moderated by William Jackson a teacher with
Duval County Public School System teaching STEM at Twin
Lakes Academy Middle School and the instructor of the Code
Differently program instructor Courtney Richardson a certified
WordPress instructor along with the students that participated
in Code Differently: Learning WordPress: Bianca Ross,
Raven Brooks, Lizbeth Guadarrama, Kahliel Nichols, DJ
(Leweldon) Wright.

Bianca - Code Differently