OUR ATTENDEE SPOTLIGHT IS:
My Quest To Teach by William D. Jackson
Tech & Education
WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO EXPERIENCE AT BLOGGING WHILE BROWN 2015?
My expectations are to learn how to create content that will reach a broader audience and provide information that encourages dialogue, engages diverse generations in conversations and allows for growth and interaction concerning community and civic issues. I hope through my examples I encourage other men and fathers to be active in their families, communities and cities. The broader audience is not exclusive to Blacks, African Americans, but the spectrum of cultures.
WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO START A BLOG?
I challenged myself 10 years ago to share information that no one in Jacksonville, Florida or Northeast Florida was doing. I have worked for the Florida Department of Education, NASA, in higher education and public education. Learning about how to integrate, manipulate, evaluate and share information addressing technology. These helped me to expose my children to educational resources and tools that allowed them to be scholars. I want to give those same academic opportunities to parents now so their children will have the chances my children did. Also addressing issues like Bullying, Cyberbullying, Sexting, etc.
Who are your blogging inspirations or heroes/ heroines?
Malcolm X, Carter G. Woodson, Chinua Achebe, and James Baldwin,
Do you need something from your fellow bloggers to take your blogging to the next level?
Sharing their experiences and opportunities to co-blog and be part of other conferences to share information. Networking is very important.
Where do you see you and your blog in 5 years?
I see my blog in 5 years as a consulting resource for youth, teens and young adults to guide them in using Social Media to Market and Brand themselves. To help parents understand that in 3 to 5 or 6 to 10 years the world will see almost everything about their child because of their engagement with Social Media.
My blog, My Quest To Teach is my passion to share information to parents and their children about being "smart" about their Social Media activities.
See you in Austin!