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Making WordCamp Conferences Fun and Inviting for Kids with KidsCamp
William Jackson, KidsCamp Lead Organizer
Aida Correa KidsCamp Co-Organizer


KidsCamp Orlando 2018

William Jackson and Aida Correa, KidsCamp Organizers
for KidsCamp Orlando 2018 incorporated an initiative of
STEAM  (Science Technology Engineering Arts Music)
into the development of KidsCamp.

The 16 attending kids at KidsCamp Orlando ages 7 to 12
participated in projects that required completing
individual and group projects based on the theme
“Space.” Incorporating design thinking,
creative thought process and critical thinking.

A personal spaceship a project that encouraged
imagination and group project designing a space
station with mission requirements that would have
impressed NASA.

The criteria ranged in creating a name for the spaceship,
a mission, a diverse crew that represented the community
and how they could work together to solve problems that
are issues on earth. The kids were provided the honor of
being called “Captains” and their parents the “First Officers”
or “Number Ones,” terms used in Star Trek and other
space movies.
 
The “Captains” were engaged in working together
as teams to encourage collaboration, team work and
using critical and higher order thinking. These are the
same skills used in solving academic challenges in
the classroom. These skills are also needed in
industry, business, commerce and STEAM careers.

Once the projects were completed they were presented
by the kids and questions were encouraged from the
audience.
Additional projects were a Scavenger Hunt and the final
project was designing a web site on the http://WordPress.com
platform and posted online for the world to see with
their parents supervision.

WordCamp conferences are changing the way web development is
seen by children, it is not just for adults. Encouraging youth, teens
and young adults to participate and embrace the excitement and
learning of digital web design, HTML Coding and gaining tech skills
that will lead to potential employment and business opportunities.

The next WordCamp is WordCamp Jacksonville 2019 where there
will be a WordCamp for adults and a KidsCamp for youth, teens and
young adults. Lead by William Jackson and Aida Correa as Organizers.
The theme embraces the “Beach.”

Having businesses connected to STEAM;
Ms. Correa (LoveBuilt Life LLC) a designer, artist and writer has
spoken at national venues focusing on child development and
welfare and spoken at WordCamp conferences in 2018.
Mr. Jackson is a national and international blogger over 15 years
and educator with Duval County Public Schools over 30 years of
service. He has spoken at WordCamp conferences since 2017
nationally and internationally.

They are empowering youth, teens and young adults to be involved
in areas they enjoy with tech embracing creativity and innovation.

More information to register kids and youth for
WordCamp Jacksonville 2019 can be found at
https://2019.jacksonville.wordcamp.org/
for Saturday, June 30th 2019.
Registration has not opened for KidsCamp yet so
stay tuned for 2019..

Parents must accompany their children during the
KidsCamp, but can switch with another adult if both
parents or guardians are attending WordCamp.

KidsCamp is a great opportunity for parents and grandparents
to collaborate, cooperate and share with their children and
grandchildren.

Global WordCamp Conferences
https://central.wordcamp.org/

WordCamp Jacksonville, Florida 2019
https://2018.jacksonville.wordcamp.org/

William Jackson http://myquesttoteach.wordpress.com/
Aida Correa http://lovebuiltlife.com/
Wm Jackson, M.Edu.
Educator, Speaker, Blogger, Parent,

Adam White

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Re: Making WordCamp Conferences Fun and Inviting for Kids with KidsCamp
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2018, 07:43:49 AM »
One time at Word Camp...
“If you're going to play it out of tune, then play it out of tune properly.”

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Re: Making WordCamp Conferences Fun and Inviting for Kids with KidsCamp
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2018, 09:31:35 AM »
One time at Word Camp...

I make a point to never click on william jackson's posts, but I just had to come see what your comment would be.  Nailed it.

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Re: Making WordCamp Conferences Fun and Inviting for Kids with KidsCamp
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2018, 11:36:26 AM »
One time at Word Camp...

I make a point to never click on william jackson's posts, but I just had to come see what your comment would be.  Nailed it.

Imagine, though, a dictionary rather than a flute! *shudder*
“If you're going to play it out of tune, then play it out of tune properly.”