A Summer of STEM STEAM & STREAM Education

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A Summer of STEM STEAM & STREAM Education William Jackson, M.Ed. My Quest to Teach

STREAM Educator advocating for STREAM Learning

Summer 2021 Data Busters Field Trip to KSC – Kennedy Space Center

What a great trip with the students from Baker County & Duval County Public Schools as we attended Kennedy Space Center. The young people that I was chaperoning had a great time & applied what I was teaching in STEAM class to real life as

we built rockets.

The instructional objectives was to show how the commercialization of Space will affect career options and opportunties.  Our summer project was to build rockets that showed the process that engineers, scientists, artist, mathematicians and others that are involved in Space careers are important to the exploration and discovery

in Space.

The commercialization of Space will open new careers, not just jobs for Black, Brown and others of color and culture. Space (outer space) is a market that is exploding in many career options that have not even been created. People of color cannot wait until later to be serious about being part of the exploration and

discovery of Space.

My wife and I have had the opportunity to speak and teach at 5 summer events as speakers and teachers in the areas of growth: Science Technology Reading Engineering

Arts & Math.

Students of color and culture must begin to change their visions of careers for the future from service oriented to producers of content in multiple careers. Knowledge must be gained from either higher education at HBCU institutions that support the growth and development of youth, teens

and adults of color and culture.


HBCU Historical Black Colleges and Universities provide growth opportunties in multiple STREAM careers. Curriculums at HBCU institutions have been reinforced with STEM, STEAM and STREAM degrees that allow graduates to enter into competitive career opportunties that provide options as leaders, creatives, artists, innovators and creating generational wealth and knowledge that is passed down

to children and grandchildren.

As a teacher of 33 years I have enjoyed being a STREAM Educator and inspiring STREAM Learning at Data Busters and GEAR UP programs and other events that we have participated in this past summer. Florida State College of Jacksonville, Florida is providing transformative instruction in key areas of new career development that will meet the

needs for future agents of change.

To learn more check out our web site The XSTREAM TEAM


to see who we collaborate with and to partner with us and hire us to provide instruction in


William is the digital innovator for his brand My Quest To Teach using the hashtag #MyQuestToTeach sharing his journey teaching,  mentoring,

community activism and community collaborations.

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