EWC and DCPS Students to Speak at TEDxFSCJ Salon
The opportunity to speak at a TEDx event is a great
honor and an awesome opportunity to share learning
that changes the paradigm of the intellectualism of teens
and young adults when talking about technology and applying
tech to influence changes in society.
TEDxFSCJ has been ongoing, providing great content
for discussions and actual application.
The national and global discussions provided by
diverse speakers enable those selected to share
their experiences, knowledge, and passion in diverse
disciplines in fields such as medicine, science,
technology, religion, politics and engaging in the
area of thought leadership, unexplored creativity and
TEDTALKS and TEDx are different entities, the
opportunity to share information and establish
connections are powerful. Selection is highly
respected and offers the chance to grow intellectually
because of the platform of engagement and collaboration
on multiple levels. TEDx events are independently run
Johnathan Gregory, a student at Edward Waters College
majoring in Elementary Education and a proud member
of “Call Me Mister” program and Elisha Taylor a student
attending Kirby Smith Middle School are both provided
the honor of being presenters at the upcoming
Each showing leadership abilities in their academic,
community service and application of the use and
integration of technology.
Mr. Gregory is not just a student at the historic
Edward Waters College, the oldest HBCU in Florida,
he is employed with TEAM UP at Pickett Elementary
School where he is involved in teaching, mentoring
and helping to build young minds for the future.
He has participated in several tech conferences in
Florida sharing his growing experience and skills
as a future educator and thought leader.
EdCampNABSE (Tampa, Florida,) “TIGERTALKS
Experience” at Edward Waters College (Jacksonville,
Florida), WordCamp Conference (Philadelphia, Pa)
and other tech conferences.
Mr. Gregory is a proud graduate of The Bolles School
and attended Duval County Public Schools in his
elementary and middle school years.
Elisha Taylor III is an honor student at Kirby Smith
Middle, a magnet school focusing on
STEM – Science Technology Engineering Mathematics.
Mr. Taylor has participated in several technology conferences as well and attended TEDxFSCJ. Gaining experience in speaking about and applying his passion for technology that he has gained from school
and attending conferences like Florida Heritage Book Festival (St. Augustine, Fl), EdCampMagic (Orlando, Fl), WordCamp (Jacksonville, Fl.) and technology Meetups. Mr. Taylor is influenced by the speaking and presentation abilities by his father the Senior Minister of Northbound Church of Christ in Jacksonville, Florida.
Mr. Gregory and Mr. Taylor are
mentored by educator, blogger, and professor
William Jackson a teacher with Duval County Public
Schools and professor at the historic Edward Waters College.
Prof. Jackson a blogger and speaker himself travels
nationally to tech conferences and involved in his
Professor Jackson takes students on field trips
encouraging them to not only attend, but to contribute to the discussions at conferences, workshops, and meetups. Learning, contributing, and applying the integration of technology as students
grow in knowledge and abilities.
This creates changes from teacher centered to student
centered learning and providing increased hands-on
opportunities for collaboration and application
to real world experiences and future careers.
TEDxFSCJ Salon theme is
“Our Digital Leaders of Tomorrow”
Dr. Jose Lepervanche
Florida State College