Angela Maiers is a consistently energized and recognized worldwide speaker greatly impacting leadership through not only the education field, but the international business community as well. Challenging educational philosophies and business ethics, Angela strives to achieve total synergy and unstoppable energy by reconstructing the thought process of many dated ideologies.
A fresh breath of life to the business and education communities, every inspirational message Angela delivers is tailor made to fit each unique audience and their particular challenges.
With over 20 years as an educator and ten years on the speaking circuit, Angela has addressed thousands of people worldwide. It is really no wonder Angela is one of the most sought out and frequently requested Keynote Speakers in the world.
Whether Angela Maiers is addressing an auditorium full of educators or sitting on the floor helping first graders find their way into the pages of a great book, Angela Maiers’ message is the same. Literacy changes lives. As a teacher educator, author and consultant, Angela has spent the past twenty-two years working diligently to help learners of all ages succeed by recognizing their power as readers, writers, and global communicators.
Today, Angela is at the forefront of Web 2.0 technologies and keeping her eye toward Web 3.0. An active blogger and social media evangelist, she is deeply committed to helping learners of all ages understand the transformational power of literacy and the potential of technology as a vehicle and platform for their success in school and beyond. Concerned that nearly a billion people in the world lack basic literacy, she believes the time is now to lay the groundwork for a new vision literacy education; one with world changing implications.
Her outspoken and passionate advocacy for innovative education, has made her a featured contributor and author in the Employee Engagement Handbook, The Age of Conversations 1, 2, and 3, The Social Media Explorer Forum and Blog, a top contributor on Education Week’s LeaderTalk. Her latest books, The Habitudes and The Passion Driven Classroom, have inspired readers everywhere with lessons and ideas necessary to find their way on the social web and this newly flattened world.
Angela’s intimate knowledge of teaching and learning, down-to-earth style, and powerful message of literacy as change have made her a highly sought-after keynote speaker and a vibrant, courageous voice in both the business and education space.
Angela Maiers earned a Bachelor of Science in Education and a minor in Biology from the University of Iowa and completed her graduate and post graduate work at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. As owner and lead consultant at Maiers Educational Services, her passion for literacy and technology to discover creative ways to assist schools and organizations in meeting their learning and productivity goals.
When she is not at home in Clive, Iowa, spending time with her husband and two teenage children, you will find her on blog angelamaiers.com or on Twitter at @angelamaiers, her favorite space for thinking, creating, and pushing the scope of her imagination and learning. To book Angela Maiers for your next event, call Executive Speakers Bureau 901-754-90404.
THE HUMAN WEB
Web 3.0 presents an entirely new way of seeking and hearing meaning. As facts become obsolete faster and information continues to grow exponentially, literacy and basic technology skills are not enough. Web 3.0 demands a new fluency; a new understanding about how knowledge is reated, constructed, and shared. Together we will examine several emerging trends that will profoundly challenge our fundamental assumptions of what it means to be a learner, teacher, and citizen in the 21st Century.
BE A VISUAL SUPERSTAR - VISUAL LITERACY
Ever since Leonardo put pen to paper, visual note-taking has been a springboard to improve the quality of our thinking. Strengthen these mental muscles, and you’re on your way to becoming a visual superstar.
This session introduces you to the building blocks of visual language, and provide hands-on techniques and strategies to support deeper comprehension in a variety of settings.
ARE YOU INDISPENSABLE? (Do you want to be?)
In a time where the future is uncertain, our roles are less defined, and change is the norm; indispensability becomes our job security and solidifies our relevance as individual and institutions! Together we explore delicately blended mixtures of qualities, and characteristics that make someone indispensable, and more importantly ensure that every student has the tools, tactics, and strategies to get them to the point where they are indispensable contributors and citizens in their world!
PASSION DRIVEN INSTRUCTION
We may never know what the magnitude of our impact will be or how the passion we transmit may ripple out into the world. Over the years, I’ve heard many stories about how a few words or a simple act have changed a students life forever.We may not walk into our classrooms everyday thinking: “I’m going to change the world today!” Yet, that is exactly what we do. We DO make a difference. We Do.
Today, literacy goes beyond the ability to read and write. Our students must be able to use web tools to find, analyze, organize, create, and share information. Teachers must know how to use web tools for their personal and professional development and how to implement selected tools to further learning in the classroom. This session will support students and teachers to work with digital texts and social mediums in order meet the changing nature of literate practices.
LEADERSHIP IN A DIGITAL AGE
BREATHE… Bui ld a Base for the right tools. Utilize Relationships and connections to improve learning. Extend your reach and communication with these tools and connections. Always keep a learning mindset for new tools. Have Transparency in sharing the knowledge you obtain. Have a plan – there must be a learning purpose to use these tools. Embrace change and learn which networks and practices will best serve to influence your learning and networking practice. This acronym represents the key qualities that I believe every leader must have to be successful.
HABITUDES OF A 21ST CENTURY LEARNER – Keys for Lifelong Learning & Success
Creativity, Innovation, Problem Solving… buzz words no longer! To meet the complexities of today’s world, our students need more than skills — they need Habitudes! Successful students, workers, and citizens have identifiable habits and behaviors which allow them to manage emotions, communicate effectively, and sustain themselves as independent and successful lifelong learners. We’ll explore intentional lessons and conversations that nurture and develop these habits and attitudes; the Habitudes that ensure our students’ success far beyond our classrooms.
WRITING FOR REAL – Instruction that Enlightens, Empowers and Transforms
Writing is not just a school subject. Writing about our lives, and understanding the power of our words is what makes us human. We cannot afford to divorce the teaching of writing and reading divorced from real life. If our students are to know writing in this way, the experiences they have as writers in school must mirror both the intellectual and emotional work of real writers. We will cover lessons, resources, and new technologies that prepare our students for the lifework of writing and empower them with the confidence and excitement to share their voices with the world!
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