Jeff sits down with educator and public speaker Angela Maiers to discuss the genesis of the YouMatter movement that began with a single TED talk. We then surprise her with a great example of how YOUMATTER is effecting students across the world.
- Angela Maiers sits down with Jeff and discusses the YouMatter story.
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About our Guests:
She is an alumnus of The University of Iowa and has her masters degrees in educational supervision and reading from the University of Iowa and has spent 22 years working in Elementary, Middle and University settings as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, coach, special programs facilitator, and University Professor.Today, Angela is at the forefront of New Literacy and Web 2.0 technologies. An active blogger and social media evangelist, she deeply committed to helping learners of all ages understand the transformational power and potential of technology as a vehicle and platform for their success in school and beyond. 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. 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.As owner and lead consultant at Maiers Educational Services, using 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.
- Social Media to change the World
- 2 Words Changing the World
- Taking Global Action Step (See the shares in one post)
- Results.Celebration and Here: You Matter School Advocacy
Jody Kelley’s passion for technology began when she was an undergrad at Iowa State University (ISU) where she earned a degree in K-6 Elementary Education, minor in Instructional Technology and K-12 Athletic Coach. After graduating, ISU offered her a teaching assistant position in the area of Instructional Technology. She often used her oldest child, who was 4 years old at the time, as a guinea pig for her classes.
Jody has taught fifth grade for the past fourteen years at a rural PreK- 12 school. She has started the first 3rd-5th grade technology club (Techno Nerds) at her school with over 55% of the 3rd-5th graders participating. She has an ambition to learn how to create apps for Apple’s iPad and iPhone. Jody then plans to teach her Techno Nerds how to create Apple apps for their classroom teachers.
Jody lives with her husband, Brandon, a high school math teacher, varsity basketball and baseball coach, and 9 year old daughter. Her 20 year old son is currently attending Iowa State University and coaches JH basketball and volunteers at the varsity level with his dad. Needless to say, we all support and share each other’s passions.
Blogs - http://bit.ly/vFZbHv
Contact me at Jkelley529@gmail.com