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Angela Maiers

Award-winning educator, author, and speaker.

Angela Maiers is an award-winning educator, author, speaker, and trainer, known for her work in leadership, innovation, literacy, and teaching.

She is at the forefront of digital literacy and education technologies. A social media evangelist, she helps learners and leaders understand the transformational power of technology. Her powerful messages have made her a vibrant, courageous voice. Her down-to-earth style have made her a highly sought-after keynote speaker, for education conference, corporate events and innovation summits.

Angela is the founder of Choose2Matter, a global movement that challenges and inspires students to work collaboratively to develop innovative solutions to social problems. She has also authored six books, including Classroom Habitudes and The Passion-Driven Classroom, which introduced the concept of “Genius Hour” in education. Her “You Matter” talk at TEDxDesMoines in June 2011 has been viewed several hundred thousand times and was the impetus for Choose2Matter.

Angela spent 14 years teaching elementary school in Des Moines, IA, and 10 years as a literacy coach, special programs facilitator, and university professor. She is an alumnus of The University of Iowa, where she earned her masters in educational supervision and reading.

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