Resources for #NETA14 Presentations By Angela Maiers

This week I will present two sessions at the 2014 Nebraska Educational Technology Association Annual Conference (hashtag #NETA14).

My morning keynote is titled, “Liberating Genius.”

Liberating Genius is an over-arching term for our Choose2Matter movement and related work that we are doing and planning. Students aren’t the only ones who need to matter; so do teachers, administrators, organizations, companies, communities and, well, let me say it: every other person or entity on earth.

We’ve worked with schools and a church group so far, and we plan to offer it to communities, companies, and faith-based organizations later this year. Click here to access my full range of resources on Liberating Genius.

I will then have a breakout session on living up to and into your genius. This will begin as a Q&A, and we’ll see where it goes from there!

Finally, I will present a session on Digital Literacy. Here is a Slide Deck on this topic. Here also is a Google Doc of digital resources that I recommend.

I can’t wait to meet all of you!

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