Founder of friEdTechnology, friEdTechnology
Amy Mayer, founder of friEdTechnology, is a nationally known speaker and trainer and a veteran public school educator who is a sworn enemy of standardization. Amy first worked in education as a college professor after earning a master’s degree in English then later entered the “real world” as a teacher of 6th grade, later working in 9th grade, 10th grade, 11th grade and you guessed it, 12th grade in the subjects of French and English.
Most of her work as a teacher was with students from poverty who were not motivated by grades or her approval. This led to a moment she says every teacher eventually has which leads to the seminal “teacher story.” This story explains the moment we find our passion for teaching.
Briefly, Amy left the education realm to work in the technology department of a large school district where she did crazy things like manage servers before finding her passion for Instructional Technology. She also served as a language arts consultant for Region 4 (Texas intermediary state agency) and a curriculum & instruction consultant for Region 6. For three years she served Huntsville ISD as Director for Staff Development and District Initiatives, then later, she returned to her first love, Instructional Technology, serving as a director for the largest private school in Houston.
Nowadays, Amy works full time speaking to educators across the United states at conferences and schools. When you learn with Amy and her team, you’ll understand why “friEdTechnology,” because everything is better fried.Additional Qualifications
Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Trainer, Google PD Partner Company, Certified Educator grades 6-12, former College English ProfessorContact Information
- Services Provided
- Consulting Keynotes Professional Development and Teacher Training Webinars
- Communication and collaboration Creativity and productivity tools Distance, online blended and flipped learning Google Innovation Innovative learning environments Instructional design and delivery Online tools, apps and resources Personalized learning Project-, problem- and challenge-based learning Social Media
- 3-5 6-8 9-12 K-2
- 1 Hour Sessions 3 Hour Sessions 6 Hour Sessions Ongoing Support
- School Days School Holidays/Breaks Summer Weekends
- $2500 - $5500