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About Wesley Fryer
Dr. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) is an outstanding teacher, visionary educator, author and sought-after conference speaker. Wes shares dynamic, inspiring, engaging and practical keynotes, workshops, and other presentations (including videoconferences) for educators, librarians, school administrators, and community leaders around the United States and in other countries. He is the author of several books on multimedia, technology integration and coding. Wes’ presentations and advocacy efforts focus on how students can “show what they know with media,” digital literacy, digital storytelling, and authentic/differentiated assessment strategies. He is the Director of Technology for the Casady School in Oklahoma City. In 2013-2015 he taught STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to 4th and 5th grade students at Independence Elementary School in Yukon, Oklahoma.
Suggested Speaking Topics
- Show What You Know with Media
- STEM, STEAM, 3D Printing and MinecraftEDU
- Playing with Media
- Student Digital Portfolios for Learning
- Discovering Useful New Ideas
- Sharing Student Work Online
- Classroom “Home Base” Websites
- Student News Website Ideas
- Engaging STEM Lesson Ideas
- Creating Multimedia eBooks
- Visual Notetaking Deepens Learning
- Quick Edit Videography
- Google Hangouts 101
- Geo-Maps for Geo-Literacy
- Online Surveys for Beginners
Slides from past keynotes by Wes (on SlideShare) are available on his keynotes page. Descriptions of conference breakout sessions are also available.
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Dr. Wesley Fryer is an author, teacher, technology director, speaker, digital storyteller, and change agent. He is the director of technology for the Casady School in Oklahoma City. In 2013-2015 he taught 4th and 5th grade STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) at Independence Elementary in Yukon Public Schools in Oklahoma. Wesley completed his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Texas Tech University in 2011. He is the author of several books on effectively using digital technologies to communicate, tell stories, teach and assess learning. His “Show What You Know with Media” book series and digital literacy framework focuses on helping students represent their knowledge and skills with media as they create digital portfolios. Wes maintains a library of multimedia-focused training and instructional videos on PlayingWithMedia.com. He leads 3 day iPad Media Camps (www.ipadmediacamp.com) teaching educators how to effectively use iPads in the classroom to create narrated slideshows, quick edit videos, and interactive writing. He also co-facilitates multi-day STEM professional development workshops for teachers. Wes became a Google Certified Teacher in 2009, was named an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2005, and a PBS Digital Innovator in 2014. He helps organize free EdCamp and PLAYDATE professional development events in Oklahoma, an annual writing conference in Oklahoma City, as well as the free, annual K-12 Online Conference each year.
A longer biography of Wes is also available.
Testimonials / Endorsements
The following tweets were from participants in a full-day iPad workshop Wes led at Kansas State University on January 15, 2015.
Really great, info-packed workshop today with Dr. Wesley Fryer. I can't wait to get back and try some new tools in my classroom! #iCampKSU
— Adam Elliott (@amelliott) January 15, 2015
— Dr. Curtis Chandler (@CurtisChandler6) January 15, 2015
"Show me what you know with media." Love it. But it also teaches responsible use of media, creating good digital citizens. #iCampKSU
— Maureen Corcoran (@MsCorcoranVC) January 15, 2015