Dr. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) is a teacher, author, speaker, and the Director of Technology for Casady School in Oklahoma City. He is the co-host of the weekly “EdTech Situation Room” webshow and podcast (@edtechSR) and co-leads afterschool coding and STEAM clubs for elementary students. He is the author of several books on effectively using digital technologies to communicate, tell stories, create media projects and develop STEM / STEAM coding skills. (www.wesfryer.com/books) Wes leads 3 day Make Media Camps (@MakeMediaCamp) and iPad Media Camps (@iPadMediaCamp) with his wife, third grade teacher Shelly Fryer (@sfryer). In these hands-on, BYOD workshops, teachers learn how to effectively use digital devices in the classroom with students to create narrated slideshows, quick edit videos, interactive writing, and other kinds of media projects. 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 EdCampOKC (@edcampOKC) and GCampOKC (@GcampOKC) in Oklahoma City and was an organizer for the free, K-12 Online Conference (@k12online) from 2006 to 2017. Wes teaches coding and virtual design/collaboration workshops for teachers and students using MinecraftEDU / Minecraft Education Edition and Scratch software. He and Shelly are the parents of 3 wonderful kids. His professional blog and podcast is “Moving at the Speed of Creativity” (www.speedofcreativity.org) and focuses on technology integration in the classroom, digital literacy, digital citizenship, and blended learning.
To inquire about availability and booking, please contact Wes using this electronic form.
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Wes’ online press kit is available with photos and more information for conference / event organizers.
— 📱Malcolm Wilson 🏴 (@claganach) February 13, 2018
— Tammy G. Parks, M.Ed (@TParks) August 27, 2016
— Yau-Jau Ku (@yaujauku) November 13, 2015
— Syndia Coursen (@CoursenSyn) June 5, 2015
* Since 2005 Wesley has presented keynotes, workshops and other professional development / conference sessions in mainland China (2007, 2009 & 2011), Hong Kong, New Zealand, Egypt, Qatar, The Dominican Republic, Canada and Brazil in addition to numerous U.S. states.
— Denise LegoreSeawood (@dlegore) June 5, 2015
Additional resources about Wes and Wes’ speaking services include:
- One page flyer about Wes’ speaking services (PDF)
- Recent & upcoming keynotes / presentations / workshops
- Bio & program photos
- Videoconference workshops (a full list from the CILC)
- W-9 (Speed of Creativity Learning LLC)
Get challenged in your thinking about privacy by Wes’ TEDxWallerMiddleSchool presentation from November 2016, “Digital Citizenship in the Surveillance State.”
Check out Wes’ TEDxOU presentation from January 2013, “Becoming Your Family’s Digital Witness.”
Watch this 6.5 minute video on “Why Playing with Media and Mapping Media Matters” to hear some of Dr. Fryer’s ideas about multimedia communication.
Wes shared the opening pre-conference keynote for the 2014 K-12 Online Conference titled, “Igniting Innovation in Teaching and Learning.”
Wesley posts audio and video podcasts on three FREE channels: