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 is co-leading an afterschool STEAM club for elementary students in fall 2016 with Megan Thompson (@seeingnewshapes). In 2013-2015 he taught STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to 4th and 5th grade students at Independence Elementary School in Yukon, Oklahoma. (stem.wesfryer.com) He is the author of several books on effectively using digital technologies to communicate, tell stories, create media projects and develop STEM coding skills. (www.wesfryer.com/books) Wes 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, interactive writing, and other kinds of media projects. (www.ipadmediacamp.com/matrix) 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 (www.edcampok.org), an annual writing conference in Oklahoma City (@writesellwell), as well as the free, annual K-12 Online Conference (@k12online) each year. Wes teaches coding and virtual design/collaboration workshops for teachers and students through The Div Jr (@thedivorg) using MinecraftEDU and Scratch software. He’s the father of 3 wonderful kids and is married to Shelly Fryer (@sfryer). His current writing projects include “Inside and Outside Sharing” with Shelly (insideoutside.digitalsharing.org) and “Digital Witness for Jesus Christ” (www.dw4jc.com). His Christian blog is “Eyes Right” (eyesright.speedofcreativity.org – @eyesrightblog). His professional blog and podcast is “Moving at the Speed of Creativity” (www.speedofcreativity.org) and focuses on technology integration in the classroom.
Learn more about Wes’:
Wes’ online press kit is available with photos and more information for conference / event organizers.
— Tammy G. Parks (@TParks) August 27, 2016
— Yau-Jau Ku (@yaujauku) November 13, 2015
— Syndia Coursen (@CoursenSyn) June 5, 2015
To inquire about availability and booking, please contact Brenda Druecker (Wesley’s booking agent) using this electronic contact form. Alternatively contact Brenda by phone at 620-242-5265 or email: [email protected].
* Since 2005 Wesley has presented keynotes, workshops and other professional development / conference sessions in mainland China (2007, 2009 & 2011), Hong Kong, New Zealand, Qatar, The Dominican Republic and Canada 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)
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.”
SlideShares & Podcasts
A variety of Wesley’s past presentations are available via SlideShare. Wesley regularly posts audio podcasts on two FREE channels:
Tutorial Video Library
Wes maintains and updates a tutorial library with dozens of videos on PlayingWithMedia.com. In these videos, Wes demonstrates and explains how to use a variety of apps, websites, and software applications to create and share different kinds of multimedia.