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 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 media literacy, digital storytelling, how students can “show what they know with media,” and authentic/differentiated assessment strategies. He is the Technology Integration and Innovation Specialist at Casady School in Oklahoma City. In that capacity, Wes also teaches 5th and 6th grade Digital Literacy / Media Literacy classes, serves as a 6th grade advisor, and is an instructional coach for PK-12 teachers at Casady.
Suggested Speaking Topics
- Who Tells Your Story?
- Inspiring Student Creativity with Multimedia
- Filtering the ExoFlood: Strategies for Information and Media Literacy
- Sparking Conversations About Digital Citizenship
- Show What You Know with Media
- Discovering Useful New Ideas
- Classroom “Home Base” Websites
- Creating Multimedia eBooks
- Visual Notetaking Deepens Learning
- Quick Edit Videography
- Geo-Maps for Geo-Literacy
- Sharing Student Work Online
Slides from past keynotes by Wes 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 Technology Integration and Innovation Specialist and media literacy teacher at 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 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 has led multi-day iPad Media Camps (www.ipadmediacamp.com) and Make Media Camps (makemediacamp.com) teaching educators how to effectively use digital devices in the classroom to create narrated slideshows, quick edit videos, interactive writing and other 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 completed levels 1 and 2 of the “Google Certified Educator” program in September 2020 and May 2021. He is an EdCampOKC organizer and co-organized the free, annual K-12 Online Conference from 2006-2017.
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