Wesley Fryer, Ph.D.

Teacher, Director, and Public Speaker in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Favorite quotation: "Chance favors the connected mind" by @stevenbjohnson

Dr. Wesley Fryer is a teacher, technology director, author, speaker, EdCamp organizer, digital storyteller, and change agent. An educator for over 20 years, Wes now serves as the Director of Technology for 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 using multimedia to support learning. His "Mapping Media to the Curriculum" book series and digital literacy framework focuses on helping students "show what they know" with media and create digital portfolios. He co-hosts an almost weekly webshow and podcast with Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) called "The EdTech Situation Room." (@edtechSR) Wes maintains a library of multimedia-focused training and instructional videos on PlayingWithMedia.com. He leads multi-day iPad Media Camps (www.ipadmediacamp.com) teaching educators how to effectively use iPads in the classroom and 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 is a 2014 PBS Digital Innovator. He helps organize free EdCamp and PLAYDATE professional development events in Oklahoma, the free, annual K-12 Online Conference and the Write Well, Sell Well OKC Conference each year.