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Wes Fryer

Casady School
Director of Technology
Oklahoma City, OK
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 an afterschool STEAM club for elementary students 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), and 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 digital literacy, blended learning, and technology integration in the classroom. He's collaborating with Shelly and sharing professional development workshop resources on www.DesignCreateShare.org.