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Wesley Fryer
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husband, dad, teacher, technology director, author, speaker, #create2learn PD workshop leader & essentialist. DE '05 - GCT '09. Here for the learning revolution.
husband, dad, teacher, technology director, author, speaker, #create2learn PD workshop leader & essentialist. DE '05 - GCT '09. Here for the learning revolution.

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I'm excited to announce the first "Google Camp OKC" will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017, from 8 am to 4:30 pm at Casady School in Oklahoma City. Registration is just $25 and includes lunch. Presenters sharing at least 2 sessions will receive complimentary registration and some cool Google swag. Presenters traveling more than 100 miles 1 way can receive travel (gas receipts) and lodging reimbursement.

We would LOVE to have lots of Google savvy Kansas educators help make this inaugural Google education event a success! The proposal submission form is online now, online registration (which will be limited to 200) will be available by tomorrow. Please help us spread the word! Let me know if you have any questions.

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I wrote a new blog post about my visit to the new "Museum of the Bible" in Washington this week. Check it out: "Engaged, Educated and Impressed by the Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C."
http://www.speedofcreativity.org/2018/04/18/engaged-educated-and-impressed-by-the-museum-of-the-bible-in-washington-d-c/
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I wrote a new blog post this morning before school and work: "Arab Spring and the 2018 Oklahoma Teacher Walkout"
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new post: Pre-Reflections on the April 2018 Oklahoma Teacher Walkout

My main points in the post are:

1. Teacher Voices can be Powerful
2. Some Oklahoma Elected Officials Want to Silence Teacher Voices
3. Respectfully Tell Your Stories to Your Legislators
4. Our Teacher Walkout Needs to be Extended Not Short
5. Long Term State Revenue Solutions Are Needed
6. Community Dialog is Essential
7. Without Regular Civic Engagement Our Democracy Doesn’t Work
8. Urban and Rural Divide Needs Solutions
9. Transparency, Accountability, and Strong Local Journalism are Essential
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I wrote a new blog post this evening, with a sweet story at the end you won't want to miss: "16 Years of Web Hosting Changes with WordPress and Other Web Platforms: The Lessons Continue"
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I published a new audio podcast tonight that features interviews with Sarah Fryer, Eric Ebert and Shelly Fryer. It's a long one (1 hour and 20 minutes long) but well worth your time.

Sarah Fryer shares her lessons learned taking both online and face-to-face concurrent classes as an OKCPS senior at UCO last fall and OCCC this spring.

Eric Ebert highlights the recent growth of the computer science department at Casady School, and his innovative use of GitHub to organize student coding projects as well as audio podcasts for student reflections.

Shelly Fryer shares stories and lessons learned from the coding classes she's taught after school in fall 2017 and this spring, using PBSKIDS Scratch Junior and Scratch software from MIT. These classes have been for 3rd and 4th graders, as well as 1st and 2nd graders! She also shares about her recent experiences at a Code.org workshop in San Antonio, as an Oklahoma coding ambassador.

http://www.speedofcreativity.org/2018/03/12/podcast460-uco-and-occc-concurrent-classes-github-in-compsci-and-elementary-coding-lessons/
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I attended the March meeting of the Oklahoma STEM Consortium facilitated by Anissa Angier today in Edmond, and posted some notes and reflections to my blog:
http://www.speedofcreativity.org/2018/03/09/learning-at-the-march-oklahoma-stem-consortium-meeting/
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I attended the March meeting of the meeting of the Oklahoma STEM Consortium facilitated by Anissa Angier today in Edmond, and posted some notes and reflections to my blog: http://www.speedofcreativity.org/2018/03/09/learning-at-the-march-oklahoma-stem-consortium-meeting/
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Oh I had so much fun working with our 3rd and 4th graders after school today, who are in our Scratch Coding Club! We discovered some new Scratch coding blocks together and I recorded a short video of one of the students explaining how he created a simple, animated shooting cannon.

Read all about it and check out the video: http://www.speedofcreativity.org/2018/03/05/code-as-poetry-in-4th-grade-scratch-club/
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