Wesley Fryer, Ph.D. (@wfryer)

Oklahoma City, OK

The below is an off-site archive of all tweets posted by @wfryer ever

January 5th, 2014

@Elle_Kaye_W I’m not aware of one. My point tonight was we need a constructive agenda articulated @amajames1212 @coach57

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@rmbyrne Do you know an app, software program or website that will let non-iOS or non-Apple users create enhanced EPUB eBooks?

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@rmbyrne Happy New Year, Richard! I hope all is well for you & you have a gr8 2014! I have a quick eBook question for you…

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@johnjohnston thanks to your recc of Sequel Pro j.mp/1k4yyxE I was able to restore my YOURS mySQL database today :-)

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Great COLD night to enjoy a hearth fire together! instagram.com/p/iz_eRCugLA/

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@audhilly @JennWillTeach No, I think GAFE is super but not sufficient for student portfolios. See Mapping Media: maps.playingwithmedia.com

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@JennWillTeach We definitely need 2 amplify the work Ts like you are doing now tho, & encourage more to get on board! GAFE is a gr8 platform

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@JennWillTeach I don’t think we’ve had much digital writing / collaboration in Okla yet connected to the Nat’l Writing Project

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@s_mellott you are welcome, and you too!

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@JennWillTeach I’m very encouraged by what you’ve shared! Are you going to come to @EdCampOKC this year Feb 15? Would be gr8 to visit more

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@s_mellott Best way to learn about organizing an EdCamp is to get involved! We’ll meet this Tues at 7:30 pm in a Google Hangout!

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@s_mellott we just started last fall with a small group of teachers who wanted to organize, & followed the EdCamp model others have shared

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@s_mellott yes definitely! Please help us market @EdCampOKC to Lawton teachers! We had Ts from Missouri, Kansas, & Texas attend last year!

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@JennWillTeach have you done any work with the Nat’l Writing Project in Oklahoma? I’d love to bring @hickstro to our state for PD!

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@JennWillTeach not all TS have or will embrace it, but it’s a huge step forward in the right direction I think!

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@JennWillTeach …school this next semester EVERY teacher will have a @KidblogDotOrg site students are posting to w an individual login

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@JennWillTeach it’s amazing how slow the process can be, but keep at it! I’m excited for the 1st time this semester in our district, at our

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@JennWillTeach that is awesome. We need a place in our state to showcase & amplify teachers like you! Maybe we could do a podcast sometime?

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Please remember to mark your calendars & register for @EdCampOKC on Sat Feb 15th in @OKCPS edcampokc.org (FREE!)

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@JennWillTeach have you checked out @threering for Ss portfolios? threering.com I’m using @KidblogDotOrg this year but like 3 ring2

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@JennWillTeach well, those of us working on student digital portfolios need to keep at it & keep collaborating! It’s definitely key

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CappiesCorner @wfryer true! we’ve lost track of the whole child approach and over assess two subjects. Data is helpful, but we need more variety of data.

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@edtechokie at some point, Ts who refuse to continue learning have to move to another profession or role. Same for doctors & others!

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s_mellott @wfryer @edtechokie What I learned in college 23 years ago is no longer valid. If Ts want Ss to be lifelong learners, Ts have to show it.

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@dena_rogers yes Finland does have a lot to teach us tho everything isn’t similar. I’m listening 2 @pasi_sahlberg ‘s excellent book

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amajames1212 @coach57 @wfryer We do need 2 be more vocal with politicians and lobby for our concerns. Ed leaders need 2 have a voice in Ed policy.

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@JennWillTeach @kennethdward I think a key aspect of making learning transparent is students sharing their work in digital portfolios…

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@TeachaKidd thanks :-) I hope you have a fabulous & rewarding 2014 both professionally & personally. It’s gr8 to con’t learning together!

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thanks everyone for a great chat tonight - and Happy New Year! 2014 will bring good changes for education in our state! :-)

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@kennethdward yes, definitely. A pro-active agenda for not just change but educational transformation. 1:1 learning is a part too

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James409Jason @s_mellott I believe that ILP (individual learning plans) will be the future of education

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@s_mellott @edtechokie so this means transforming our preservice teacher education programs is an essential piece of the puzzle too

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@jcbjr I’m not sure that’s been done to date adequately, and we need to do it right here in Oklahoma

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@jcbjr yes but I think we need to help educate our elected legislators with an agenda that is different & constructive

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James409Jason @s_mellott Agreed! AF is all about the autopsy and not enough about the health of learning during instruction - info comes too late

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A5 High stakes tests have never produced quality schools, but they definitely have elected politicians & made testing companies rich

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A5 We need to elect state leaders who understand & articulate a vision for quality schools not in lockstep w testing companies

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@kennethdward we need to work to make learning in our classrooms & schools more transparent for our communities to see

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@kennethdward A big part is “telling our stories” constantly using social media. We need student @storychasers in all schools

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A5 We need to find ways to provide our OK legislators with talking points for school reform that are CONSTRUCTIVE

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A5 It is a fundamental error to try and give schools A-F grades. Are we going to do that for churches next? It’s ridiculous & wrong

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A5 saying don’t criticize A-F is like OK Edu Town Hall, they asked: Without saying anything about money, how can we improve schools?

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kennethdward We have to focus on S’s needs and respond. We can’t get frustrated with current issues and forget why we are here.

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@jcbjr yes indeed. Too often we focus on instruction instead of student learning!

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@dena_rogers 1 key is passionate & empowered leaders. Getting together passionate learners to collaborate is contagious.

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A4 “Success” isn’t defined the same for all Ss or all people. We must transcend our heritage of standardized thinking in schools!

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A4 there are no “guarantees” in school or in life. But we all need to do our best to be our best each day (sounds cliche perhaps)

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@DunnStacie certainly Ss play a key role in working to be successful, but I wouldn’t place all the responsibility on their shoulders

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@edtechokie That’s the key to a gr8 & successful school: it’s full of passionate learners who work 2learn more & get better together

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@edtechokie everyone needs to remain humble & acknowledge they can continue learning, getting better.

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@dena_rogers yes, I love that answer! “Passionate A’s and T’s will create successful schools”

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@s_mellott I’m not sure about that… standardization of learning goals (everyone marching to the same beat) isn’t diffferentiated

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@edtechokie Can the needs of all stakeholders be met equally? What about Ts that don’t want 2 change & embrace new ways of learning?

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A3 “measuring school success” should focus on the culture of learning for both Ts & Ss. All should be curious & lifelong learners!

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A3 As parents (especially of elementary students) we measure the success of of schools by whether or not our kids love their teacher

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A2 successful school administrators are able to prioritize student learning & engagement over maintaining the safe status quo

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A2 “success” 4 school administrators goes far beyond test scores & A-F report cards. Relationships with constituents are the key

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khrista_lou A2. When admins can be out of the building, and everything runs smoothly. .

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A2 “success” for school administrators is grounded in good relationships with students, teachers, parents, & community members

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A1 many of the things comprising “success” & learning in classrooms can’t be graphed in a chart or easily visualized in spreadsheets

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A1: We shouldn’t allow legislators to define classroom success for Ss & Ts. Successful learning happens independent of legislation

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school “success” today should be defined in terms of student engagement & learning, encouraging curiosity & a love of learning

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Wes Fryer, grade 4-5 STEM teacher @iesSTEM @IESYukon @YukonDistrict

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kennethdward In today’s ed world there are vast differences between educators & policy makers definitions of success. What is success? 8PM CST

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mguhlin ATC- Vidcast: Mobile Writing on the Go with Dr Wes Fryer @kidblog @wfryer @diben: ¬†View Vidcast of Dr… bit.ly/1lqk2OU

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2read: Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer& Turned Its Back on the Middle Class
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@mguhlin not yet but I can tonight! Thanks! :-)

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FoundationOKCPS Barresi rips OEA; likely challenger responds via @tulsaworld fb.me/3j76MCmlE

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Thought provoking about online viral hoax ‘news’: The Year We Broke the Internet j.mp/1gzU3S7 via @twoodwar has some profanity :-(

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iReading: Digital Music Sales Decline for First Time Since Opening of iTunes Music Store j.mp/1eyMjO6 by @MacRumors

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