Wesley Fryer, Ph.D. (@wfryer)

Oklahoma City, OK

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February 8th, 2015

@MrP_tchr you might be able to get on the moderator sub list too :-) @coach57

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coach57 Next weeks chat will be moderated by @shawnhime discussing what we can expect from the legislative session

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@MrP_tchr the chief organizer is @coach57 - He’ll be glad to put you on the moderator schedule if you want! :-)

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bridgestyler We have over 40 going to @EdCampOKC. Anyone else I know going? It’s going to be incredible!

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@bridgestyler Fantastic! We should have a special prize & recognition for the district with the most participants per capita :-)

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Sunday night chats R an amazing town hall 2 discuss important issues. Thanks @joy4ok 4 being here! Need more elected officials too!

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James409Jason Don’t forget to read my thoughts on moving to the ACT jasonthecurriculumguy2.blogspot.com

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MissMary44 @jwalkup @grendelrick @kasnelson @wfryer Status quo = millions on testing, teacher shortage, drop outs increasing, schools closing

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@ryanowens84 we need to provide our legislators with a handbook of guidelines for constructive vs destructive educational policies

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@ryanowens84 I agree & think a key element is crafting a vision for educational transformation in which doesn’t include HSTs

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ryanowens84 must not let this moment pass us by! Let’s do what we do best, work with others, including legislature, to do what’s best for kids!

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@CathyBenge1 that’s awesome! so glad you could join in the dialog yet again :-)

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Please register for edcampokc.eventbrite.com coming up soon Sat Feb 28th in Moore! Best FREE PD ever :-)

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@coach57 I think our campaigns to use social media to effect legislative changes are just in their infancy today

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@coach57 that’s true today, but when angry parents along with teachers speak loudly legislators WILL listen…

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472 Oklahoma educators to follow on this Twitter list! Our numbers keep growing twitter.com/wfryer/lists/o…

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STLinOK A9: Stop giving good teachers reason to go work for another state

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jcbjr @James409Jason @CathyBenge1 Reference please.

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@jcbjr @James409Jason @CathyBenge1 I love it when we’re calling out each other to cite our sources in an chat :-)

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A9 We’re living in a HST Edu culture where many believe they are essential / vital. Tests are part of life, but not its purpose

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A9 If HSTs were needed for college admission then colleges would look at them, & they don’t. Colleges look at grades & ACTs/SATs

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amajames1212 Q9: If we believe Ts r professionals(I do), what is a good marriage between HST & S grades 4 grad requirements?

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@amajames1212 @cdeen15 The problem with that is if it’s a HST it still makes “the test” the focus/purpose of school :-(

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CallMe_MrsJones @kasnelson @ClaudiaSwisher @grendelrick @jwalkup @wfryer I dont think HST improves learning. It kills their creativity.

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A8 Trying 2 have the ACT as a new HST is the wrong goal. It’s like trying to learn to swim by going to a bowling alley. Wrong goal!

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amajames1212 Q8: If adopted, what would be the best way to implement the ACT as a new H.S.T?

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kennethdward ACT will still leave the temptation to teach to the test if we so choose to.

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jmsprincipal A7: this is entire chat to itself. Need to get away from concept of carnegie units, seat time, standard HS curr. Focus on skills!

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Ed_O_Klein Remember The biggest lobby for HST are test vendors. $$ talks but saving $$ is louder.

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A7 If we focus on trying 2 improve student learning/our schools by better preparing for the ACT, the tail is still wagging the dog

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A7 A key teacher improvement strategy is utilizing an instructional coaching model & providing time for Ts to observe other Ts

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@grendelrick @kasnelson I agree. For 2 long we’ve let testing vendors & mis-informed politicians write & this must change

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grendelrick @jwalkup @kasnelson @wfryer HST cause more problem than they solve. Anyone who says differently is selling something.

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@CathyBenge1 yes I agree 100%. Look at what Ts & Ss in our poorest schools need & want now? It’s not more HSTs & T evals on them

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CathyBenge1 If HSTs are used to eval Ss, Ts, and schools, what about the high poverty areas? There will be a mass exodus & Ss need consistency.

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@STLinOK An important reminder we all need, esp when conversations turn to “testing” & “accountability” :-)

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A6 We certainly could do a better job of providing optional & affordable ACT prep options for many HS students in many schools…

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jmsprincipal Q6: Quit focusing on “the TEST”, whatever it is. Teach your subject well. Have engaging lessons. Cause Ss to think & problem solve!

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A6 We need to remember we teach STUDENTS. Our primary role & mission should not be test prep or even “teaching the curriculum”

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A6 Hopefully Ts will help Ss participate in engaging & effective learning experiences irregardless of the state testing measure used

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amajames1212 Q6: What kind of strategies do Ts need to assist their Ss to be successful if testing moves to ACT?

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@Reed_Ellard @MrsBeck25 How many students with 34 ACTs still struggle in college? I’m betting lots. Would like to see those #’s

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A3 1 serious approach we could try to address this is to have our state legislators take EOIs & publicly report their results

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As teachers we need access to a diverse array of digital assessment tools for students to meet individualized needs - not HSTs

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James409Jason there still has not been a test invented to measure work ethic, persistence, & motivation- all necessary to obtain college degree

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@MissMary44 @amajames1212 I totally getting more parents involved in this convo is critical. “w/o parent anger nothing will change”

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If we’re interested in helping get Ss interested & motivated in STEM careers (which we should be) continuing HSTs isn’t the path

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@JBlackshare @nostout We should work on ways to amplify teacher use of student portfolios in - maybe an session topic?

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JBlackshare @nostout I like the idea of portfolios even in math & idea of using projects 4 assessment is more real world; maybe isn’t feasible?

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The litmus test 4 “should we impose a different test on all students” should be “would this help our neediest kids?” The answer: No

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CabeMegan A3: don’t dump FIVE state tests on 5th graders…that’s way too many for 10 year olds!

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@dougeb00 I think we need to work to change our entire test-focused educational culture. A myopic focus on testing hurts Ss & Ts

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@TeachFromHere Grading you as a teacher on test scores of your students doesn’t work so well when all your kids are homeless

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A3 The problem with using the ACT as a HST for everyone is everyone isn’t going to college. Lots of jobs in OK pay well w/o a degree

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We’ve allowed ourselves as citizens & taxpayers to be convinced that HSTs are required to measure learning, but they are NOT!

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@coach57 @James409Jason using ACT instead of EOIs might be a + step, but the elimination of HSTs at all levels should be our goal

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A3 We need to eliminate HSTs from our educational mandates in Oklahoma & focus on student engagement & real world learning instead

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amajames1212 Q3: What are ways to eliminate these problems?

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teganridesabike A2: son says they are a huge time suck for Ts, decreases efficiency, and takes away time for learning.

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JBlackshare In most cases, the EOI is useless. Most Ts already know those kids that get it and those that need more time. Waste of money!

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AMEN to @lsmellott ‘s idea of shifting to a portfolio approach for individualized assessment

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lsmellott A1: A perfect substitute for the EOI would be a portfolio because it would show the growth of the Ss in the classroom.

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lsmellott A2: I may not see my sophomores for about 4 weeks during testing, and when it’s over, they are not motivated to do anything else.

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A2 As long as we keep HSTs we will kill opportunities for creativity, hands-on learning & digital literacy development in schools

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Tech4T3achers T’s are so focused on the test they feel they cannot do what they KNOW is right for S’s. No time for creativity, imagination etc.

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James409Jason A2: Biggest problem Ts face is the high stakes culture to a test Ss don’t feel is important or relevant to them

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A2 Huge teacher problem w HSTs is loss of quality instructional time. Loss of project based learning & inquiry approaches in school

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MrsBeck25 A1: IMO: HST=Standard Based Learning=Fragmented Education. Ss never see the whole beautiful picture!

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amajames1212 Q2: What problems do Ts face with the current EOI?

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A1 EOI system makes the focus & (in many eyes) the purpose of schooling to be testing. This is destructive & a reason HSTs are bad

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amajames1212 Q1: What are the problems students face with the current EOI system?

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@BarbaraMcClanah @DrTerriOU Plz let me know when you all pick a date for SE Oklahoma - I’ll add it to edcampok.org

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Wes Fryer grade 4-5 STEM teacher @iesSTEM @IESYukon @YukonDistrict - glad to be here to discuss the ACT & HST in Oklahoma :-)

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iReading: ACT: The Time is Now j.mp/1vzrpfw by @James409Jason

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iReading: Doctor Who game helps kids to learn to code j.mp/1zyCKf4 by @MattKamen @arstechnica cc @sfryer

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EdCampOKC New post: EdCampOKC 2015 TShirts Available for Online Ordering goo.gl/bTsSD2

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EdCampOKC New post: Meet Pamela Hamman, Social Studies Teacher goo.gl/wMrMLg

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@MENTapparel @dankrutka awesome! I’ll email it out to our organizers & registrants

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MENTapparel @EdCampOKC shirts are available online at mentapparel.com/pages/edcampokc @dankrutka @wfryer

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@MrsBeck25 @vperezy @Blankenship_S @JMaxey1 @coach57 someone has already registered & parked the .com & .org sites, .us is available

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@MrsBeck25 @vperezy @Blankenship_S @JMaxey1 I’ll be glad to register & host it if you’ll tell me what you all want it to be (.com .org .us)

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@vperezy @Blankenship_S @JMaxey1 that sounds great! Has someone registered an domain? @MrsBeck25

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ithemes How to Stop Neglecting Your Website & Make It Awesome buff.ly/1Dqfqj1 pic.twitter.com/Xu2rxDY5uP

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thanks to @ithemes for @Backup_Buddy - It made migrating “Mapping Media” site to @ShowWithMedia a breeze! speedofcreativity.org/2015/02/08/map…

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A big impact of @writesellwell 2014 conference ideas on me personally: I’ve changed “Mapping Media” to @ShowWithMedia speedofcreativity.org/2015/02/08/map…

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If you’ll be in or near OKC Fri join @storychasers FREE Joe Lambert @storycenter digital storytelling meetup! joelambertokc.eventbrite.com

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@vperezy @Blankenship_S @JMaxey1 that’s a very cool idea! Let’s do an session on virtual site tours & then it can be a project!

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@careeson thanks for the feedback and question :-)

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@careeson more info about our “Maker Studio” Green Screen station is on stem.wesfryer.com/home/maker-stu…

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@careeson it’s rather expensive tho & if I was ordering a new one I’d go with a “clamp-based” model from Amazon

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.@careeson Hi Clarissa: we use the “Makayama iPad Tripod Mount” makayama.com/moviemount.html for our @iesSTEM green screen videos

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@JasonLeisure that is so cool! It’s an amazing world & my daughter is so excited to be able to explore & play in it!

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eyesrightblog new post: “Blessed Be Your Name” by Sarah Fryer, Megan Mueggenborg & Alex Simpson wp.me/p4bdf3-q8

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@sfryer this is a great article by @GrownandFlown: How Social Media Forever Changed Parenting (via @Pocket) pocket.co/soQn9o

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I used UnRarX (free Mac OS X RAR Extraction Utility) to expand Minecraft world for Rachel (NotchLand Amusement Park) unrarx.com

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radiumray I need more practice: What Creative Professionals Do That Separates Them from Amateurs | Lifehacker lifehacker.com/what-creative-…

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iReading: How Social Media Forever Changed Parenting j.mp/1vyMgiW by @GrownandFlown via @jordosh @radiumray

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mtoran My 7 year-old is keeping a journal while we’re living in Spain, if anyone’s kids are interested in other countries… leomcevoy.blogspot.com

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Larryferlazzo Video: “Evolution On Earth In 60 Seconds” larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2015/02/08/vid…

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missniss312@wfryer: new post: Mapping Media is now Show What You Know with Media j.mp/16FJDjy @wnuneville

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ShowWithMedia It’s official: “Mapping Media” is now “Show What You Know With Media!” speedofcreativity.org/2015/02/08/map… via @wfryer

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new post: Mapping Media is now Show What You Know with Media j.mp/16FJDjy

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