Wesley Fryer, Ph.D. (@wfryer)

Oklahoma City, OK

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

February 15th, 2015

ryanowens84 must stop being a victim of politics. No one is coming to the rescue. We are Oklahomans, let’s fight for what’s best for students.

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ryanowens84 Honored to be part of tonight’s chat with exceptional T’s and leaders! Thanks for doing work that truly makes a difference!

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Comcast wants your Internet to be more like Cable TV. Want to keep it the way it is? Do this: battleforthenet.com/countdown/?org… pic.twitter.com/csRvHp14s0

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iReading: The entire Internet needs to be freaking out right now nzzl.me/1JNNERx via @nuzzel thanks @reneehobbs

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ClassenTheatre Tickets for “Chicago the Musical” will be sold Wednesday at both 1st and 2nd lunch! $5 student tickets, and $3 for students on Thursday!

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Dorman2014 From the Oklahoman today - Oklahoma teacher pay is embarrassing okne.ws/19fXWNr

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OKCentralPLAC Call to ACTION! - VOTE NO ON VOUCHERS. SB 609 & HB 2003: 2 bills considered by two separate committees. Call or email by 9 am Mon

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coach57 do you know who your legislators are? When is the last time you talked to your legislator? We are losing the war because of SILENCE

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@RepWood thanks so much for listening & participating in our chat tonight. As an Oklahoma teacher I appreciate & value your time!

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@lauragrisso I’d like to read a blog post on that question explaining more background. not sure how 2 answer now @coach57 @shawnhime

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@shawnhime @coach57 The dialog we need to be having with legislators at both state & federal levels needs to involve ending HST tho

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Remember to register for FREE Feb 28th @EdCampOKC in Moore! edcampokc.eventbrite.com Best free PD of the year!

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@shawnhime thanks for moderating the chat tonight - & for your continued advocacy on behalf of Oklahoma families! We appreciate you!

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BlueCerealEduc Before everyone bails, please get involved w/ anti-APUSH legislation - your guide to the inanity here: bluecerealeducation.com/blog/apush-bac…

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.@coach57 @shawnhime I disagree. That’s the point: Federal mandates for HSTs must end. Are we for states rights in or not?!

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@ChrisParadise yes I agree! Especially when the chats are so fast & furious :-)

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@bridgestyler I think we can just take the model to the capitol & invite them to join our conversations. Power in the dialog

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HartfordJimmy @wfryer @bridgestyler If you are a public servant, then what on earth are they?

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wow, TweetChat was a total for me tonight with chat - am going to have to find a better browser-based solution/tool…

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sorry for the typo in that last tweet, I deleted and re-tweeted :-)

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@TeachFromHere It’s critical 4 legislators 2 understand as public servants we don’t forfeit our rights as citizens 2 speak & B heard

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@bridgestyler well, it’s something we could explore for in 2016. I know that doesn’t help us in this session tho…

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@valariefarrow we need to use all tools at our disposal (incl social media) 2 FORCE elected officials to pay attention to our voices

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@ChrisParadise @ryanowens84 @CabeMegan we need to work on amplifying those invitations & legislators who ignore them

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@mandi_cloud @CabeMegan @LloydSnow1 So next time Ts need to be there with videocameras documenting legislators who hide from Ts

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mandi_cloud @wfryer @CabeMegan I went inside the Capitol during the rally last year with my Supt @LloydSnow1! Some opened their doors and others hid!

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@TeachFromHere @valariefarrow that is crazy & wrong, if it’s their policy. Who can tell consituents: I’ll never meet with you?!

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angmlittle @wfryer @CabeMegan no kidding!! Join our FB group for wordier discussions around public Ed!! All welcome!!
facebook.com/groups/oklahom…

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@tbbrwn right - and hopefully we’ll follow that advice. We need to SCRAP A-F, not “revamp”

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@mandi_cloud @ryanowens84 @CabeMegan I haven’t and I need to - this chat is convicting for me to do it!

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@ryanowens84 @CabeMegan every teacher who goes to the next rally also needs to go INSIDE the capitol & ask to speak w their reps!

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A7 The A-F system doesn’t need an overhaul, it needs 2B scrapped entirely. It’s another BAD idea from @JebBush that we don’t need in

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shawnhime Q7–We have consensus that thEd A-F accountability system needs an overhaul. How/who can make that happen? Do we rely on legislators?

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@ryanowens84 @CabeMegan instead of having another education rally, why don’t we invite our legislators into our classrooms instead?

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CabeMegan@kasnelson: A6: Also I am all 4 eliminating the 5th writing test; 10 year olds taking 5 tests is NO Bueno. ” couldn’t agree more

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@angmlittle @CabeMegan @jme_minter there’s a lot here that can’t be adequately explained in 140 characters!

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angmlittle @CabeMegan @shawnhime @jme_minter here’s the summary someone did for me to understand high level issue!! pic.twitter.com/ms3Sje1cNu

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ChrisParadise No idea what Q6 is, but if talking testing, give back special tests for special kids! They are punished for having a disability.

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MrsBeck25 A4: IMO, If we put into Public Education what it needs to succeed, School choice will no longer be an issue!

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@bridgestyler on A6 I disagree on ACT becoming a new HST. We need to oppose all HSTs in schools, not just swap 1 for another

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MrsBeck25 A6: HST has done nothing but limit T autonomy and Ss creativity! My biggest hurdle in my job and getting Ss 21st skills!

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A6 We need student-centered assessments: Tools which classroom teachers use 2 help students, not ones which produce newspaper charts

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shawnhime A6 -Adopt a balanced assessment system that measures individual student growth and provides real-time data that is readily available

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A6 We need a legislative campaign to start to end ALL high stakes testing in schools. We need constructive not destrictive policies.

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shawnhime Q6 – Testing has been the hottest topic iEd this year. What non-RSA legislative changes would you make toEd testing? ACT?

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@kightashley no, there are lots more bilingual teachers & many on Twitter - it’s a gr8 way to connect. see cybraryman.com/edhashtags.html

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JBlackshare I’ve said before and I’ll say again. If we focus on children and schools we won’t have to spend so much on prisons.

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angmlittle Here is a quick and easy way to contact legislators. Email blocks for committees. docs.google.com/document/d/1-B… @shawnhime @bridgestyler

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shawnhime A5.The shortfall underpins the need for a long term solution that ensures has resources needed to provide a high quality education

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A5 Key to addressing budget shortfalls is eliminating harmful tax breaks 4 horizontal drilling. @OKPolicy has documented this: big $

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shawnhime Q5– With the reported $600M state budget shortfall what should be thEd goal for funding this year and the future?

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Charter schools are not the answer - the only silver bullet to help improve student learning in all schools = outstanding teachers

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shawnhime A4 - it is our duty to make sure each and every public school offers a first class education and is the school of choice for

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@campo_donna thanks, I take that as a compliment :-) I wish we had opportunities like tonight to directly talk with legislators tho!

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@stephaniebice no I actually live in NW OKC & teach in Yukon. My own kids attend @OKCPS schools :-)

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A4 Research on charter school performance is clear: Some perform better than public schools, some worse. Charters R no silver bullet

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shawnhime Q4 - There are several bills to expand charter schools statewide. What are your thoughts? What is your ideal version of “choice”?

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@ClaudiaSwisher @jasonnelsonok We’ve got to move beyond sound bytes and imported, destructive from other states in

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A3 The reality is that some schools @jasonnelsonok claimed vouchers would help would NEVER want the HST mandates public ed faces

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A3 Last year @jasonnelsonok & others argued a statewide edu voucher program was a good way to help our poorest Ss. This is NOT true

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grendelrick A3 You can’t support sending public $ to unregulated entities while demanding more accountability from

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A3 Rather than support vouchers & “school choice” legislators should work to fully fund schools, better compensate Ts & end HST

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A3 We should oppose voucher proposals in Oklahoma. Those proposals are funded primarily by corporate interests that want public $$$

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shawnhime Q3- Education savings account bills SB 609 & HB 2003 will be heard tomorrow. What are you telling legislators about ESA vouchers for

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A2 I think it’s silly & wrong that we just take 5 years of out of state teaching experience for transfers. We should take more

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@DrTerriOU @thnorfar until our @EdCampOKC organizing team made that decision last Thursday tho, it looked like we might run out!

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@DrTerriOU @thnorfar not at this point, we increased ticket availability to 480, anticipating the normal 20% no-shows

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A2 We need to provide teachers (especially veterans) with more autonomy in the classroom and stop mandating test prep as a focus

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shawnhime Q2 – What non-compensation policy changes do you think would improve thEd teacher shortage issue? (TRS, certification, higher ed)

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A1 We need a culture change when it comes to teacher compensation & certification in our state. But cultures don’t change fast…

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A1 The plan should not just to be to put teachers in classrooms, we need certified, prepared, well supported teachers who will stay!

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shawnhime Q1- started the year almost 1,000 teachers short. What are your recommendations for ensuring we have a teacher for every classroom?

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@deborahgist welcome! So good to having you join us :-) I’m actually participating from snowy Manhattan, Kansas tonight :-)

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.@thnorfar yes, me too! We have 392 registered as of tonight for @EdCampOKC Feb 28th! edcampokc.eventbrite.com

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

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@ELanghorst no, MakeyMakey was my 1st guess too. @felixjacomino is doing a group storytelling activity that uses bananas

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shawnhime The chat starts in 5 minutes. Tonight we will discuss 2015 legislation and policy.

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Helping @felixjacomino with workshop prep in advance of tomorrow! pic.twitter.com/ACpaHuc5s0

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I just commented on: Wonder Woman lives next door, did you know? - Starr Sackstein, MJE, NBCT j.mp/1CxO3UM by @mssackstein

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bradmcurrie Wonder Woman lives next door, did you know? - buff.ly/1EwNlXM via @mssackstein

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mssackstein How to make your data pretty? Utilize these data visualization tools goo.gl/cDqV5b via @ajmeraharsh

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iReading: Learn to Talk Like Yoda with the Yoda-Speak Generator nzzl.me/1yHOqaG via @nuzzel thanks @skajder

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techsavvygirl Nice workflow for getting student content to youTube
from @wfryer speedofcreativity.org/2015/02/12/ipa…

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.@DanielBeylerian The Voice Record Pro app supports direct upload of audio or audio with a photo to YouTube. See speedofcreativity.org/2015/02/02/stu…

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iReading: Filmmaker David Cross Says It’s No Wonder We All Want Fame j.mp/1L0sWyv by @NPR (BitTorrent distrib “pay what you want”)

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@DeForceMath I would love to learn more about it at the @usd383 PD day! Who was the main catalyst getting it started?

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DanielBeylerian Who knew a short film about building a bridge could be so moving? Lessons for business, education, relationships. bit.ly/1Ewxetf

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“we are on a journey of learning best experienced when we stick together & share” flickr.com/photos/wfryer/… pic.twitter.com/EXTBY9j7LA

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my favorite slide for tomorrow’s keynote: Stick together & share! flickr.com/photos/wfryer/… pic.twitter.com/tNCnKUXi2S

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BraxMath It pays to be good with polynomial functions! pic.twitter.com/xGeyiq4yxM

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.@DanielBeylerian 1 important key = a fast workflow. Try Voice Record Pro (free) itunes.apple.com/us/app/voice-r… & publish to YouTube

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@DeForceMath wow- I’m so impressed w the web resources MHS teachers have put online at indiansmath.com - When did that start?

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@Phillip_Cowell it’s really mind boggling how far ahead you are of 99% of our Oklahoma schools when it comes to blended learning. Yikes!

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h/t to @iteachdigital 4 sharing the phrase “home base website” at the TCEA Area 7 conference in June 2011 wiki.wesfryer.com/Home/handouts/… @woscholar

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