Wesley Fryer, Ph.D. (@wfryer)

Oklahoma City, OK

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August 7th, 2016

@jeffdaugherty4 excellent, thanks! Do you have a registration link? Open to others outside the district?

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JennWillTeach A9: we can all say grades don’t matter, but until our society completely changes its mindset, we are stuck w/ them.

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MPSTechnology Be willing to risk & accept failure if we want to grow. Create discord before we transform! @room20awesome pic.twitter.com/ckpyJczvaN

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so when is the next in Oklahoma?! :-)

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KimberBlodgett “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” Martin Luther King Jr.

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iPadpaloozaOU There are a few spots left to attend the inaugural $75 gets you @JonnyCurriculum @mrjoshflores and @TeachFromHere +a shirt

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@sfryer Don’t forget this week’s slow twitter chat question! twitter.com/room20awesome/…

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kellianglley A4 (just stole this from google images) pic.twitter.com/eo7LdqCYOA

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sfryer A9: I have many highly creative/innovative Ss that don’t get good grades, what’s important is that they love learning!

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MrsBeck25 A6: Remind ourselves to be facilitators of learning and not dictators. Be willing to learn WITH our Ss and take risks.

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edgeblogger Seriously, our core curriculum is relatively unchanged since 1890…does that make sense? We are losing so much human potential!

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kellianglley A grade shows who can be compliant on traditional assignments. I want problem solvers in my life. twitter.com/room20awesome/…

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@BlueCerealEduc ah, but we absolutely need to “push creativity” in our standards-riven educational culture. Without it we perish

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@MPSTechnology yes, “creativity at the speed of thought!” @BillGates book “Business at the Speed of Thought” inspired my blog title!

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MPSTechnology A9a) We can be successful, but can we raise the status quo with creativity, to think outside the box?

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BlueCerealEduc At ‘A’-Rated KIPP School in OKC, Students Who Leave Are Rarely Replaced oklahomawatch.org/2016/07/17/at-… via @OklahomaWatch

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@MrsHime A9 we can certainly over-focus on grades. But good grades can open doors. Ask our son who is headed to @coschoolofmines!

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@room20awesome thanks for moderating tonight! & thanks to @TParks for reminding @sfryer & I about tonight’s focus on creativity! :-)

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room20awesome slow chat…you have all week to answer. Would love to hear from all on this one! pic.twitter.com/jXdsfRGknH

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A9 measurements of “success in the world” often fall short of balanced/healthy perspective. Yes, creativity is vital for a well rounded life

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MPSTechnology This is true for a classroom teacher. Risk and Innovation. Admin, Ts, Ss must be willing to fail to learn. twitter.com/wfryer/status/…

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@Supt_Jordan rather than “embrace failure” I’d say “embrace iteration” It’s not enough to fail, Ss need time to iterate & try again

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Supt_Jordan A6: Give s’ts voice and choice. Embrace failure. Focus more on process and less on product. Encourage, Guide, and get out of the way

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edgeblogger A6: Create a classroom where great questions are valued more than the right answers. Model importance of questioning in everything!

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JonnyCurriculum 101 ways for teachers to be more creative: evernote.com/l/AMmHSKUiBaNF…

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A9 In the coming decades, more work will be done via machines / robots / AI. The need to be creative & entrepreneurial is important!

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sfryer A6: Provide opportunities for self discovery, allow a variety of opportunities for Ss to “Show what they know”

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A6 Invite & cultivate student creativity in the classroom by asking them to “Show what they know with media” showwithmedia.com

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A5b read more about “The Creative Learning Spiral” by @mres here: mresmres.tumblr.com/post/272545312…

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A5 Creative Learning Spiral by @mres includes critical thinking alongside creativity during reflection pic.twitter.com/ZxiTVkzCR6

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markjonesphd A5) Our society needs those that can apply creativity in critical thinking to solve problems we don’t even know about yet

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tchingelements A2 Creativity allows for thinking “outside the box” Important for developing Ss that are ready for STEM careers

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STLinOK All kinda boils down to “I want you to think for yourself & go down that rabbit hole armed for bear & fuzzy bunnies”

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DavidReidJr A5 Creativity can spark the idea which you dive into more critically.

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room20awesome A4 Critical thinking follows a line of logic that creative thinking may not; but both go hand and hand—one helping the other.

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@okjoan I’m not sure that’s true in all cases. Being willing to critique other’s views & perspectives can take courage too!

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A4 Critical thinking involves problem solving & can include computational thinking. Creative thinking is divergent & out of the box

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MrsDSings A3: I think “guided” or “cultivated” might be better words than “taught” when it comes to creativity.

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room20awesome A3 I believe we are all born creators! As educators we need to give Ss the opportunity to practice & celebrate the creative process.

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sfryer A3: I think it can be encouraged through a multitude of experiences. Much practice is needed, Ts need to cultivate not evaluate

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A3 foundational ideas of @okaplus is that creativity can be cultivated, learned & taught. And they’re right to believe this!

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edgeblogger Q1b: After the chat, I encourage to read this short article by Will Richardson - willrichardson.com/9-elephants-cl… Commit to changing this!

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A3b The classroom culture we build together with students is an essential pre-requisite for risk taking & creativity

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A3 While creativity can be spontaneous with natural curiosity & a desire to make, it also DEFINITELY can be cultivated!

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room20awesome Q3 pic.twitter.com/WBUj0SVQ0x

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@iTeachLipscomb yes absolutely, “learning is messy!” Tagline of 1 of my fav teachers & yodas @bcrosby learningismessy.com

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@thnorfar we understand and forgave you even before you asked :-) Good luck with the grading!

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FatCatArtist A2 I consider creativity to be an essential future ready skill. Therefore it’s essential we model/practice it in school!

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OSU_Bender A2: creativity teaches them there is more way to answer a Q or solve a problem

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A2 As humans we are all hard wired to create. “What do you want to CREATE today?” Creativity is intrinsically valuable to cultivate

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A2 Creativity is vital because when we have opportunities to make & create, we are more engaged & invested in the learning process

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room20awesome Q2 pic.twitter.com/ZxXCoqGjUP

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A1 I’m co-teaching a class w @seeingnewshapes, our elementary art T. I think Ss come to the art room ready to be creative!

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room20awesome Q1 pic.twitter.com/PLD82KSqwT

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room20awesome Chat—The Importance Of Creativity In Education pic.twitter.com/jAhrJ414Xu

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Wes Fryer, Director of Technology @casadyschoolokc & elementary teacher

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BlueCerealEduc What Did You Miss In Edu-Bloggery This Week? Blue Serials (8/7/16) - bluecerealeducation.com/blog/blue-seri… @OKPolicy @genelewisperry

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OKPolicy State Question 640, What’s That? okpolicy.org/state-question…

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oueducation The lineup of presenters @MrsBeck25 has put together for @iPadpaloozaOU is phenomenal. Can’t wait for Aug. 26-27! pic.twitter.com/jSvJnRleHq

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MrsBeck25 Legislative Update tonight 8PM CST @room20awesome and to follow. pic.twitter.com/RMcAlfyiJY

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@manders416 excellent! Thanks so much for the feedback :-)

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Kdmiller4 Green Screen Videos to Share with Teachers speedofcreativity.org/2016/08/01/gre… via @wfryer

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my post from yesterday: Soften Your Syllabus wfryer.me/soften (because tone & words matter, setting the stage for the year!)

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@Alexandra__WH tell me more background & context of why you are asking…

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@Alexandra__WH I wouldn’t make the goal “make our paper worksheets digital” as the primary focus of a 1:1 or blended learning initiative tho

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@Alexandra__WH Look for the ways making work digital can be transformative and open up interaction & assessment options that are new

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@Alexandra__WH That can be a natural part of the process of moving to a blended learning model of instruction, but don’t stop there.

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iReading: New Study finds Archery Catches Fire Thanks to Inspiring Hollywood Images by @GDIGM via @peggyorenstein seejane.org/gender-in-medi…

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GDIGM Her Parents Couldn’t Afford Running Shoes, Now She’s An Olympian wearemitu.com/mitu-world/her…

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micheleborba 6 Ways Students Can Spread Kindness, Change Norms, & Curb micheleborba.com/6-simple-ways-… pic.twitter.com/NX7p5GpvUM

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: Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New… amazon.com/dp/0061711535/… via @NoteToSelf @manoushz

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eyesrightblog Slides for Sunday School lesson today: “Fear, Focus, Joy & Fruit” docs.google.com/presentation/d… @fpcedmond @eco_pres pic.twitter.com/SOKQR54vJ4

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eyesrightblog What could we fear today? (if we choose to) Poll in Sunday School today with @polleverywhere polleverywhere.com/free_text_poll… pic.twitter.com/mBJMCXAfzz

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