Ph.D. - Curriculum & Instruction
Texas Tech University
Dissertation: Impact Analysis of Phonecasted Lecture Summaries
Working full time as an independent school technology integration and innovation specialist and middle school digital/media literacy teacher. Complete vitae is available on www.wesfryer.com/vitae.
Specialization in Geography
Studied U.S. Latin American security issues, wrote four papers
Outstanding Graduate, Department of Geography
Responsible for pedagogical coaching with PK-12 faculty, teaching 5th/6th grade digital/media literacy classes, schoolwide digital citizenship education (DigCit.us), and special projects.
Responsible for information technology services and support, as well as instructional technology coaching and support for 170+ faculty/staff and 900 students in grades PK-12.
Provides professional speaking services including conference keynote addresses, breakout sessions, professional development workshops, and social media consulting services. Teaches iPad with Wes, iPad Media Camp, and Scratch Camp workshops. (Presentation/workshop handouts shared from January 2010 to present are available.)
Provided instructional coaching for K-12 teachers focused on student creation of digital products meeting Common Core State Standards.
Led statewide oral history and digital storytelling project, created digital curriculum for school field trips to the museum, coordinated videoconferencing for special events
Provided professional development for educators focused on effective technology integration, E-Rate program participation, and H.323 videoconferencing
Coordinated online and iTV distance learning classes and instructional technology support for instructors, served as the college webmaster, supervised and led the college faculty support technology team.
Provided website design services, web hosting, and educational technology training
Taught Advanced Multimedia and Video (Spring 2005), Advanced Integration of Technology into the Curriculum (Spring 2005), and Microcomputers in Education (Fall 2005)
K-6 Technology Facilitator/Teacher 1998 - 2001, 4th grade teacher 1996 - 1998