shellyfryer-may2016Shelly Fryer (@sfryer) is a teacher, speaker, and advocate for children. She teaches 3rd grade students at Casady School in Oklahoma City (@casadyschoolOKC). From 2013-2017 Shelly taught 3rd/4th grade students at  Positive Tomorrows (@ptokc), Oklahoma’s only elementary school specifically for homeless children. Shelly’s passion is helping her students love learning. She believes student learning in the classroom should be engaging.

Shelly encourages students to make choices about how they learn best. With over 20 years of teaching experience, Shelly taught in an iPad 1:1 classroom for three years at Positive Tomorrows. Her current students at Casady use shared iPads and Chromebooks for digital learning, creating and sharing.  Shelly believes students need to understand their voices matter and can be shared with others beyond the walls of their classroom.

Shelly loves introducing and teaching coding to younger students (in grades 1-4) and sponsors after-school coding clubs using PBS Kids Scratch Junior and Scratch software. She presents coding workshops for kids in the Oklahoma City area through The Div (@thedivorg), a local nonprofit.

Shelly participates in the Saturday Classroom 2.0 Live Community (@liveclass20) and was a “featured teacher” for Classroom 2.0 Live in October 2016. She presented a webinar titled, “Helping My Students Love Learning.” Shelly was named a PBS Digital Innovator in 2015. She was selected by PBS as one of four teachers nationally to address the annual PBS Broadcasters’ Conference in Chicago in May 2016.

Shelly presents regionally and nationally at education and educational technology conferences. She is a Seesaw Ambassador (@Seesaw) and leads multi-day iPad Media Camp workshops (@iPadMediaCamp) with her husband, Wesley. More information is available about her speaking topics and availability.

Follow Shelly Fryer on Twitter @sfryer, where she shares a variety of educational resources, strategies, ideas, and examples of her students’ work. Shelly also curates educationally focused articles on Flipboard in several freely available magazines.

Learn more about Shelly’s passion for meaningful technology integration in the classroom by watching her 2 minute application from 2015 for the PBS Digital Innovator’s Program.

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