Past Workshops

The following is archived information about past workshops offered by Wesley Fryer for Speed of Creativity Learning LLC. Information about upcoming workshops is also available.

Late-December 2010 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Bring your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to this hands-on, interactive workshop as together we explore some of the best applications for productivity as well as fun available for Apple's mobile devices! Free as well as commercial apps will be demonstrated including applications for education, photo sharing, news, social networking, digital storytelling, musical expression, art, audio recording, games, and more! If you have an iOS device (iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch) you'll learn about a wealth of useful as well as engaging applications in this dynamic workshop.

Registration to attend this 9 am to 3 pm (CST) workshop (either face-to-face in Oklahoma City or virtually) is available via EventBrite.

Mid-December 2010 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Two opportunities for educators as well as business professionals to learn more about Google Apps (Google Documents, Spreadsheets, Forms, Presentations and Drawing) as well as Google Geo-Apps (Google Maps and Google Earth) are coming up on December 14 and 15, 2010, in Oklahoma City. Wesley Fryer will lead both these full day, hands-on, BYOL (bring your own laptop) workshops. Workshops will be held in the Colloquium Conference Room of the Presbyterian Health Foundation Executive Conference Center in downtown Oklahoma City. Online registration is available now via Eventbrite through December 10th, but seating is limited. Lunch, refreshments, and parking costs are included in the registration fee. Online attendance and participation via a broadcast and event backchannel is also available at reduced rates. The events are:

In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to use Google Documents, Google Spreadsheets, Google Forms, Google Presentations, and Google Drawing environments to create and share collaborative files saved "in the cloud." Specifically, participants will learn how to: 1- Create documents, spreadsheets and presentations online 2- Share and collaborate in real time 3- Safely store and organize your work 4- Control who can see your documents 5- View sample documents, products and files 6- Create original Google docs independently and in collaboration with others

In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to use Google Maps and Google Earth Specifically, participants will learn how to: 1- Navigate and search in Google Maps and Google Earth 2- Create a Custom Google Map 3- Customize Google Map Placemarks with text, links, images, and embedded videos 4- Share Custom Google Maps with links and as embedded maps on webpages 5- Use Google Earth's layers, measurement tools, and places 6- Use Google Earth custom KML/KMZ files created by others 7- Create custom Google Earth custom KML/KMZ web tours and share them

Both of these workshops are designed for beginner through intermediate computer users, and will include discussion as well as examples of how these tools can be effectively used in K-12 as well as university classroom settings. Although workshops are designed primarily with educators in mind, progressively-minded business leaders and employees are invited to attend as well and learn how to leverage Google Apps and Google's geo-applications within their industry sector. This workshop is BYOL: Bring your own laptop. AC power and wifi connectivity is provided. Participants will work independently and in collaborative teams during the workshop to create and share digital products.

These hands-on workshops meet the definition of high quality professional development as required by the No Child Left Behind Act [Title IX, Part A, Section 9101 (34)]. The activities in these workshops are directly aligned to the Priority Academic Student Skills (PASS), student academic achievement standards and assessments. The primary goal of the workshops is to improve and increase teachers’ knowledge of digital literacy and the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) for teachers / administrators / students, and help enable teachers to become highly qualified. Attendance certificates for professional development will be available.

Payments may be submitted via Credit Card or School Purchase Order. More information is available for those submitting school POs.