It’s official. I submitted my two weeks notice today to AT&T, resigning as the Director of Education Advocacy for Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, Wisconsin and Michigan effective Friday, July 11th. I’ll start work on July 14th for the Oklahoma Heritage Association in Oklahoma City (a 501(c)(3)) as their Director of Technology and Education Outreach. I have really enjoyed working for AT&T the past 24 months, and look forward to the new opportunities as well as challenges which await me working for the OHA.
I’ll still be attending and presenting at NECC next week on behalf of AT&T, as well as keynoting the Missouri Distance Learning Association’s annual conference in Osage Beach July 9 and 10.
My personal contact information on www.wesfryer.com/contact will be updated in two weeks with my new “business hours” phone number. My personal email address remains wesfryer [at] pobox [dot] com.
I’ll be writing lots more in the weeks and months ahead about the OHA and my evolving role there. I’ll continue to serve as the co-director of our statewide oral history and digital storytelling project, “Celebrate Oklahoma Voices.” The OHA’s official “about page” describes the organization in the following way:
Located in Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma Heritage Association focuses on telling Oklahoma’s history through its people, and each of its programs strives to accomplish that goal. The organization has hosted the Oklahoma Hall of Fame for the past 80 years to recognize the most accomplished individuals from our state. The Association also supports education in a variety of ways, including offering more than $400,000 in scholarships to Oklahoma high schoolers each year and hosting Heritage Week poster and essay competitions for fourth through 12th graders. The organization’s annual awards recognize the educators, individuals and organizations that are committed to preserving Oklahoma history, and the Association is the leader in publishing Oklahoma’s history. In the organization’s new Edward L. Gaylord-T. Boone Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum, visitors can meet Oklahomans past and present through high-tech, interactive exhibitory.
I look forward to making contributions to the OHA’s goals and mission, as well as continuing my educational advocacy work here in Oklahoma as well as other locales around the U.S. and world. I AM “here for the learning revolution!”
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On this day..
- Visual Notes from Steven Anderson & Kyle Pace's ISTE Session for Administrators - 2013
- Open Educational Resources: Share, Remix, Learn #iste11 - 2011
- Copyright and licensing considerations when importing library audiobooks - 2010
- A great day of conversations at EduBloggerCon09 - 2009
- Leveraging social media tools for social change - 2009
- Wish a particular tool existed? Learn how to get it made! We'll design a tool together - 2009
- EduBloggerCon: Web 2.0 Smackdown - 2009
- A light table, sand, music, tragic history and a phenomenal artist - 2009
- Nuggets from NECC (2) - 2007
- From "Hand it In" to "Publish it": Re-envisioning our Classrooms by Will Richardson - 2007