Meet Jo Lein, Executive Director

What’s your first and last name?

  • Jo Lein

What do you teach / what is your ‘title’ at school?

  • Executive Director, TLI Oklahoma

How are you involved in education?

  • I lead a nonprofit organization focused on building the instructional capacity of adults – teachers and leaders. I started as a classroom teacher and moved into an instructional coaching role. It was in that role that I became obsessed with the power of instructional coaching. After a stint as Assistant Superintendent, I launched TLI in 2018 in response to the human capital crisis in Oklahoma.

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • The classroom is safe, predictable, and caring. Kids know what to expect from their teacher (as far as emotional constancy and consistency), yet learning can be unpredictable. Kids demonstrate mastery and build confidence each day towards a larger goal.

If you were to lead a session at Edcamp, what would it be about?

  • Instructional coaching

Do you have a website or blog?

Are you on Twitter?


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Meet Chase Alexander @chaseEdu – Dean of Instructional Technology

What’s your first and last name?

  • Chase Alexander

What do you teach / what is your ‘title’ at school?

  • Dean of Instructional Technology, ASTEC Charter Schools

How are you involved in education?

  • I help teachers authentically incorporate technology into their classroom lessons. I also maintain our student information system and student Google accounts.

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • My ideal classroom would include iMacs, video editing equipment, cameras, and other sorts of fun tech to help the students be creative.

If you were to lead a session at Edcamp, what would it be about?

  • I really enjoy app roundtables and speaking to future teacher sessions.

Are you on Twitter?


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Meet Thuy Pham, French / Substitute Teacher

What’s your first and last name?

  • Thuy Pham

What do you teach / what is your ‘title’ at school?

  • French/ Substitute Teacher

How are you involved in education?

  • I am a Substitute Teacher. I have a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Sciences in Cellular and Molecular Biology from Tulane Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana. I like to teach elementary school in the areas of French, Biology, English, Music, and Mathematics which is based on linear expression principles. Education is an important aspect of my life because I believe that teaching individuals what I have learned and know is important in making a contribution to society.

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • My ideal school and classroom is probably Southeast High School because the architecture is beautiful, the classrooms are functional, and the layout and ambiance is just great for me. I think a good school environment should emphasize minimalism, and be functional in an organized and technologically savvy way. A classroom should be colorful for elementary school students, should have appropriate equipment and tools for learning that is sufficient for students, there should be no clutter of materials in a place, so that students can move around, and function.

If you were to lead a session at Edcamp, what would it be about?

  • I would lead a session on Mathematics Principles of Expression Diversity. After my Ph.D. training, I had to go through a rigorous training on observation, which encompassed over 7 years of driving across the United States, living out in my car, making observations of the environment, climate, and my surroundings, and traveling to Africa, Brazil, Europe, and Russia. During these times, I developed Mathematical equations to the different observation that I have made. It would be interesting to lead a discussion on these findings.

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Meet Wesley Fryer, Instructional Coach / Middle School Teacher

Wesley Fryer
Wesley Fryer

What’s your first and last name?

  • Wesley Fryer

What do you teach / what is your ‘title’ at school?

  • Instructional Coach / Middle School Teacher

How are you involved in education?

  • I’m serving as our school’s first “Technology Integration and Innovation Specialist.” In that capacity, I work as an instructional coach with our PK-12 teachers, focusing on engaging learning projects with students. We’re avid users of the Seesaw Learning Journal platform, and I’m continuing to work with a special “pilot group” of our elementary teachers focusing on using Seesaw for student portfolios and to document student skills. I also teach our 5th and 6th grade Computer classes, which focus on Media Literacy, Digital Literacy, Digital Citizenship, and keyboarding.

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • Flexible seating, student access to both laptops and iPads, big carpet area for class meetings at the start of class, multiple projection options for teacher and student use. (I actually am pretty close to having this setup at school this year!)

If you were to lead a session at Edcamp, what would it be about?

  • Media Literacy

Do you have a website or blog?

Are you on Twitter?


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