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(Online) The 4T Virtual Conference
May 20, 2017 - May 22, 2017
The 4T Virtual Conference began as a grassroots effort in 2011 as an opportunity for educators from across the globe to connect, network, and learn from each other about issues in technology education. Well over 900 K-16 educators from across the globe sign up each year to attend the conference! The conference is hosted by the faculty at the University of Michigan School of Education and School of Information. We are proud to partner with the Office of Student Affairs at the University of Michigan School of Education, Oakland Schools ISD, the Washtenaw Intermedia School District, and Livingston LESA in Michigan. Because of the wide success of the 4T, we have developed two satellite conferences. The 4T Data Literacy Conference (4TDL) will be July 14-15 focuses on understanding and analyzing data in education. The 4T Digital Writing Conference (4TDW) in October focuses on digital writing.
The conference is FREE and OPEN to all educators. The sessions target K-12 practicing and preservice teachers (view a session from last year). The conference is held virtually—no plane tickets, no hotel fees! Links to the virtual rooms are found on the conference schedule page.
The 4T conference is unique from other virtual conferences because all the lead presenters (all K-12 teachers) go through 15 hours of professional development training on how to instructionally design an interactive and engaging virtual classroom (eg…webinar)! We use a the Triple E Framework as our conceptual frame and measurement of quality of technology integration. There are no other conferences that train their presenters like this! As a result, you can expect ALL our sessions to be interactive, engaging and informative.