About the Conference

Thank you for your interest in applying to be a featured speaker or moderator for the 2016 4T Virtual Conference on Digital Writing.

This year's conference will take place on the first four Sundays of October (2, 9, 16, 23) from 1:30-10pm EST.

Note: To fully complete this application, you will need to provide a link to an online resume (Linked In, Google Doc, website, wiki, etc.). If you're applying to be a featured speaker, you will also need to provide a brief session description for your proposed webinar.

Conference Background
The 4T Virtual Conference on Digital Writing is a satellite of the annual 4T Virtual Conference (teachers teaching teachers about technology), which is sponsored by the University of Michigan Schools of Education and Information and Oakland Schools. The 4T Virtual Conference on Digital Writing focuses on the research, pedagogy, and tools of writing in digital spaces in the K-12 classroom.

The 4TDW conference is unique from other virtual conferences because all featured speakers and moderators go through 14 hours of professional development training on how to instructionally design an interactive and engaging virtual classroom resulting in the highest quality webinars. There are no other virtual conferences that train their presenters like this.

Throughout the virtual sessions, participants explore the complexities of teaching writing in a digital age in which students potentially play the role of writer, multimedia creator, collaborator, publisher, reader/viewer/audience member, and critic during their online engagement both during and outside of school. This four-day event also provides a space for dialogue between K-12 and university educators about the ways that the teaching of writing is enacted in schools, colleges, workplaces, and communities.

Presenters are educators from K-12 and higher education who have expertise to offer virtually. All sessions will be recorded and archived for access by educators who can not attend synchronously.

All K-12 education professionals interested in developing digital writers in their classroom, as well as the administrators, curriculum coordinators, instructional coaches, professors, and consultants who support or train these educators are invited to attend, as are aspiring educators. The conference is FREE and open to all educators--though registration is required to attend sessions as well as receive the archived recordings. In addition, interested educators can get FREE continuing education credits by attending the virtual conference.

Page1 / 7
14% of survey complete.