About the Conference
The 4T Virtual Conference began in 2011 and it is an opportunity for educators from across the globe to connect, network, and learn from each other about issues in technology education. About 700 K-16 teachers from across the globe sign up each year to attend the conference! The current student teaching interns and library science interns at the University of Michigan School of Education and School of Information are assisting with the development of the conference. We are proud to be partners with Oakland Schools.
The conference is FREE and OPEN to all educators. The sessions target K-12 practicing and preservice teachers. The conference will be held virtually—no plane tickets, no hotel fees! Links to the virtual rooms are found on the conference schedule page.
Our conference is unique in that our lead presenters (all K-12 teachers) go through professional development training on how to design and present a dynamic PD webinar session! Thus, you can expect ALL our sessions to be interactive, engaging and educative.
The conference sessions will begin on Saturday May 16th at 9:00am EST. The opening keynote will begin on Sunday, May 17th at 8:00 p.m. EST and the conference will continue through 10:00 p.m. on Monday, May 18th. See our schedule for further details of sessions.
All sessions will be live and then archived. K-16 educator are encouraged to apply to present at this international conference. First, a small select group of K-12 educators will be selected to participate in our PD workshops on developing an online webinar (see details and application here). Second, K-16 educators can present in our lightning sessions (application for the lightning sessions).
The conference is run by instructors from the teacher education and library science programs at the University of Michigan School. While the conference is free and open, registration is required to attend sessions as well as receive the archived recordings. In addition, interested educators can get continuing education credit’s by attending the virtual conference.
May 16th-18th 2015
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