4T Virtual Conference Newsletter

February 2, 2016

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Announcing the 2016 4T Closing Keynote: Bill Van Loo

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Be Brave: What it takes to make future makers

Bill Van Loo is a maker, teacher, musician and photographer. He is currently employed as the Technology and Engineering teacher at A2 STEAM, a K-8 project-based learning school that Ann Arbor Public Schools started in 2014. As a teacher, he focuses on empowering students through technology and the engineering process.

Bill graduated from Michigan Technological University with a BA in Scientific and Technical Communication in 1997, then worked as a Web developer for 8 years before switching careers to education. He began his teaching career after earning a post-baccalaureate teaching certificate from Eastern Michigan's Technology and Design Education program in 2005, and has been teaching students K-8 since then. Bill is currently completing his Master's in Educational Media and Technology at Eastern Michigan, focusing on student empowerment and maker culture.


Save the Date! May 21st-23rd 2016

The 2016 4T Virtual Conference will be held on May 21, 22 and 23. Session topics will include: Coding, Maker Spaces, GAFE, Student ePortfolios, iPads, 1:1 Classrooms, and more! Sessions will target both elementary and secondary teachers.

We hope you will join us! There are some wonderful benefits for K-12 teachers at no cost to you!

  • Earn up to 20 SCECHs (no cost)
  • 20 sessions from master K-12 teachers who go through 15 hours of professional webinar training to give you an amazing session!
  • Vendor sessions that are interactive, engaging and trained to share their resources to K-12 teachers
  • Great door prizes!!!
  • Learn and collaborate from home!
Register Today!

There is no cost to register for the 2016 conference!

Thank You to our Conference Sponsors

This conference is free and open to all K-16 educators because of the support of our partners and sponsors. We want to thank Peardeck, Blackboard, Madonna University and MAME who has giving their support to the 2016 conference in a big way! Please visit their sites and thank them for supporting our amazing no-cost conference!
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Announcing the 2016 Featured Speakers!

You requested and we brought them back! These are our 4T Rockstars. Coming back with brand new sessions. Don't miss them!

Thank you to Our 4T Conference Partners

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