#4TDW Day 2 Newsletter

Sunday, October 9

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The 4T Virtual Conference on Digital Writing got off to a phenomenal start last Sunay! And this Sunday, October 9, the learning continues with 6 more awesome, interactive webinars.


In this newsletter you'll find:

  • links to all Blackboard Collaborate rooms for the Sunday, October 9 webinars
  • a screencast on how to download Blackboard Collaborate to access webinar rooms
  • FAQs
  • information on SCECHs and graduate credit for conference attendance
  • the sign up link to be a designated tweeter for a session
  • information about the conference archive for the October 2 webinars


NOTE: Webinar room links will also be posted to the conference website on the October 9 schedule page on Sunday morning.


Questions? Contact delia.decourcy@oakland.k12.mi.us

1:30-2:30 pm EST

Design Thinking: Digital Writing in the Classroom
Featured Speaker: Lindsay Stoetzel, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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3:00-4:00 pm EST

Making the Switch: Moving from a Paper to a Digital Writer’s Notebook
Returning Featured Speaker: Jianna Taylor, Oakland Writing Project

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4:30-5:30 pm EST

Educators as Contemporary Composers: Dispositions and Practices for Learning with New Media
Special Invited Guest: Anna Smith, Illinois State University

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6:00-7:00 pm EST

Digital Writing & Grammar
Returning Featured Speaker: Jeremy Hyler, Chippewa River Writing Project

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7:30-8:30 pm EST

Panel: Multimodal Moments & Making Composition(s) Move
Panelists: Cassie Brownell, Michigan State; Matthew Hall, The College of New Jersey; Rohit Mehta, Michigan State; and Jon Wargo, Wayne State University
​Moderators: Troy Hicks and Amber White

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9:00-10:00 pm EST

Authentic Research, Authentic Writing
Returning Featured Speakers: Sharon Murchie & Janet Neyer, Chippewa River Writing Project

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Is the conference really free?

YES! And you can attend as many or as few sessions as you like.

I want to attend a particular session, but I have a conflict. Are these sessions recorded?

YES. The sessions will be archived on this website and you will also receive links to the session recordings in a newsletter post-conference. To see last year's Conference Archive, click here.

Do you have a certificate or some form to show attendance or participation?Unfortunately, due to the high rate of registration and very limited personnel, we can not provide attendance certificates to attendees. Your options are graduate credit and Michigan educators can apply for SCECHs.


What devices can I use to attend the virtual conference.

Blackboard Collaborate works best on laptops, but can also be accessed by mobile phone and tablet if you download the Blackboard Collaborate app. Note that on these mobile devices, the tools will be limited and accessing Google docs that might be used in a session will be difficult.


**NOTE: Blackboard Collaborate is not compatible with Chromebooks.**


Where can I find the links to the live sessions?
You will receive links to all the webinar rooms the morning of each conference day. These links will also be posted to the Conference Schedule pages the morning the sessions are happening.


How do I test to make sure I can access Blackboard Collaborate?

Visit this page of the conference website for instructions on how to test Blackboard Collaborate on your computer. For a step by step tutorial about how to access Blackboard Collaborate conference sessions, watch the video above.

Questions? Contact delia.decourcy@oakland.k12.mi.us

By participating in the virtual conference sessions, Michigan educators can earn between 3 and 24 hours of SCECH’s (attend 3 to 24 sessions) through the University of Michigan.


  • You must attend a minimum of 3 hours of the conference to qualify for the minimum 3 SCECH's.
  • There is no cost to apply for SCECH’s, but you must complete the SCECH forms on the website after the conference by Friday, October 28 at 5pm.
  • To earn SCECHs, you must have an account in the MOECs system.
  • To earn credit for a session, you must sign in with your full name and be present for the full 60 minutes.
  • For more information, visit the conference website.

Earn 2 graduate credits for attendance at the #4TDW

Central Michigan University is offering the option to earn graduate credit for full attendance at the 4T Virtual Conference on Digital Writing plus some additional coursework with Dr. Troy Hicks, an option available through CMU’s District Designed Professional Development Program.


Register online or by phone. DEADLINE: October 14, 2016

For more information, visit the conference website.

If you're active on Twitter, we want your help! Sign up to tweet during a (or several) conference session to share your learning with the Twitterverse.


All you have to do is sign up on this Google Doc. And we're happy to have more than one designated tweeter per session.

To view the recordings, slides, and resources from the October 2 webinars, visit this page of the conference website.
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