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OCTOBER 11-14, 2015
THE 4T VIRTUAL CONFERENCE ON DIGITAL WRITING
- focuses on the research, pedagogy, and tools of digital writing in the K-12 classroom.
- includes 16 WEBINARS over 4 DAYS. (Featured speakers completed 15 hours of training in effective interactive webinar facilitation.)
- features webinars by multiple Michigan Writing Project teacher consultants & directors.
- is FREE and provides FREE SCECHs to participants.
- supports dialogue between K-12 and university educators about the ways that the teaching of writing is enacted in schools, colleges, workplaces, and communities.
Elyse Eidman-Aadahl – Executive Director, National Writing Project
Digital Writing, Connected Learning, and the Civic Mission of Schools
Digital composing, social media, the read/write web—these Internet-powered platforms for writing have opened up tremendous opportunity space for the reinvigoration for civic engagement by young people. In this talk, Eidman-Aadahl will look at recent research on youth and participatory politics, and suggest some ways that young people’s interests in community life can motivate the writing curriculum.
Troy Hicks – Professor, Central Michigan University
Make. Write. Repeat.
The "maker" movement has taken hold in education, and its core principles reward those who take risks, create, fail, reflect, and start the process anew. In what ways can we connect the ideas of "making" and "writing" to rethink literacy instruction? With examples from a number of teachers and by exploring many digital writing tools, we will discover opportunities for our students to make, write, and continue the process of learning over and over again.