Call for Presenters
Share your tech integration knowledge!
May 21-23, 2016
What's the 411?
The 4T Virtual Conference began as a grassroots effort in 2011 as an opportunity for educators from across the globe to connect, network, and learn from each other about issues in technology education. Well over 900 K-16 educators from across the globe sign up each year to attend the conference!
The conference is hosted by the faculty at the University of Michigan School of Education and School of Information. We are proud to partner with the Office of Student Affairs at the University of Michigan School of Education, Oakland Schools Intermediate School District, the Washtenaw Intermediate School District, and Livingston LESA in Michigan.
The conference is FREE and OPEN to all educators. The sessions target K-12 practicing and preservice teachers.
Top Notch Webinars
The 4T conference is unique from other virtual conferences because all the lead presenters (all K-12 teachers) go through 15 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.
For more information, watch the video below.
To apply to be a lead presenter, scroll down.
deadline January 20, 2016
Here's how the professional learning for lead presenters works:
- We select a small group of teachers and administrators to participate in a series of hands-on virtual workshops prior to the conference to develop their virtual teaching skills.
- The virtual workshops, facilitated by faculty at the University of Michigan School of Education, School of Information, Washtenaw ISD, and Oakland Schools ISD, will expand educators' online presenting skills during March, April and May in preparation to present a webinar during the May virtual conference.
- Presenters will select ONE engaging lesson or activity they already teach that integrates technology and convert it to a virtual webinar lesson for participants to experience during the 4T Conference.
- These professional learning workshops will be live and virtual, thus you do not have to be local or native to Michigan in order to be a presenter in the conference.
- It is imperative that you be present for all training dates and times listed below.
March 5th, 9-11am EST
March 19th 10am-1pm EST
April 16th 10am-1pm EST
May 14th,10-11:30am EST
Plus 4 hours of practice and design time on your own and with your moderator.
- Lead Presenters earn $300 and 15 SCECHs (at not cost) for this professional development, as well as a certificate of participation from the University of Michigan School of Education.
- CLICK HERE TO APPLY
Questions? Contact Liz Kolb, firstname.lastname@example.org