Calling Teachers of Digital Writing

Be a featured speaker or moderator

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What's the 411?

  • Focuses on the research, pedagogy, and tools of writing in digital spaces in the K-12 classroom

  • 24 INTERACTIVE WEBINARS over 4 SUNDAYS - come to as many or as few sessions as you like


  • 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.

  • Additional partners: Oakland Writing Project, Chippewa River Writing Project, Red Cedar Writing Project, Saginaw Bay Writing Project, Northern Shores Writing Project, Digital Writing Month (DigiWriMo)

Deadline April 1, 2016

We are seeking motivated, imaginative, and forward-thinking educators to present and moderate at this year's 4TDW. These K-12 educators have expertise to offer about the teaching of digital writing.

Here's how the professional development for featured speakers and moderators works:


  • We select a small group of educators from around the country to participate in a series of hands-on virtual workshops prior to the conference to develop their virtual teaching skills.
  • Although time is afforded in the PD sessions for the featured speaker and moderator to craft and rehearse their one-hour webinar presentation, additional outside time will be required to fine tune the presentation, practice navigating Blackboard Collaborate, and learn the nuances of working as a team in this digital space.
  • It is imperative that you be available for all training dates and times listed below.


Thursday, August 11,12noon-3pm EST
Thursday, August 18,12noon-3pm EST
Thursday, August 25,12noon-3pm EST
Saturday, September 24, 12noon-3pm EST
Plus 2 hours of practice and design time on your own and with your moderator.


  • Featured speakers earn $300 and 14 SCECHs (at not cost) for this work.
  • Moderators earn $100 and 14 SCECHs (at no cost) for this work.

Questions? Contact Delia DeCourcy, delia.decourcy@oakland.k12.mi.us