The 4T Virtual Conference is an opportunity for educators from across the globe to connect, network, and learn from each other about issues in technology education. The current elementary and secondary undergraduates and graduate interns at the University of Michigan School of Education are assisting with the development of the conference. We are proud to be sponsored by Oakland Schools.
The conference is FREE and OPEN to all educators. All the sessions target K-12 practicing and preservice teachers. The conference will be held virtually—no plane tickets, no hotel fees! Links to the virtual rooms are found on the conference schedule page.
Our conference is unique in that our lead presenters (all K-12 teachers) go through 14 hours of professional development training on how to design and present a dynamic PD webinar session! Thus, you can expect ALL our sessions to be interactive, engaging and educative.
The conference sessions will begin on Saturday May 17th. The opening keynote will begin on Sunday, May 18th at 8:00 p.m. EST and the conference will continue through 9:00 p.m. on Monday, May 19th. May 20th there will be a virtual education career symposium. See our schedule for further details of sessions.
All sessions will be live and archived. Educators will have two opportunities to present at the 2014 conference. First, a small select group of K-12 educators will be selected to participate in our PD workshops on developing an online webinar (see details and application here). Second, K-16 educators can present in our lightning sessions (application for the lightning sessions).
The conference is run by instructors from the MAC programs at the University of Michigan School of Education. While the conference is free and open, registration is required. In addition, interested educators can get continuing education credit’s by attending the virtual conference.
What past attendees are saying about their 4T conference experience…
“I loved connecting with instructors around the US, and learning about new information and resources.”
“ It was an awesome way to attend a conference, from my home and I am especially happy that all sessions were recorded and I will be able to check them out at my convenience”