2016 4T Virtual Conference on Digital Writing
Teachers Teaching Teachers About Technology
October 2–23, 2016
The 4T Virtual Conference on Digital Writing focuses on the research, pedagogy, and tools of writing in digital spaces in the K-12 classroom. Throughout the virtual sessions, participants will explore the complexities of teaching writing in a digital age in which students potentially play the role of writer, multimedia creator, collaborator, publisher, reader/viewer/audience member, and critic during their online engagement both during and outside of school. This four-day event also provides a space for dialogue between K-12 and university educators about the ways that the teaching of writing is enacted in schools, colleges, workplaces, and communities. Presenters are educators from K-12 and higher education who have expertise to offer virtually via Blackboard Collaborate. All sessions will be recorded and archived for access by educators who can not attend synchronously. Partners includes the National Writing Project, the University of Michigan School of Education, and Oakland Schools ISD, as well as the Oakland Writing Project, Chippewa River Writing Project, Saginaw Bay Writing Project, Red River Writing Project, and Northern Shores Writing Project.
All teachers of writing grades K-12, as well as the administrators, curriculum coordinators, instructional coaches, professors, and consultants who support or train these educators are invited to attend, as are aspiring educators. The conference is FREE and open to all educators—though registration is required to attend sessions as well as to receive the archived recordings.
For more information, contact the 4TDW Committee at http://www.4tdwvirtualcon.com/contact1.html.