National Writing Project


2016 4T Virtual Conference on Digital Writing

Teachers Teaching Teachers About Technology

October 2–23, 2016

Save the date for the 4T Conference on Digital Writing (4TDW) , October 2, 9, 16, and 23, 2016.

4TDW is a satellite of the annual 4T Virtual Conference (Teachers Teaching Teachers About Technology) sponsored by the University of Michigan Schools of Education and Information and Oakland Schools. The 4T Virtual Conference on Digital Writing focuses on the research, pedagogy, and tools of teaching digital writing in the K-12 classroom.

Call for Presenters

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

The 4TDW conference is unique from other virtual conferences because all the lead presenters (all K-12 teachers) go through 14 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. Apply Now . Deadline: April 1, 2016

Register Now

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.

Throughout the virtual sessions, participants 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.


For more information, contact the 4TDW Committee at

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