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2012 Conference Dates:  May 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd

The 4TVirtualCon 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 Master of Arts with Certification (MAC) interns at the University of Michigan School of Education are assisting with the development of the conference.  The conference is FREE and OPEN to all educators.   However, most sessions will be targeted to K-12 practicing and preservice teachers.  The conference will be held virtually—no plane tickets, no hotel fees!  The preconference workshops will being on Saturday May 19th.  The opening keynote will begin on Sunday,  May 20th at 8:00 p.m. and the conference will continue through 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22nd. All sessions will be live and archived.  Educators and others are invited to present by submitting a conference session.  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 SB CEU’s by attending the virtual conference.

Conference Hashtag: #4t2012

What attendees from 2011 are saying about their 4T conference experience…
“Great ideas I can utilize immediately in my classroom!”

“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”

The 2012 conference will feature:

  • Real-time conference sessions (i.e. live webcast) (see schedule of sessions at a glance)
  • Free registration
  • Three types of virtual sessions (panelist, workshop, and lecture, topics)
  • K-12 student showcases of digital literacy projects
  • Popular education technology vendor sessions
  • Networking rooms for preservice teachers and potential employers
  • Continuing Education Units
  • Archives of all sessions for download
  • All conference sessions will be live

*The conference coordinators wish to acknowledge and thank the University of Michigan’s Center for Research on Learning and Teaching for making this conference possible through a generous grant.

Donations for the conference have been provided by the following educational resources…