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Thank you for applying to be a lead presenter for the 2015 University of Michigan 4T Virtual Conference. We are seeking motivated, imaginative, and forward-thinking educators to present at our 4T (Teachers Teaching Teachers about Technology) Virtual Conference in May 2015. These K-12 teachers and administrators use technology to enhance communication and learning in their classrooms and schools.
We use a professional development approach with conference presenters: we select a small group (6-8) of teachers and administrators to participate in a series of hands-on virtual workshops prior to the conference to develop their virtual teaching skills. The 5 short virtual workshops, facilitated by faculty at the University of Michigan School of Education, School of Information, and Oakland Schools, will expand educators' online presenting skills during March, April and May in preparation to present a webinar during the May 2015 virtual conference. Presenters will select ONE engaging lesson or activity they already teach that integrates technology and convert it to a virtual webinar lesson for participants to experience during the 4T Conference. These workshops will be live and virtual, thus you do not have to be local or native to Michigan in order to be a presenter in the conference.
Required Dates for Lead Presenter PD:
March 28th 10:00am - 11:30am EST
April 11th 10:00am - 12:30pm EST
April 25th 10:00am - 12:00pm EST
May 2nd 10:00am - 11:30am EST
May 9th 10:00am - 11:30am EST
May Conference Presentation (your 60 minute presentation during May 16-18 conference
1.2 SB-CEUs (paid for by UM 4T)
Honorarium of $250.00
$25.00 Gift Card to Target
A participation certificate from University of Michigan School of Education.
The application process closes on January 23, 2014. You will be notified around Feb. 10th, 2014.
We require that our lead presenters to participate in 5 short virtual professional development sessions. Are you able to be online at the dates and times listed above?
Yes I can make those dates/times
Yes---but I might have one small conflict
No I cannot make those dates/times
Preferred email where we can easily reach you 7 days a week
Are you an alum of the University of Michigan?
Yes--SOE MAC program
Yes--SOE PhD or Masters program
Yes, but my degree is not from SoE or UMSI
Do you teach in an Oakland County School District?
Have you attended or presented at the 4T before?
None of the above
Check all that apply
What is the name of the school at which you work?
In what school district or organization do you work?
What is your preferred mailing address (street address, city, state, ZIP)?
What is your Twitter handle?
What grade level(s) and subject(s) do you teach, administer, and/or support?
What is your current comfort with designing a webinar for PD?
Not very comfortable
Not comfortable at all
What strategies do you use to move beyond technology-as-engagement-and-motivation and into transformative practice?
What excites you about online professional development?
What kinds of presentation topics do you have in mind? Your list doesn't obligate you to choose these topics, but it gives us a sense of your interests.
Please paste a link or upload a copy of your resume or CV.
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