The Learning 4 All | Engaging All Students Through Innovative Learning Experiences Conference brings K-12 and university educators together virtually to collaborate and share promising practices to elevate all students. The virtual platform affords participants the opportunity to network, share, and learn from others coast to coast.
Formerly known as the 4T: Teachers Teaching Teachers about Technology, the Learning 4 All Virtual Conference serves K-12 Educators, Coaches, and Administrators striving for excellence and innovation in their schools and districts. Since 2011, the conference has brought together over 5,000 educators to collaborate, engage, and lead change through a virtual platform.
Sunday, February 9th, 2020: 3:00pm – 6:50pm EST
Monday, February 10th 2020: 12:00pm – 6:00pm EST
Sessions included, but not limited to:
- Design Thinking
- Project Based Learning
- Social Emotional Learning
- Digital Citizenship & Media Literacy
Opening Keynote: Liz Kolb
Is Technology the Snake Oil of Education?
Remember the snake oil salesman of the old west? They convinced many people that one medicine could cure all the ailments that people had. Is technology just a snake oil, or is it actually helping to cure some problems in education? We will explore some of the myths and realities of technology in education by looking at the research in education technology.
Liz is a clinical associate professor of education technologies at The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. She teaches courses in education technology for the undergraduate elementary, undergraduate secondary, and Masters and Certification programs. She authored Toys to Tools: Connecting Student Cell Phones to Education (published by ISTE in 2008), Cell Phones in the Classroom: A Practical Guide for the K-12 Educator (published by ISTE in 2011), Help Your Child Learn With Their Cell Phone and Web 2.0 (published by ISTE in 2013), Learning First, Technology Second (published by ISTE in 2017). Liz is a former social studies and computer technology teacher. In addition she spent 4 years as a technology coordinator and integration specialist in Ohio.
Closing Keynote: Darren Hudgins
Forcing Perspective One Human At A Time
Humans of all sizes are feeling divided, yet closer, more educated or ignorant than they really are? It seems like a mess reaping havoc one human at a time. Perhaps it’s just a forced perspective. Join this holistic and pragmatic keynote to look at how our global perspective is being forced and manipulated on a daily basis by transformational technology advancements and an economy craving human attention.
Darren Hudgins is the CEO of Think | Do | Thrive and co-author of Fact VS Fiction: Teaching Critical Thinking In The Age of Fake News. In both capacities, he works with educators, school leaders, districts and school organizations to help them build experiences that promote thought, play, and innovative strategies to strengthen their human capacity, drive action and inspire the souls of social servants. Learn more about his 20 plus years in education at about.me/darren_hudgins.
General Session Format:
- Sessions will be 50 minutes in length and will be recorded for your convenience
- A rich virtual learning experience with breakout rooms, Q&A’s, discussions, and classroom application
- Attend sessions at your leisure and based on your professional interests and goals
The conference will have two strands to better fit your needs:
- Putting it Into Practice: Teachers – focused on what innovative instruction looks like, classroom application, relevant resources and supports provided for implementation
- Putting it Into Practice: Coaches and Administrators- focused on coaching teachers and moving them towards innovation, how to create a culture of innovation, building leadership capacity in your school