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Virtual Conference


4TDL 2017 WILL BE ONLINE AND FREE JULY 20 – 21, 2017.
A detailed schedule is available here.

Registration is open! You can register for free here.


Students encounter data and statistics everywhere — at work, home, online, and at school. But do they know what those statistics mean, how they were gathered, and with what criteria?

We propose that data literacy is a new frontier in reading comprehension and citizenship. This free online conference — including free Michigan continuing education credits (known as SCECHs in our state) will bring together high school educators, librarians (who are also educators, of course!), and others interested in how we can build the data and statistical literacy capacity of high school students. Participants from around the world are welcome to join us!

Our presenters are members of our project team.

This year’s conference is the first in a two-year project. This year’s themes include:

  • Statistical literacy
  • Data visualization
  • Data in arguments

The virtual conference takes place in Blackboard Collaborate. Register, check out our schedule, review our FAQ’s, and learn more about earning Michigan Department of Education SCECH credits for continuing education.

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Partners in the parent 4T Virtual Conference include: Livingston Educational Service Agency (LESA), Oakland Schools, and Washtenaw ISD.