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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

7:00-8:00am BREAKFAST PROVIDED BY
TEAM TpT

8:00-9:00 am

Keynote - TW00

Team TpT

Kick off the day with excitement and energy. Join us to learn about where we are now and where we're headed. Let's get things started with lots of TpT spirit.

9:30-10:45 am

TpTribe: Networking for Success - TW01

Rachel Lynette

Connections are key! If you have an established TpT store, but don’t feel you’ve fully found your TpT tribe, this session is for you! In the first half, we'll learn how to network effectively: best practices, power networking tools, and the three types of groups you should join. In the second half, we'll divide into networking groups. Rachel will provide guidelines and suggestions to get your group off on the right foot. Walk away with a committed group of new TpT friends and the tools to move forward together.

Audience: Established


Superpowers of Powerpoint 2.0 - TW02

Rachelle Smith with Hope King and Michelle Oakes

Walk away with the tips and tricks that will make your products POP and your life easier. Bring your laptop and join in on the next generation of interactive workshop where you’ll harness the full power of PowerPoint for product creation. Make it magnificent!

Audience: Established


Yes, You Can Make Videos! - TW03

Kayse Morris

Here’s a secret: It isn’t beyond your reach to create smart, engaging videos to support your resources, your brand, and your voice as a TpT educational leader. You can take your TpT marketing to the next level by learning essential video marketing strategies that include the basics of taking and editing videos, as well as how to set up your own in home TpT studio on a budget! Learn how to give real life examples of your resources in action.

Audience: Established


Ready, Set, Go! TpT - TW04

Christy Button and Tammy Farhit from Fluttering Through First Grade

With the right tips and tools, Christy and Tammy will get you off the ground and running with your TpT store. Whether you're just starting your engine or have been cruising along and feel ready for more, this session will help you maximize your TpT experience. From navigating the Seller's Forum to marketing your store to important tips for life balance, we'll show you how to rev your engines and hit the TpT pavement primed for success!

Audience: Beginnner


Social Media Round-Up - TW05

Ashley Schroeder from Schroeder Shenanigans in 2nd

Ever dream of live streaming on Periscope? Hosting a Twitter chat? Creating a compelling Instagram presence or crafting can’t miss Pinterest boards? Get a delicious taste of it all. Learn how to market yourself in an authentic and genuine way that encourages making connections, forming friendships, and growing both professionally and personally.

Audience: Beginnner


CANCELLED - Your Blueprint for Meaningful Meet-Ups - TW06

(Alternate session available on Thursday – TT06)
Sherri Tyler from Literary Sherri & Mary Beth Nerone from Brainwaves Instruction

Get all the info from the pair who have organized and brought to life a number of local, regional, and virtual meet-ups over the past two years. Through experience, they’ve learned what doesn't work and what works well and are ready to share the practical tools to plan meet-ups in your hometowns that will help you effectively grow your own individual stores as well as strengthen the TpT community as a whole. Learn how meaningful meet-ups that focus on positivity, idea-sharing, long-term connections with other sellers, and best business practices may be the single most significant component to growing your TpT businesses.

Audience: Established


Collaborative Blog Panel - TW07

Kristin Rivera with Deb Hanson, Jennifer Larson from The Teacher Next Door, Jodi Durgin from Clutter Free Classroom, and Pam Olivieri from Rockin Resources

A blog can arguably be the most powerful branding and marketing tool out there. What's better than that? How about a collaborative blog that boosts your potential impact and reach? Learn what it takes to build a longlasting partnership from members of the popular collaborative Upper Elementary Snapshots (http://www.upperelementarysnapshots.com/). Find out about collaborative marketing strategies and how working together helps everyone.

Audience: All levels


11:00 am-12:00 pm

5 Research-Based Strategies You Can Turn into Products Right Now - TWX01

Jennifer Gonzalez from Cult of Pedagogy

Every teacher wants to deliver instruction in a way that engages students and results in long-term learning...and they are looking for resources to help them do it. Quickly learn five research-based instructional strategies: Inductive Learning, Concept Attainment, Jigsaw, Mind's Eye, and Reciprocal Learning, and get specific suggestions for developing each one into products for any grade level or content area. You'll leave with new ideas for fantastic resources and the ability to explain the research behind why they work, so you can pass that knowledge along to teachers.

Audience: Established and Advanced


The Real Truth From a Successful Seller - TW09

Erin Cobb from Lovin Lit

In this can’t-miss session for established and advanced sellers, Erin Cobb from Lovin Lit will get right down to business with the practical, no-fluff advice that you need to hear. With a focus on time management, marketing, and getting your store noticed, Erin will help you discover how successful sellers work smarter and harder by focusing only on the tasks that matter. You’ll leave this session fired up with actionable tips and a to-do list to get your store on the right track. You won’t want to miss out on the seller’s toolkit provided to session attendees, as well as the after-the-conference mentoring in an exclusive Facebook group for session attendees only.

Audience: Established and Advanced


Master the Inner Game of TpT Success - TW10

Laura Candler

What’s the key to reaching your full potential? It just might be identifying and overcoming limiting subconscious beliefs about money and becoming successful on TpT. Teacherpreneurs will get in touch with what "limiting beliefs" translates to, why you might have adopted those beliefs, how they are keeping you from reaching your potential, and how to reprogram your thinking.

Audience: Beginner and Established


Marketing Face to Face - TW11

Michele Luck from Michele Luck’s Social Studies

Bring your questions, ideas, and experiences. Michele, our resident conference expert, will lead a lively Q&A on exhibiting and presenting at local, state, and national conferences and the best ways to represent your TpT store and brand. Discussion will include finding opportunities, registering for conferences, budgeting to exhibit or present, representing yourself and others, and leaving a lasting impression on conference attendees.

Audience: Established


Build Your Authentic Facebook Presence - TW12

Catherine Reed - Catherine Reed The Brown Bag Teacher

If you’re ready to bring your TpT store to Facebook, you’ll need to tap into what makes you special and unique and bring that to each and every post. From engaging ideas about what to share to tips on clean, appealing photos to practical how-tos for Facebook promotions and ads, Catherine will walk you through how she developed and maintains a Facebook presence that’s true to herself and to her brand.

Audience: Beginnner


What’s Your Number for Financial Freedom? - TW13

Andrew Hallam

To some people, financial freedom means retirement. It could also be that point from which you’re working just for fun. Everyone is different. Some want to retire at 45. Others want to work until they’re 65 or older. So, how much should you be saving each year to gain financial freedom? By the end of this session, you’ll know. You’ll have your personal number. Each attendee should bring:
  1. A laptop
  2. Those who have an investment portfolio will need to know what it’s worth
  3. Those who receive rental real estate income will need to know how much they get each month

Differentiating for All Learners Panel - TW14

Christine Reeve from Autism Classroom News with Cheri Chin from Super Power Speech, Gabrielle Dixon from Teaching Special Thinkers, Jenna Rayburn from Speech Room News, and Melissa Toth Finch from Autism Adventures

Specialty Sellers have an expert eye view into what qualities make resources truly supportive for all learners and learning styles. Get insider info from a variety of Special Education professionals. Find out how to ensure your resources are as adaptable as they possibly can be for every student's needs. These thoughtful tips and approaches will benefit the classroom teacher and specialists alike. When you create highly adaptable resources, you helps teachers to make the accommodations and modifications they need to allow every student to succeed.

Audience: All levels


12:00-1:45 pm LUNCH BREAK AND NETWORKING

1:45-2:45 pm

Make Your Whole Life Work - TW15

Angie Kratzer

You need a hat stand for your life. Teacher. Writer. Parent. Child. Spouse. Blogger. Cook. Worshiper. One who must bathe and eat. Building a TpT business with little margin is a difficult thing to do, but it's possible. Angie hit her first milestone while wearing some pretty crazy hats, and she is passionate about helping Teacher-Authors move forward and create a life that works for them.

Audience: Established


Tap Into Homeschool - W16

Jodi Durgin from Clutter-Free Classroom

Across the country homeschooling is the fastest growing form of education. This means a constantly increasing number of home educators are in search of quality resources that meet their unique needs. In her journey toward homeschooling her own children Jodi has interviewed many new and veteran home educators to find out what they are looking for and value in teaching resources. In this session, you’ll learn how to create and differentiate new and existing products to meet the needs of both classroom teachers and homeschooling families. You’ll also learn how to market your brand and resources. Gain a greater understanding of homeschool and become a part of the go-to solution for this rapidly growing population of educators.

Audience: Beginner and Established


Raise Your Resource Rigor - TW17

Meg Anderson from The Teacher Studio

It’s a new day and the demand for deep products filled with good teaching practices has never been stronger. Keep your store ahead of the curve by ensuring teachers can actually improve their teaching practice by using your resources. Making a set of task cards? Include tips for use, a page of guiding questions, and possible misconceptions. With a focus on current research, you’ll learn how to build more depth into your resources and stay cutting-edge current on TpT.

Audience: Established


Find Your Inner Tutu - TW18

Vera Corbett Ahiyya from the Tutu Teacher

Teaching is tough. And while we love what we do, it's hard to stay positive when so many stressors surround us each day. At a time when teacher retention is at an all time low, it's imperative that teachers find the happiness within. Come get happy and discover your inner tutu! Teacher-Authors will share their experience and wisdom with other educators, and learn ways to connect with like-minded, positive-thinking Teacher-Authors. Leave this session knowing that you matter and understanding that your ideas, thoughts, and resources are valuable.

Audience: Established


Product Planning From A to Z - TW19

Shelly Rees

Shelly designs resources that include everything a teacher will need, put the fun in learning, and embrace rigor and challenge. Here she will share her 9 essential steps to product-listing success in a focused, productive session. Shelly will detail the specific steps she uses to create resources from planning to polish. Steps include: Must-Have Elements, Say “Cheese!”, Revise and Finalize (and step 8: “Wait, You’re not Done Yet!”). Don’t miss a beat to bring on great feedback and your best sales. Get on-track and focused for success!

Audience: Established


Simple Smart Investing - TW20

Andrew Hallam

There’s a smart way to invest. It takes no prior knowledge. It also takes as little as 10 minutes a year. Warren Buffett says you should invest this way. A league of Nobel Prize winning economists say the same thing. Who says otherwise? Just the brokers and advisors who want pieces of your pie. Harvard University’s endowment fund manager, Jack Meyer, says: “The investment business is a giant scam. It deletes billions of dollars each year in transaction costs and fees.” At this session, you’ll learn how to sidestep this racket and make the most of your money. Each attendee requires a laptop.

CANCELLED - Q&A with TpT Leadership - TW21

Team TpT

Ask us the hard questions. We're ready. Take advantage of time together to hear directly from Team TpT. Through a combination of pre-submitted questions and live Q&A, you'll hear about our dreams, our challenges, and why we believe so fiercely in the power of TpT.

Audience: All levels


2:45-3:15 pm
SNACK PROVIDED BY TEAM TpT

3:15-4:15 pm

Make Your Whole Life Work - TW22

Angie Kratzer

You need a hat stand for your life. Teacher. Writer. Parent. Child. Spouse. Blogger. Cook. Worshiper. One who must bathe and eat. Building a TpT business with little margin is a difficult thing to do, but it's possible. Angie hit her first milestone while wearing some pretty crazy hats, and she is passionate about helping Teacher-Authors move forward and create a life that works for them. (Encore TW15)

Audience: Established


The Real Truth From a Successful Seller - TW23

Erin Cobb from Lovin Lit

In this can’t-miss session for established and advanced sellers, Erin Cobb from Lovin Lit will get right down to business with the practical, no-fluff advice that you need to hear. With a focus on time management, marketing, and getting your store noticed, Erin will help you discover how successful sellers work smarter and harder by focusing only on the tasks that matter. You’ll leave this session fired up with actionable tips and a to-do list to get your store on the right track. You won’t want to miss out on the seller’s toolkit provided to session attendees, as well as the after-the-conference mentoring in an exclusive Facebook group for session attendees only. (Encore TW09)

Audience: Established and Advanced


Master the Inner Game of TpT Success - TW24

Laura Candler

What’s the key to reaching your full potential? It just might be identifying and overcoming limiting subconscious beliefs about money and becoming successful on TpT. Teacherpreneurs will get in touch with what "limiting beliefs" translates to, why you might have adopted those beliefs, how they are keeping you from reaching your potential, and how to reprogram your thinking. (Encore TW10)

Audience: Beginner and Established


Marketing Face to Face - TW25

Michele Luck from Michele Luck’s Social Studies

Bring your questions, ideas, and experiences. Michele, our resident conference expert, will lead a lively Q&A on exhibiting and presenting at local, state, and national conferences and the best ways to represent your TpT store and brand. Discussion will include finding opportunities, registering for conferences, budgeting to exhibit or present, representing yourself and others, and leaving a lasting impression on conference attendees. (Encore TW11)

Audience: Established


Build Your Authentic Facebook Presence - TW26

Catherine Reed - Catherine Reed The Brown Bag Teacher

If you’re ready to bring your TpT store to Facebook, you’ll need to tap into what makes you special and unique and bring that to each and every post. From engaging ideas about what to share to tips on clean, appealing photos to practical how-tos for Facebook promotions and ads, Catherine will walk you through how she developed and maintains a Facebook presence that’s true to herself and to her brand. (Encore TW12)

Audience: Beginnner


Create Brilliant Covers - TW27

Amie Bentley from Glitter Meets Glue

The right resource cover will showcase effective branding while maintaining a sense of Teacher-Author individuality. Learn how to select the perfect fonts and graphic elements for your resources and how to arrange them for maximum impact. In this session, you’ll learn about trends, design software, basic cover design criteria, composition, and branding, as well as issues to watch out for. You’ll walk step-by-step through the process of composing a cover design and leave with plenty of easy-to-implement ideas. In addition, each participant will receive a special gift to get their creative juices flowing.

Audience: Established


Sensational Secondary Panel - TW28

Amy Brown from Amy Brown Science with Clint Clark from 21st Century Math Projects, Erica Colon from Nitty Gritty Science, Lindsay Perro, and Tracee Orman

Bring a resource of your own to workshop and get ready for a truly interactive panel. Start with the key elements necessary for creating and marketing any middle or high school product, then split into groups to resource swap, peer edit, and push your creative boundaries to even greater heights.

Audience: All levels

July 13-14, The Swan and Dolphin in Orlando, Florida
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