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Design a perfect pair of conference days just right for you and your goals.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

7:00-9:00am

Q&A With TpT Leadership Panel (Breakfast Provided) - TT00

Team TpT

Enjoy breakfast and a special welcome to day two from Team TpT

9:30-10:45 am

TpTribe: Networking for Success - TT01

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. (Encore TW01)

Audience: Established


Superpowers of Powerpoint 2.0 - TT02

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! (Encore TW02)

Audience: Established


Yes, You Can Make Videos! - TT03

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. (Encore TW03)

Audience: Established


Ready, Set, Go! TpT - TT04

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! (Encore TW04)

Audience: Beginnner


Social Media Round-Up - TT05

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. (Encore TW05)

Audience: Beginnner


Your Blueprint for Meaningful Meet-Ups - 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. (Encore TW06)

Audience: Established


Together We Are Strong Panel - TT07

Latoya Reed with Amanda Richardson, Angela Griffith from The Daily Alphabet, Haley O'Connor, and Jessica Tobin

Working together works! Come learn from a group of Teacher-Authors who have experienced first-hand how close collaboration can add up to success. Hear how they plan promotions, support one another, and come up with great ideas that keep teachers coming back.

Audience: All levels


11:00 am-12:00 pm

5 Research-Based Strategies You Can Turn into Products Right Now - TTX01

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.(Encore TWX01)

Audience: Established and Advanced


Stay Relevant and Build a Long-Term Brand - TT09

Angela Watson

Best practices for both teaching and marketing change constantly. How can you ensure that your products and business strategies are keeping up with the times? Angela Watson shares the lessons she’s learned from 12 years of experience as a teacherpreneur. Discover strategies for identifying educational trends before the product market is saturated, as well as tips for staying on the cutting edge of product creation, blogging, and social media strategies. Learn how to shift from following trends to setting them, and from making what’s popular now to crafting products that will help you reach your long-term goals as a teacherpreneur. You can build a professional brand that will set you apart and keep you firmly established as an expert in your niche for years to come!

Audience: Established and Advanced


What’s Your Number for Financial Freedom? - TT10

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

Transform a Product into a Product Line - TT11

Jen Bengel

This strategy is a win-win! Learn the essential tips and tricks to taking one product and turning it into a successful product line. Learn how and why to choose a product to create a line, the process, and the results. Whether you’re a newer Teacher-Author who has a few products or a Seller who’s established, learn from Jen’s experience and find your success.

Audience: Established


Blog Your Brand on WordPress - TT12

Maria Manore Gavin

With over 100,000 Teacher-Authors on TpT, standing out in the crowd is critical -- and that all begins with the right branding delivered in the right way. Get an expert view on how to craft a clear vision of your brand, your blog, your TpT store, and the unified direction you want for all of them. Learn if WordPress is the right place for you to establish or re-establish your blog and what you need to know before you make a transition. Get a firm grounding in how to live your brand through your blog.

Audience: Established


Work With Schools and Districts - TT13

John Hughes from Created by Mr Hughes and Team TpT

Get the real scoop on what matters most to schools right from a school Principal. And hear from Team TpT about where we're headed with Schools and Districts. Make sure your store and resources are prepared for these potential large-scale sales. Get to know the Schools and Districts page on TpT and hear how you can introduce TpT to school administrators with confidence.

Audience: Established


What I Did Right, What I Did Wrong Panel - TT14

Erica Bohrer with Chris Kesler from Kesler Science, Deanna Jump, Deedee Wills, and Mary Montero from Teaching With a Mountain View

Building a successful store on TpT is not easy. Along the way you'll make some good decisions and some you're sure to look back on and shake your head about others. Learn from the successes and misses of some of the most successful Teacher-Authors on TpT. From covers to content to branding and more, this honest look at the good and the bad will point you in the right direction.

Audience: Established


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

1:45-2:45 pm

Tap Into Homeschool - TT15

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. (Encore TW16)

Audience: Beginner and Established


Simple Smart Investing - TT16

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.

Tailwind Tips: Use Pinterest to Grow Your TpT Reach - TT17

Kevin Lorenz

Getting the most out of Pinterest means understanding best pin practices and common mistakes to avoid. Join Kevin, a Director at Tailwind, to learn helpful tips that will boost your efficiency and effectiveness on this key marketing platform. Tailwind has been a leader in Pinterest Marketing solutions since 2012. Today, over 50,000 of the world’s leading brands and 400 of the top agencies trust Tailwind. Whether you’re a Tailwind power user or just getting started on Pinterest, you’ll walk away with actionable tips you can put into practice right away.

Transform a Product into a Product Line - TT18

Jen Bengel

This strategy is a win-win! Learn the essential tips and tricks to taking one product and turning it into a successful product line. Learn how and why to choose a product to create a line, the process, and the results. Whether you’re a newer Teacher-Author who has a few products or a Seller who’s established, learn from Jen’s experience and find your success. (Encore TT11)

Audience: Established


Blog Your Brand on WordPress - TT19

Maria Manore Gavin

With over 100,000 Teacher-Authors on TpT, standing out in the crowd is critical -- and that all begins with the right branding delivered in the right way. Get an expert view on how to craft a clear vision of your brand, your blog, your TpT store, and the unified direction you want for all of them. Learn if WordPress is the right place for you to establish or re-establish your blog and what you need to know before you make a transition. Get a firm grounding in how to live your brand through your blog. (Encore TT12)

Audience: Established


Work With Schools and Districts - TT20

John Hughes from Created by Mr Hughes and Team TpT

Get the real scoop on what matters most to schools right from a school Principal. And hear from Team TpT about where we're headed with Schools and Districts. Make sure your store and resources are prepared for these potential large-scale sales. Get to know the Schools and Districts page on TpT and hear how you can introduce TpT to school administrators with confidence. (Encore TT13)

Audience: Established


CANCELLED - Q&A with TpT Leadership - TT21

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. (Encore TW21)

Audience: All levels


3:00-4:00 pm

Tailwind Tips: Use Pinterest to Grow Your TpT Reach - TT22

Kevin Lorenz

Getting the most out of Pinterest means understanding best pin practices and common mistakes to avoid. Join Kevin, a Director at Tailwind, to learn helpful tips that will boost your efficiency and effectiveness on this key marketing platform. Tailwind has been a leader in Pinterest Marketing solutions since 2012. Today, over 50,000 of the world’s leading brands and 400 of the top agencies trust Tailwind. Whether you’re a Tailwind power user or just getting started on Pinterest, you’ll walk away with actionable tips you can put into practice right away.

Stay Relevant and Build a Long-Term Brand - TT23

Angela Watson

Best practices for both teaching and marketing change constantly. How can you ensure that your products and business strategies are keeping up with the times? Angela Watson shares the lessons she’s learned from 12 years of experience as a teacherpreneur. Discover strategies for identifying educational trends before the product market is saturated, as well as tips for staying on the cutting edge of product creation, blogging, and social media strategies. Learn how to shift from following trends to setting them, and from making what’s popular now to crafting products that will help you reach your long-term goals as a teacherpreneur. You can build a professional brand that will set you apart and keep you firmly established as an expert in your niche for years to come! (Encore TT09)

Audience: Established and Advanced


Raise Your Resource Rigor - TT24

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. (Encore TW17)

Audience: Established


Find Your Inner Tutu - TT25

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. (Encore TW18)

Audience: Established


Product Planning From A to Z - TT26

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! (Encore TW19)

Audience: Established


Create Brilliant Covers - TT27

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. (Encore TW27)

Audience: Established


Join Our Mastermind Group Panel - TT28

Christine Cadalzo with Jessica Boschen, Rachel Lynette, Rebecca Davies from The Third Wheel, and Sherri Tyler from Literary Sherri

Together can be more than the sum of the parts. If you’re curious about how Master Mind groups work and the value of them, come to this panel. Learn from a fantastic example of collaboration. From nuts-and-bolts scheduling and expectations to what you can hope to achieve together, you’ll get tons of takeaways from this group.

Audience: Established


4:30-6:30 pm

TpT Happy Hour - TT29

Team TpT

This is our time to come together and celebrate. Take a photo and share it on social media with hashtag #TpTOrlando16. We'll raise a glass, reflect, and definitely have a lot of fun!
July 13-14, The Swan and Dolphin in Orlando, Florida
$399 Registration Rate
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