I arrived in Las Vegas onTuesday. Since the conference was held during the week of my my 7th wedding anniversary, my husband joined me so we could celebrate together before and after the conference. #MyOneAndOnly
Early evening on Wednesday, I met up with some amazing ladies I collaborate with from The Reading Crew Facebook group at the Grab and Gab Teacher Blogger Meet-Up hosted by Bridget from Literacy Without Worksheets. She's the sweetest. Alongside Bridget was Carla from Comprehension Connection. Carla has been a huge support to me in my literacy endeavors. I participated in my first blog hop last Fall, which was organized by Carla. It was exciting to meet her in person. :)
The following morning, I joined Carla to meet even more members of The Reading Crew for an early breakfast before TpT's networking event. A few of our crew members were unable to attend the breakfast, or Vegas all together, due to previous engagements. We certainly missed them, but knew they were with us in spirit. I especially missed Michelle from BigTime Literacy who is one of my favorite bloggers. I'm sure she'll be in the picture next year. :)
After breakfast, the crew headed over to the networking event held by TpT. I met many of my favorite teacher bloggers there. Our conversations were enlightening and some of my online teacher friends became friends in real life. I was unable to get pictures with everyone I met, but I managed to snag a few of my favorites!
Melissa from Mrs. Dailey's Classroom, Princess from Teaching Love Cupcakes, Kayla from Top Dog Teaching, Krista from Creative Clips
Aly from Just a Primary Girl, Miss Giraffe from Miss Giraffe's Class, Alexis from Eat, Laugh, Learn, Emily from Polkadots Please, Diane from One Giggle at a Time, Crystal from The Balanced Teacher
Deb from Crafting Connections, Emily from Third in Hollywood, Matt from Digital Divide & Conquer, Melissa from A Teaspoon of Teaching
Bridget from Literacy Without Worksheets, Wendy from Ms. D's Literacy Lab, Kristin from Ms. Jordan Reads, Rachel from Minds in Bloom, Carla from Comprehension Connection, Melissa from A Teaspoon of Teaching, Farley from Oh Boy Fourth Grade, Mindy from Mrs. Thomas' Teachable Moments, Janiel from Janiel's Literacy Page
After much learning over two days, I attended the TpT Happy Hour to meet A Traveled Teacher, Cristy from Kindergarten Squared, Brittany from Tickled Pink in Primary, and Jessica from Mrs. Plemon's Kindergarten for some PhotoBooth fun! By the end of the two and a half days, the amount of blogger cards I collected was astounding. I bet I have at least 100 cards from amazing TpT-ers and bloggers!
Besides the fact it's fun meeting great people, my take-aways from the conference include some quotes and TpT tips from the sessions I attended.
|Quotes from the Welcome TpT Keynote Presentation|
|Slides from Deanna Jump's and Deedee Willis' Session: Did I Really Sell That??!!|
(The second slide makes me laugh!)
|Slide from Erin Cobb's Session: From Teacher to Teacherprenuer |
(and Teacher Seller Planner below to keep me on my toes!)
|Slide from Stephanie Stewart's Session: Core Creations|
|Slide from Hadar Maor's Session: Instagram Your Brand One Picture at a Time|
Overall, I'm grateful and blessed to have been able attend the TpT Conference 2015. Thank you to Lockless Creations, Teaching Super Power and KG Fonts for the clipart and fonts in my collages!