April 10, 2017

TPT Flock 17 A Teachers Pay Teachers Meetup

TPT Flock 17 Learning, Collaborating and Networking 

What happens when you get 190 Educators from 28 States and 4 Canadian Provinces spending the weekend together?      Awesomeness! 
TPT Flock 2017 Teachers Pay Teachers WNY TPT Team at Woodcliff Hotel and Spa Fairport New York


Welcome to TPT Flock Western New York TPT Team Organizers of the NortheasternTeacher Pay Teachers Meetup April 8, 2017

This weekend we had a phenomenal time together getting to know each other better, sharing educational tips and social media tips as well as just plain enjoying each others' companies and taking some time for ourselves.


Your Planning Team

Sherri from Literary Sherri, Marybeth from Brain Waves Instruction, Rachael from The Classroom Nook, Selma from Selma Dawani , Erica from Miss Vs Kinder Kraziness, Stephanie from Double Dose Of Learning, Kelly from Double Dose Of Learning, Donna from Worth A Thousand Words Photosand Tricia from Tricia's Terrific Teaching Trinkets/Count On Tricia.


Teachers Pay Teachers TPT Flock 2017 a day of learning, collaboration, and inspiration with fellow educators

The Woodcliff Hotel and Spa

Woodcliff Hotel and Spa in Fairport, New York was a wonderful venue for us. It is a beautiful resort with a gorgeous ballroom, delicious food and a gracious staff.




Keynote Speaker

Our keynote address was by Jenny Knappenberger of Art with Jenny K. who specializes in art-infused learning resources and promoting the importance of creativity in the learning process. Jenny’s presentation was both inspirational and motivational, but best of all it was hands-on and interactive! Jenny led us in making a large mosaic piece of art boldly featuring TPT’s Amy, Adam, and Paul and which showcased the importance of us as individuals as well as demonstrating the great things that we can achieve collectively when we flock together.

Teachers Pay Teachers TPT Flock 2017 a day of learning, collaboration, and inspiration with fellow educators



Sessions

Yup...just like the TPT Annual Conference, we had sessions too! Our excited educators attended 2 panels and 4 different session ranging from Instagram Tips, Pinterest Tips, Cover Design, Blogging, Project Nucleus, SmartPhone Marketing, Organizing Time and Being Productive.

Teachers Pay Teachers TPT Flock 2017 a day of learning, collaboration, and inspiration with fellow educators


Teachers Pay Teachers TPT Flock 2017 a day of learning, collaboration, and inspiration with fellow educators
Many thanks to all of the presenters including Greg, Nancy, Tabitha and Jodi and so many more


Teachers Pay Teachers

The TPT Staff that attended our event were so incredibly gracious and kind.  We are forever grateful. We especially enjoyed their yummy breakfast. Thank you TPT!
Teachers Pay Teachers TPT Flock 2017 a day of learning, collaboration, and inspiration with fellow educators
We love Amy the "Director of Seller's Happiness"

Dr. Robyn McMaster

We honored our friend Robyn who joined us and help planned our first three meet-ups, worked with Dr. Ellen Weber of Brain-Based Tasks for Growth Mindset and was passionate about using brain based approaches to engage students' individual interests and abilities.  We raised funds to establish the Dr. Robyn McMaster Scholarship to keep Robyn's work alive at the Mita International Brain Center
http://www.brainleadersandlearners.com/innovation/announcing-the-dr-robyn-mcmaster-scholarship-at-mita-international-brain-based-center/


Giveaways

We had so many incredible sponsors and donors for this TPT Flock Event.  These generous contributions made it possible for the day to take place. 
http://www.orientaltrading.com
Every attendee received adorable file folders from Oriental Trading
More Generous Gifts that our attendees.
Especially loved the ring of clipart gift cards. Thanks you Sherri and Donna for putting this together.
Huge Shoutout to Teachers Pay Teachers AstrobrightsSkinny Pop Popcorn,  Erin Condren Tieks Miss Squirrels Shop

So many new and old friends

Teachers Pay Teachers TPT Flock 2017 a day of learning, collaboration, and inspiration with fellow educators

Teachers Pay Teachers TPT Flock 2017 a day of learning, collaboration, and inspiration with fellow educators
Teachers Pay Teachers TPT Flock 2017 a day of learning, collaboration, and inspiration with fellow educators

Teachers Pay Teachers TPT Flock 2017 a day of learning, collaboration, and inspiration with fellow educators
We had the greatest time celebrating education, making a difference in children's lives, friendship and creativity.
What was your favorite part of the Flock? Would you like to join us for Flock 2018?


3 comments :

  1. Looks like it was a BLAST, Tricia!!!! I sure hope I can go next year ;) Loved your post!
    Julie
    The Techie Teacher

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    1. We totally missed you! You would have loved it! Next year road trip for sure😃

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  2. HELLO...=)
    I would be very interested (& excited) to meet up with you all next year. Is there a way to keep in touch? Appreciate any information you wish to share regarding this time of collaboration & bonding =)
    Thanks so much, Rhonda @Second Grade Cuties
    (Facebook or Instagram is also a good way to reach me)

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