TYHO : Orlando Conference

July 6, 2023
Orlando, FL


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What is TYHO Game On?

The past couple of years have been unpredictable, challenging, full of tough obstacles and difficult for educators all over the world.

Our team thought about what all of these things remind us of, and couldn’t help but relate it to being inside of a challenging game. Sometimes you’re winning, sometimes you’re down on your luck, sometimes you’re enjoying it, sometimes you wish not to be a part of it, but ultimately you are in it giving it your all for your students!

We absolutely admire your tenacity, drive, commitment, creativity and passion. No matter what has come your way, you have shown up every day and have said “Game-On!”

With Sessions By

Speakers will be announced soon!

Topics Covered

Topics will be announced soon!

  • Gerry Brooks – School Culture Is More Important Than Ever
  • Casey Bethel – Engagement All Year Long
  • Deonna Smith – Anti-Racist Teaching 101 
  • Jemelleh Coes – Targeting Trauma-Informed Teaching Techniques
  • Matt Halpern & Finn Menzies – More Than Rainbows: Making Your Classroom Welcoming and Safe for All 
  • Amany Elgendy – Diversity in Picture Books
  • Jackie Kops – Learning How to Write Letters and Numbers with Tiny Treasures 
  • Stephanie & Loreal – From Dump to Decor
  • Deedee Wills – Not Your Mother’s Reading Lessons!
  • Deedee Wills – Writing through the Year
  • Amany Elgendy – Diversity in Picture Books
  • Jackie Kops – Learning How to Write Letters and Numbers with Tiny Treasures
  • Jackie Kops – Transforming the Dramatic Play Center
  • Whitney Ramirez – Making Centers Work for Your Class
  • Kevin Butler – The Morning Co-Host Show
  • Kevin Butler – Lights, Cameras, TEACH
  • Stephanie & Loreal – From Dump to Decor
  • Erin Castillo – Reengaging After a Year Online
  • Jackie Kops – Learning How to Write Letters and Numbers with Tiny Treasures
  • Jillian Starr – Supporting Struggling Mathematicians
  • Jillian Starr – Making the Most of Math Manipulatives
  • Jemelleh Coes – Unlock the Magic of the Universal Design for Learning
  • Whitney Ramirez – Making Centers Work for Your Class
  • Ashlyn Ellsworth & Emily Yerty – Fun and Functional Classroom Design
  • Casey Bethel – Engagment All Year Long
  • Emily Yerty – Make Flexible Seating Work for You!
  • Stephanie & Loreal – Teamwork Makes the Dream Work!
  • Alexis Shepard – Self-Care & Systemic Change
  • JR Rivera – So, You Want to Be an Edupreneur
  • Stephanie & Loreal – Teamwork Makes the Dream Work!
  • Gerry Brooks – School Culture Is More Important Than Ever
  • Crystal Oswald & Kim Gameroz – Getting to the CORE of SEL: Infusing SEL strategies into the academic school day
  • Kevin Butler – The Morning Co-Host Show
  • Gaspare Randazzo – Using humor in the classroom
  • Jemelleh Coes – Targeting Trauma-Informed Teaching Techniques
  • Rebekah Poe – IEPs, FBAs, and LREs- Oh My!
  • Rebekah Poe & Erin Castillo – Helping Students CARE: Motivating Reluctant Learners
  • Johora Warren – Inclusive History: The Whole Truth
  • Cer’Princeton Harden – Science Me Please- Fun demos to do in class
  • Stephanie Stewart – Set The Stage for STEM
  • Stephanie Stewart – Maximize Your Science Instruction
  • Keri Brown – Getting Techy in Primary
  • Keri Brown – Getting Digital with Seesaw and Boom

Who Is This Conference For?

  • K-12 Educators
  • Administrators
  • Specialists

What People Are Saying

TYHO is by far the most amazing conference I’ve ever attended!! I’ll continue to attend every year! I’ve learned so much from TYHO that I continue to use both inside and out the the classroom each and everyday.

Angela Elder 3rd Grade Teacher

Although I would have loved to meet all the amazing educators in person, it was just as amazing having the privilege to listen to so many knowledgeable educators. I hope to some day be able to attend in person! There are so many unique ideas, so having so many in one place allows us all access to improve our skills. I was able to take something from everyone to improve my students education.

Jacqueline R Skaife SpEd Edcuator, WI

It was a great conference. They had great speakers and gave a lot of great insights that I have been able to incorporate this year. For being online they did a terrific job and I hope one day I can attend in person.

Katie Taylor Teacher, AZ

    Location & Hotel

    Hilton Orlando Conference Center

    6001 Destination Parkway, Orlando , FL, FL 32819

    Experience the best of Orlando at Hilton Orlando Conference Center. The hotel has everything you need for a great stay during the conference. Recharge in their spacious rooms and suites with deluxe bedding at this vibrant contemporary resort. Fuel up with specialty drinks and locally inspired cuisine at one of the 7 distinct dining options. 

    If you would like to stay at the Hilton Orlando Conference Center, simply click on the button below to book your room.

    Ready to Join Us in Orlando?

    1-Day Registration Only

    $ 350
    • In-Person Ticket
    • Exclusive Resources From Sessions
    • Door Prize Opportunities
    • Exclusive Conference Swag
    • 7.5 Hours Of Professional Development
    • Access to an Evening Reception (separate ticket and cost)

    Interested in Joining Us for the Cruise?

    $ 200 deposit
    • Stateroom Deposits: Deposit is $200.00 per person
    • Final Price Depends on Cabin Selection
    • We are sailing July 7 - 10, 2023 leaving from Port Canaveral, Florida to Nassau and CoCo Cay and back to Port Canaveral
    • Booking Fees, Gratuities, Taxes and Administration Fees are all included. All pricing is based on double occupancy

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What Covid-19 safety measures will you have in place?

    Teach Your Heart Out is committed to the health and safety of our staff and attendees. All conferences will adhere to local regulations throughout the conference, as well as the following safety measures: All attendees, presenters, and staff will be required to wear a mask, covering nose and mouth, while inside session rooms. Teach Your Heart Out will provide one complimentary N95 masks to each attendee, though a personal face covering is permissible. All attendees, presenters, and staff will be required to show vaccination card or proof of negative COVID-19 test (within 48 hours) upon check-in to the conference

    How is this directly related to a clear and compelling student need?

    Session topics at TYHO are timely and relevant to teachers, as our presenters are classroom teachers and school leaders themselves. Therefore, student needs, while varying from classroom to classroom, are understood by our presenters and addressed in their content. Academic, social and emotional, and interpersonal skills are all examples of student needs that are frequently discussed in sessions.

    How can this project/aspects of project be replicated by other faculty?

    Attendees at TYHO are encouraged to bring back new learning from the professional development and share with colleagues through school-based training, professional learning teams, or modeled lessons. For schools looking to widen the reach of the training, select TYHO presenters travel to conduct site-based professional development.

    How will this further personal and professional goals?

    Depending on your specific personal or professional goals, the vast variety of session options during a Teach Your Heart Out (TYHO) event allows you to customize your experience and select sessions that meet the needs of your goals.

    How will this improve my teaching?

    TYHO brings in highly respected and experienced educators who have been noted for their teaching skills. In each session, the content that a presenter shares will lead to ideas and reflective opportunities for you to consider as you go back to your classroom, leading to personal improvements in your teaching.

    How will this enhance the school's curriculum?

    While each state and district maintains their own curriculum, our presenters will be sharing tips on how to increase engagement, rigor, and innovation within a curriculum to ensure that all students’ needs are being met. The goal is to empower attendees with the tools and knowledge on how to examine a curriculum and bolster in ways that lead to greater student learning.


    We know that justifying the cost of your professional development is an important part of getting the approval you need so you can join us.  In order to help you with that process, we have drafted a template letter to help you build a better business case for attending!