Tests and the Rest Summer Summit 2020

The first Tests and the Rest Winter Conference 2020 on January 10-11, 2020 was a two-day learning, linking, and laughing extravaganza for test prep professionals. The Tests and the Rest Summer Summit 2020 will be even better!

WHEN: June 1-5, 2020, either 11am-1:30pm or 6:00-8:30pm Eastern
WHERE: Online
WHO: Test prep professionals (plus teachers, IECs, and counselors)
HOW: Over Zoom, naturally 😉

Why are we calling this event a Summit? Conferences that last all day and revolve around lots of lectures have their place, particularly when colleagues can concentrate in one location. Since we’re all online right now, we’ve re-imagined the standard conference as a week-long summit rich with opportunities for interaction and collaboration.

The Tests and the Rest Summer Summit 2020 is still all about education, development, and networking for test prep professionals. The benefit of the online model lies in the ability to focus on specific aspects of test prep as a business, as an educational intervention, and as a piece of a large college admissions process.

Thus, each day of the summit will be devoted to one aspect of test prep as a practice. You can choose to attend one, some, or all of the sessions. Note that one day is perfect for test prep teachers who don’t have any administrative responsibilities, and another is absolutely ideal for IECs and school counselors. Spread the word!

Each day of the Tests and the Rest Summer Summit 2020 includes three sessions:

PRESENTATION (60 min): One presentation by a relevant expert followed by moderated Q&A and discussion.
PANEL (45 min): Three or more experts answering a series of topical questions with moderated Q&A
BREAKOUT (45 min): Everyone is broken into smaller work groups to answer certain questions and contribute to shared expertise and best practices.

NOTE: We love the magic of live events. These sessions will not be available as recordings, so make sure you can be there!

AGENDA

June 1 — STAFFING
PRESENTATION: Career Tutors: Hiring, Training, and Retention (Aaron Golumbfskie of PrepMatters)
PANEL: Filling Non-Teacher Positions
BREAKOUT: Mission Impossible: Finding Great Test Prep Teachers

June 2 — ADMISSIONS
PRESENTATION: The Myth of Test Optional (Shane Bybee of Bybee College Prep)
PANEL: How IECs and Test Prep Professionals Can Work Together
BREAKOUT: Helping Clients Navigate an Uncertain Admissions Environment

June 3 — MARKETING
PRESENTATION: The Digital Brand: Building your Visual Identity Online (Catherine Dorrough of Dorrough Creative)
PANEL: How to Connect Productively with Counselors
BREAKOUT: Marketing in 2020: What’s Worked and What Hasn’t

June 4 — PEDAGOGY
PRESENTATION: How to Maintain Your Test Prep A-Game (Haley Seeley of Seeley Test Pros)
PANEL: Essentials of Client-Teacher Communication
BREAKOUT: Making Remote Tutoring and Classes Work

June 5 — OPERATIONS
PRESENTATION: Product Development in the Business of Education (Mike Bergin of Chariot Learning)
PANEL: Self-care for Test Prep Professionals
BREAKOUT: Recent Operations Changes: Wins and Losses

COSTS AND REGISTRATION

Each session $25.00
All sessions $100.00

Register online through the Tests and the Rest Summer Summit Registration Form. We look forward to seeing you at the summit!

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