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Participants opting for additional mentoring for the Certificate of Distinction will receive 1-1 career mentoring from Patrice via skype or similar (for teachers who are serious about setting themselves up as teacherpreneurs). The number of slots available for this level will be limited to 10.


In addition to the above requirements, participants working toward a Certificate of Accomplishment will be expected to submit an action plan for becoming a teacherpreneur.


Participants working toward a Certificate of Completion will be expected to spend about 20 hours on class work. This includes attending all four classes (live or through recordings), participating in class forum discussions and completing assigned tasks.


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iTDi Advanced Course

Teacher to Teacherpreneur with Patrice Palmer

Get iTDi certified in the business of ELT this January with teacherpreneur Patrice Palmer.

Are you a teacher looking to

  • feel more inspired or challenged?
  • try new things?
  • be more creative?
  • have more work-life balance?
  • connect with people globally?
  • travel at any time of the year (not just school holidays)?
  • grow as a teaching professional?
  • and make money from your skills?

Then being a teacherpreneur could be for you! Teachers possess many transferrable skills that can be monetized. Patrice has successfully transitioned from teacher to teacherpreneur and will show you how you can too.

A teacherpreneur is a creative classroom teacher who is both educator and entrepreneur; works a flexible schedule and supplements his/her income by creating and developing teaching and learning products.

Live online sessions will be held in the iTDi virtual classroom on Sundays in January.

Live sessions (registered participants only)

  • January   8th – course participants only (60 minutes)
  • January 15th – course participants only (60 minutes)
  • January 22th – course participants only (60 minutes)
  • January 29th – course participants only (60 minutes)

Time: 13:00 - 14:00 GMT

Certificate of Distinction

US $159 - Course, Recordings, Handouts, Private Community, Instructor Evaluation, Private Mentoring

Certificate of Accomplishment

US $99 - Course, Recordings, Handouts, Private Community, Instructor Evaluation

Certificate of Completion

US $69 - Course, Recordings, Handouts, Private Community

Questions? Contact support@itdi.pro

If you are unable to join the class without scholarship support from iTDi, please apply using the form here

In this course, you will assess your transferrable skills, define what you love about the ELT field and learn how to start your journey as a teacherpreneur.

Week 1: Introduction to the World of Teacherpreneurship
In this session, you will learn the difference between a freelancer and teacherpreneur. Complete a self-assessment to discover your own Transferrable/Professional Skills, determine that you love about the ELT field, and what skills you have to offer.

Week 2: Your Online Presence
This week, we will look at the importance of social media, learn about branding and discovering your niche. We will look at the do’s and don’ts of social media and developing a professional online presence using a specially designed check-list for teacherpreneurs.

Week 3: Monetizing your Professional Skills
In this session, we will look at most common ways to earn additional income.

Week 4: Moving Forward
In the final session, we will look at examples of successful teachers to teacherpreneurs. You will have an opportunity to share your online presence, get feedback and connect with others to increase your network to transition from teacher to teacherpreneur.

Each live session will involve discussion and trying out of activities as well as presentation of ideas and be followed by an online task.

By the end of the course, successful participants will have the knowledge they need to enter the exciting world of teacherpreneurship.

"Many teachers out there feel that they would like to do something different with their teaching skills. However, not many know how to start. With the skills that only an expert teacher has, Patrice will help you start up in the teacherpreneur world. She shares her personal experience and expertise to show that making the transition from teacher to teacherpreneur is just around the corner".

Diana Bauducco, EFL teacher - Content Writer, Argentina

Patrice Palmer

Patrice Palmer, M.Ed., M.A. TESL has more than 20 years’ experience as an ESL Teacher, TESL Trainer, and Curriculum Writer in Canada and 7 years in Hong Kong. Patrice has taught students from 8 to 80 years in a variety of programs such as ESP, EAP, Business English, and language programs for new immigrants in Canada. Patrice now works as a teacherpreneur doing the things that she loves such as writing courses, blogging, sharing teaching materials, instructional coaching and travelling at any time of the year to conduct short-term training around the world. Visit patrice-palmer.mykajabi.com for free teaching resources including 10 Tips to Transition for Teacher to Teacherpreneur.