Teach Like A Pirate
Join New York Times Best-Selling author Dave Burgess for a high-energy, entertaining, and inspirational program that will transform the way you look at your role as an educator. Learn how to dramatically increase student engagement, design wildly creative lessons, and build a course that is a life-changing experience for your students.
Using a unique combination of magic and humor, he will reignite your passion for the education profession and show you exactly how to make school an amazing place that has students wanting to knock down the walls to get in.
Teach Like a PIRATE has sparked a full-scale revolution in the educational world and has inspired teachers from all over the globe to achieve new levels of excellence in their schools and classrooms. This program is your chance to experience the one-of-a-kind presentational style of unbelievable intensity and outrageous energy that has transfixed audiences at packed venues across the nation.
Dave Burgess is the New York Times best-selling author of Teach Like a PIRATE and co-author of P is for PIRATE: Inspirational ABC’s for Educators. He received national recognition as recipient of the 2014 BAMMY Award for Secondary School Teacher of the Year presented by the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences.
As an award-winning teacher from San Diego, California, he was recognized as Teacher of the Year, a Golden Apple recipient, and a faculty standout for 17 consecutive years in categories such as Most Entertaining, Most Energetic, and Most Dramatic. He specializes in teaching hard-to-reach, hard-to-motivate students with techniques that incorporate showmanship and creativity. His dynamic and inspirational message coupled with his outrageously energetic performance style has transformed classrooms and sparked an educational revolution around the world.
Edcamp Contra Costa
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Built on principles of connected and participatory learning, Edcamp strives to bring teachers together to talk about the things that matter most to them: their interests, passions, and questions. Teachers who attend Edcamp can choose to lead sessions on those things that matter, with an expectation that the people in the room will work together to build understanding by sharing their own knowledge and questions.
- Non-commercial and conducted with a vendor-free presence
- Hosted by any organization interested in furthering the Edcamp mission
- Made up of sessions that are determined by the participants
- Events where anyone who attends can be a presenter
- Reliant on the “law of two feet” that encourages participants to find a session that meets their needs
Target Audience: K-12 educators, including:
• Administrators (site or district)
• Instructional Coaches
• Classroom teachers
Registration required * Space is limited * Light Lunch will be provided
Edcamp is Free
Contra Costa County Office of Education thanks The Chevron Corporation for its commitment to this event and continued outreach in Science,
Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics opportunities for all students.
For registration assistance please contact:
Gina Yetner, Administrative Assistant
or call (925) 942-3356
content information please contact:
Hilary Dito, STEAM Coordinator
or call (925) 942-3396