Learning to ‘Teach Like a Pirate’


SOECS hosts professional development workshop

By Diana Miller - For The News Journal



Local educators enjoy the “Teach Like a Pirate” workshop.


Courtesy photos

Dave Burgess prepares area teachers to “Teach Like Pirates” during professional development workshop.


Courtesy photos

One-hundred seventy educators representing 20 school districts from Adams, Brown, Clinton, Fayette and Highland counties were in attendance to hear international speaker and award winning teacher and author Dave Burgess share his experiences in how to “Teach Like a Pirate” June 6 at Southern State Community College in Hillsboro.

The event, hosted by the Southern Ohio Educational Service Center and Region 14 Hopewell Center, kicked off a week-long series of workshops offering teachers and administrators continuing education opportunities.

Burgess met with educators throughout the day sharing his high-energy, entertaining, and inspirational keynote presentation that will transform the way teachers and administrators look at their role as educators.

Encouraging teachers to think outside the box and step out of their comfort zones, Burgess demonstrated how to dramatically increase student engagement, design wildly creative lessons, and build a course that will be a life-changing experience for students.

As teachers continue to work through the summer months preparing for the start of the 2016-2017 school year, they are now more equipped to better engage students in classroom learning activities having benefitted from the Teach Like a Pirate techniques as shared by Burgess.

Information for this article was provided by Diana Miller, who coordinates communications for several area schools.

Local educators enjoy the “Teach Like a Pirate” workshop.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_teachers.jpgLocal educators enjoy the “Teach Like a Pirate” workshop. Courtesy photos

Dave Burgess prepares area teachers to “Teach Like Pirates” during professional development workshop.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_pirate.jpgDave Burgess prepares area teachers to “Teach Like Pirates” during professional development workshop. Courtesy photos
SOECS hosts professional development workshop

By Diana Miller

For The News Journal

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