OAKHURST – New York Times best selling author Dave Burgess is coming to Oakhurst, bringing with him the keys to his book and system, “Teach Like a Pirate.” The “Pirate” professional development team, with Burgess at the helm, will offer the program at the Yosemite High School Theater from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon, on Saturday, Feb. 15.
This event, specially designed for educators, is sponsored by the Rivergold Elementary School Parent Teacher Association (PTA), making the workshop available free of charge to all employees of Yosemite Unified School District (YUSD). Other districts are offered priority registration and a reduced fee of just $20.
YUSD serves over 1,800 students from Ahwahnee, Bass Lake, Coarsegold, Fish Camp, Oakhurst, Raymond, and Wawona.
“Teach Like a Pirate” as presented by author and innovator Dave Burgess, is said to be a “high energy, entertaining and inspirational program designed to both dramatically increase student engagement and totally transform the educator’s perspective.”
The workshop promises to present cutting edge techniques to boost creativity, and strategies to improve existing lesson plans. “Teach Like a Pirate” is designed to give educators a toolbox of ideas that organizers say will be filled with “magic and mayhem,” and the sharing of systematic methods intended to improve teaching for all concerned. The goal is to offer inspiration and motivation to educators, along with practical skills to “dramatically increase student engagement.”
The Rivergold PTA strives to improve the educational experience for students and is now taking that commitment to education a step further by offering this event to all area teachers.
Register for Teach Like a Pirate workshop in Oakhurst here.