Teach Like a Pirate with Dave Burgess

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Agency: CESA 5
Agency Contact: Aggie Salter
Agency Assistant: Elizabeth Graff 608-745-5472
Location: Glacier Canyon Conference Center at The Wilderness
45 Hillman Rd
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Facility: Wilderness 25
7/31/2018 08:30 AM - 02:30 PM Check-in and breakfast will begin at 7:30 am

Join New York Times Best-Selling author Dave Burgess for a high-energy, entertaining, and inspirational half-day 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.

              Workshop Schedule:
8:30 am - 12:00 pm       Dave's presentation
pm - 12:45 pm     lunch provided
pm - 1:15 pm       Group reflection time
pm - 2:00 pm         Presentation by Aggie Salter (CESA 5 Instructional Technology Specialist)
pm - 2:30 pm         District planning time

We highly recommend district teams to make the best use of this afternoon planning time. The goal for the afternoon is to build your implementation plan with a focus on how to create a culture of Teach Like a Pirate in your school by designing classroom activities that are engaging, relevant and meaningful.  

Dave Burgess Bio:

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.


           Registration fee:

  • $150 Early Bird Pricing until June 1, 2018!
  • $200 after June 1, 2018 

    Registration questions?  Contact Elizabeth Graff: or 608-745-5472

~Lodging Information~

  • Discounted rooms the night of 7/30 at Glacier Canyon Lodge @ the Wilderness: double queen with couch: $199.99
    Rates are subject to state and local taxes (currently 12.25%) in effect at the time of check in, and a taxable $24.95 Resort Fee.
    Includes water park passes! 
  • Call 1-800-867-9453 and mention CESA 5 Teach Like a Pirate with Dave Burgess, Leader # 691343
  • Discounted rates only apply until June 30, 2018 or when the lodging block is filled

CANCELLATION POLICY: Registrants receive a full refund if they cancel at least 2 weeks before the event. Because of commitments to the venue, presenters, vendors and participants, no refund of any kind, for any reason, will be given for cancellation requests received after July 15, 2018. Registrations ARE transferable within your organization. CESA 5 WILL NOT CANCEL THE EVENT DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. CESA 5 reserves the right to cancel any event. Registrants will be notified via email if a cancellation occurs and will receive a full refund. This policy replaces the cancellation policy stated below.

Cancellation Policy: Registered participants will receive a full refund if they cancel prior to 3 working days before an event, minus any material costs that have already been incurred. Because of our commitment to the trainer and the food vendor, participants who cancel less than 3 working days or do not attend, will be billed the full fee. CESA 5 reserves the right to cancel any event. Registered participants will be notified via email if a cancellation occurs and will receive a full refund. Inclement weather policy: Every effort will be made to hold an event. CESA 5 will notify participants via email as soon as possible if an event has been cancelled due to weather conditions.