Teach Like a Pirate with Dave Burgess

We are thrilled you have chosen Teach like a Pirate with Dave Burgess, addressing the learning of our students.  This workshop will give you proven ideas and strategies to use in your classrooms the next day.  Please encourage your teachers, instructional coaches, model teachers, curriculum leads, and principals to joinScreen Shot 2017-01-26 at 8.04.28 AM.png us at the conferences!

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.

In this learning opportunity,  participants will learn how to:

February 22, 2017 - Dave Burgess - "Teach Like a Pirate"

Date and Time:   

  • February 22, 2017 - Dave Burgess - "Teach like a Pirate!"
  • Times:  8:30 A.M. - 3:45 P.M. with registration and continental breakfast available at 7:30 A.M.

Site for Teach like a Pirate:

  • Ramada Tropics Resort and Conference Center, 5000 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, IA  50322 (515.278.0271).  Hotel rooms are available for $55 per night for non-poolside standard rooms.  Be sure to mention Iowa ASCD if you reserve a room.

Food:  Continental breakfast and lunch will be served.  If you have special dietary needs, please contact Becky Martin at rjmartin@mchsi.com.

Parking:  Free at the hotel site.

We "go green," so be sure to bring your tablet/computer to access the presenters' handouts and presentation materials.

Dress to learn - and in layers!

About Dave BurgessScreen Shot 2017-01-26 at 7.59.55 AM.png

Dave Burgess is the New York Times Best Selling author of Teach Like a Pirate and co-author of P Is for Pirate. He is a highly sought after keynote speaker well known for his outrageously energetic performance style and inspirational, yet practical, message.


Dave is also the president of Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc., a disruptive publishing company specializing in innovative, creative books and professional development programs designed to transform education and uplift educators to reach their full potential.