PDI 2014 will be 10/3 in York, NE
PDI Speaker: Dave Burgess
Dave Burgess is a highly sought after professional development speaker well known for his creative, entertaining, and outrageously energetic style. His workshops, seminars, and keynotes not only motivate and inspire teachers, but also help them to develop practical ways to become more creative and engaging in the classroom. He is the author of Teach Like A PIRATE: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator.
Besides providing professional development trainings and keynote speeches to many districts, schools, and organizations across the nation, Dave is also a popular presenter at many national and state conferences including:
- ASCD Annual Conference
- NCSS Annual Conference
- Learning Forward Annual Conference
- CCSS (CA Council of Soc. Stud.) Annual Conference
- TX Social Studies Supervisors Association (TSSSA) Conference
- California League of Schools (CLS) State Conference
Dave is also a U.S. History teacher at West Hills High School in San Diego and a semi-professional magician specializing in stand-up comedy magic. He was a 2001 and 2012 Golden Apple recipient in the Grossmont Union High School District and the 2007/2008 Teacher of the Year at West Hills. He has been voted a faculty standout for sixteen 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
Burgess, D. (2014) Daveburgess.com
Nebraska Middle Level Education
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adolescents and growth of middle level education.
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characteristics and special needs of middle level
students, providing support, research, and
professional networking to middle level educators,
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