Registration is now open for a free Tech Camp Super Saturday on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, hosted by the Pascagoula-Gautier School District. This one-day event will be held virtually so teachers can learn about resources and skills to take back to the classroom to use for the second semester from the comfort of their own homes.
Educators will have the opportunity to join more than 10 sessions facilitated by fellow educators and vendors. The PGSD is partnering with William Carey University to offer CEUs. Because this event is hosted virtually, the conversation and access to training videos will remain open through the end of January.
In 2015, the Pascagoula-Gautier School District set a goal to help school districts around Mississippi with free and superior technology training opportunities. Tech Camp 4 Teachers was born from this lofty goal. From 2015-2019, PGSD hosted a free, two-day event for all teachers who could travel to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. This event included hands-on sessions focused on technology integration in the classroom. In 2020, this event moved virtual and attendance grew from a few hundred attendees to a few thousand Teachers throughout Mississippi and surrounding states joined together on June 24-25 for the first virtual Tech Camp for Teachers.
“Although Tech Camp 4 Teachers was previously an annual event held in the summers, and based on the huge number of educators who attended the first virtual Tech Camp 4 Teachers, we decided waiting for the summer was too long to wait to offer technology integration training for our Mississippi educators,” said Eva Harvell, PGSD director of technology. “We want to provide more technology resources to help teachers navigate through the second semester during this pandemic. Our goal from 2015 has not changed. PGSD wants to provide Mississippi school districts with superior technology training opportunities. We are all in this together!”
To learn more about Tech Camp for Teachers and Tech Camp Super Saturday, visit http://bit.ly/TC4T-Super-Saturday21