Pascagoula-Gautier School District - Tech Camp for Teachers

Partners: PREPS, Inc., Howard Technologies, Curriculum Associates, School Status, Camcor, EverFi, Canvas, 5 Points

Pascagoula-Gautier School District held its first free Tech Camp for Teachers in the summer of 2015. Its main objective was to provide free training on instructional technology and technology implementation for Mississippi school districts. The summer of 2018 will be the fourth year of Tech Camp for Teachers. In a three-year span, 350+ educators representing a broad cross-section of districts have attended the two-day event and have used their training to implement programs in their own schools. Tech Camp for Teachers also includes technology vendors used by the district. Camps have proven to be so successful, that a Tech Camp for Students was launched as a pilot program in 2017 and will launch in large numbers district-wide in the summer of 2018. 

Activities:

• PGSD Technology Department selects and prepares faculty facilitators for camp

• Camp also includes student facilitators

• Breakout EDU room to build teamwork and critical thinking

• All resources shared during Tech Camp are made available in a shared Google Drive folder 

Impacts:

• 350+ educators from 38 school districts have attended Tech Camp for Teachers

• 70+ teachers have presented sessions

• Educators earn CEUs for attendance

• OSLs and SEMIs offered for administrators

• Estimated to impact 8,000 to 10,500 students across state

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