2021 — 2022 School Year

Missed the Workshop?
We missed you at this year’s workshop! That’s ok, here’s what you missed:

2021 Summer/Fall Workshops are available for all persons interested in inspiring student achievement through academic competition back to top

Saturday, August 14, 2021
– St. Mary’s Catholic School, Temple
Saturday, August 28, 2021

– St. Joseph/ Holy Cross Catholic School, Amarillo


Saturday, September 18, 2021
– St. Mark Lutheran School, Houston
Saturday, September 25, 2021
– Hilton Garden Inn, South Padre Island
Saturday, October 2, 2021
– Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran School, San Antonio
Friday, October 8, 2021 (2:00-5:45)

– Bank of the West, Grapevine


Saturday, October 16, 2021

– All Saints Episcopal School, Tyler



Last updated September 28, 2021
To register
Complete and return the Registration Form:  2021 Workshop Flyer along with payment. (Note that fees are higher if the registration form is received within 7 days of a workshop –EXCEPTION-First Workshop of the year – participants have up until 2 days prior to that first workshop to register without penalty, and payment may be made at the door.)

What to expect at the Summer/Fall PSIA Workshop back to top

Get the information and resources you need to direct a successful PSIA academic program.

Workshops offer full explanations of rule changes in contest content and administration. Learn from experienced coaches and directors how to prepare students for contests, gain public support, and coordinate a successful academic program.


All participants receive resource materials to assist in preparing schools to participate successfully in the upcoming spring meets. Valuable door prizes will be awarded throughout the sessions.  A continental breakfast and lunch will be served.

PSIA PSIA Executive Director, Doug Ray, and CEO, Dr. Patricia Walters, will discuss use of PSIA web resources and important rule changes that are effective in 2021-2022.  Presentations by successful directors, state gold medal winners in Poetry or Prose, and contest writers will add to educators’ effective use of contest materials, BUT these had to be omitted this year in the YouTube presentation (so sorry). A major focus will be in training prospective volunteers and contest administrators to run a tournament, utilizing information from the PSIA Academic Handbook and web resources.

• Experienced educators who have guided students to success in academic competition will share strategies and ways to encourage students to reach for their highest academic and personal goals.

Texas Education Agency Certified Professional Education inservice Credit (CPE Credit ;-() will be documented for each participant at live workshops in 2021.

Multiple door prizes valued at $10 or more each will be awarded throughout the forthcoming sessions in 2021.