2018 — 2019 School Year

2018 Summer/Fall Workshop Schedule back to top

Saturday,   August 25
9:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Oratory Academy – Sponsor
PHARR (South Texas Area)
Saturday,   September 8
9:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Grapevine Founders Building – PSIA


Friday,   September 14
2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Austin Jewish Academy – Sponsor

AUSTIN (Central Texas Area)

Saturday,   September 22
9:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.
St. Mark Lutheran School – Sponsor
HOUSTON (Houston Area)

Saturday,   September 29
9:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Christ the King Cathedral School – Sponsor
LUBBOCK (Panhandle Area)

Saturday,   October 6
9:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Brook Hill School  – Sponsor
BULLARD (East Texas Area)


Last updated June 27, 2018
To register
Complete and return the Registration Form:  18 Workshop Flyer along with payment. (Note that fees are higher if the registration form is received within 7 days of a workshop –EXCEPTION-Aug. 25 – 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.

A 30-minute Roundtable Introductory Session precedes each morning workshop at 8:30 a.m.

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, Dr. Patricia Walters, will discuss use of PSIA web resources and important rule changes that are effective in 2018-19.  Presentations by successful directors, state gold medal winners in Poetry or Prose, and contest writers will add to educators’ effective use of contest materials. 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.

Multiple door prizes valued at $10 or more each will be awarded throughout the session.