2019 — 2020 School Year

2019 Summer/Fall Workshop Schedule back to top

Saturday, August 17
9:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.
St. Anthony Catholic School – Sponsor
San Antonio (Central Texas Area)
Friday, August 23
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Westbury Christian School – Sponsor

HOUSTON (Houston/ Beaumont/ Coast Area)

Saturday, August 24
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The Galloway School – Sponsor

FRIENDSWOOD (Houston/ Beaumont/ Coast Area)

Saturday,   September 7
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Oratory Academy – Sponsor

PHARR (South Texas Area)

Saturday,   September 14
9:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Bishop TK Gorman Catholic School – Sponsor
TYLER (EAST Texas Area)Tentative

Saturday,   September 21
9:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Prince of Peace Christian School – Sponsor


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


Last updated JuLY 9, 2019
To register
Complete and return the Registration Form:  19 Workshop Flyer along with payment. (Note that fees are higher if the registration form is received within 7 days of a workshop –EXCEPTION-Aug. 17 – 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 2019-20.  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.