Workshops

2019 — 2020 School Year

2020 Summer/Fall Workshop Schedule (Available to everyone in a 2-part YouTube PowerPoint video YouTube PSIA UPDATE Video YouTube Video Workshop 2 https://youtu.be/j8VRagmleaw back to top

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HOUSTON (Coast Area)


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(Houston/ Beaumont/ Coast Area)

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(South Texas Area)

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TYLER (EAST Texas Area)Tentative

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(DFW Area)

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Last updated August 27, 2020
To register
Complete and return the Registration Form:  21 Workshop Flyer will be posted in 2021 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.

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 2020-2021.  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 NOT AVAILABLE for YouTube presentation ;-() will be documented for each participant when live workshops resume in 2021.

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