2017 — 2018 School Year

2017 Summer/Fall Workshop Schedule back to top

Saturday,   August 19
9:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cross Lutheran School – Sponsor
New Braunfels (Central Texas Area)
Saturday,   August 26
9:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.

All Saint Catholic School – Sponsor

Dallas (DFW Area)

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

Calvary Christian School – Sponsor

Harlingen (South Texas Area)

Saturday,   September 16
9:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.
All Saints Episcopal School – Sponsor
Lubbock (Panhandle Area)

Saturday,   September 30
9:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Trinity Lutheran School – Sponsor
Spring (Houston Area)

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

Bishop TK Gorman Catholic School  – Sponsor
Tyler (East Texas Area)


Last updated June 24, 2017
To register
Complete and return the Registration Form:  2017 Summer / Fall Workshop Registration Form along with payment. (Note that fees are higher if the registration form is received within 7 days of a workshop –EXCEPTION-Aug. 19 – 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 2017-18.  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.