This year’s virtual summit continues a conversation about the future of Mexican American Studies and Ethnic Studies in Texas, and gives teachers, administrators, board members and interested people, information and resources to help them implement MAS in their classroom, schools and community. This one-day event is open to educators and community members who are interested in implementing Mexican American Studies in Texas schools or expanding course offerings, as well as those who are interested in advocacy and policy work for MAS across the P-20 spectrum.
Texas teachers will receive up to 4 hours of Continuing Professional Education for participating in this Summit.
9am-10am: Plenary Session
10am-12pm: Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Middle School Education
12-1pm: Closing Plenary/Reports from Breakout Sessions
7/22 & 8/5: 2020 Texas Poet Laureate Emmy Perez: With The River on Our Face 8/19 & 9/2: Winner of the Iowa Prize for Nonfiction Kendra Allen: When You Learn the Alphabet 9/16 & 9/30: Edgar-winning novelist Joe R. Lansdale: Edge of Dark Water 10/14 & 10/28: Debut Novelist Fowzia Karimi: Above Us the Milky Way 11/18 & 12/2: Poet Wendy Barker 10/14 & 10/28: Debut Novelist Fowzia Karimi: Above Us the Milky Way
In this interactive workshop for educators and those supporting young people, hear from award-winning author/professor David Bowles and ELA teacher-librarian Julia E. Torres about ways to bolster multilingual learners in today’s educational environments, and come away equipped with culturally and linguistically responsive pedagogical practices to engage students.
Discuss vocabulary and practices to re-define literacy and the role of language in educational systems and analyze the latest work of scholar-practitioners who have developed resources specifically for multilingual learners.
The instructors will be offering their tips to support writing instruction that include validating students’ actual literacies and languages, choose linguistically and culturally appropriate texts for the classroom, help students root their authorial voices in place and identity, and much more.
**Download the information sheet for this workshop here.**
TACHE is a professional association committed to the improvement of educational and employment opportunities for Hispanics in Higher Education.
The virtual event will take place on Thursday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and will be hosted via Zoom.
The event, designed for professionals and students at all levels of higher education. The event will feature a keynote address by Dr. Felipe Hinojosa, multiple presentation/workshop session, and information on the benefits of getting involved with TACHE.
Come meet the TACHE-Gulf Coast officers and expand your professional network.
The Zoom information details will be provided approximately 24 hour before the event.
Call for MAS Curricula and Instructional Materials
Please Distribute Widely
Mexican American Studies for Texas Schools is a website dedicated to the advancement and implementation of Mexican American Studies courses and contention in the K-12 Public Education system through the State of Texas.
We are updating our website with materials for teachers of all ages and for schools and community organizations and we need your help. If you have lesson plans that will culturally enrich the lives of learners, regardless of age or grade, we would be grateful for your help building our public lesson plans and instructional materials. Our goal is to highlight the amazing work you have been doing in reaching young minds with your MAS curriculum while helping others! We are excited to share these creative activities with anyone and everyone who is interested in cultivating young minds.
If you have curriculum, instructional materials, or suggestions to share, please visit our Share My Lesson page.
Thank you in advance for your contributions and please take a look around what we currently have on our website including an implementation packet for how to get MAS at your school, digital resources, and lesson plans.