6th Annual Statewide Summit on Mexican American Studies

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About this event

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

  • Politics/Policy
  • Elementary Education
  • Middle School Education
  • Social Studies
  • Literature
  • Fine Arts
  • Higher Education

12-1pm: Closing Plenary/Reports from Breakout Sessions

A Celebration of our State’s Big Appetite for Literature brought to you by Writing Workshops Dallas and Gemini Ink.

Unplug from the outside world and JOIN us at The Big Texas Read (TBTR) brought to you by Writing Workshops Dallas and Gemini Ink. As featured in Poets&WritersForbesThe Dallas Morning NewsSan Antonio Express-NewsU.S. News & World ReportSan Francisco ChronicleFort Worth Star TelegramHouston Chronicle, and Texas Highways, we’ll be reading ONE work of prose or poetry written by a Texas author every month! We’ll be with you all the way from page one to “THE END” with our Zoom author chats and Q&A’s, scheduled every two weeks. It’s a big virtual book club, and we’d love for you to join in the fun!

7/22 & 8/5: 2020 Texas Poet Laureate Emmy PerezWith The River on Our Face
8/19 & 9/2: Winner of the Iowa Prize for Nonfiction Kendra AllenWhen You Learn the Alphabet
9/16 & 9/30: Edgar-winning novelist Joe R. LansdaleEdge of Dark Water
10/14 & 10/28: Debut Novelist Fowzia KarimiAbove Us the Milky Way
11/18 & 12/2: Poet Wendy Barker
10/14 & 10/28: Debut Novelist Fowzia KarimiAbove Us the Milky Way

Languages and Literacies: Supporting and Empowering Multilingual Learners

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.**

DATE: Wednesday, July 15th

TIME: 10:30am-1:30pm EDT

Cultura & Comunidad in Higher Education: Virtual Professional Development

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.

Curricula and Instructional Materials

Call for MAS Curricula and Instructional Materials
Please Distribute Widely
Hello everyone.
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.
The MAS 4 Texas Team