OLLU hosting Mexican American Studies education summit Saturday

OLLU is hosting the 4th Annual Statewide Summit on Mexican American Studies for Texas Schools on Saturday from 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

The one-day event is open to educators, administrators, students and community members interested in establishing Mexican American Studies (MAS) programs and courses in grades Pre-K-12 in schools throughout Texas.

This year’s summit will provide a detailed guide for how to establish MAS courses in Pre-K-12 schools with a focus on the different options, along with workshops focused on best practices for course adoption and curriculum development facilitated by educators who are currently teaching MAS at different grade levels. The summit also features a new bilingual education session centered on integrating MAS content for elementary and middle school students. Additionally, an ethnic studies working group session focused on creating innovative courses and curriculum for Native American Studies, African American Studies and Latinx Studies has been included.

Texas educators can receive up to six hours of Continuing Professional Development Education credits for full-day participation. 

Registration is $10 and includes breakfast and lunch. For more information or to register for the event, visit www.ollusa.edu/MASSummit.

The summit is organized by the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies Tejas Foco Committee on Mexican American Studies Pre-K–12, and Somos MAS/Mexican American Studies San Antonio, Tejas, and is co-sponsored by Our Lady of the Lake University’s Center for Mexican American Studies and Research, Comparative Mexican American Studies Program and Center for Women in Church and Society. Additional sponsors include the Mexican American Studies Programs at the University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio College and Palo Alto College.