• Welcome!

    Welcome to the West Texas Reading Symposium for Secondary School Educators, where the power of words ignites the spark of knowledge! 

     

    SAVE THE DATE: AUGUST 22, 2024

    Mark your calendars for an extraordinary event taking place on August 22, 2024, as we invite educators from 6th grade through 12th grade to embark on a literary journey like never before. This symposium is not just a gathering; it's a celebration of the transformative impact that reading can have on education.

     

    REGISTRATION OPENS IN MARCH 2024

    Mark your calendars for March 2024, the month when the doors to this literary haven swing wide open for registration. Seats are limited, and the demand is expected to be high, so be ready to secure your spot in the front row of this educational extravaganza.

     

    OUTSTANDING SPEAKERS

    What makes this symposium truly exceptional? We've curated a lineup of reading experts who will share their insights not only on language arts but across all academic subjects. Imagine a symphony of ideas, a fusion of knowledge, and a cascade of inspiration pouring forth from experts dedicated to transforming the landscape of education through the power of reading.

    Don't miss the chance to be part of this groundbreaking event! The West Texas Reading Symposium is not just an event; it's a commitment to advancing education, one page at a time. Join us in shaping the future of learning on August 22, 2024, because when educators come together, magic happens!

     

    NO FEES / SUBSTITUTE COST COVERAGE

    Brought to you through generous grants, the West Texas Reading Symposium is breaking barriers by eliminating registration fees. We believe that access to top-tier professional development should be universal, and this event promises to be a game-changer for educators dedicated to enhancing their students' learning experiences.

    We understand the challenges educators face when attending events, so we've gone above and beyond to support you. Substitute reimbursement for the first 200 qualifying attendees is available. To qualify for reimbursement, you must meet the following requirements:

    • Currently employed as a full-time teacher in a 6-12 Region 19 public/charter school
    • Be a Texas certified teacher OR be enrolled in an alternative certification program
    • Be in attendance for the entire symposium (reimbursement will not be available for any attendees needing to leave early)
    • Provide requested documentation (available the day of the event) by deadline

    Documentation will be provided at the end of the symposium for educators. For more information, contact Arlene Arana at aarana2@esc19.net