Symposium


The 2017 Symposium featured a special training session, “EXPLORING TEXAS FREEDOM COLONIES,”  that gave Texas educators and administrators in attendance the opportunity to earn CPE credits.

Five videos produced in collaboration with Clay History and Education Services, Inc., provide insight into the items discussed and the lessons learned. Click below for Episode 1. Episodes 2 through 5 may be found on the Clay History & Edu Svcs Channel on YouTube.

 

2018 Symposium Theme:  COOL RESEARCH – UNIQUE TEXAS HISTORY PROCESSES AND PROJECTS

The 2018 Texas Purple Hull Festival Symposium will include three (3) days of programming that explore Texas History in a number of unique ways.  As with last year, Educators have the opportunity to earn up to 10 CPE credits.

Session Date/Times/Venues —

  • Day 1 (Seed Session) – May 2, 2018 – Region 5 Education Support Center –  350 Pine Street; Beaumont, TX 77701
  • Day 2 – June 22, 2018 – Newton Elementary School – 416 East Street; Newton, TX 75966
  • Day 3 – June 23 – Mount Zion C.M.E. Church – 2062 FM 1415; Burkeville, TX 75932

Symposium objectives —  

  • To explore unique processes for studying and researching Texas History
  • To learn about interesting projects that are the result of these research methods and how they add to the base of knowledge of Texas’ history
  • To develop strategies for translating these “processes and projects” to meaningful educational experiences for Texas History students and all life-long-learning Texas History enthusiasts

The complete Symposium agenda is here.

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