Wednesday, July 27: 7:00-10:00 p.m. Welcome to Kerrville, Welcome to Schreiner University. Opening remarks and introductions. Cailloux Campus Activity Center (CCAC), River Room, Schreiner University.
Movie: Ol’ Yeller, the best Texas movie ever made.
Thursday, July 28 (breakfast on your own):
Morning Session One: Texas, in and of itself
9:00-10:30 a.m. Dr. Don Frazier will explain the E Pluribus, Texas, approach, how it will interface with the TEKS, while also discussing the future of Texas from a demographic, political, and cultural viewpoint. He will use the telling of the Alamo story as a useful starting point to discuss the future of Texas.
Morning Session Two: Immigration to Texas
10:30-12:00 a.m. Dr. Michael Cude will talk about the origins of various populations in Texas and their
influence on the state today. Texas is populated by immigrants from across the country and around the
Noon–1:00 p.m.: Lunch on your own
Afternoon Session One: Retablos
1:00-2:30 p.m. Dr. Ben Montoya will discuss Mexican immigration to the United States (primarily covering late 1980s to early 2000s) using retablos from Mexican migrants to understand what the migration experience may be like for those who cross the border but also for the families they leave behind. He will walk teachers through the exercise to encourage them to discuss Mexican migration and border issues—which of course touches on Texas—in the classroom.
Afternoon Session Two:
3:00-4:00 p.m. Dr. Don Frazier will discuss his latest book, Tempest Over Texas and guide teachers through a discussion of the national and international implications of the American Civil War in Texas.
Reception at The Trailhead Beer Garden at Schreiner University. First beverage is on the house!
Friday, July 29: 9:00 a.m. Coffee, Pastries, and a Tour of The Texas Center
10:00 a.m. Wrap up, Swag, and awarding of CEU certificates. Campus tours for those interested