AMET supports migrant educators of Texas to ensure that every migrant student in Texas has access to a quality education, and empowers individuals at the national, state, and local levels as they equip each child with the skills and resources necessary to be successful.
Dear AMET Friends & Family~
On behalf of the Association for Migrant Educators of Texas, I extend a warm hello to each and every one of you and invite you to register for this year’s 2020 AMET Conference: Migrant Education in Focus. The conference planning committee members, including the local members, have responded to the uncertainty resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic by planning a virtual event tailored especially for YOU! Their collective efforts will allow you the opportunity to not only participate in premiere professional development through our virtual platform, but also to connect with your colleagues from across the state. In addition, we will take time to recognize our award recipients and celebrate our scholarship winners.
This year’s conference schedule design allows you to attend all conference academies and multiple concurrent sessions addressing a variety of pertinent topics. In addition, all sessions will be recorded, allowing you to review the session information at your leisure and even view a session you may have missed. The conference planning committee did not forget our migratory parents whose participation and input are so vital to the success of the migrant education program! All conference registrants will receive access to two evening parent sessions. They can then invite parents to attend these sessions live, or they can share the session recordings for later viewing. There is no additional fee for the parent sessions and no parent registration.
These have been and continue to be interesting times for the Migrant Education Program. We are, however, a resilient group with positive spirits and the tenacity to face the most challenging circumstances. Through this year’s virtual 2020 AMET Conference: Migrant Education in Focus, we support one another while persevering on the front lines of education as we advocate for our students and their families.
I look forward to seeing all of you online!
ART CONTEST WINNER
Congratulations to Ilse María Paredes Mares whose artwork was selected as the 2020 AMET Art Contest Winner
Ilse is a 2020 graduate of Dalhart High School in Region 16 and plans to pursue an associate degree this fall at Frank Phillips College. Ilse describes her art submission as “a person holding a book from which a plant sprouts to symbolize that migrant education provides opportunities that lead to growth. I added words that I associate with migrant education in the pages of the book. I used colors like the very light blue background to represent the clear sky, and to symbolize a bright future achieved through education.”
As the 2020 Art Contest Winner, Ilse will receive a $500 scholarship, and her artwork will be a featured on the AMET web site and at the AMET Virtual Fall Conference.