Educate Midland Past Events

Midland Teacher's Rally

On May 25, 2017, current educators, retired educators, educators-in-training, and supportive community members and students joined us for an evening to affirm the role the teacher plays to the vitality of the community and to kick-off a new era in education excellence in Midland.

Educate Midland partnered with teachers from Midland ISD to create an event for teachers, by teachers, with teachers. The purpose of this rally was to awaken teacher leaders in schools across the city to lead the way in education transformation. All survey participants gave the event an “Excellent” rating and were most impacted by the guest speaker’s reminder about the effect of teacher behavior and attitude on student learning.

United Way Day of Action

June 21, 2017

“Day of Action” in Midland – Books from the recent book drive will be delivered to Campfire Kids West Texas, the Midland YMCA, and Midland Need To Read for summer programs and for the start of a Little Free Libraries Project coordinated by First 5.

Educate Midland Announces Midland Partnerships Focusing on Early Childhood Learning

Improving early childhood learning outcomes is the first major focus area that the 40+ community member Leadership Team of Educate Midland has decided to take on this summer as the city of Midland prepares for an important school year.

Friday, June 16, 2017,  2:00 PM
at the Midland County Centennial Library
2503 W. Loop 250 N.

We will discuss the new collaborative initiatives in place to positively impact young children and their families.

Collaborative summer initiatives include:

Abell-Hanger supporting the expansion of First 5 Permian Basin offices to Midland County in July Midland ISD, Abell-Hanger Foundation, First 5 and UTPB sponsoring Midland’s first Kinder College Camp in July. The opening of Little Free Libraries supported by United Way of Midland and involving several partnering organizations. The chartering of an Educate Midland Early Childhood Action Network to strategize around school readiness and early literacy goals.

The Abell-Hanger Education Lecture Series

Educate Midland presents The Abell-Hanger Education Lecture Series featuring Sir Ken Robinson, Internationally Acclaimed Expert on Creativity and Innovation and Author, Finding Your Element, The Element and Out of Our Minds
August 15, 2017

2017 SEE Conference

Symposium for Early Educators

The Henry Foundation and The Center for Early Childhood Development at UTPB  present the  Symposium for Early Educators (SEE). Nationally renowned, dynamic experts in the field of early childhood education and development will be offering a day of quality professional development for local educators. Early Childhood educators, professionals, and service providers are invited to participate.

Registration closes Monday, October 9th.


Registration will not be available the day of the event. 

$15.00 includes breakfast, lunch and 5 hours CEU’s 


Saturday, October 14, 2017
from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM CDT


University of Texas of the Permian Basin
4901 E University
Mesa Building
2nd Floor Multi-Purpose Room
Odessa, TX 79762


Sheri Baeza
First 5 Permian Basin-UTPB

Poverty Simulation Training- FREE

The Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS) is a unique tool that community action agencies use to educate everyone from policy makers to local community leaders about the day to day realities of life with a shortage of money and an abundance of stress. During a simulation, participants simulate the lives of low-income families, from single parents trying to care for their children, to senior citizens trying to maintain their self-sufficiency on Social Security. You will be tasked with providing food, shelter, and other basic necessities for your family while interacting with various community resources. The simulation enables participants to view poverty from different angles in an experimental setting and demonstrate interacting with various community resources. The simulation allows participants to view poverty from different angles in an experimental setting.

Fri, October 20, 2017
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM CDT

Rays of Hope
900 West Wall
Midland, Texas 79701

Thank you for making “Celebrate Teachers!” and “Midland Teacher Rally” successful events!

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3500 N. A Street, Suite #2700
Midland, Texas 79705
(432) 818-2620