Hi Everyone! It's time for Debate Con!! This coming Monday, students have the day off and teachers have the day on!!! Often Principals will allow teachers to enroll in professional development outside of the school! So please ask your Principal to join us at Debate Con!!! Breakfast, Lunch, Panels, Networking, Happy Hour, Workshops, Keynote and this Conference theme of student led debate programs and student empowerment!! Click here to sign up!!!
1. Winter Debate Con IS COMING MONDAY! January 28th! Click here to sign up!
Ask your Principal about January 28th which is Chancellor Professional Development Day!!! Teachers have the day just for Professional Development! Students have the day off! With permission, many teachers attend our Debate Educator Conferences instead of in-house school based professional development. Additionally, we are always looking for guest speakers and workshop leaders! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org Breakfast, Lunch, Happy Hour, Networking, and great workshops all day long. Sign Up Now!!!! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/winter-debate-con-2019-conference-for-debate-educators-debate-con-xi-tickets-49553979286. You can see our Schedule for the day by clicking here!
2. SIGN UP NOW FOR HIGH SCHOOL TOURNAMENT #5, FEBRUARY 2ND - OUR LAST PRE-SEASON TOURNAMENT BEFORE CITY AND STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS!!! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ON TABROOM!
Location: Midwood High School, 2839 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11210, USA map
Tournament Calendar: https://www.debate.nyc/hs-calendar
PF Topic: Resolved: The United States should end its arms sales to Saudi Arabia. SEE OUR DIGITAL DEBATE CLASS FOR RESOURCES ON THE TOPIC!
3. Debater of the Year Nomination! DEADLINE - FEBRUARY 8TH!
The Debater of the Year and their partner will automatically qualify to the 2018 Urban Debate National Championship Tournament. The Debater of the Year will also deliver the Key Note address at the Annual Dinner preceding the tournament.
Click here for Debater of the Year Application
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4. Alumni of the Year Nomination! DEADLINE - FEBRUARY 8TH!
The Alumni Ambassador program gathers a prestigious and diverse group of 14-16 dynamic and motivated leaders, who are the young adult face of the urban debate community. Ambassadors will work with students leading up to the Urban Debate National Championship and help administer the tournament in April. NAUDL covers flights, hotels and meals for Alumni Ambassadors. What is awarded? (a) A unique mentoring and community opportunity for urban debate alumni. (b) The opportunity to mentor current debaters and learn new skills throughout the weekend. (c) Represent the urban debate community at the Annual Dinner. (d) Attend a training in Chicago in April and the UDNC in Washington, D.C. in April. (e) All meals, lodging and travel expenses will be covered for both trips.
Click here for Alumni Ambassador Application
Click here for Recommendation Form
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5. Digital Debate Public Forum Debate Class!!!!! Now Live!!
6. HS Public Forum City Debate Championships Update!! Financial Literacy Debate Topic and Coach Stipends Coming Soon!
Sponsored by Citibank! Financial Literacy Topic! Coach Stipends for Title I Schools! And more! Our March City Championships High School Public Forum Debate Division will feature a unique Financial Literacy Topic sponsored by Citibank which will be sponsoring the tournament and also generously providing $500.00 coach stipends for NYC Title I school coaches to participate!!!! You heard that right!!!... Get Paid for Attending City Championships!!!! Not sure if we can do this every year. But this year thanks to the generosity of Citibank, lots of exciting opportunities at the Citi Championships. We are still finalizing debates. More information so far - https://www.debate.nyc/financial-literacy-debates./ The topic for High School Public Forum Debate City Championships is :
Resolved: It is a better financial decision to use discretionary income to pay down debt than to use discretionary income to invest in a retirement account. Materials will be available and more information later!
7. High School States Championships Bids Updates!!!
At City Championships, each high school can send two teams per division and per event! Totally up to you what teams!!! Have your own mini tournament! Select based on overall record!! or other method! For State Champs however, it is through "bids" - at least 2 winning record tournaments... with the same partner!! More info and bid list on our State Champs website - https://www.debate.nyc/the-new-york-state-debate-championship.
8. Student Tournament Internship Application
Have students Interested in getting more involved? Interested in doing other things besides debating? Need an internship for high school, college or career? Then apply for our Student Tournament Internship Program. We are looking for high school students and upper middle school students interested in helping at tournaments in all the different ways how tournaments run. Learn more by clicking here: https://www.debate.nyc/tournament-internship