Hi Everyone! Hope you had a great weekend! High School Tournament #2 is open to registration! Click here to sign up! Also, thanks to coach feedback we have added an Intermediate or Junior Varsity Division to our High School Public Forum Tournaments which will now feature Beginners, Novice, Intermediate and Open/Advanced Divisions.
Next Monday, November 12th, 5pm is the Registration Deadline! Debate Con X is TOMORROW!! Click here to sign up! Full day of breakfast, lunch, workshops and debate networking at our office and happy hour for coaches!
Also, for Public Forum Debate Coaches, we are making accessible all of NYC Debate Center and Debate Club content we teach on Saturdays. You can always visit our Public Forum Debate website by clicking here or the Coach Resource Page by clicking here. This includes weekly interactive current events quizzes that are helpful in starting up debate practices with current events discussions, as well as reinforcing the importance of daily current events reading for debaters. Also included is our monthly topic presentations that can be used in debate practices to introduce or reinforce topic understanding, examples of arguments, and videos on the topic. Please let us know any feedback (firstname.lastname@example.org).
1. Public Forum Debate Resources. Updated Weekly from the NYC Debate Center.
The New York City Debate Center is located at our office and provides weekly instruction for students and coaches. NYCUDL coaches are welcome to drop in to observe lessons, meet with staff, and also schedule 1-1 professional development training. The Debate Center is also open to all NYCUDL high school students. We make available to all NYCUDL coaches, the weekly current events quizzes, topic lectures, and other lessons and curriculum at the NYC Debate Center.
2. Debate Educators Conference ("Debate Con X"). Click here to sign up! November 6th.
On November 6th we host Debate Con X at our office, 25 Broadway 12th Floor. Join us for a day of workshops, guest speakers, networking and coach happy hour afterwards! We host Debate Educator Conferences on every Chancellor Professional Development Day which are three times a year. Click here to learn more about Debate Cons as well as our archive of past debate educator conferences. We are honored to have International Debate Coach, Founder of Millennium Debate, and Board Chair of the NYCUDL, Stefan Bauschard as our Keynote Speaker. Join us for a day devoted to the incredible debate educators who made debate possible in NYC.
3. 2018-2019 Tournament Calendar! Save the dates! NEW CALENDAR SYSTEM!
We have a new calendar system on our website so you can add the Tournament Calendar to your Google Calendar, iCalendar or other feeds. As well as share via social media, Email, etc. Each tournament location is also linked to Google Calendar for directions. And you will also see a button that takes you to Tabroom.com to register for that tournament. Visit our High School Calendar: https://www.debate.nyc/hs-calendar.
6. School Registration for this Year!
No changes from last year! You can sign up by visiting: https://go.debate.nyc/school-registration-2018-2019. We do have fee waivers for Title I schools that cannot afford and that can host tournaments! Click here -
7. Getting our Updates? Our Weekly Newsletter and Social Media Updates
- Weekend Newsletter: If you haven't checked out or subscribed to our weekly newsletter, please click here
- Weekly Coach Blasts: http://blog.debate.nyc/middle-school-coach
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- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/2841859/admin/updates/
8. College Scholarship Opportunities
College Board Scholarship Program! College Board Opportunity Scholarships program, lays out six key steps in the college application process and gives high school students a chance to win money in monthly drawings tied to each step. The steps for students include, for example, successfully building a college list (six hundred awards of $500 each) and studying for the SATs using Khan Academy's Official SAT Practice resource (fifteen hundred awards of $1,000 each). The College Board offers free online, on demand resources that students can use to complete all six steps. Students who complete all six actions will be eligible for a drawing for twenty-five scholarships worth $40,000 each. You can read more about this program here: http://bit.ly/2AnpIrx.
Calvin Coolidge Scholarship! Attention High School Juniors! Applications open! The Coolidge Scholarship is an annually awarded, full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study. This one-of-a-kind scholarship may be used at any accredited college or university in the U.S.http://bit.ly/2NXjlid. You can also learn more about college scholarships on our page - http://bit.ly/2O5deJ2.
Attention Graduating Seniors!!! National Urban Debate League Nomination for the US Presidential Scholars Award is now open! Applications due November 19th! Check out our NAUDL student opportunities for more information! https://www.debate.nyc/student-opportunities.