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Middle School Debate Coach Weekly! Sign up for Debate Con for this Monday!!!!!

by Erik Fogel | Jan 25, 2019 5:35:50 PM |

Middle School Debate League, Coaches



Hi Everyone! Hope everyone has a great weekend!! A few things to end this week!!


1.  THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE FOR ATTENDING MS TOURNAMENT #4!!!  Thank you to 266 and WHEELS for hosting!!!  Thank you to 48 schools, 530 students, 221 judges and volunteers, and over 40 staff, interns and tournament volunteers!!  This amazing turnout despite snow, wind, rain - was so inspirational!! Thank you everyone for an incredible turnout!!!  Click here for our Tournament Blog page! 


2.  This Monday is Debate Con! Sign up now if you have not already!!   Full day of workshops, breakfast, lunch, happy hour, debate networking and more. Theme for this Debate Con is on student-led debate programs. How you can empower your students to lead practices, coach your younger debaters, help you administer the team, recruit other debaters - take all the work off your hands!  Sign up here!   Schedule of Sessions - https://nycudljanuarydebateeducator2019.sched.com/


General Reminders! 


1. Middle School Tournament #4 Results!

Click below for complete results, tournament photos, and tournament videos for Middle School Tournament #4! 




2.  Winter Debate Con IS 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 info@debate.nyc  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


3. Middle School Tournament #5 (Saturday, February 9th) Registration is Open!!! Deadline is always the Monday of the week of the Tournament!! You can register "TBA" entries, just don't be late after Monday! 



4. Middle 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


5. Digital Debate Public Forum Debate Class!!! Now Live!!! 

So we are working on a digital debate classroom that teachers as well as students can directly access. Click here for video intro!  The online class will be devoted to each month’s PF topic. You can access topic lectures, videos, sample speeches for both speakers, topic glossaries, games + games + games + games, and more. And definitely let us know for any other features. Teachers and students can directly enroll and so you can pass on the enrollment links below to your students. You can also just plug and play resources into your own lessons and practices - lectures, games, videos, news articles. And more features soon as we continue to build it out, folks share feedback and please share any resources you would like to include - lesson plans, activities, etc and we can post.  PLEASE let us know any feedback!  We sent a link to all registered coaches. Please email us at info@debate.nyc if you did not receive the invitation!  And check out intro video! - 
Intro Video



6. 2018-2019 Tournament Calendar! Save the dates! 


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 Middle School Calendar: https://www.debate.nyc/ms-calendar


Middle School Tournament Calendar (Parliamentary Debate & City Council Debate Calendar)
9/29 - NYC Middle School Tournament #1  - PS 161 (Confirmed).  CITY COUNCIL DEBATE WORKSHOP! 
11/10 - NYC Middle School Tournament #2 - Marine Park (Confirmed)
12/1 - NYC Middle School Tournament #3 (Inwood Academy (Confirmed)
1/19 - NYC Middle School Tournament #4. WHEELS  (confirmed)
2/9 - NYC Middle School Tournament #5: Hamilton Grange (Confirmed)
3/16-17 (Sat & Sun) - NYC Middle School City Championships (PS 161 & Hamilton Grange Confirmed)
4/13-14  (Sat & Sun)- New York State Debate Championships (Still need a location!)
Middle School Tournament Calendar (Public Forum Debate Calendar)
9/29 - NYC Middle School Tournament #1: IN Tech Academy (Confirmed)
11/10 - NYC Middle School Tournament #2: Hunters Point Community MS (Confirmed)
12/1 - NYC Middle School Tournament #3: In Tech Academy (Confirmed)
1/19 - NYC Middle School Tournament #4: PS/IS 266 (Confirmed)
2/9 - NYC Middle School Tournament #5 -  PS/IS 281 (Confirmed)
3/16-17 (Sat & Sun) - NYC Middle School City Championships: PS 161 & Hamilton Grange (Confirmed)
4/13-14  (Sat & Sun) - New York State Debate Championships (Still need a location!)


Thank You for your support to make debate accessible for all! 



Erik Fogel



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