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  1. Hello, The Debate Institutes at Dartmouth has just produced its starter T file. It's done by Ken Strange, Director of Debate at Dartmouth College and widely known as the master of all issues related to T (as well as to really all issues related to debate). www.ddidebate.org Scroll to the bottom of the page.
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    Hello, The Debate Institutes at Dartmouth has just produced its starter T file. It's done by Ken Strange, Director of Debate at Dartmouth College and widely known as the master of all issues related to T (as well as to really all issues related to debate). www.ddidebate.org Scroll to the bottom of the page.
  3. The DDI is filling up fast this summer. A few reasons you should apply soon! Small Classes Our classes are capped at 24 students with a 1:8 teacher-student ratio or better. Every member of the teaching staff is in class every day. Highly Qualified Staff Our entire teaching staff is comprised of college graduates who have dedicated their careers to teaching and coaching. You’ll have a chance to work with the coaches of many of the best college debate programs in the country. Argument Diversity We have instructors that specialize in policy, critical, and non-traditional arguments. Students can choose arguments that interest them to research and practice at the institute tournament. You Choose Our core philosophy for 30 years has been that large lectures work for no one and the only person who knows what you need to learn is YOU. With our more than a dozen electives, you get to choose your course of study. Want to focus on Kritiks? On the Politics DA? On Decoloniality? Or need to focus on flowing? You create a dynamic curriculum that suits your needs. Our elective system allows us to choose classes that best fit your needs and ensures you have access to all members of the teaching staff. Skills and Strategy The DDI’s unique competitive lab structure promotes constant strategizing against other labs’ arguments before and during the tournament. This year, we’re adding even more early and structured skills practice with immediate feedback. Fun and Friendships for Life Any alum will testify to our uniquely close-knit and collaborative community. Year after year, students leave our institute with a lifetime of memories and a close network of friends. Join us and be a part of one of our great labs Michael Antonucci (Harvard) & David Weston (New Trier) Chris Crowe (Cal-Berk) & Tracy McFarland (Jesuit) Sean Kennedy (U of Kansas) & Dylan Quigley (Harvard) Mikaela Malsin (UGA) & Lindsey Shook (James Madison) Ken Strange (Dartmouth) & Nicole Wanzer-Serrano (Dallas) To read more about our labs, check out our staff bios. Financial aid is still available. Apply now!
  4. We've got about 10 spots left for the DDI. Apply soon!
  5. I hope you'll consider the DDI. We're almost full, but have less than 10 spots left right now. DDI is great for a rising senior because it will allow you to get a ton of big round debate experience. With a guarantee of over 20 debates and dozens of practice speeches and redos - there's almost no length of debate camp that gives you as much high level judging and debate experience. Your speeches, debate rounds, redos, etc are judged by the top level teaching staff with years of experience coaching champions at all levels of debate (NDT, TOC, NDCA, etc). You also get to choose what you learn through our elective system. There are dozens of elective spots and you sign up for the class that best suits you. So if you want to specialize in robust counterplans and DA strategies - or in kritiks - or in anything else, you can. You can also identify your own weaknesses and take some classes to fill that in, or focus on your strengths. It allows you to learn the most about what will help you win. If you've got any questions, please feel free to email me Nicole.serrano@gmail.com
  6. If you're looking to diversify or specialize in argumentation, you should consider the DDI. At Dartmouth, the instructors not only cover the range of specialities, but students are exposed to all parts of debate as a result of preparing strategies against every affirmative a lab writes and preparing to debate students. it's a real life experience modeling what you have to do at a tournament. Specialization occurs in a few ways that are now modeled by other camps 1. We are a largely elective based system. If you want to sign up for 14 electives about kritiks, you can. Our instructors include Michael Antonucci (the first coach to have a team wint he NDT on a K) and kritikal experts like Dylan Quigley and Sean Kennedy (their lab has been hotly requested by students in late elims of Harvard, TOC, etc who are largely "kritikal" debaters). 2. Each lab chooses and researches their own affirmatives. You get to decide what aff you want to work on (what neg, what K, everything) and research that. your lab leaders will help you work on it, but so will the entirety of the staff. We also have a leading expert on Latino Studies and identity who will be there for weeks to give guest lectures and help students research their files. 3. Many, many, many practice speeches & rounds. You're guaranteed over 20 debates with feedback, plus dozens of speeches with feedback and redos. If you want to improve at any style of debate, practice is key - and you'll get high level feedback on your practice speeches and a chance to redo it until it's perfect. DDI is almost full, but let me know if you have any questions. Nicole - nicole.serrano@gmail.com
  7. Dates: July 6 – July 13: DDIx, PDSW July 14 – Aug 10: DDI DDI is nearly fully, so complete our quick and free application now. What makes DDI unique? - Small Classes Labs capped at 24. Every teaching staff member is in lab every day. - Argument Diversity We have instructors that specialize in policy, critical, and non-traditional arguments. - You Choose Our elective system allows you to choose classes that best fit your needs and ensures you have access to all members of the teaching staff. - Skills and Strategy DDI’s unique competitive lab structure promotes constant strategizing. We’re adding even more early and structured skills practice with immediate feedback. - Ivy League Advantage Nothing compares to a summer in Hanover with access to Dartmouth’s research resources and facilities. Our Highly Qualified staff for the DDI include Serrano/Strange Lab Ken Strange is the director of debate at Dartmouth College. He has coached eight teams to the finals of the NDT, including 3 NDT champions. He also coached about a dozen NDT semi- finalists, three CEDA Nationals finalists, and a number of top ten NDT speaker award winners. For almost 30 straight years Ken had at least one first round at-large team to the NDT, including five Copeland Award winners, and had teams winning at least one elimination round at the NDT. Nicole Serrano is the Executive Director for the Dallas Urban Debate Alliance, the 2012 National Outstanding Urban Debate League. As a high school coach at Lexington High School (MA) and Montgomery Bell Academy (TN), Nicole has coached teams to the top four of nearly every major national high school tournament including National Forensics League Championships, The Tournament of Champions, Harvard University Invitation and more. She has also coached students to numerous top ten speaker awards, including a top five speaker at the Glenbrooks, Harvard, Emory University’s Barkley Forum, and NFL’s tournaments. Now in Dallas, TX, Nicole has tripled the number of schools and students that participate in debate in just two years by writing the curriculum used in the 35 schools and working hands-on with nearly 700 students across the school year. Dallas Urban Debate students have won several debate scholarships and national recognition, including the “Great Space Debateâ€, a public debate at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum in 2012. In addition to being a previous member of the Executive Board for the National Debate Coaches Association, Nicole has won the Bronx Science Achievement Award for her contributions to the debate community. Antonucci/Crowe Lab Michael Antonucci has coached at the University of Iowa, Northwestern University, Lexington High School, Georgetown Day School, and Georgetown University. He currently coaches both Georgetown University and the Georgetown Day School. As a high school coach, he has coached champions, top speaker and/or late elimination round participants at virtually every major national tournament. As a coach for Northwestern, he coached two first rounds, and finalists at both Georgia State and Kentucky. As a coach for Georgetown, he has participated in a rare programmatic renaissance that culminated in winning the NDT in 2012 as well as Georgia State and the Kentucky Round Robin. Chris Crowe coaches at the University of Texas at San Antonio and Westwood High School. At the high school level, Chris has coached multiple state champions (WY), TOC qualifiers and top 20 finishes at NFL Nationals. At the college level, his debaters have cleared at every major national tournament, including the NDT and CEDA Nationals. Chris debated at the University of Wyoming where he netted numerous top-ten speaker awards, cleared at every major national tournament and was the 2006 CEDA Debater of the Year. Chris is one of only three people in history to have judged the final debate of CEDA Nationals and the NDT in the same year. Kernoff/Malsin Lab Kathryn Clark Kernoff is a debate coach for Dartmouth College’s top ranked debate team. In addition to recruiting talented high school debaters, Kathryn works with the Dartmouth Debate team on research and advanced argumentation skills. Previously a high school coach for Bronx Science (NY), Kathryn has coached debaters to high level success at both the high school and collegiate level. As a Valley High School (IA) debater, she twice qualified for the TOC and advanced to elimination rounds her senior year. She also was in late elimination rounds of several national tournaments, including the finals of Greenhill as well as the winning Blake and New Trier. Kathryn also won several speaker awards including 2nd place individual speaker at MBA and New Trier. As a Dartmouth debater, Kathryn received a first round at-large bid for the NDT three times and was twice ranked as one of the top 5 teams in the country. In addition to several very late elimination round appearances, Kathryn won the West Georgia tournament, won the Kentucky Round Robin twice, and also won the Dartmouth Round Robin. Kathryn cleared at the NDT three years in a row and is the only college debater to reach the final round of the CEDA national tournament for three consecutive years. Mikaela Malsin graduated from Emory University in 2010, where she was an integral member of the NDT- and Copeland-winning debate squad. She completed her M.A. in Communication at Wake Forest, where she coached a team selected as first round qualifiers to the National Debate Tournament, as well as participants in many elimination rounds including the NDT. She also coached the 2010 and 2011 winners of the Tournament of Champions. She is currently a graduate assistant coach at the University of Georgia, where she specializes in coaching former students of the DDI to the octafinals of the Wake Forest tournament. Chung/Mulholand Lab Seungwon Chung received his MA in Communication from Wake Forest University in 2011, where he also completed his BA in 2009. His teams have advanced to the elimination rounds of every major tournament, including the semifinals of the National Debate Tournament. Seungwon currently coaches at the University of Georgia, where he also teaches a collegiate course on debate and argumentation. Rob Mulholand debated at Northwestern University, where he reached the late elimination rounds of several major tournaments, including the finals of Georgia State. Rob received a first round at-large bid to the NDT, where he reached the quarterfinals. Before then, Rob debated for Celebration High School (FL), where he won a number of tournaments and qualified for the Tournament of Champions. He is currently a graduate assistant coach at the University of Georgia. Kennedy/Quigley Lab Sean Kennedy is currently an assistant coach at New Trier High School and the University of California-Berkeley. As a debater for Shawnee Mission East High School, he received multiple speaker awards at national tournaments and qualified for both NFL nationals and the TOC. As a debater at the University of Kansas, he was top speaker and a two-time semifinalst at CEDA nationals. He received three first-round bids to the NDT, won the Shirley Classic at Wake Forest, was in at least quarterfinals of every major national tournament, and received a speaker award at every major national tournament. Dylan Quigley coaches at Dartmouth. He qualified for the TOC once and the NFL Tournament three times as a debater for Wichita High School East in Kansas. As a senior, he was in the semifinals of NFL Nationals. As a debater at the University of Kansas, he was inelimination rounds of CEDA Nationals four times and the National Debate Tournament twice. He was a semi-finalist at CEDA Nationals and received two first-round bids to the NDT. As an senior, he won the Shirley Classic at Wake Forest University. Guest Lecturers/Judges Edmund Zagorin is an assistant debate coach at the University of Michigan and program director at the {xylum} debate institute. He was a semifinalist at the NDT and has coached nationally ranked teams at Georgetown Day School, Bishop Guertin and Stratford Academy. He will be joining the DDI for the last week and a half to give guest lectures, visit labs, and listen to speeches and debates. Dr. Darrel Wanzer (Ph.D., Indiana University) is Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Discourse in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa. A former policy debater (though high school and college), he is now a scholar of race and public culture with a particular interest in Latin@ studies, coloniality, and critical rhetorical theory. Dr. Wanzer’s scholarship complicates (modern/Western) rhetorical theory by putting it into conversation with critical race and decolonial theory in a manner that makes local knowledges and communication practices intelligible, and advances more inclusive theorizing in the discipline. His work has appeared in the Quarterly Journal of Speech, Communication Theory, Environmental Communication, Communication, Culture, & Critique, Rhetoric and Public Affairs, and his pioneering 2010 book The Young Lords: A Reader (NYU Press). He is currently finishing another book on the Young Lords, and working on other essay projects related to racial neoliberalism, coloniality in rhetorical theory, and environmental justice. Lab Assistants Abla Bella, Bronx High School (NY) '13 Will Caplan, Chattahoochee (GA) '11, Univ of Georgia '15 Noah Cramer, Oak Park-River Forest (IL) '12, Dartmouth '16 Daniel Kreus, Wheeler (GA) '12, Dartmouth '16 Dikshant Malla, Baltimore City College (MD) '13, John Hopkins '17 John Spurlock, CK McClatchy '13
  8. Hello, The NDCA has officially begun its awards season. Anyone may nominate an individual or tournament, but all nominees must be NDCA members. 1. EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR - We are now accepting nominations. Please fill out the form at - http://tinyurl.com/13EOYNomination The NDCA Awards committee will stop accepting nominations on Saturday, March 30th at midnight CST and produce a final slate for voting. 2. TOURNAMENT HOST OF THE YEAR - New this year - this award is now democratically decided. The NDCA hopes to recognize a tournament that provides high quality competition and hospitality. In order to be eligible, at least one affiliated coach must be a NDCA member. To nominate a tournament, please fill out the form at - http://tinyurl.com/13TOYNomination The NDCA Awards committee will stop accepting nominations on Saturday, March 30th at midnight CST and produce a final slate for voting. 3. RISING STAR - The NDCA will again honor a rising star in our community. The honoree must a full-time employee of a school and be in their first FIVE years of coaching debate in a full-time capacity. The honoree must further be a current NDCA member. Although the NDCA Board will decide this winner, please feel free to send suggestions to Nicole.Serrano@gmail.com by Saturday, March 30th at midnight CST 4. SERVICE AWARD - The NDCA Board will again recognize an individual who has provided outstanding service to the NDCA.
  9. Hello, The NDCA has officially begun its awards season. Anyone can nominate a tournament or individual. The nominees, however, must be NDCA members. 1. EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR - We are now accepting nominations. Please fill out the form at - http://tinyurl.com/13EOYNomination The NDCA Awards committee will stop accepting nominations on Saturday, March 30th at midnight CST and produce a final slate for voting. 2. TOURNAMENT HOST OF THE YEAR - New this year - this award is now democratically decided. The NDCA hopes to recognize a tournament that provides high quality competition and hospitality. In order to be eligible, at least one affiliated coach must be a NDCA member. To nominate a tournament, please fill out the form at - http://tinyurl.com/13TOYNomination The NDCA Awards committee will stop accepting nominations on Saturday, March 30th at midnight CST and produce a final slate for voting. 3. RISING STAR - The NDCA will again honor a rising star in our community. The honoree must a full-time employee of a school and be in their first FIVE years of coaching debate in a full-time capacity. The honoree must further be a current NDCA member. Although the NDCA Board will decide this winner, please feel free to send suggestions to Nicole.Serrano@gmail.com by Saturday, March 30th at midnight CST 4. SERVICE AWARD - The NDCA Board will again recognize an individual who has provided outstanding service to the NDCA.
  10. The Boston Debate League is looking to hire next year a few folks next year ; one to run the after-school league and two-three to run their Debate Across the Curriculum Program. The After-School Debate League Coordinator should be someone with a teaching/debate coach background with urban education experience. Could be a fantastic coach in your league or maybe someone in your region that I might not know about- national circuit experience not required at all. The Debate Across the Curriculum coordinators don’t really need to have a debate background really (though it would be nice)- we are looking for experienced, excellent teachers with some professional development experience. Pass this around to your networks and if you have ideas of good candidates, contact Steve Stein at the Boston Debate League - steve@bostondebate.org .
  11. Hello, Debate Central and the Dallas Urban Debate Alliance have joined forces to create a Fundraising NDT! Donate money in the name of the NDT entry of your choice. The School who has the most donations in support of spreading debate in Dallas will receive recognition by both Debate Central and the Dallas Urban Debate Alliance. http://tinyurl.com/FundraisingNDT Check the website often to see your school’s standings, donate more, and for NDT record updates throughout the NDT. Monday evening, we will also have a fundraising event including discounted drinks and snacks. Join us at the NDT hotel. Thanks, Nicole Serrano Executive Director Dallas Urban Debate Alliance nicoleserrano@urbandebate.org
  12. The NDCA has approved its slate of awards that will be given at the 2011 NDCA National Championship in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Please make sure you are a member so you can be eligible for all four awards. 1. Educator of the Year – We are now accepting nominations. Please fill out the form at http://tinyurl.com/EOY2011 The NDCA will accept nominations until Wednesday, March 23rd. Anyone may nominate an individual. 2. Rising Star – The NDCA has instituted a new award. The honoree must a full-time employee of a school and be in their first three years of coaching debate in a full-time capacity. The honoree must further be a current NDCA member. Although the NDCA Board will decide this winner the first year, please feel free to send suggestions to Nicole.Serrano@gmail.com. 3. Tournament Host of the Year The NDCA Board will again recognize a tournament that provides the kind of quality experience in terms of competition and hospitality that the debate community supports. In order to be eligible, at lease one affiliated coach must be a NDCA member. Congratulations to last year’s winner – The Greenhill School coached by Eric Forslund and Aaron Timmons. 4. Service Award The NDCA Board will again recognize an individual who has provided outstanding service to the NDCA. Congratulations to last year’s winner – Tim Mahoney from St Mark’s who will again serve as our NDCA Tournament Director.
  13. The NDCA has approved its slate of awards that will be given at the 2011 NDCA National Championship in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Please make sure you are a member so you can be eligible for all four awards. 1. Educator of the Year – We are now accepting nominations. Please fill out the form at http://tinyurl.com/EOY2011 The NDCA will accept nominations until Wednesday, March 23rd. Anyone may nominate an individual. 2. Rising Star – The NDCA has instituted a new award. The honoree must a full-time employee of a school and be in their first three years of coaching debate in a full-time capacity. The honoree must further be a current NDCA member. Although the NDCA Board will decide this winner the first year, please feel free to send suggestions to Nicole.Serrano@gmail.com. 3. Tournament Host of the Year The NDCA Board will again recognize a tournament that provides the kind of quality experience in terms of competition and hospitality that the debate community supports. In order to be eligible, at lease one affiliated coach must be a NDCA member. Congratulations to last year’s winner – The Greenhill School coached by Eric Forslund and Aaron Timmons. 4. Service Award The NDCA Board will again recognize an individual who has provided outstanding service to the NDCA. Congratulations to last year’s winner – Tim Mahoney from St Mark’s who will again serve as our NDCA Tournament Director.
  14. As many of you are making year-end season plans, the NDCA Board wanted to let you know that you can now register for the NDCA National Championship. This year's tournament is April 15-8 with registration on Friday night and competition beginning on Saturday morning. Tournament host Brian Manuel, the University of Scranton, and Scranton High School have already put in a ton of work to try and make this a great championship tournament. This year's tournament includes *FREE Shuttle service - although the campus is a very short walk from the tournament hotel *FREE Breakfast and Lunch *the LOWEST entry fees of any national tournament. *High quality competition in PFD, LD, and POLICY In order to get all of the benefits of our remarkable hospitality, we strongly recommend staying at the tournament hotel - Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel Scranton For reservations call: or go to: http://www.radisson.com/ndcanc The website is now open for entries here: http://joyoftournaments.com/nats/ndca/info.asp?p=1 Qualification information is explained on the website. All entries are automatically placed on a waiting list until our Tournament Director, Tim Mahoney, confirms their qualification. In public forum the standard is having reached the elimination rounds of a varsity tournament. After you enter, please email Tim Mahoney at pacedebate@aol.com with the name of the tournament your team(s) reached the elimination rounds to release them from the waiting list. In policy and LD you can check points here: http://ndca.joyoftournaments.com/search.asp If tournaments are missing and your students don't have the requisite 300 points to qualify (we are working on adding more) just send Tim Mahoney at pacedebate@aol.com your students records for tournaments not included and he will figure them manually. Thanks and we hope you can join us! the NDCA Board
  15. As many of you are making year-end season plans, the NDCA Board wanted to let you know that you can now register for the NDCA National Championship. This year's tournament is April 15-8 with registration on Friday night and competition beginning on Saturday morning. Tournament host Brian Manuel, the University of Scranton, and Scranton High School have already put in a ton of work to try and make this a great championship tournament. This year's tournament includes *FREE Shuttle service - although the campus is a very short walk from the tournament hotel *FREE Breakfast and Lunch *the LOWEST entry fees of any national tournament. *High quality competition in PFD, LD, and POLICY In order to get all of the benefits of our remarkable hospitality, we strongly recommend staying at the tournament hotel - Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel Scranton For reservations call: or go to: http://www.radisson.com/ndcanc The website is now open for entries here: http://joyoftournaments.com/nats/ndca/info.asp?p=1 Qualification information is explained on the website. All entries are automatically placed on a waiting list until our Tournament Director, Tim Mahoney, confirms their qualification. In public forum the standard is having reached the elimination rounds of a varsity tournament. After you enter, please email Tim Mahoney at pacedebate@aol.com with the name of the tournament your team(s) reached the elimination rounds to release them from the waiting list. In policy and LD you can check points here: http://ndca.joyoftournaments.com/search.asp If tournaments are missing and your students don't have the requisite 300 points to qualify (we are working on adding more) just send Tim Mahoney at pacedebate@aol.com your students records for tournaments not included and he will figure them manually. Thanks and we hope you can join us! the NDCA Board
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