[Ndca-l] NDCA Coach Development Conference Update: Examining Pedagogical Practices in Debate

Christina Tallungan tallungan at gmail.com
Wed Mar 28 03:27:17 UTC 2018

*Register for the NDCA Coach Development Conference in Chicago on May
19-20, 2018.*   This year's theme is "Examining Pedagogical Practices in
Debate." The conference sessions are free to attend and are a
great professional development opportunity for speech and debate coaches
and teachers. Panels will be from 9am - 6pm on Saturday, 5/19/2018, and
from 9:30am - 3pm on Sunday, 5/20/2018. Register here

Speech and Debate Association to issue a professional development
certificate to those who attend the entire conference. Recipients of the
NSDA Professional Development Certificate may present it to their
administration or the state governing body for professional licensure and
accreditation for proof of continuing education. Additionally, individuals
who attend the conference meet one of the criteria towards the Coach
Accreditation through the NSDA. For more information about the
accreditation visit https://www.speechanddebate.org/professional-development

Here is a preliminary list of the panels for this year*:

Argument-Centered Education Workshop
Developing Alumni Relations
Debating Across the Curriculum
Future of Public Forum: A Conversation
Topic Selection Best Practices: LD, PF, and Policy
Recruiting, Training, and Retraining: Effective Coach Mentoring
Promoting Local Policy Debate: Fostering community
Tournament Best Practices: Addressing Sexual Assault
Best Practices at Summer Debate Institutes: What are they?

Ensuring Access to Speech and Debate for Students with Disabilities

Writing Workshop: Writing Effective UC-Approval Applications for Speech and


*Sessions subject to change -- a complete schedule will be posted in May

The conference will be at the *Marriott Suites Deerfield* (2 Parkway North,
Deerfield, IL 60015).

NDCA Block rate: $99 per room/per night (plus applicable taxes and fees)
Deadline to book NDCA Rate: 5/1/2018
Some important details:

   - Block rate includes a hot buffet breakfast for 2 people each morning
      per room
      - Completely renovated suite rooms
      - Complimentary parking
      - Approximately 30 mins. from O'Hare Airport right off the I-294
      - Rate available on Friday night (5/18) and Saturday night (5/19)
      - Hyperlink to book rooms will be posted on the conference info page
      by April 6th

For more information, go to http://www.debatecoaches.org/info/ to register.
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