Weekly Coach Newsletter - December 10, 2019
Weekly Coach Newsletter - December 10, 2019

Dear Coach,

Check out the latest NSDA news and resources below!

All-Spanish Language Speech and Debate Event

The New Mexico NSDA District and Albuquerque Public Schools are exploring hosting a special all-Spanish language speech and debate event in tandem with the 2020 National Tournament in Albuquerque, New Mexico! All events would be in Spanish and would be open to all Spanish-speaking students, native and non-native. No qualification at the district level would be required. Please complete this survey to help the local hosts' decision-making process. Your input is valuable! 

Access New Extemp Questions

A new set of Extemp practice questions is now available for members! What does the recent indictment of Benjamin Netanyahu mean for Israel’s political future? What does Michael Bloomberg’s entry into the presidential race mean for the Democratic Party? 

Submit Content for our Rostrum Classroom Edition! 

With your help, the February/March issue of Rostrum will share stories, resources, and photos from speech and debate classrooms across the country. If you have a lesson plan to share, photos from your classroom, or strategies for engaging students, we'd love to receive them! Please send any ideas or images to Grace Rogers at grace.rogers@speechanddebate.org by December 20

View New Congress Legislation

Member students can prepare to compete with new Congress legislation! The December docket includes legislation regarding tenant protections, increasing the salaries of all public school teachers, protecting the Kurdish people, and more. 
TableTote Laptop Stands. The preferred stand used by student and professional debaters. TableTote is placed on existing low rise tables to achieve the perfect height for their laptops while debating. Order for your Debate Team Today. $32.99. For more information, visit the company website at pctabletote.com or caall (314)265-7071.

Recognition Rundown: Celebrate a Commitment to Service 

The National Exemplary Student Service award is given annually to a student who serves their school, community, city, region, or state using skills they honed through speech and debate. 
Set aside a few minutes to nominate a student who upholds the highest standard of service, one of the core tenets of our Code of Honor, for recognition by January 21. Current member students of any age are eligible! 

Schedule a Message to Celebrate Speech and Debate Educators

Schedule a special thank you message to a coach, teacher, or administrator and it will appear in their inbox on March 6, 2020, National Speech and Debate Education Day! 
Plus, sign up to plan activities for your team and receive our NSDE Day Toolkit here

Purchase Digital Copies of 2019 Final Rounds

If you don't have a Resource Package subscription, you can now purchase individual final rounds! In addition to our DVD box sets, each high school and middle school individual round is available digitally in high definition and can be immediately downloaded and viewed upon purchase. View all DVD options »
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