Celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities Today!
Today, December 3, is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. In collaboration with members, we have created a new set of posters featuring NSDA coaches and alumni, a themed set of Extemp questions, and additional resources for tournaments and teams. Plus, check out a literature collection featuring stories by or about persons with disabilities. As your students think about scripts, this is a great resource to share! View the collection»
The NSDA Board of Directors will hold its next meeting on December 11 to discuss the proposed NSDA Equity Statement, committee reports, the 2019-2020 operational plan, and other governance business. It's important to the Board that coaches are aware of both the governance and competition/rule issues that will be addressed. Additionally, they want to facilitate Board level access for members to ask questions and offer comments regarding these agenda items and/or other issues during the year. Please feel free to email any comments or questions to email@example.com. Feedback will be compiled and presented to the Board for consideration. Meeting minutes will be published in the February/March issue of Rostrum.
You can review your district tournament's dates, rules, and awards by viewing this sheet! If you have any questions, please reach out to your district chair. Plus, use the resources below to prepare for your district series.
Any member coach of any age with five years of Association coaching experience, who is listed as a member coach on record, at an active member school, may become a candidate for the Board of Directors by so advising the Executive Director in writing before January 19, 2020, via certified mail. Learn more about Board member responsibilities, deadlines, and election details here.
Event Spotlight: Program Oral Interpretation
In Program Oral Interpretation, students use selections from Prose, Poetry, and Drama to create a ten-minute performance around a central theme. Students who are successful in this event must have strong argumentation skills and performative range. Performances can also include an introduction written by the student to contextualize the performance and state the title and the author of each selection.
What's unique about POI? It is the only interp event where students intersplice multiple types of literature into a single, cohesive performance. A manuscript is required and may be used as a prop within the performance if the performer maintains control of the manuscript at all times.