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Recording: PF Topic Webinar with the State Department and NASA
Check out a special virtual briefing by the U.S. State Department and NASA on the Artemis Accords and the U.S.-India bilateral relationship. The session is intended to help Public Forum debaters prepare for the March topic, Resolved: India should sign the Artemis Accords.
Let Us Plan Your Next Class or Practice with the Start Here Series
Have you tried out our Start Here series? The expertly crafted curriculum is ready for your practice or classroom, and multiple collections have been added this year! Best of all, the materials come with your NSDA membership, including the lessons, videos, and textbooks.
Whether you are taking on a class or team for the first time next year or just want to pull a few new activities to refresh your existing plans, we have you covered! Coaches of all experience levels have graded it an A! Middle school lessons are also appropriate for high school novices. Take the next steps in guiding your students on their pathway to success!
Due Tomorrow: District Reporting for the Student Leadership Council
The new Student Leadership Council will provide feedback and recommendations throughout the year to ensure we are meeting students’ needs. Each district, country, or U.S. territory has the opportunity to nominate one member student for consideration. Chairs, your reporting forms are due tomorrow, March 1. Coaches, if you've submitted a nomination but your district has not selected a nominee, please follow up with your committee!
The latest issue of Rostrum magazine is online and hitting mailboxes soon! Inside, you'll find an exploration of rules vs. norms in Interp, a profile on Dan Hodges and his strategies from coaching at Apple Valley, Hall of Famer Sheryl Kaczmarek's thoughts on judge adaptation, how the Arizona district prioritizes wellness, plus popular resources, tips, and more!
Questions? Concerns? Sign Up for Office Hours with the Director of DEI
Do you need ideas on how to make your program more diverse, equitable, and inclusive? Our Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is here to help! Schedule some time to chat with Dr. Paul Porter and discuss your concerns involving DEI in speech and debate. He can also provide assistance with DEI-based resources. All meetings are 15 minutes long and virtual.
Nominations Close Tomorrow for the Activating Equity Award
Don’t miss the opportunity to honor a group or organization that is creating a more equitable culture in speech and debate. Nominate them for the Activating Equity Award by tomorrow, March 1! Find out more or submit a nomination today »
Register for Four Online, After-School Scrimmages in March
Register your students for FREE, after-school Springboard practice opportunities; no NSDA membership required. We have two asynchronous speech and live debate events on Thursday, March 9 and Tuesday, March 14. We also have two live speech and live debate events on Tuesday, March 2 and Tuesday, March 21. Registration closes at noon CT the day of the scrimmage.
Celebrate a Middle School Coach!
Middle school speech and debate builds confidence and a sense of belonging at a critical age. We're looking to celebrate the coaches who make it possible through their leadership, advocacy, and encouragement. Sound like someone you know? Recognize their work by completing a short nomination for the Middle School Coach of the Year Award!
Find Judges for Your Tournament with the New Judge Board
Our new judge board is your hub for finding hired or volunteer judges! Use the page now or bookmark/favorite it to refer to later for online or in-person judges throughout the season. Select the plus button next to each judge to read their full details. You can search by state, graduation year, event preferences, and more.
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