Weekly Coach Newsletter - February 11, 2020
Weekly Coach Newsletter - February 11, 2020

Check out what's new this week, Coach!

Resource Roundup: World Schools Debate

Sample Motions » Members can access five new prepared and impromptu motions including This House supports the addition of climate crisis as a criterion for refugees claiming asylum and This House supports mandatory quarantines to contain the spread of highly contagious diseases.
Demo Rounds » Resource Package subscribers can watch a quarterfinal round on the motion, This Houses supports the creation of an independent Kurdistan and a final round on the motion, This House prefers technocratic dictatorship over democracy to effectively combat climate change.
Classroom Activities » The latest issue of Rostrum features four motion drills compiled by Cindi Timmons, Team Manager and Co-Head Coach of the USA Debate Team. 
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2020 Exemplary Student Service Award Finalists

Congratulations to our six finalists for the 2020 Exemplary Student Service Award! The winner will be selected by a panel of past National Student of the Year Award recipients and announced in March. These students were selected for going above and beyond in using their speech and debate skills in service to their school or community. 
Michael Evrard-Vescio. Isaiah Menning. Akshat Parthiban. Ashna Patel. Aryaman Sharma. Rebecca Zickerman. 2020 Exemplary Student Service Award Finalists.

Download New Extemp Questions

Members can now access ten new United States and International Extemp questions! Is China taking the right steps to counter the Coronavirus outbreak? How successful was Jair Bolsonaro’s first year in office? Does Michael Bloomberg’s candidacy show the need for campaign finance reform? Download the set now »

Inclusive Tournament Checklist

If you're hosting an upcoming tournament, you can reference our inclusive tournament checklist as a starting point to measure your tournament’s inclusion efforts. More resources for tournament hosts are available at www.speechanddebate.org/how-to-host-a-tournament
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Updated Middle School Unified Manual

The 2020 Middle School Tournament Manual is available online. Changes to rules, tournament procedures, and judging instructions are highlighted in yellow. 

From the Community: Survey of Speech and Debate Coaches

An NSDA alum is conducting a survey of coaches as part of a research project on the speech and debate community (IRBNet #1512865-1). If you have approximately five minutes and would like to participate in this study, please click here. Participation is entirely voluntary, and all responses will be kept anonymous. You must be 18 years of age or older, a middle or high school speech and debate coach, and a member of the National Speech & Debate Association. 

Fundraising Resources

EdCo provides an online fundraising software platform for K-12 schools that empowers teachers and students to raise money from family, friends, and other members of their community. Through our partnership with EdCo, NSDA teams have raised more than $410,000 in donations. Set up a fundraiser today and check out our joint fundraising guide with EdCo featuring template messages for approaching businesses for donations, social media campaign tips, and much more! 
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