Space still available
Theory and Practice
The two-week teacher's workshop occurs in conjunction with the debater's
workshop. Teachers attend the topic and theory lectures and work
directly with debate squads to learn about contemporary debate theories
and practices. Special classes in debate theory will be held for
a Forensics Program
and group discussions will focus on ALL ASPECTS of directing a forensics
program. Topics include legal issues, new research technologies,
student recruiting, public relations with the administration and
community at large, program fund raising, squad management, practice
round critiques, etc. Interested teachers will be provided with
instructions and information about computer software that is available
to schedule and tabulate a debate tournament of any size.
receive lesson plans designed for teaching year-long
and semester-long debate classes. Lectures and group discussions will
focus on effective classroom teaching techniques
as well as at-tournament coaching techniques.
limited number of room and board scholarships are
available for first time debate coaches as a result of a gift from
the National Forensic League. Please contact Dr.
Matt Gerber for more information.
About the Workshop Staff
Lectures by directors of the nation's leading high school and college forensics
programs in coaching, administering a squad, administering a
tournament, and argumentation and debate.
by directors of the nation's leading high school and college
forensics programs in coaching, administering a squad, administering
a tournament, and argumentation and debate.
work directly with debate squads to learn effective
receive numerous instructional materials including
a full lesson plan for teaching a year-long or semester-long debate
course, syllabi, lecture discussion guides, sample cases and affirmative
and negative briefs, many handouts, homework assignments and tests.
All interested teachers will be provided with computer software and
instruction necessary to schedule and tabulate a debate tournament on
the Macintosh computer.
among teachers and workshop staff is encouraged to discuss
contemporary problems in forensics and ways to overcome these problems,
as well as to share ideas and gain new acquaintances on the forensics
- An individual
course of instruction is established for each individual teacher,
regardless of whether they are a beginner or an experienced veteran.