NDCA Conference May 19-20

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Register for the NDCA Coach Development Conference in Chicago on  May 19-20, 2018. year's theme is "Examining Pedagogical Practices in Debate." The conference sessions are free to attend and are a great professional development opportunity for speech and debate coaches and teachers. Panels will be 9am - 6pm on Saturday, 5/19/2018 and from 9:30am - 3pm on Sunday, 5/20/2018.Register here


Questions about the conference can be directed to Christina Tallugan at tallungan@gmail.com

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY: NDCA is partnering with the National Speech and Debate Association to issue a professional development certificate to those who attend the entire conferenceRecipients of the NSDA Professional Development Certificate may present it to their administration or the state governing body for professional licensure and accreditation for proof of continuing education. Additionally, individuals who attend the conference meet one of the criteria towards the Coach Accreditation through the NSDA. For more information about the accreditation visit https://www.speechanddebate.org/professional-development/

Here is a preliminary list of the panels for this year*: 
Argument-Centered Education Workshop
Developing Alumni Relations
Debating Across the Curriculum
Future of Public Forum: A Conversation 
Topic Selection Best Practices: LD, PF, and Policy 
Recruiting, Training, and Retraining: Effective Coach Mentoring 
Promoting Local Policy Debate: Fostering community 
Tournament Best Practices: Addressing Sexual Assault
Best Practices at Summer Debate Institutes: What are they?
Ensuring Access to Speech and Debate for Students with Disabilities 
Writing Workshop: Writing Effective UC-Approval Applications for Speech and Debate 
*Sessions subject to change -- a complete schedule will be posted in May 

The conference will be at the Marriott Suites Deerfield (2 Parkway North, Deerfield, IL 60015). 
NDCA Block rate: $99 per room/per night (plus applicable taxes and fees)
Deadline to book NDCA Rate: 5/1/2018 
Some important details: 
  • Block rate includes a hot buffet breakfast for 2 people each morning per room
  • Completely renovated suite rooms 
  • Complimentary parking 
  • Approximately 30 mins. from O'Hare Airport right off the I-294
  • Rate available on Friday night (5/18) and Saturday night (5/19) 
  • Hyperlink to book rooms will be posted on the conference info page by April 6th
For more information, go to http://www.debatecoaches.org/info/ to register. 

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