La Reina Digital Online Summer Debate Workshop
2021 — Online, CA/US
La Reina Annual High School and Middle School
Summer Debate Workshop
Digital and In Person
Monday, June 14, 2021 thru Saturday, July 3, 2021
The Summer Debate Workshops offers high school and middle school debaters a chance to work and learn in either a supportive online setting or in person in an advanced or novice track. We are pleased to announce that we're offering instruction and preparation in novice and intermediate Lincoln-Douglas, Policy, Public Forum and Parliamentary formats of debate on both dates.
As in the past workshops, Steven Sander (Polytechnic School), Ryan Wallace (CSU East Bay), Kevin Kunes (CLU), along with debate alums from USC, Berkeley and Santa Clara, will contribute to the program along with members of the local debate teams.
Classes will include lectures on the national topics, affirmative and negative strategies, topicality and stock issues, rebuttal strategies, and research techniques for all CHSSA/NSDA interscholastic style debate formats. The workshop emphasizes small group education through the use of debate labs led by an experienced debater to manage tournament preparation and research.
The workshop will also feature expert guest lectures on debate theory and announced debate topics (LD, PoFo and Policy). The schedule will allow time for supervised practice rounds and ample research. Evidence sets and briefs on the national topic will be supplied to every workshop participant in those events with selected topics.
We will pair partners for policy, parliamentary, and public forum debate based on requests and their level of competition. All our faculty that have either taught at our program before or actively coach debate programs. College debaters will also be assisting to critique our debaters and will be judging the tournament competition along with former top debate alums. Students do not need to have a designated or preferred partner for team events to participate in the workshop.
Registration is by email to email@example.com sending in the form below or going to the website Tabroom.com and creating an account to register digitally.
Please respond by Monday, June 7, 2021 to insure participation.
Summer Session Tournament, Saturday, July 3, 2021 9am-3pm.
The finale of the program is a tournament online for Parliamentary, LD, Public Forum and Policy teams. Students and teams not in the workshop are welcome to compete for a small registration fee. Trophies/medals are are presented to the top teams and speakers.
Summer High School and Middle School Debate Workshop
(Classes may be divided into intermediate/novice depending on enrollment. Debate formats may share some lectures but not topic discussions)
9:00am Orientation and Program Logistics
10:30 Fundamentals of Public Policy Options
10:30 Fundamentals of Value Debate
11:30 Intro to Debate Formats (Parliamentary/Policy/LD/Public Forum)
2:00 - 3:00 pm Debate Theory and Fundamentals
3:00 Demonstration Debates
5:00 Critique of Demo Rounds
9:00 am Lab Meetings (PF/LD/Policy)
10:00 Stock Negative Strategies
11:00 Generic Disadvantages
1:00 pm Economics and Competitive Debate
2:00 pm Case Construction and Design
3:00 pm Topicality and Procedural Arguments
4:00 pm Counterplans
9:00 Labs Meet (PF/LD/Policy)
10:00 Solvency and Fiat
11:00 Kritiks and Alternative Frameworks
12:00 LUNCH BREAK
1:30 Practice Rounds
2:30 Critique of Practice Rounds
3:30 Lab Meetings (PF/LD/Policy)
3:30 Parliamentary Practice Rounds
REGISTRATION for 2021 Summer Debate Workshop
Fill out form and return to firstname.lastname@example.org
School in the Fall:_________________________________
Grade in the Fall:_______________
Preferred Debate Style:
_____ Public Forum
____ Lincoln Douglas
Years of debate complete (circle one) 0 1 2 3 or more
Zoom/ Digital _______
In Person at La Reina HS ________
Parent or Guardian Name ____________________________
Parent attending conference? Yes/no