2011/12 CMSDL Professional Development Update

Two important items here regarding professional development of coaches in the Chicago Middle School Debate League.


This Saturday, October 29th, we have a Coach Training Seminar for CMSDL coaches, from 12:30pm – 3:30pm, at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 25 E. Pearson St. CPDUs and CMSDL PD credit will be offered.

Please register by the end of the day Friday, October 28th, by email to cdc@resources.chicagodebates.org.

The agenda will cover CDL Debater Development Benchmarks 7 (Responsiveness/Clash), 4 (Negative Argument Options), and 8 (Speaker Duties).

I. Concise Q. and A. De-Brief from MS Tournament One

II. Refutation Exercise

III. Negative Argument Structures and the Development of Negative Arguments

Parking is $10 at approved lots near the law school, with validation in the lobby at 25 E. Pearson St.


The 2011/12 Chicago Middle School Debate League Professional Development Tracking Form allows coaches to track their own professional development activities throughout the season. Coaches should refer to the 2011/12 CMSDL Professional Development System to understand the season-long PD standard, and the six venues for PD offered by the CMSDL.

The 2011/12 Chicago Middle School Debate League Professional Development Tracking Form reports that two coaches have reached the 10-hour standard for PD in the first semester — Kathy Craig (Alcott) and Brett Terpin (Kershaw) — who will, as a result, both be receiving an Allstate Professional Development Incentive of $100. Another Allstate Incentive is offered for completing the full 20 hours for the season.

Keep accumulating your PD time with the CMSDL to win your Allstate Incentives!


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