Entries by Edie Canter

2015 Qualitative Assessment Project Results

The Chicago Debate League’s Qualitative Assessment Project concluded its third full year during the 2014/2015 debate season! The Qualitative Assessment Project (QAP) measures urban debaters’ understanding and performance of key elements of competitive academic debate, connecting urban debate more closely to academic learning objectives. The QAP assesses students’ performance against the Debater Development Benchmarks. These […]

Summer Training Courses for Coaches

We’re excited to offer two debate coaching training courses to CDL and CMSDL coaches this summer. High school and middle school coaches are encouraged to attend one or both courses. We encourage coaches to view this as an opportunity to get a head start on coaching the 2015-16 topic, to develop community with other CDL […]

Senior Survey

Hey CDL seniors! Complete this short survey and be entered for a chance to win a $30 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card! The CDL is working on its Senior Survey to help keep track of the opportunities CDL debaters have post graduation. We are asking all seniors to answer a few questions about their plans after […]

Tournament Logisitics Reminder

1) Judge Philosophies. If you have not yet done so, please send us ASAP your updated Judge Philosophies for each of the judges that your school is bringing. Forward them to cydneyedwards@resources.chicagodebates.org or kevinhirn@resources.chicagodebates.org. 2) Tournament byes. We had raised the possibility of byes due to competition room limits. We’re happy to report that although […]

Announcing the McDermot Will & Emery JV Invitational Debaters

We are very pleased to announce that for the sixth consecutive year, the law firm McDermott Will & Emery will sponsor and host the nation’s only JV urban debate invitational tournament, Saturday, March 21st, following this full-day schedule. McDermott Will & Emery is an international law firm, founded in Chicago 80 years ago, which now […]

The following schools and debaters will compete this Saturday at the Mayer Brown NAUDL qualifier to see who will represent Chicago at the NAUDL competition in Los Angeles, California this April: German Zepeda and Agustin Casas, Kelvyn Park Joel Veizi and Aaron Phalin, Lane Tech Kaylen Herring and Donald Rapier, Lindblom Charles Bazzell and Henry […]

Announcing the 2015 Mayer Brown Invitational

The 2015 Mayer Brown Urban Debate Nationals Qualifier will take place on Saturday, February 28th, with an event schedule that runs from 8:00am until 7:30pm. This qualifying event for the 2015 NAUDL Urban Debate National Championship is being sponsored and hosted by Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm with offices in key business centers […]

Punctuality Report

LCC Friday Round 1 Scheduled Start Time: 5:00 PM Friday Round 1 Actual Start Time: 5:00 PM Friday Round 2 Scheduled End Time: 8:30 PM Friday Round 2 Actual End Time: 8:40 PM Saturday Round 3 Scheduled Start Time: 8:30 AM Saturday Round 3 Actual Start Time: 8:40 AM Saturday Awards Ceremony Scheduled End Time: […]

Tournament Logistics Reminder

Conference LCC Lindblom, 6130 S. Wolcott Ave. Director: Imran Makani imakani@gmail.com 773-800-0189 Conference ‘A’ Solorio, 3500 W Norman Bobbins Pl. Director: Dara Dais daradavis13@gmail.com 773-681-6424 Conference ‘AA’ North Lawndale, 1313 S. Sacremento Director: Cydney Edwards cydneyedwards@resources.chicagodebates.org 773-512-4227 Additional Announcements * On Friday when your en route to the tournament, please call or text your tab […]