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Queens Elementary School Summer Debate Institute (1 Week)

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Maspeth High School

54-40 74th St, Queens, NY

Queens, NY 11373

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The Queens Debate Institute (QDI) is located at Maspeth High School. Like our other debate institutes, QDI's greatest strengths are derived from the community. Our partnerships with local Queens colleges such as St. John's University which has one of the nation's leading debate programs as well as other college debate teams - bring some of the greatest debate instruction and coaching. QDI offers all forms of debate and is the perfect place for debaters to jump start the upcoming debate season! So join us at QDI!

The Queens Debate Institute (QDI) provides a unique summer debate camp for all our debaters. The Debate Camp is staffed by New York's top middle school and high school debate coaches, teachers, alumni and debaters. Tracks are available for beginners as well as advanced debaters. Skills include public speaking, cross examination, critical thinking, research, argumentative writing, public forum debate, and policy debate. Subjects include the current policy debate resolution, philosophy, political science, critical theory, economics, history, geography, international politics and more. Students will gain a competitive edge for the upcoming debate season.

Sample Weekly Schedule
Day #1: Orientation, Diagnostics, Debate Games
Day #2: Debate Skills #1 – Public Speaking
Day #3: Debate Skills #2 – Argumentation and Rhetoric
Day #4: Debate Skills #3 – Note Taking
Day #5: Debate Skills #4 – Refutation and Fallacies
Day #6: Debate Skills #5 – The Art of Cross Examination
Day #7: Debate Skills #6 – Research
Day #8: Debate Skills #7 – Writing Your Affirmative & Negative Cases
Day #9: Debate Skills #8 – Introduction to Critical Theory & Philosophy
Day #10: Debate Skills #9 – Rebuttals, Judging, Judge Adaptation
Day #11: Summer Debate Tournament



Sample Daily Schedule
9:00am-9:30am – Breakfast
9:30am-10:00am – Lecture Activity
10:00am-10:30am – Debate Skills & Activity Lecture #2 (large group)
10:30am-12:30pm – Debate Labs and Practice Debates (small groups)
12:00pm-1:00pm – Lunch
1:00pm-3:00pm – Practice Rounds 3:00pm - Departure



Registration Fees
Summer debate institute registration fees cover the costs of staff, breakfast, lunch, and facilities. We do offer scholarships for students of demonstrated financial need. Please see your debate coach for scholarship information. Students are eligible for scholarships if (1) attend New York City Title I public schools that are active members of the NYC Urban Debate League; (2) participated in at least four NYCUDL tournaments during the current school year, and (3) provide proof of demonstrated financial need. You can contact your debate coach or summer@debate.nyc for additional information. Otherwise, please proceed with payment information which helps us cover the costs of facilities, instructors, supplies, student breakfast and lunch, and scholarship opportunities. Without your contributions this would not be possible. Thank you for making debate camp possible. All payments are Non-Refundable. Credit can be applied to a another debate institute during the summer and/or provided up to 1 year from the date of the event for next summer's debate institutes. The NYCUDL reserves the right to make any changes to the debate institute including times, dates, and cancellation of programming.

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What can I bring into the event?

Please bring a notebook and pen to each day of the debate institute.

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Contact Information
NYC Summer Camp Manager Email – summer@debate.nyc
NYC Summer Debate Manager Phone - 917-774-6539
Executive Director – erik@debate.nyc
Executive Director Phone - 917-455-1079

What's the refund policy?

All payments are Non-Refundable. Credit can be applied to a another debate institute during the summer and/or provided up to 1 year from the date of the event for next summer's debate institutes. The NYCUDL reserves the right to make any changes to the debate institute including times, dates, and cancellation of programming.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Directions to Maspeth High School:

http://schools.nyc.gov/SchoolPortals/24/Q585/AboutUs/MapsAndDirections/default.htm

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