Reminder: Register Your Students for the CDL Pre-Season Student Workshops

The Chicago Debate League will hold the 2012 CDL Pre-Season Student Workshops on August 6th – 8th (Mon – Wed), from 9am – 3pm, at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 25 E. Pearson St., Room 1403.

These workshops are intended for students at all levels of experience — from the student brand-new to debate, to the Varsity debater heading into their third or fourth season. There will be “lab groups” that are divided by experience level, the configuration of which pends registration, which is open to CDL debaters and 7th and 8th grade CMSDL debaters.

These workshops will begin to get students ready for the 2012/13 Chicago Debate League season and the transportation infrastructure topic. They will provide skills-based instruction and exercises, based on the CDL Debater Development Benchmarks, which will be in use as a reference and a set of learning guidelines all season.

The staff, which is currently being assembled, will be top-notch, and tentatively includes a CDL Golden Gavel Award-winning coach, and multiple top CDL alums, including City Champions and a National Champion. David Song will be running the workshops for the CDL and will be teaching there too.

The 2012 CDL Pre-Season Student Workshops are free to all CDL students. Each participant will receive lunch and a full-day CTA pass daily. And each participant will receive a full set of the SY2013 CDL Core Files.

Students register by submitting their completed Registration Form (be sure to download the form) to David by July 27th. But the earlier the better — there are a limited number of slots available.

There is a mandatory $15 registration fee, which has to be submitted along with the registration form (thus the form must be mailed or otherwise delivered to the CDC office). Coaches are welcome to send in identification information on the students they anticipate will register, but they will only be officially registered for the Workshops when their $15 registration fee is received. The fee is required to reduce attrition — to be sure that our official registration is a list of students who are highly likely to attend.