The best of debate training in the World Schools Debate Championship format. 


2015 dates will be 27 June-4 July 2015 in the lovely Julian Alps of Slovenia.


2014 WSDA was great, 106 people from over a dozen countries and 5 continents. See report, full list of elective classes and results for 2014 at http://globaldebateblog.blogspot.com/2014/07/world-schools-debate-academy-concludes.html


Intense instruction in the WSDC format followed by a full tournament. Join an all-star faculty and aspiring students from around the world in a debate experience never to be forgotten, all in the beautiful Julian Alps of Slovenia.


Teachers can apply for the teacher track with daily instruction in teaching and training school debaters.




All events held in a luxury tourist hotel, with three excellent meals provided each day. Hotel Kompas http://www.hitholidays.si/sl/hotel/hotel-kompas .  Lectures, exercises, skill workshops, practice debates, elective classes and evening social activities are all a part of the program.




Faculty in 2014:

Miha Andric, Slovenia, successful European coach Turkey WSDC coach.

Geetha Creffield, Singapore, national WSDC coach.

Filip Dobranic, Slovenia, twice Top Speaker EFL WSDC, EUDC ESL university champion.

Matus Huba, Slovakia, organizer Bratislava Schools Debating Competition.

Branka Josimov, Serbia, multiple WSDA, legendary Serbian coach.

Julia Mikic, Croatia, skilled university and schools coach, star at International Debate Academy. 

Jernej Podgornik, Slovenia, ZIP coach and trainer, veteran of Beijing academy.

Bojana Skrt, ZIP Slovenia, multiple WSDC ESL & EFL world champion coach.

Alfred Snider, USA, Debate USA coach, World Debate Institute, University of Vermont USA, experienced debate trainer.

Aaron Timmons, USA, coached numerous USA national champions, now Debate USA coach.

Cindi Timmons, USA, extremely successful schools coach, now Debate USA team manager and coach.

ALSO - Background experts and practice debate judges include Samo Novak, Denis Horvat, Jure Hederih, Nena Lejko, Eva Nike Cvikl and more!




2015 DETAILS:

Registration covers 7 nights food, housing and instruction from 27 June-4 July. Any extra nights are subject to an additional fee.

People will be in 2 and 3 person rooms, a limited number of single rooms are available for an additional charge.

340 Euros per person if register by 15 May and pay by 15 June 2015.

20 Euros extra per person for late registration and payment.


If you need a visa, register as soon as possible.

Visa invitation letter costs will be added to registration. Some visa invitation letter costs must be prepaid.

If you need a visa to enter the EU, contact danijel.kralj@siol.net


Link to registration form, http://www.zainproti.com/web/wsda.html


Email questions to zainprotiakademija@gmail.com



Final Round Judges from Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, England, Croatia




DRAFT SCHEDULE


WORLDS SCHOOLS DEBATE ACADEMY


27 June – 4 July 2015, Kranjska Gora, Slovenia


PROGRAM


*Arrival on Saturday, 27 June – if possible coming before lunch.

Program for the ones coming early

12.00 Registration, getting the room

13.30 Lunch

14.30

BEGINNERS

Lecture and exercises: Basic public speaking and argumentation.


INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED

Introduction to the format.  Two impromptu debates.


19.00 Dinner

20.00 Welcome ceremony and overview of the program

Getting to know each other

24.0Bed time


* If you choose to arrive on Friday, the 26th  of June and you need the accomodation in Hotel Kompas,  please, let us know.  The Saturday afternoon program is for the ones coming on  Friday or/and coming on Saturday before lunch.


Sunday, 28th June 

8.45Morning assembly

9.00 – 13.00

BEGINNERS/INTERMEDIATE 

Lecture and exercises Argumentation


ADVANCED

9.00 – 10.30 Motion analyses

10.30 Announcement of impromptu motion 11.30 Debate and critique.


13.00 Lunch and free time


15.00 – 19.00

BEGINNERS/INTERMEDIATE

Overview of the WSD format and role of the speakers.

Group preparation for debate.

Debate and critique of debate.


ADVANCED

Lecture: Framing debate. Preparation for debate. Debate and critique.


16.00 – 17.30

COACHES/TRAINERS/TEACHERS 

Overview of the program. Introduction to debate. Planning competitive and non competitive debate sessions. 


19.00 Dinner


20.00 Country exhibition


Monday, 29 June

8.45 Morning assembly


9.00 – 13.00

BEGINNERS/INTERMEDIATE

Lecture and exercises: How to build and prepare proposition case.


ADVANCED

Lecture and exercises Strategy. Preparation for debate. Debate and critique.


13.00 Lunch


ALL 14.00 – 17.00 Everybody chooses one of the walking or biking trips:  biking trip  to Tamar and Planica valley with one of the biggest sky jumping facility at the world; walking trip to lake Jasna; walking trip to Martuljek waterfalls.


DEBATERS 17.00 – 19.30

Announcement of the motion. Preparation for debate. Debate. Evaluation of debate.

COACHES/TRAINERS/TEACHERS 

17.00 – 19.30 Organising and promoting debate club. Recruiting. Funding. Networking.


19.30Dinner


20.30 ALL GROUPS

Electives: Points of information. Third speeches. Reply speeches. Researching. Note taking. Strategy. Motion analyses.


22.00 Dr Who Theater


Tuesday, 30 June 

8.45  Morning assembly

9.00 – 13.00

BEGINNERS/INTERMEDIATE

Lecture and exercises: Oposition case. Refutation.

ADVANCED

Lecture and exercises: Find the principle! Preparation for  debate. Debate and critique.


COACHES/TRAINERS/TEACHERS 

10.00 – 13.00 Organising training sessions. Exercises for debaters.


Lunch 13.00

15.00 Content electives

16.30 Announcement of the motion. Preparation for debates. Debates and critique. 


COACHES/TRAINERS/TEACHERS 

16.30 – 19.00 Debate across the curriculum.


19.00 Dinner

21.00 Kitsch party!


Wednesday, 1 July

8.45  Morning assembly

9.00 – 13.00 ALL GROUPS

9.00 – 10.30 Debate electives: Framing debate. Find the principle. Refutation. Points of information. First speeches. Motion analyses.

10.30 – 13.00 Announcement of the motion. Preparation for debates. Debates and critique.


13.00

14.00 Bus trip to lake Bled, www.bled.si

Dinner 20.00

24.00 Bed time


Thursday, 2ndof July 

8.45  Morning assembly

ALL GROUPS

9.00 – 11.00 Motion analyses


COACHES/TRAINERS/TEACHERS

Organising the tournament


ALL

11.00 – 12.00 Electives

12.00 – 13.00 Electives


13.00 Lunch


14.00 – 15.30 Judging briefing

15.30  Opening of the tournament

16.00 Round 1 prepared

18.00 Round 2 prepared


19.30 Dinner


Friday, 3 July

8.45  Morning assembly


9.00 Round 3 prepared

10.45 Round 4 impromptu


13.00 Lunch


14.00 Round 5 impromptu


17.00 Round 6 impromptu


19.00 Dinner

20.00

21.00 Socials


Saturday, 4 July 

8.45  Morning assembly

9.00 Semi – finals   -  impromptu

12.00 Finals  - prepared

Closing ceremony

Lunch and departure


Sponsored by:

Za in proti, zavod za kulturo dialoga Slovenia, www.zainproti.com , www.facebook.com/zainproti

World Debate Institute, USA, http://debate.uvm.edu/debateblog/wdi/Welcome.html

 

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Academy