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Academic Articles 3: Laptop Use

Laptops are incredibly useful in debate. From the organizational and card cutting resources of verbatim, to the research opportunities enabled by easy internet access, to the ability to share content with one another by email, to small time-savers like text expanding, laptops save time, increase the quantity and quality of a debater’s output, and are […]

Curriculum Corner

Insights In Instruction

This next installment of the Curriculum Corner is to get to know some of our instructors better and see their insights into teaching at debate camp this summer. Today, we’re talking with three VBI staff members about their thoughts in how to teach at debate camp, each sharing their unique perspective on camp. Fred Ditzian […]

Curriculum Corner

Gold Public Forum Qualifying Tournaments 2017-18

AUTOMATIC QUALIFIERS WHEN COMPETING WITH SAME PARTNERSHIP: Octafinals at the previous season’s TOC Octafinals at the previous season’s NCFL National Tournament Top 14 at the previous season’s National Speech & Debate Association National Tournament Octafinal Qualifiers Apple Valley (MN) Arizona State (AZ) Berkeley (CA) Blake (MN) Bronx Science (NY) Emory (GA) Florida Blue Key (FL) […]

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Silver Public Forum Qualifying Tournaments 2017-18

Announcing the Gold and Silver PF division for the 2017 TOC Due to the success of of the international division in 2016 and the massive growth of Public Forum debate across the United States and in many countries, the division will be expanding in 2017 to become the Silver Division. This division will feature the […]

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Lincoln Douglas Debate Bid Tournaments 2017-18

Automatic Qualifier Octafinals at the previous season’s TOC Octofinals Qualifiers Apple Valley (MN) Berkeley (CA) Bronx Science (NY) Emory (GA) Glenbrooks (IL) Greenhill (TX) Harvard (MA) Harvard-Westlake (CA) St. Mark’s (TX) Valley (IA) Quarterfinals Qualifiers Alta (UT) Blake (MN) College Prep (CA) Florida Blue Key (FL) Grapevine (TX) Lexington (MA) Loyola (CA) Meadows (NV) Presentation […]

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Taipei American CP Wins The IPF TOC

Congratulations to Taipei American School’s Brandon Chen and Kelly Phil for winning the 2017 Tournament of Champions International Public Forum Division. In finals, Taipei American School CP defeated St. Michael’s Eduardo Fernandez & Eduardo Elias on a 3-0 decision (Clemmons, Gautam, Stubbs). Congratulations to Eduardo Fernandez for being the International Top Speaker. Brandon and Kelly […]

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