Speech coaches' conference information and schedule

2013 Colorado Coaches' Conference

Sept. 6-7, 2013 at Cherry Creek High School

Sponsored by the Colorado High School Activities Association

Friday, September 6

8:00-8:45: Mandatory meeting for facilitators of new coach training

Cherry Creek HS Fine Arts Theater

8:00-8:45: New Coach Registration, Fine Arts Theater

Cherry Creek H.S. 9300 E. Union Ave., Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Be sure to place your lunch order, if desired. $10 per lunch

New Coach Training

New coaches will be assigned a code to use for room assignments for all Friday sessions.  Room assignments will be posted approximately five minutes prior to each of the sessions. New coaches should check the postings prior to each session for the appropriate location for each assignment.

9:00-9:30: Basics of Coaching for New Coaches

9:40-10:10: Tournament Info for New Coaches

10:20-10:50: Coaching Strategies for New Coaches

11:00-11:30: Judging Basics for New Coaches

11:40-12:10: Legal and Financial Issues for New Coaches

12:10-1:00: Lunch - order at registration ($10.00)

1:00-1:30: National Forensic League and Resources

1:40-2:40: Beginning Interpretation

2:50-3:50: Beginning Public Speaking

4:00-5:00: Beginning Debate

5:00-5:15: Awards/Closing Remarks

Social/Networking

5:15-7:00: Dinner - on your own or in groups

7:00 to ?: Happy Hour at Double Tree Hotel

7801 East Orchard Road

Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Saturday, September 7

Registration 7:30 – 800

Registration takes place in the IC Cafeteria of the Cherry Creek HS IC Building.

Cherry Creek H.S. 9300 E. Union Ave., Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Be sure to place your lunch order, if desired. $10 per lunch

Welcome and Opening Announcements  8:00 – 8:10

Bud Ozzello, CHSAA

Session I (8:15 – 9:15)                                                                           

You’ve Got Questions, We Have Answers

Geared toward newer coaches and first year coaches.

Experienced coaches will be present to chat and answer any and all questions to help your year get off to a great start.

The Wonderful World of Interp

Leave with ideas you can use to work effectively with your interpers.

Everyone Should Debate

How to add debate to your program and/or how to help your debaters improve if you aren’t a debater.

Congressional Debate

How to prepare for and how to use this event to improve the critical thinking and public speaking skills of all of your team members .

Original Oratory

Guiding students through the process of creating an oration that includes the elements you see in national final oratories.

Speechmeets.com

How to use this website for registration and for tabulation for your invitational.

Online Debate

Learn more about the opportunities to debate online with your students and others across cyber space.

Session II (9:25 – 10:25)

Extemporaneous Speaking

Strategies and ideas for success in extemporaneous speaking.

Judging: Quality & Quantity

An open session to discuss brainstorm judging issues in Colorado

Blocking and Characterization

How to move past the basics into the more creative without paying for a choreographer.

Public Forum Debate

Strategies you can use to take your debaters to the next level.

Speechmeets.com

How to use this for registration and for tabulation

For your invitational. It’s hands on!

Acting Techniques for Interpretation

Get a different perspective from Dr. Taylor of Adams State, back by request of the Festival coaches!

How to Listen, How to Speak, How to Debate

Be the first to hear this awesome presentation for the NCTE conference on the common core and the importance of speech and debate. Lots of practical ideas for the classroom!

Session III (10:35 – 12:00)

State of the State (All Coaches)

Agenda items include announcements, rule changes, introductions.

The intent of this session is to allow coaches to present new ideas, to create discussion items for problem-solving. Therefore, please submit agenda items to mbenham@cherrycreekschools.org

After the combined items of concern, Festival coaches adjourn to discuss their own items of concern.

Facilitated by Bud Ozzello, CHSAA; Pauline Carochi, Canon City; Marti Benham, Cherry Creek; and  Ralph Young, Roaring Fork.

Lunch (12:00 – 1:00)

Pick up the lunch you ordered at registration in the cafeteria.  This is a great time to

continue conversations, to network, to have a meeting for coaches of your region.

Session IV (1:15 – 2:15)

Reviving & Starting a Program

If your program is new or needs a boost, come hear practical ideas for your program.

Festival Issues & Information

Sharing the issues faced by smaller schools

Lincoln Douglas Debate 101

Learn all the basics of LD Debate and get your debaters ready for the season.

Blocking and Characterization

How to move past the basics into the more creative without paying for a choreographer.

Public Forum Debate

Strategies you can use to take your debaters to the next level .

Judging 101

Learn all about how to judge.

Session V (2:25 – 3:25)

CX Topic Overview

Obtain a topic overview and hear potential case areas. You will receive info that you can use with your debaters-

The Wonderful World of Interp

Leave with ideas you can use to work effectively with your interpers.

Taking Festival to Tournament and to NFL

Hear from a coach who has successfully moved from one area to another so that she could expand opportunities for her kids.

You’ve Got Questions- We Have Answers

Geared toward newer coaches and first year coaches.

Experienced coaches will be present to chat and answer any and all questions to help your year get off to a great start.

Congressional Debate

How to prepare for and how to use this event to improve the critical thinking and public speaking skills of all of your team members .

Festival Issues & Information

Sharing the issues faced by smaller schools

Closing Session & Door Prize Extravaganza – All Coaches

Thank you for attending the 2013 CHSAA Speech Coach Symposium.  We hope that the information coaches shared this weekend will help you have a great year.

A very special thank you goes to Marti Benham and the Cherry Creek High School community and to the members and parents of the CCHS Speech and Debate team.

Special thanks are extended to the committee who planned the symposium:

Bud Ozzello, CHSAA

Audra Cathy, CHSAA

Marti Benham, Cherry Creek HS

Pauline Carochi, Canon City HS

Nancy Groves, Pueblo East HS

Renee Motter, Air Academy HS

Samantha Neale, Battle Mountain HS

Mike Trevithick, Smoky Hill HS

Diane Wagener, Battle Mountain HS

Special thanks to the following for their support and participation in helping to make this event a success.

Colorado State University

Double Tree Hotel

Colorado NFL District

Colorado Grande NFL District

Cherry Creek High School

CHSAA

A huge thank you goes to each of the session facilitators for giving their time and expertise to help us continue the tradition of excellence that is Colorado Speech & Debate!