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2 Today’s Agenda 8:00 - Program Overview and TSCA Convention 8:40 – 11:00: Curriculum Strategies –Comm Apps –Forensics 11:00-12:30 LUNCH TIME! 12:35-1:30: Technology in Frisco (Eduphoria, E-School, & Shared Drives) 1:30-2:30: Speech Wiki and Coaching Speech resources 2:30-3:30: Q&A, Misc (budgets, planning…)

3 Introductions! As of May 1, 2009, FISD student enrollment was 30,982 - Projected to enroll 34,133 in Frisco High Schools –Frisco (1996) –Centennial (2003) –Wakeland (2006) –Liberty (2007) –Heritage (2009) –Lone Star (2010) –More history at construction/history.htm construction/history.htm CTE Center –Career & Technology –Culinary Arts, Legal Studies, Frisco TV, Banking, Animation, Advertising, etc. –http://www.friscoisd.org/ schools/CTE/index.htmhttp://www.friscoisd.org/ schools/CTE/index.htm

4 Overview of the Program Communication Applications –Purposes of the course –Status of the requirement Est TSCA Paper on our Wiki –Curriculum & Instruction –Recruitment & Advancement of Students Forensics –Benefits –Courses –Curriculum –Competition

5 Our Governing Organizations The National Forensic League (NFL) Also the Texas Speech Communication Association (TSCA) The Texas Forensic Association (TFA) University Interscholastic League (UIL)

6 TSCA/TFA Conference Theme this year is “Beyond Words: Noverbal Communication, A Second Language” October 7-10, 2009 Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas PDH credit!! Website to register: Session examples: –Comm Apps instruction in nonverbal strategies –Introduction to coaching Debate –The role of Nonverbal Comm in presentations, etc…..

7 TSCA/TFA Conference Registering to attend: Get with your Office Manager or person in charge of the Speech & Debate budget Fees should be around $185, which includes Convention fees, TFA membership, and news Choose “sustaining” membership Choose “TSCA District #10” Attend the Luncheon with Keynote Speaker for $10 Attend the New Coaches’ Luncheon

8 TSCA/TFA Conference IMPORTANT NOTE: Even if NOT attending the convention, if your school will compete at TFA tournaments, they MUST pay the $65 TFA dues before convention date!! **In addition, schools offering NFL Honor Society membership and/or competing at the District tournament MUST pay the $99.00 yearly dues to the NFL by the due date.

9 Specifics of our Program Communication Applications –Curriculum & Instruction –Resources –Lessons/Activities –Recruitment & Advancement of Students Forensics –Benefits –Courses –Curriculum –Competition

10 Communication Applications Curriculum Overview David Webb

11 Our Governing Organizations HONOR SOCIETY & Benefits of joining District Tournaments > qualify to compete at NATIONALS The National Forensic League (NFL) Seasonal speech tournaments in our area How to qualify for the STATE Tournament in March The Texas Forensic Association (TFA) District, Regional & State tournaments University Interscholastic League (UIL)

12 NFL – “Giving Youth a Voice” Established in 1925, NFL is our Speech & Debate Honor Society, recognized by all colleges & universities. By competing at tournaments, students earn points toward membership and advanced degrees. Just a few of the benefits to students: –Membership in an Honor Society & possible scholarship money –Higher levels of critical thinking –Better grades and study habits & Higher scores on standardized tests –Self-confidence, social skills and service to the community Students enjoy wearing Honor Cords at graduation! Check out the “Advocating Forensics” page on the website at

13 NFL – “Giving Youth a Voice” How does a student become an NFL member? –By competing at speech tournaments, students accumulate points according to their event –It takes 25 points to become a member –Example: Debate events reward 6 points for a win, and 3 for a loss –Beyond membership, students can gain advanced degrees What do the students gain with their membership? –Honor Society for resume –NFL diploma + Graduation honor cords –NFL key with jewel and other items –Ability to compete at the District tournament with the chance for Nats How do coaches receive points? –Coaches receive 1/10 of the students’ points

14 NFL Events Speech Extemp (US & Foreign) Oratory Debate LD PFD CX Congressional Debate Interp HI DI DUO Join NFL to enjoy Honor Society benefits NFL will assign you a district (Lone Star, Longhorn, LBJ) Earn points at TFA, UIL and NFL tournaments Top 2-3 students from district tournaments will qualify for Nationals (Kansas City ‘10, Dallas in 2011)

15 NFL Stars Oprah Winfrey competed in Lincoln-Douglas Debate in high school and competed at National Forensic League nationals. John Laroquette (star of Night Court and the now defunct John Laroquette Show) went to college in the south on a forensics scholarship. Nancy Cartwright (the voice of cartoon character Bart Simpson) competed for Ohio University. Lee Iacocca (Chrysler Corporation) also competed in Extemporaneous Speaking. In addition to the many debates of his public career, Malcolm X debated teams from Harvard, Yale, and other New England colleges as part of the Norfolk Prison (Massachusetts) debating program.

16 NFL Stars Shelley Long (Cheers) did Original Oratory at Ft. Wayne Southside High School in Indiana. She had an in-state rivalry with Dateline NBC anchor Jane Pauley who attended Chesterton High School. She went on to win the National Championship with her speech about the need for sex education (1967). More at

17 TFA Events Speech Extemp (US & Foreign) Oratory Impromptu Debate LD PFD CX Congressional Debate Interp HI DI Prose Poetry DUO & DUET Speech tournaments are offered in our area about every weekend. Pick your tournaments to attend according to your budget, team needs, and schedule constraints. Students who place in Final rounds earn TFA State qual points (they need 10 to go to State)

18 UIL Events Speech Informative Speaking Persuasive Speaking Debate LDCX Interp ProsePoetry UIL Districts is held in March against other 4A schools in our area. Top 2 students in each event will advance to UIL Regionals Students who place in Final rounds will qualify for UIL State in Austin UIL should be paid for by your campus UIL Coordinator

19 Speech Courses in Frisco Communication Applications Debate 1-3 Oral Interpretation 1-3 Advanced Public Speaking Comm Apps –An introduction to Intrapersonal, Group, Nonverbal and Interpersonal Communication theory and concepts –Presentation skills –Interviewing and Resume-writing

20 Speech Courses in Frisco Communication Applications Debate 1-3 Oral Interpretation 1-3 Advanced Public Speaking Debate 1 –An intro to research, persuasion and argumentation –Introduction to LD, Congress and PFD –Policy (CX) at your discretion

21 Speech Courses in Frisco Debate Curriculum: History of Debate Persuasion Techniques Basic Argumentation Speech/Case format Learning LD Debate Learning PF Debate Learning “Congressional Debate” Learning Extemp Learning Oratory Learning Policy Debate (campus option) Putting theories and techniques into practice at speech tournaments!

22 Speech Courses in Frisco Communication Applications Debate 1-3 Oral Interpretation 1-3 Advanced Public Speaking Debate 2-3 –Advanced prep course for students continuing to compete in Debate events –Advanced theories and techniques, building from D1

23 Speech Courses in Frisco Communication Applications Debate 1-3 Oral Interpretation 1-3 Advanced Public Speaking Oral Interp 1 –An introduction to Literature Performance –Basic expression and vocal techniques –Literature analysis and performance

24 Speech Courses in Frisco Interp Curriculum: History of Interp Techniques Types of Literature Analysis of Literature Character Development Audience Adaptation Cutting and editing Performance of Literature Introduction to Events: –Prose and Poetry Interp –Humorous and Dramatic Interp –Duet and Duo Interp –Putting theory into practice at Speech Tournaments

25 Speech Courses in Frisco Communication Applications Debate 1-3 Oral Interpretation 1-3 Advanced Public Speaking Oral Interp 2-3 –Advanced theory, criticism and techniques of performing literary pieces –Prep course for students continuing tournament participation in events such as Duet, HI, DI, Prose, Poetry & Duo

26 Speech Courses in Frisco Communication Applications Debate 1-3 Oral Interpretation 1-3 Advanced Public Speaking Adv. Public Speaking –Semester course –Can be taught for students wishing to advance the skills introduced in Comm Apps –Can be used for Senior tournament prep course –Can be offered as an Extemp prep course

27 Speech Tournament Prep TFA Calendar: Schedules… Friday/Saturday tournaments Saturday tournaments See your handout Bus/SUV requests –Must be done 15 business days in advance –Can do all in advance Register for tournaments through com/ online com/

28 Speech Tournament Prep Create a Team Handbook & your expectations/rules Have a parent meeting Create a place for students to sign up Parents must sign a liability release Parents should sign your Handbook Be sure parents know about the late tournament hours

29 Speech Tournament Prep Coach must stay with students throughout the tournament Students are NOT permitted to drive themselves or leave the tournament Parents can pick up their child from a tournament in case of emergency IF they sign a release with you Judging rounds

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31 Technology in Frisco Eduphoria, E-School, Shared Drives David Webb

32 Frisco Resources FISD Staff Sites ( , Eduphoria, Eschool, etc.) –http://www.friscoisd.org/staffhttp://www.friscoisd.org/staff FISD School Sites –http://www.friscoisd.org/schoolshttp://www.friscoisd.org/schools FISD Calendars –http://www.friscoisd.org/parentsStudents/calendars.htmhttp://www.friscoisd.org/parentsStudents/calendars.htm City of Frisco site –http://www.friscotexas.gov/Pages/Default.aspxhttp://www.friscotexas.gov/Pages/Default.aspx Wendi’s info – (Centennial HS): –Cell phone:

33 Curriculum Resources FISD Speech Wiki –http://fisdspeech.wikispaces.com/http://fisdspeech.wikispaces.com/ CHS Team Webpage –http://chsspeechdebate.googlepages.com/http://chsspeechdebate.googlepages.com/ “Coaching Speech” webpage –http://www.coachingspeech.com/http://www.coachingspeech.com/ Forensics Online (NFL monitored) –http://www.forensicsonline.nethttp://www.forensicsonline.net NFL Coaches’ resources page –http://www.nflonline.org/CoachingResources/CoachingResourceshttp://www.nflonline.org/CoachingResources/CoachingResources

34 Competition Resources FISD Speech Wiki (coaches’ page) –http://fisdspeech.wikispaces.com/COACHEShttp://fisdspeech.wikispaces.com/COACHES CHS Team Webpage –http://chsspeechdebate.googlepages.com/http://chsspeechdebate.googlepages.com/ TFA webpage –http://www.txfa.org/http://www.txfa.org/ NFL webpage –http://www.nflonline.orghttp://www.nflonline.org UIL webpage –http://www.uil.utexas.edu/academics/speech/http://www.uil.utexas.edu/academics/speech/

35 FAQs How do I order stuff? How do I pay for stuff? (Genero) What need to be done as soon as school begins? –Pay NFL dues –Pay TFA dues / register for TSCA Convention –Choose tournaments –Send in all BUS REQUESTS Be sure you know your logins for E-school (class rosters), , Eduphoria, etc. What do I need for the first day? –Textbooks COMM APPS class set LD Text is online No Oral Interp or Speech text –Lesson Plans (learning goals on board each day)

36 Q & A / Discussion Questions? Problems? Concerns? WELCOME! Call or anytime for assistance- have a terrific year!


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