Due to unforseen administrative challenges, the Georgia Debate Institutes will take a one-year break and will begin anew in 2017.
In the meantime, we are soliciting feedback from coaches and students alike in order to ensure an ever-improving low-cost, high-quality debate camp for students from the state of Georgia and across the Southeast.
If you have any questions about the 2017 GDI, please email email@example.com.
Thank you for your interest - we will see you in 2017!
The Early Deposit deadline for the Georgia Debate Institutes has been extended to May 15. We want to accommodate as many interested students and we hope that the extension will be of help to families, especially in the post-tax day period. If your application is submitted and your deposit paid by the 15th, you'll enjoy a $100 discount off the total cost of the camp (one, two, or thee weeks). If you have any additional questions, please visit our website (www.georgiadebateinstitutes.org) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just under 3 weeks until the May 1 discount deadline for the Georgia Debate Institute! Apply and submit your deposit by May 1 and get $100 off an already low-cost, high-quality debate institute option!For additional information, go to georgiadebateinstitutes.org, our PaDs site (http://gdi.paperlessdebate.com/_layouts/15/start.aspx#/) or email me at email@example.com!We'd love to have you in Athens this summer - go Dawgs!
The application forms for the 2014 GDI will be available shortly. If we can provide you with any information before the forms are posted please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Susan Herbst, chief academic officer for the University System of Georgia, recently wrote an Inside Higher Ed piece and made a strong argument for incorporating the principles of policy debate into a curriculum dedicated to improving the critical thinking skills of students.
While there are other approaches that have incorporated argumentation into the curriculum, those efforts can be further improved by teaching the principles of debate to students. Students who are exposed to debate, learn to identify components of a rational argument, methods of assessing evidence credibility, the importance of identifying both sides of a contested issue, and the capacity to listen critically to claims made on both sides of an issue.