Member Resources

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An NSDA membership for you and your school opens up access to excellent resources, professional development, community information, and more!

Final Round Videos from 2018 and Earlier

You and your students can gain insight by watching the best in the nation perform in National Tournament final round videos from the archives! To access videos, visit our resource page at www.speechanndebate.org/resources and select the Nationals filter block on the left. With a Resource Package subscription, you can also access final round videos from 2019! 

Teacher in a Box

 Teacher in a Box is a collection of lesson plans designed to help introduce students to debate. You can choose from four units, Public Forum, Policy, Lincoln-Douglas and Introduction to Public Speaking, and expand things further with links to webinars, handouts, and extended materials.

Professional Development

We offer accreditation as a speech and debate coach or teacher, as well as professional development opportunities and learning credit through our learning management system, NSDA Learn. Available courses include Intro to NSDA Coaching, Intro to Coaching: Congress, and Intro to Coaching: Program Oral Interpretation. These courses are free for NSDA members and can be completed at your leisure. Enroll today at www.speechanddebate.org/learn

Community Information

Member schools receive a free subscription to our magazine, Rostrum, which includes team profiles, school recognition, community updates, and news from the world of speech and debate. Plus, our weekly coach newsletter delivers the latest resources and news directly to your inbox! Learn more at www.speechanddebate.org/publications

Fundraising with EdCo

EdCo provides an online fundraising software platform for K-12 schools that empowers teachers and students to raise money from family, friends, and other members of their community. Through our partnership with EdCo, NSDA teams have raised more than $410,000 in donations. Set up a fundraiser today, or check out our fundraising guide and strategies for helpful tips!

Foreign Affairs Magazine

NSDA member schools are now eligible to claim three months of free site license access from Foreign Affairs Magazine. Just ask your school’s librarian or administrator to complete this form and mention NSDA in the message to redeem this offer. Thanks to our International Extemp sponsor, the Council on Foreign Relations, for this new resource!

HeinOnline

HeinOnline is an outstanding research product normally only available to law students and legal professionals. HeinOnline has millions of pages of legal history available in a fully searchable database. Access to the database is free for NSDA members. 

Big Questions

In this debate format, students grapple with complex worldview questions as they debate both sides of the 2019-2020 resolution, Resolved: Objective morality exists. As a member, you have the opportunity to earn money for your team by hosting a Big Questions event. These debates can be held at a tournament, with your team, or in your classroom. The NSDA awarded about $1.5 million dollars to NSDA member schools in the first three years of the program!

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