Coaches and Educators Workshop


July 20 – 24, 2020

Monday – Friday (All times ET)

  •Session 1 — 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

  •Session 2 — 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

  •Roundtable — 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm



he University of Miami Debate is pleased to offer online instruction and development in Debate Coaching and Pedagogy appropriate for Middle and High School teachers and coaches of all experience levels.  Program design is interactive, engaging synchronous and asynchronous online modules in a workshop format.  Seminars, exercises, and question/answer sessions will provide attendees direct instruction and mentoring from experienced and nationally recognized coaches and educators.  Opportunities for engaged discourse will augment course materials including team management tools and competitive academic debate strategies preparing workshop participants for in-personal and virtual tournaments in the upcoming academic year and beyond.


Randall Martinez


Randall Martinez, Debate Coach, Lake Highland Preparatory School. Two Diamond Coach, National Speech and Debate Association. Orange County & Florida Civic Debate Initiative – Central Florida Regional Ambassador.



David Steinberg, Director of Debate, University of Miami. Past President, Cross Examination Debate Association. Author of the best-selling college debate textbook, Argumentation and Debate: Critical Thinking for Reasoned Decision Making. 


David Steinberg

**Additional lecturers will include successful and experienced debate coaches and educators from top universities and schools.**


Workshop Curriculum will include:

  •Teaching debate and argumentation as a discipline

  •Incorporating debate across the curriculum

  •Developing an educational philosophy of debate and the role of competition

  •Empowering student learning

  •Team management and building team culture

  Generating and maintaining support for debate

  •Effective recruiting and retention

  •Best practices for integrating technology in the debate classroom

  •Tournament preparation in competitive debate events

  •Virtual tournament participation and management

  •International and second language debate


$500 (Reduced tuition available for educators from Title I Schools)

Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.  The staff will be happy to provide documentation and to work with administrative units where possible to secure continuing education credits towards professional development and certification. 


There is a two step application process:
1. Click the “Apply Online” button below to fill out the application
2. Click the “Pay Online” button below to pay the tuition.

**Registration is not complete until both the application and tuition has been received.**

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All major credit cards accepted.

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Questions? Please call 786-295-3616 or email