SPEAK Conference

Steve Meadows is thrilled to announce:

SPEAK 2012 9/28/2012

The second annual SPEAK conference for middle and high school speech and debate educators will be held on September 28 at the University of Kentucky.  SPEAK (the Speech Professional Education Alliance of Kentucky) is sponsored by the Kentucky National Forensic League and co-sponsored by the Kentucky High School Speech League, the Kentucky Catholic Forensic League, the Kentucky Educational Speech and Drama Association, and the Division of Instructional Communication at the University of Kentucky.  Additional funding is provided by the National Federation of High Schools with promotional support from the Kentucky Department of Education.

 SPEAK 2011 was attended by over 75 Kentucky educators and was incredibly well received.  SPEAK 2012 (the Sequel) promises to be even better.  Highlights include a presentation by the Kentucky Department of Education entitled “Speech Education and the Common Core.”  The Keynote Speaker will be David Yastremski of New Jersey’s Ridge High School, one of the prominent speech educators in the country.  Twelve additional seminars will be offered throughout the day on topics including Program Reviews, Debate coaching and instruction how-tos, and instructional seminars on Oral Interpretation and Extemporaneous Speaking.

Registration is due by Monday, September 24, via www.kyspeak.org.  Registration fees are $25 (due at arrival) and include a catered lunch.  Certificates of attendance as well as door prizes will be given.  Additional information about the conference, seminars, and discounted hotel rates as well as additional support material for speech and debate educators can be found at the SPEAK website (www.kyspeak.org).

I know all of us are thrilled to have the opportunity to grow as teachers and coaches in this field we so love.  I hope all of you will join us at this event on 9/28 in Lexington.  I can’t wait to SPEAK with you!

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