Advocating for a more gender inclusive environment in debate one student at a time
“The WDI was a life changing experience . . . I have learned so much . . . I plan to share what I have learned with my debate team back home.” – WDI Student
“I was able to form relationships with high school debaters, college debaters, and coaches . . . Because of these connections . . . I feel extremely confident in my abilities as a woman in debate and in general.” – WDI Student
“I love that feeling of accomplishment and knowing I did something productive and that it’s helping my future. My time at the WDI was amazing.” – WDI Student
“It’s so nice to . . . be around powerful women who have overcome gender expectations . . . The women here were the most supportive and intelligent women I’ve ever had the chance to interact with.” – WDI Student
Encourage College Debate
“I’ve come away from the WDI with a passion for debate and a desire to debate in college . . . I told myself it wasn’t an option . . . The WDI completely changed that.” – WDI Student
“I cannot stress how much I appreciate WDI . . . and the . . . debate community that showered me with love, respect, advice and unconditional support.” – WDI Student
“I was inspired to take on the world . . . to be the best I can be, to not be afraid of what the people around me are going to say or think of me.” – WDI Student
“I am leaving with some great memories, friends and mentors. ” – WDI Student
“The WDI was the first debate camp I ever attended . . . [Camp] never worked out, mostly for financial reasons, so I was so excited to learn that I’d be able to go to the WDI.” – WDI Student
“We gathered around a campfire, ate s’mores and all went around to say thanks to one person who impacted us at camp. It was so beautiful and emotional to hear and share all the love and appreciation.” – WDI Student
commitment to the mission of the WDI
teaching experience (including coaching)
comfortable with diverse debate formats and/or styles
experience working with diverse constituencies
attendance at the WDI from August 7th-12th, 2020
create and teach sessions on relevant substantive content (coordinate with and mentor staff, use team teaching strategies)
develop and implement engaging strategies to teach debate skills
coordinate with staff and board on development of curriculum and teaching materials during the year in advance of WDI (teaching materials must be completed two months in advance)
productive collaboration with students, staff and board members
participate in community development exercises with students and staff while at WDI
willing and eager to work with diverse constituencies
All applications are due by April 1 st, 2020. Applicants will be notified around April 10th, 2020.
The WDI will be held at Camp Tyler in Whitehouse,TX on August 7th-12th, 2020.
All travel expenses will be reimbursed in accordance with the WDI reimbursement policy.
To complete the Instructor Application, please CLICK HERE.