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NCHSEB SCHEDULE ADJUSTMENTS: SEE BELOW FOR UPDATED ITINERARY.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Itinerary for January 29, 2022

8:00-8:30AM: Team Check-In (NCHSEB HQ)
8:00-8:45AM: Judge Check-In/Training Recap (The Blue Room)
8:30-8:45AM: Opening Remarks for Teams and Guests (NCHSEB HQ)
9:00-10:05AM: Preliminary Round 1 (via NHSEBOne + Guest Portal)
10:30-11:25AM: Preliminary Round 2 (via NHSEBOne + Guest Portal)
12:20-1:25PM: Preliminary Round 3 (via NHSEBOne + Guest Portal)
1:25-2:15PM: Lunch Break
2:15-3:20PM: Preliminary Round 4 (via NHSEBOne + Guest Portal)
3:30-3:50PM: Elimination Announcement (NCHSEB HQ)
4:00-5:05PM: Semi-Final Round (via NHSEBOne + Guest Portal)
5:15-6:20PM: Championship Round (via NHSEBOne + Live Stream)
6:20-6:50PM: Awards Ceremony (Live Stream)

 

 

 

Participating Schools (2021-2022)

Calvary Day School (Winston-Salem, NC)
Carolina Friends School (Durham, NC)
Carrboro High School (Carrboro, NC)
Cary Academy (Cary, NC)
Chapel Hill High School (Chapel Hill, NC)
Currituck County High School (Barco, NC)
East Chapel Hill High School (Chapel Hill, NC)
Eastern Alamance High School (Mebane, NC)
Garner Magnet High School (Garner, NC)
Green Hope High School (Cary, NC)
Green Level High School (Cary, NC)
High Point Central High School (High Point, NC)
Hillside High School (Durham, NC)
North Carolina School for Science and Mathematics (Durham, NC)
Raleigh Charter High School (Raleigh, NC)
The Early College of Forsyth (Winston-Salem, NC)
The School for Creative Studies (Durham, NC)
Walter M. Williams High School (Burlington, NC)
Woods Charter School (Chapel Hill, NC)

 

 

 

Event Format

Due to the surge in cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, and to protect the health and safety of our participants and volunteers, the 2022 North Carolina High School Ethics Bowl will be conducted in an online-only format, using the Parr Center’s NHSEBOne competition platform on January 29, 2022.

 

NHSEBOne is a dedicated web platform for the National High School Ethics Bowl, which builds upon and works alongside the Zoom videoconferencing platform. NHSEBOne functions as an administrative interface to build and administer Ethics Bowl competitions, as well as a match controller which works alongside the match rooms to offer Ethics Bowl-specific functionality—cases, timers, scripts, notifications, in-platform scoring/reporting, and more. For more details about NHSEBOne’s features for your role, please see the “Team Information” and “Volunteer Information” tabs above.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NHSEBOne Platform Resources

If you participated in the NCHSEB in 2020-2021, you’re likely already familiar with NHSEBOne. If you’re just getting acclimated, you can learn more about the NHSEBOne platform here. If you have not used the platform before, we highly recommend that you watch the walkthrough linked below and/or check out the NHSEBOne Quick Start Guide. More information about NHSEBOne user accounts for the 2022 NCHSEB will be distributed to coaches in early January.

 

 

About NHSEBOne  Quick Start Guide

 

 

 

Leaderboard

Throughout the day, we’ll maintain a public leaderboard with current scoring data for all teams. It will be updated after scores are verified and certified, following each round. The (approximate) update schedule is as follows: 10:15AM, 11:35AM, 12:55PM, 3:30PM, 5:10PM, 7:00PM.

 

 

 

Spectator Portal

As we’re conducting this year’s NCHSEB online, we’d love to have students’ parents, classmates, friends, etc. join us to spectate your teams’ matches. To this end, we’ve built a Spectator Portal to enable and streamline this process. All preliminary matches will be accessible via Zoom videoconference links, and elimination matches (Semifinals and the Championship match) will be accessible via a one-way live stream. We’ve included a full match table, cases, and other important resources to help folks follow along.

 

Spectators may access the portal by clicking the “Spectator Portal” button at the top of this page and entering the (case-sensitive) password provided to them by their team’s coach. The general expectation across our event is that spectators will keep their video cameras and microphones turned off during matches so students can concentrate on their hard work (and Moderators will issue reminders of this before beginning each match).

 

 

 

Forms Required for Competition

The following three forms are required for all participants and schools. Please complete these forms by January 21, 2022. You may direct any questions or concerns about team forms to the Parr Center’s Administrator, Juliana Hemela (juliana.hemela@unc.edu). Given the shift to an online format announced on January 4, participants are no longer required to submit a COVID-19 Attestation Form. 

 

 

ROSTER SUBMISSION  (One per team; Online)

Each coach should fill out our Roster Submission Form in advance of the event. This allows us to have coach and emergency contact information on file, as well as collecting some basic information on each of your participating students. In addition to the names of those students who will compete at the event, you should provide each student’s email address and their date of birth so that we may register them as program participants with UNC’s Office for the Protection of Minors. Emails included in this form will be used to register participants for the NHSEBOne competition platform, and all registered participants will receive automated invitations at their address as indicated here. Please keep in mind that only 7 students can officially be on a team’s official roster, while 3-5 of these students can be seated in any match.

 

TEAM AUTHORIZATION  (One per team; via Email)

This form should be completed by the team’s high school administration (principal/vice-principal/headmaster/dean) and returned via email to Juliana Hemela. It is designed to indicate that the high school administration is fully aware of an ethics bowl team/club/organization, the coach, and students who will represent the high school at the North Carolina High School Ethics Bowl. A coach may fill out the information on the form, but the signature needs to be from a school administrator.

 

PARTICIPANT DISCLOSURE AND RELEASE  (One per participant; Online)

Every student participating in the NCHSEB must complete this standard permission form for UNC-based events. Students who are under the age of 18 will need a parent or guardian’s signature. This includes students who are competing as well as students who are joining in as alternates and/or to show their fellow students support.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The North Carolina High School Ethics Bowl is powered by volunteer Judges and Moderators. The claim that we couldn’t do it without your help is no exaggeration! Our volunteers are crucial to providing a great learning experience in constructive moral discussion for the best and brightest high school students from across North Carolina. 

 

As a Judge, you will play a crucial role in helping students reason ethically about a wide variety of challenging issues and engage productively in contexts of disagreement. Unlike typical debate competitions, Ethics Bowl rewards students for the depth and breadth of their thought, their ability to think carefully about complex problems, and the consideration they display of the diverse perspectives of their peers. Judges will evaluate individual matches using these criteria, and engage in Q&A sessions with each team during matches to which they are assigned. No prior or specialized training is necessary to volunteer as a Judge.

 

As a Moderator, you will play a crucial role in setting up and running individual match rooms, and providing students a fruitful, fun, and inclusive space for constructive conversation. Moderators set the agenda (case, question, etc.) for each match, keep time, and enforce the NHSEB’s rules. As is the case with Judges, no prior or specialized training is necessary to volunteer as a Moderator (though previous Ethics Bowl experience is a plus).

 

 

Judge Resources

You can use these resources to prepare for your role as a Judge at the NCHSEB. They include a playlist of training videos compiled by the Parr Center team, our JudgeKit package from NHSEBAcademy (which includes our official Rules Manual and plenty of other helpful resources to help you acclimate to the role), our criteria for scoring, and a sample score sheet. Note that scoring for this year’s event will be handled by the NHSEBOne competition platform, and you can watch the walkthrough below to learn more about the platform’s scoring interface. You can view the 2021-2022 Regional Case Set here.

 

 

NHSEBAcademy JudgeKit  Scoring Criteria  Sample Score Sheet

 

 

Moderator Resources

You can use these resources to prepare for your role as a Moderator at the NCHSEB. They include a sample Moderator Script and our 2021-2022 Rules Manual. Note that match administration features for this year’s event will be handled by the NHSEBOne competition platform, and you can watch the walkthrough below to learn more about the platform’s moderator interface. Additional training resources including a live training session with Parr Center staff will be made available in early 2022. Case pairings and questions will be shared with all Moderators confidentially when the competition begins.

 

 

Sample Moderator Script  2021-2022 Rules Manual

 

 

 

Leaderboard

Throughout the day, we’ll maintain a public leaderboard with current scoring data for all teams. It will be updated after scores are verified and certified, following each round. The (approximate) update schedule is as follows: 10:15AM, 11:35AM, 12:55PM, 3:30PM, 5:10PM, 7:00PM.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Parr Center for Ethics is proud to have been home and host to the North Carolina High School Ethics Bowl since its foundation in 2012. As a qualifying Regional Competition of the Parr Center’s National High School Ethics Bowl program, the NCHSEB makes use of the same format, rules, and regulations as the NHSEB. After our Regional Competition (usually in January) the NCHSEB’s winner annually advances to NHSEB National Championship, held in Chapel Hill each April. For more information on the NCHSEB, or to get some help starting a team at your school, please contact NCHSEB Organizer, Dr. Alex Richardson.

 

 

An Ethics Bowl is a competitive yet collaborative event in which students discuss real-life ethical issues. In each round of competition, teams take turns analyzing cases about complex ethical dilemmas and responding to questions and comments from the other team and from a panel of judges. An ethics bowl differs from a debate competition in that students are not assigned opposing views; rather, they defend whichever position they think is correct, provide each other with constructive criticism, and win by demonstrating that they have thought rigorously and systematically about the cases and engaged respectfully and supportively with all participants. Data from program surveys shows that this event teaches and promotes ethical awareness, critical thinking, civil discourse, civic engagement, and an appreciation for multiple points of view. In short, the program’s goal is to do more than teach students how to think through ethical issues: It is to teach students how to think through ethical issues together, as fellow citizens in a complex moral and political community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As a qualifying Regional Competition of the National High School Ethics Bowl program, the NCHSEB makes use of the same format, cases, and rules as the NHSEB. The 2021-2022 NHSEB Rules Manual and Regional Case Set are available below. Please review both of these documents in preparation for the 2022 North Carolina High School Ethics Bowl. As a large qualifying Regional Competition, the NCHSEB’s winner will receive a direct-advance bid to the 2022 NHSEB National Championship, scheduled for April 8-10, 2022.

 

 

NHSEB Rules Manual   2021-2022 Regional Cases

 

 

 

 

For resources to aid in preparing for the 2022 NCHSEB, please visit NHSEBAcademy: a new online space for learning about and around the National High School Ethics Bowl. There, you’ll find a library of static resources in various formats (print, graphic, etc.), a growing collection of informational and instructional videos produced and curated by NHSEB HQ, opportunities for live, on-demand coaching assistance or practice scrimmages with UNC-based Ethics Bowl coaches via our Studio Hours and Stadium initiatives, and a new series of events for NHSEB students, coaches, and community members: NHSEBAcademy Live. If you would like to take advantage of coaching assistance, but are unable to book appointments via NHSEBAcademy Studio, please contact us at ethicsbowl@unc.edu, and we’d be happy to assist you in finding a time for site visits (F2F or virtual) with a UNC-based volunteer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The North Carolina High School Ethics Bowl would not be possible without our partners and sponsors. If you are interested in giving to the NCHSEB or inquiring about other opportunities for support, please contact the Parr Center for Ethics or call (919) 843-5641.