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Intro to Public Speaking and Debate - Elementary ELA 10 Week Fall Curriculum

In this ten week course students will learn the basics of debate, improve their critical thinking and listening skills, while becoming better at research and preparation by having the opportunity to have progressively more in-depth debates.
Broome County Debate Alliance
1854 total reviews for this teacher
New class
50 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 10 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Available Times

Pacific Time
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Tue Aug 30

Aug 30 - Nov 1 (10 weeks)
4:30pm - 5:20pm

Wed Aug 31

Aug 31 - Nov 2 (10 weeks)
12pm - 12:50pm

Sun Sep 4

Sep 4 - Nov 6 (10 weeks)
7:45pm - 8:35pm

Thu Sep 8

Sep 8 - Nov 10 (10 weeks)
4pm - 4:50pm

Fri Sep 9

Sep 9 - Nov 11 (10 weeks)
1:30am - 2:20am
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.

Sat Sep 10

Sep 10 - Nov 12 (10 weeks)
4:45pm - 5:35pm

Mon Sep 12

Sep 12 - Nov 14 (10 weeks)
3pm - 3:50pm

Tue Sep 13

Sep 13 - Nov 15 (10 weeks)
1:15pm - 2:05pm

Wed Sep 21

Sep 21 - Nov 23 (10 weeks)
5:45pm - 6:35pm

Fri Sep 23

Sep 23 - Nov 25 (10 weeks)
2:15pm - 3:05pm

Thu Sep 29

Sep 29 - Dec 1 (10 weeks)
9:15pm - 10:05pm
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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will learn how to work in teams, better their research, public speaking, debate, listening, and note taking skills.
The BCDA's founder has been run a competitive college debate team for twenty years. He has also run elementary and middle school debate workshops for the past four years both in the US and internationally. We have now taught well over a thousand kids from countries around the world digitally through this platform with great reviews. If for whatever reason you feel the class didn't live up to what you were looking for, please contact us for a refund. We are offering these courses as a way for students to get the benefits of debate and peer-directed education while schools are shutdown. Debate is not necessarily for everyone, but we are confident that if your kid is excited about it they will enjoy this class, and don't want you paying if that's not the case.
Most work will take place during the class. Preparation between the days is suggested but not required.
Students should come with paper and something to write with. Taking notes on a computer is also entirely fine. A timer is suggested, but not required.
Students will be assessed on whether or not they won their debate rounds based upon how well they argued their side and answered their opponents.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Talking with parents and doing some limited research for the mini-tournament is suggested, but not required.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.

Offered by

Broome County Debate Alliance
Lives in the United States
Founded by Joe Schatz, Director of Debate at Binghamton University
1854 total reviews
1211 completed classes

About Us

The Broome County Debate Alliance (BCDA) was founded by Joe Schatz. He is the Director of Debate at Binghamton University, holds a PhD in English, and has two kids, ages 12 and 13. His debate program has consistently been ranked in the top ten in... 
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