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Learn to Debate for Elementary Students - Two Week Intensive Summer Camp

In this two week course, students will learn how to become better at public speaking, argument, critical thinking, listening, and organization through hands on experience that emphasizes growth and improvement from day to day.
Broome County Debate Alliance
1793 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 13 learners
50 minutes
per class
5x per week
over 2 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a “Multi-Day” course 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
🔥 This class is in high demand! 1 of 7 classes have sold out.

Mon Jul 4

Jul 4 - Jul 15 (2 weeks)
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr
4:30pm - 5:20pm

Mon Jul 11

Jul 11 - Jul 22 (2 weeks)
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr
3pm - 3:50pm

Mon Jul 11

Jul 11 - Jul 22 (2 weeks)
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr
6pm - 6:50pm
Only 3 spots remaining

Tue Jul 19

Jul 19 - Jul 30 (2 weeks)
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr
12:45am - 1:35am
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.

Mon Jul 25

Jul 25 - Aug 5 (2 weeks)
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr
8:15pm - 9:05pm

Mon Aug 1

Aug 1 - Aug 12 (2 weeks)
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr
3:30pm - 4:20pm
Don't see a time that works for you?


Class Experience

Students will learn how to to become a better public speaker, critical thinker, and improve their skills in listening and notetaking.
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.
There will be some lessons where students will be encouraged to redo their speeches from prior days so we ask them to keep their notes from day to day and reflect back on what they learned between class.
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.
4 hours 10 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
We only use age appropriate topics and teach students to be sensitive to others. If there are any topics you don't want to have covered please message us upon enrolling for the course.
There are no materials necessary for this course.

Offered by

Broome County Debate Alliance
Lives in the United States
Founded by Joe Schatz, Director of Debate at Binghamton University
1793 total reviews
1143 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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