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Average rating:4.7Number of reviews:(2,040)
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.

Class Experience

US Grade 1 - 3
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.

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Average rating:4.7Number of reviews:(2,040)
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... 
Group Class


for 10 classes
5x per week, 2 weeks
50 min

Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(16)
Completed by 114 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 6-9
3-6 learners per class

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