Ongoing Speech and Debate Club - Advanced
This ongoing speech and debate club will teach kids how to write speeches, form arguments, broaden research skills, and think critically while interacting with their peers in a meaningful way.
Broome County Debate Alliance
1753 total reviews for this teacher
64 reviews for this class
Completed by 535 learners
Once per week
learners per class
How does an “Ongoing” course work?
Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills
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Students should have take at least our introductory course, or be familiar with speech and debate more broadly, before enrolling in this ongoing club. This course will teach kids to broaden their speech and debate skills by building upon the fundamentals of public speaking and debate. Kids will learn how to take notes effectively, respond to what their peers are saying, as well as how to create and deliver speeches. Each day students will be taught a short lesson followed by a series of...
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.
1 hour 5 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
We will only pick age appropriate topics for kids to debate. If there are any topics you might not want you child to participate in please let us know.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Broome County Debate Alliance
Founded by Joe Schatz, Director of Debate at Binghamton University
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
1753 total reviews
1085 completed classes
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...