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Public Speaking With a TED Speaker (Ages 10-14)

Julie Connor, EdD
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(330)
In this fun and highly interactive public speaking class, learners (ages 10-14) gain confidence as they practice speaking and conversation skills with a seasoned public speaking teacher, contest judge, and TED & school assembly speaker.

Class experience

US Grade 5 - 8
Beginner - Intermediate Level
Follows Teacher-Created Curriculum
Aligned with Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
* Students will gain conversation and public speaking confidence.
* Students will organize their ideas for a speech using an outline.
* Students will master public speaking skills for delivery a quality speech (volume, tempo, eye contact, vocal variety, gestures, etc.). 
* Students will practice delivery of different types of speeches (demonstration, persuasion, impromptu, storytelling, etc.).
* Students will provide one another with positive speech feedback. 
My name is Dr. Julie Connor and I am a confidence builder.  I help youth and adults discover their unique talents and speak in front of others with confidence. I am a TED and school assembly speaker, and award-winning author.  I prepare youth and adults to compete in local and national speech competitions as a coach and speech contest judge.  My education and experience includes:

* Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.) - Educational Leadership
* Education Specialist (Ed.S.) - Education Administration / Elementary & Secondary Ed.
* Master of Science in Education (M.S.) - Curriculum & Instruction
* Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.) - Elementary Education (K-8)

Teacher Certification:  
* Elementary Education (K-Gr. 8)
* Secondary English & Language Arts (Gr. 7-12)
* Secondary Speech & Theater (Gr. 7-12)
* Secondary Science Education (Gr. 7-12)

TESOL Certification (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

TEDxYouth@Louisburg Speaker
30+ years for traditional and online teaching experience in and outside of the U.S.
30+ years of experience as a speech coach 
30+ years of experience as a speech & debate contest judge

Author of an award-winning personal goal-setting book, Dreams to Action Trailblazer's Guide

Visit www.DrJulieConnor.com for more information.
Homework Offered
Learners will (1) practice public speaking skills and (2) review how to prepare an outline for each speech during class time. The teacher will provide an outline for speech preparation as well as sample outlines for every speech. The speech outline will be completed by learners as homework to prepare for their speech presentations. The teacher will provide written feedback and consultation with students who want to prepare and rehearse specific speeches upon request. Outlines can also be used to provide grades for children and teens enrolled in homeschool programs or for students who want to take this course for class credit. Please contact me regarding homework grades for public speaking credit.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
In-Class Assessments include discussion, thumbs up / thumbs down, brainstorming, read aloud sharing, step-by-step check-ins of the outline progress throughout the class, guided practice to check for understanding, independent writing practice; self-assessment, positive feedback to and from students in the class
Grades Offered
No grades are offered for students who are enrolled in this class to increase their public speaking confidence, prepare a speech for a specific event, or for personal enjoyment. Grades can be provided for parents with children and teens enrolled in homeschool programs or for students who want to take this course for class credit. I have BS, MS, EdS, and doctoral degrees in elementary and secondary education with additional teaching certifications in English/language arts, communication arts, speech & theater, and science education. Please contact me regarding grades for public speaking credit.
 2 files available upon enrollment
* Pencil or pen * Public speaking outlines will be provided to students
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
* "My Speech Outline" (provided to students before class)
* Additional resources related to the week's topic will be provided to each student prior to class.
* Speech topic PowerPoint presentations
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(330)
My name is Dr. Julie Connor and I am a confidence builder.  I help children and teens discover the power of their own voice and courage to share it with others.

Students practice conversation and public speaking skills with an encouraging,... 
Group Class


1x per week
45 min

Completed by 664 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 10-14
2-12 learners per class

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