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Spin the Wheel 1: Impromptu Speaking Summer Camp (Week 1 - Intro)

Four fun days of learning about and practicing public speaking skills with impromptu speech topics from a random wheel spin!
Ms. Coning (she/her)
2 total reviews for this teacher
New class
90 minutes
per class
4x per week
over 1 week
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

How Outschool Works

Available Times

Pacific Time
This teacher may live in a different time zone.

Tue Jul 5

Jul 5 - Jul 8 (1 week)
Tu, We, Th, Fr
9:30pm - 11pm

Mon Jul 18

Jul 18 - Jul 21 (1 week)
Mo, Tu, We, Th
11am - 12:30pm
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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
The students will learn:
+How to set-up their environment for online presentations
+Appropriate audience etiquette for online presentations
+Socialization skills & guidance for respectful interactions
+How to take turns & use the chat appropriately for this type of class
+How to volunteer &/or accept random selections for speaker order
+Tips to calm themselves before & during a presentation
+The steps for planning with an Introduction, Body, & Conclusion structure for their presentation
+Preparing their thoughts & to speak in short or limited time frame
+To incorporate creative & descriptive language with the purpose to entertain & inform
+How to present with confidence verbally
+How to present nonverbally with online friendly gestures
+How to accept time limits & redirection
+How to reflect & complete self-evaluations
+Steps to be an active listener
+How to give positive peer-to-peer feedback using "I" statements
+How to use word stems to phrase positive observations &/or things they might try during feedback
+To receive feedback gracefully & for growth
+How to take "quick word" notes from the feedback they want to remember
+How to set improvement goals based on feedback
Certified Speech Communications Educator with 20+ years of experience teaching impromptu speaking and selecting age-appropriate topics.
+Can prepare ahead using the Planning Worksheet & the next day's Spin the Wheel (by request for link)
+Many learners find pre-planning & practicing helps them feel more comfortable & less anxious
+WORKSHEETS: A Introduction, Body, Conclusion Planning Worksheet, Peer Feedback, & Notes will be shared before class starts.
+PRINT or COPY DOC: These can be printed (one set per day) or copied in Google Docs for the student to type their work on.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
We will learn how to give positive feedback and provide it peer-to-peer after each presentation.  The educator will also provide an informal feedback via chat/out-loud with the learners during the live class.  If needed, more detailed feedback will be provided via private message by the end of each day.

Each learner will complete a Self-Evaluation via Google Form, set improvement goals, and end with a SMART goal.  We will learn how to give 2+1 feedback and provide it peer-to-peer after each presentation via Jamboard.  The educator will also provide 2+1 feedback with the learners during the live class.  If needed, more detailed feedback will be provided via private message by the end of each day.
6 hours per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
More info about wheelofnames (third-party tool - no account required to view):
Teacher will create age-appropriate speaking topics on a spin wheel for learners at  The link to each day's topics will be shared during class and they will be allowed to "Spin the Wheel" individually on their own.  Sample topic wheel link here:  This tool will also be used as an educator only share-screen option for random speaker number selector, if needed, when learners do not volunteer to present.  Sample random speaker number selector here:


Ms. Coning (she/her)
Lives in the United States
Certified Master Teacher | Google Certified Educator | Academic & Life Skills Coach | SEL | Organization | Mentoring All Learners to Reach Their Fullest Potential | DIYcommunications
2 total reviews
7 completed classes

About Me

Connection, personalization, & respect are top priorities in my teaching style.  I truly look forward to meeting each individual learner and the opportunity to develop an ongoing relationship that puts them first - working together to develop a... 
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