This program will be online.
This week-long program will consist of two groups. The first group (Intro to MS students) will learn the basics of public speaking, argumentation, and how to rebut arguments. The second group (Public Forum Debate) is intended for students with some prior debate experience. These students will improve their skills in Public Forum Debate learning skills such as case formation, argumentation organization, and advanced rebuttal skills.
Both groups of debaters will be able to debate with each other throughout the week. This is a great camp for brand new and experienced middle school students.
Daily format will look similar to this:
9:00-9:45 “Online” Morning meeting, usually an icebreaker or game, first lesson of the day
9:45-10:30 Preparation for the afternoon debate.
10:30-12:00 Students or pairs will be assigned a time slot between to perform their debate to the teachers and be given direct and individualized feedback. The entire class does not have to be online during this time, only during their scheduled performance time. Other students will have an alternate activity that improves their debate skills.