This class is designed to teach elementary and middle school students that are interested in Debate, argumentation skills that will enable them to develop confidence, self-esteem, critical thinking skills, creativity, and leadership. Participants will have a chance to improve their communication skills in a safe and secure environment. The classes aim to equip children to structure arguments, prepare debate cases, research evidence, write rebuttal briefs, deliver speeches, and refute arguments. It will also prepare them to join high school speech and debate teams in the future.
What you will learn?
- Effective vocal techniques
- Effective Body Language
- Peer to Peer Evaluation
- Confidence in expressing individual thoughts and opinions, as well as researched facts
- Proper Speech organization
- Accuracy and frequency in citing sources
- Formulate, organize, and articulate thoughts and knowledge quickly
- Understanding debate format
*Students must do all required homework in order to master the concepts as they are very challenging.
Schedule : once a week, 1 hour each, 12 Lessons.
Ms. Bell has nearly 20 years of teaching and leadership experience in education. She received her bachelor’s Degree in Speech Education in 1998 (Northwestern State University) and Master of Education in 2007 (Texas A&M-Commerce). Naomi has coached several district, regional, state, and national speech and debate team competitors. Her most recent accomplishment was receiving the first Diamond Award which was given by the National Speech and Debate Association to coaches for building successful speech teams (June 2018 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.)