CK STEM believes in providing a well-balanced, holistic, and fun learning environment where students not only develop their intellect, problem-solving, math or programming skills but also gain confidence and empower themselves. Public Speaking and Debate is an intrinsic part of our life and successful society, hence, it is essential that students from an early age are given the opportunities and coaching to develop these skills.
The Public Speaking & Debate Program at CK STEM aims at offering a structured and safe learning environment over the course of the school year where students have all the abilities to develop their oracy, leadership, collaboration, communication and critical thinking skills. Through this program, students will learn mastering the art of presenting and communicating in a convincing, credible and persuasive manner. It also helps students become more informed about political and global affairs, socio-economic and environmental issues as well as provide a venue for students to train for debate competitions.
WHAT THE STUDENTS WILL BE LEARNING AND PRACTICING
WhO SHOULD JOIN
Grade 8-10 students
It is highly recommended that the students have either completed the CKSTEM foundation level or a minimum of one year of public speaking experience
32 online Sessions
Advanced public speaking and debating
More intense and advanced where students will continue to build onto their skills
Participate in debate competitions
Semester 1A - Effective Public Speaking
This will build onto the previously learned elements of a speech and include, in addition:
Body language, elements of speech, impromptu & persuasive speeches
Organization of speech: Summarizing and expanding on a speech
Verbatim Vs Readout speech (memorizing, reading through information or being comfortable to expand based on their notes)
Different forms of presentation: presentation, video, podcasts, etc.
Canadian parliamentary debate
Constructing and deconstructing effective arguments
SEMESTER 1B - Leadership Skills Development
Composition of a leader
Developing a mission
Goal setting & Planning
Building & Motivating a team
SEMESTER 2 - ADVANCED DEBATING
Getting deeper into the structure and composition of debate
Effective use of data and facts
Refutation - counter-arguments and rebuilding arguments
Rebuttal – identifying themes and how to close the debate effectively
PRACTICE & COMPETITION
Students will engage in several activities throughout the sessions that will help them train for internal and external competitions
Students will be regularly assigned work to research and prepare before the next class.
Number of sessions
32 Online Sessions
length of sessions
September 22, 2021 - June, 2022
Weekly Class Every Wednesday
6:30 pm ET
Public Speaking & Debate (PSD) in Action
Understand Key Concepts Through A Series of Videos
The 6 P's of Public Speaking
Public Speaking in Action #1
To build a strong speaking style, just remember the 6 Ps of Public Speaking, words that represent important elements.
Organizing Your Speech
Public Speaking in Action #2
Credible and strong speeches follow a logical pattern. Learn the key parts of a speech and what information goes in each part.
How to effectively research
Public Speaking in Action #3
Strong speeches start with thorough research. Plenty of information is available at the click of the mouse, the challenge is not in accessing information but in discerning what information is credible and relevant.
Types Of Speech
Public Speaking in Action #4
There are many types of speeches and each fulfills a different purpose. Learn what type of speech is best suited for an occasion and the audience.
ONLY 2 SPOTS ARE LEFT
Public Speaking and Debate Club
250.00 - 500.00
This program is for the students who would like to excel in public speaking and debates. We will have formal training for 32 weeks.