2nd edition of Public Speaking & Debate Contest for young leaders
LEARN - COMPETE - WIN
The CKSTEM Summer Contests is an initiative by Competitive Kids STEM Projects (CKSTEM) to provide students (from elementary to high school) with the opportunities to compete in three distinct disciplines of Math, Computing as well as Public Speaking & Debate.
The experience of competing boosts confidence, curiosity, logic, leadership as well as teamwork, overall increasing your chance to succeed in life. CKSTEM will provide all participants with engaging material to learn while they compete as well as amazing awards and specially designed certificates.
The CKSTEM Math Summer Contest- 2022, popularly known as CMSC-2022 is an initiative by Competitive Kids STEM to provide students across the globe with an opportunity to showcase their talent and develop their skills. The contest is designed in a manner that will challenge and promote problem-solving, critical thinking, reasoning, abstract or spatial thinking as well as communication for the students. Participants will be required to write 2 rounds of tests during summer 2022 - Preliminary & Final rounds.
Learning mathematics through problem-solving activities is the most efficient way for students to develop mathematical skills that will prepare them for the challenges of the future. At CKSTEM, our primary goal is to help the students learn techniques that may help them succeed in math competitions and beyond.
CMSC-2022 is designed for students with a wide range of abilities and will keep them engaged and focused during the summer months when school is out. They are also particularly valuable for high-achieving students who need to be really stretched as we provide access to mathematical support beyond the school.
We have put together a large set of brain fertilizers and drills for students to practice and win, similar to sports encouraging physical fitness, our brain fertilizers and practice drills encourage mental and emotional fitness.
The CKSTEM Computing Summer Contest- 2022, popularly known as CCSC-2022 is an initiative by Competitive Kids STEM to provide students with an opportunity to showcase their programming skills especially in python as well as apply creativity, critical thinking, and their unique perspective on logical problem-solving. The contest is designed in a manner that will challenge and promote software design, creativity for the students in a fun way. All participants will be required to write one round of tests during summer 2022 and qualified participants will be invited to write the Final Round.
Coding or programming gives a different perspective on problem-solving and helps develop important skills like creativity, problem-solving, logic, designing, perseverance, and communication. The contest questions will be presented at three different levels according to students' school grades. (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12) This will allow them to compete at similar challenge levels.
Programming contests make you more disciplined, swift, and focused. During the competition, a student must solve problems in a stressful situation and within a time limit to win. It also provides a competitive advantage when applying to colleges, internships, and jobs. While programming is logic-based, it’s also an extremely creative activity. Programming promotes logical thinking and teaches children how to tackle complex problems by breaking them down into smaller parts that are easier to manage and solve. By learning to code students learn to maximize their creativity and learn how to come up with their own ideas and create something new like apps, video games, websites making it fun and interesting.
The CKSTEM Debate Summer Contest- 2022, popularly known as CDSC-2022 is an initiative by Competitive Kids STEM to provide students with an opportunity to showcase their oral presentation, communication and debating skills.
CDSC is designed for students in Grades 5-10 globally. In this contest, we will be focusing on both - public speaking as well as debate. This competition is for students who are new to debating and are either newcomers or have less than one year of formal debating experience.
Public Speaking and Debate is the best way to become proficient in the 4 “Cs” of 21st-century skills—critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity, and a 5th, civic awareness. It benefits students in many ways, they acquire better poise, speech delivery, and public speaking skills. It increases student retention of information learned, improves listening as well as note-taking skills in addition to building self-confidence, critical thinking and creativity.
Participating in this contest provides them with the perfect opportunity to not only remain engaged throughout the summer but also develop their communication and leadership skills which allow them to be better prepared for the school year ahead.
Cerasela Tesleanu is a math professor at Collège Stanislas Montreal, Canada specializing in various Math and Algorithmics courses. As an Advisory Board Member, Cerasela contributions include designing CMSC contests, preparing training programs and resources. She will also provide specialized training to the finalists. Participants, who wish to be trained by one of the best teachers, should aim to get into the top 10% of CMSC.
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