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 to master 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 5 to 7 students
32 online Sessions (TRAINING + PRACTICE)
2 semesters of 16 classes each
Basics of public speaking and debating
Participate in debate competitions
Effective public speaking and practice speaking in different scenarios
Basics of debating and getting familiar with it: what is debating, key points in a debate
ARGUMENT CONSTRUCTION & DECONSTRUCTION
How to create an argument and how to refute an argument
What are rebuttal speeches, preparing and presenting effective rebuttals
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 20, 2021 - June, 2022
Weekly Class on Monday
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.