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A balance of live online lectures and challenging practice drills and debates allow students to grow school and life skills development including:

  • Communication

  • Collaboration

  • Critical Thinking

  • Creativity

  • Note-Taking

  • Research

  • Reading, Writing & Vocabulary

  • Topic & Current Events Knowledge

Expert training and practice debates build proficiency in critical speech and debate skills. Practice debate drills help gauge student learning more effectively as students prepare and enter competitions locally, regionally, and nationally. Ongoing Regional Workshops and Tournaments will further help consolidate and apply skills towards important global issues. Potential topics covered in different courses and years may include those on the adjacent table:

  • Extemporaneous speaking

  • Topic selection

  • Research

  • Flowing

  • Speaking skills and roles

  • Cross-examination

  • Tournament preparation

  • Time management and organization

  • Building an affirmative/negative case

  • Disads

  • Impact debates

  • Speech and debate events & rules

  • Practice mini-debates

  • Rebuttals

Middle School Tournament Showcase

High School Tournament Showcase

 

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