Introduction to Debate Workshop
Middle School Debate Workshops in Maryland
Introduction to Debate WorkshopJanuary 24 - March 28
5:30 to 6:45 p.m.
Introduction to Public Speaking WorkshopJanuary 24 - March 28
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
|After School Workshop||$300|
6th to 8th
Our middle school debate programs are a powerful tool for children. As they grow and prepare for future academics and future careers, the skills gained at debate camps will help them again and again. Communication, problem solving, critical thinking, and self-esteem are abilities that children should learn early so they later become ingrained. These are the skills we teach. These are the skills that will help kids succeed.
How We Teach
We let kids learn hands-on. We teach theory, but we emphasize application. As students learn the basics of middle school debate, the techniques of speech, and the strategies of winning, they always have the chance to try the theories they have learned.
To master the techniques taught in class, kids need to apply the techniques through exercises and real application. Such exercises are the best way to grasp the concepts of debate. Seeing how the theories work in application helps the students understand why the theories work.
What We Teach
Students at our academic camps learn to:
- Deliver Speeches
- Refute Opponents
- Write Notes During Debates
- Structure Arguments
- Support Arguments with Evidence
- Research Evidence
- Write Persuasively
- Draft Rebuttal Briefs
We Make Debaters Better
Our teachers provide clear instruction, elucidating the essential ideas and techniques of debate. They guide students into writing, researching, and presenting effective cases, based upon logic and evidence. They analyze each child’s arguments and provide feedback—feedback formed from years of real experience. Parents, your child will learn how to become a debater.
An early introduction to forensics can set children on the path of successful academic and career communication. Whether or not they are competitively debating or presenting, every school they attend and job they hold will require effective communication abilities. Our staff realize this critical stage in a child’s life is the key time for building these skills.