ONLINE SEMESTER CAMP
8 SESSIONS - SATURDAYS 12:00pm - 1:30pm EST
next camp begins SEPTEMBER 24
Debate Camp offers an opportunity to stay connected in these times. Our multi-level program now ONLINE welcomes all abilities in grades 4 through 10.
Develop skills, have fun, and make new friends - all from where you are!
We look forward to welcoming you!
DEBATE EDUCATION: For today's youth, skills in parliamentary debate help to develop critical thinking, advocacy, listening to alternate points of view and speaking well. Each 6 session package develops:
parliamentary debate technique
skills in case construction
skills in refutation and argument re-building
skills in organization of thought
persuasive, confident speaking
INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS: Online debate workshops are designed in a fun, interactive and student-centred way. Participants develop debate skills via opportunities to work together, share thinking and constructively debate in each session.
TEAMWORK: Online participants co-develop cases, debate as a team and receive feedback together; often as a side - pointing out strengths of argumentation and delivery. Each online session consists of a workshop, case construction time and a practice debate round.
SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT: Our online program is a supportive place, with lots of encouragement available for those who are trying new things. Participants are coached to honour what is being said by their opponents and welcome the efforts of others, even in competition.
ABILITY LEVELS: All online debate partnerships and speakers opposite are grouped at an experience level that ensures the right level of challenge:
OPEN • brand new to debate
• typical grades 4 to 6
• possible reluctant speaker
PLUS • familiar with debate
• typical grades 6 to 9
• less reluctant speaker
LEVEL-UP • experienced with debate
• typical grades 8 to 10
• accomplished speaker
Online level groups are similar to all Debate Camps and open to adjustment post registration to ensure program comfort and fit.
Additional description of Debate Camp level groups as well as
sample debate topics for each level available here:
TIME ZONE OPTIONS
Signature resources and our expert Program Staff; direct to you
CONNECT LIVE WITH YOUNG THINKERS FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE
SAMPLE 90 MINUTE WORKSHOP
• 10 min - introductory game or activity
• 15 min - case construction overview
• 15 min - case construction w/ partner
• 45 min - Parliamentary Debate [all 4 speak]
• 5 min - wrap-up activity and goal-setting
• 1 X 90 min workshops / week
• 3 level options
ONLINE FALL SEMESTER SEPT 24 - NOV 12
ONLINE WINTER SEMESTER JAN 7 - FEB 25
ONLINE SPRING SEMESTER APRIL 15 - MAY 27
• multi-session discount available
• fee structure - all taxes included:
CAD $393.37 / 8 week session
USD $312.00 / 8 week session
• 1 : 6 teaching ratio - limited enrolment
• 24 participants per time zone / per level