The art of learning formal debate can help children of all ages learn numerous things about the world and ultimately about themselves. Debate is more that merely arguing! It can open so many doors encouraging positive outer expression and critical thinking. In this course, Master Learning Specialist NaConda will go through the basics of formal debating for elementary though high school aged scholars. As she walks her scholars through this course, they will also be able formulate their own debate resolution and participate in peer-arguments!

 

Scholars ages seven (7) through eighteen (18) will work through 16 lessons with Master Learning Specialist NaConda, introducing them to the basic foundational tools & terminology used in formal debating. This class is divided into three age groups:

ELEMENTARY (ages 7-10);

MIDDLE SCHOOL (ages 11-13); and

HIGH SCHOOL (ages 14-18).

Scholars will meet two times a week for 45 minute courses & practice Knowledge & Skills Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text. (TEKS 110.31b)

This $149 complete course will meet twice a week for a total of 16 45-minute lessons (over eight weeks). This course does require a small amount of outside class time that will be used to conduct research and review notes taken during class. All class meetings will be recorded live and available to replay for 30 days after the course ends. Registration information is listed below.

Course Dates & Times

Elementary (ages 7-10)

  • TUES., SEPT. 22, THURS., SEPT. 24

                 SEPT. 29,              OCT. 1​

                 OCT. 6,                OCT. 8

                 OCT. 13                OCT. 15

                 OCT. 20               OCT. 22

                 OCT. 27               OCT. 29

                 NOV. 3                 NOV. 5

                 NOV. 10                NOV. 12

11-11:45pm CST

Middle School

(ages 11-13)

  • TUES., SEPT. 22, THURS., SEPT. 24

                 SEPT. 29,              OCT. 1​

                 OCT. 6,                OCT. 8

                 OCT. 13                OCT. 15

                 OCT. 20               OCT. 22

                 OCT. 27               OCT. 29

                 NOV. 3                 NOV. 5

                 NOV. 10                NOV. 12

1-1:45 pm CST

High School (ages 14-18)

  • TUES., SEPT. 22, THURS., SEPT. 24

                 SEPT. 29,              OCT. 1​

                 OCT. 6,                OCT. 8

                 OCT. 13                OCT. 15

                 OCT. 20               OCT. 22

                 OCT. 27               OCT. 29

                 NOV. 3                 NOV. 5

                 NOV. 10                NOV. 12

3-3:45pm CST