BCDC Summer Workshops Schedule | Grades 7-11

July 24 -July 28

Policy Debate - How to Create your case for 2017-2018 Policy topic Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its funding and/or regulation of elementary and/or secondary education in the United States

Going through all the aspects that can be used for current topic case construction, students will be able to identify, research and develop their unique plan that they will be able to use during next year for Policy Debate competitions.  

* Max 4 students

* Prior experience in Parliamentart/Policy or Public

   Forum Debate is required

The Art of Cross-examination

Cross examination is notoriously one of the most difficult parts of policy debate. Students will learn to ask the right questions, examine how to pivot around questions, spot logical fallacies, and create on-the-spot answers that thoroughly answer what is being asked. With the combination of impromptu practices and analysis of hard-line questioning tactics, students will learn to always get the answer they want, by asking the question they never knew how to ask.

* Max 4 students

* Prior experience in Parliamentart/Policy or Public

   Forum Debate is required

July 31 - August 4

The Art of Public Speaking

Transform into a confident speaker with our Public Speaking Mastery course. Our course breaks down the Public Speaking process into easy to learn parts. Throughout the course students will learn how to avoid common public speaking mistakes and self-evaluate their own speeches and earned how to engage any audience with a compelling presentation.

* Max 4 students

How to win the debate

Skilled debating is an art form. In order to win arguments and convince others of your views, you must understand the basic components of logic, psychology, and effective communication. During these workshop students will master clash, crystalization and weighing, which creates the most optimal fomula for argumentation. Master the art of skiled debating by learning the strokes first.

* Max 4 students

* Prior experience in Parliamentart/Policy or Public

   Forum Debate is required

August 7 - August 11

Lincoln Douglas Debate

Lincoln Douglas Debate is a format known for its emphasis on morality, giving it the nickname of “value debate.” We will closely examine reasons for decisions, looking deep into law and philosophy. The course provides a slew of opportunities for students to pursue individual interests while fighting for causes ...

* Max 4 students

* Prior experience in Parliamentart/Policy or Public

   Forum Debate is required

  How to research effectively

No matter how eloquent a speech may be, it will ultimately be toothless without key evidence to support the arguments. Debaters need to be well-read and well-researched if they are to improve in the debating arena. Effective and relevant research will provide not only the evidence for cases but also generate new ideas for suporting arguments and rebuttles.

* Max 4 students

BCDC Summer Workshops Schedule | Grades 5-6

August 7 - August 11

Public Forum  Debate

Debate requires skillful execution of many factors. The core spirit of debate can be summed up in the three primary factors: ethos (ethics), pathos (emotions), and logos (rationality). The Public Forum Debate workshop will guide you on how to formulate arguments into a simple format, while adding exactly what is necessary to master persuasion.

* Max 4 students

The Art of Public Speaking

Transform into a confident speaker with our Public Speaking Mastery course. Our course breaks down the Public Speaking process into easy to learn parts. Throughout the course students will learn how to avoid common public speaking mistakes and self-evaluate their own speeches and earned how to engage any audience with a compelling presentation.

* Max 4 students