Introduction to Public Speaking with Highest Speak

grades 2-5

The “Speak Climbers” (or grades 2-5) introduction to public speaking is an incredibly fun, highly interactive, virtual public speaking class for our future Highest Speakers! In this unprecedented era, children need learning, interaction with instructors, fun, and socialization with other children their age! This limited-size class will ensure that students receive plenty of individual attention and feedback.

During this five-session class, we will engage in activities in persuasive speaking, informative speaking, entertainment speech, general speech, and storytelling. Please note that assignments may be given and should be completed. Participants will gain the most out of the class if they practice their learned skills outside of sessions. 

 

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What You Will Do

  • Review the fundamentals of effective public speaking, as well as different types of public speaking

  • Discuss various public speaking topics, as well as other mindfulness-based topics or current events

  • Play public speaking games and work on public speaking quick assignments during the class

  • Sharpen impromptu speaking and quick speech structuring skills

  • Present at least once to the entire group in every class 

  • Receive instructor feedback and/or peer feedback

  • Practice how to “virtually present” in these digital times

How to Participate

  • Download the Zoom app for free on your laptop or mobile device.
  • Before each session, you’ll receive an email with a link to join.
  • Gather any necessary supplies for class and be prepared to learn!

This class is currently full.

More dates and times added regularly. Check back soon.

About Small Group Classes

Personalized Instruction
Small classes allow the instructor to give individualized attention to each student.

Customized Curriculum and Learning
Class content and pacing is tailored to the interests and needs of the students.

Collaborative Experiences
Student-to-student collaboration foster deeper learning and engagement.

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