Say good bye to fear of Public Speaking
Students of all ages often struggle with public speaking. The fear and anxiety associated with speaking or presenting in front of others can make it difficult for students to accurately represent their knowledge and skills. It is increasingly important that individuals in all fields, especially entrepreneurship and business, are strong, confident speakers.
Our program helps students in grades 3-8 overcome their fear of public speaking and gain the confidence they need to become strong speakers inside the classroom and beyond. Check out our full curriculum and see how we are preparing our students to confidently take on the challenges of public speaking.
Our public speaking program covers a wide variety of public speaking platforms and experiences. The curriculum is designed to expose our students to both formal and informal speech including classroom presentations, slam poetry, product design pitching, and much more. Using impromptu and prepared speech methods, our students gain confidence in their ability to write, improvise and deliver speeches.
Design and Leadership
In addition to comprehensive speaking experience, our students will develop skills in writing, product design, and leadership. Our curriculum aims to provide students with ample opportunity to practice speaking with weekly speech topics. These topics build leadership and entrepreneurship by challenging students to think critically, design unique products, and inform listeners through appropriate expression of data and ideas.
Feedback and Engagement
Our instructor and peer assessment format allows students to both offer and receive peer-peer feedback. By offering small class sizes, our students can fully engage with the material and their peers. Students will have the opportunity to build relationships with their classmates through weekly in-class activities, peer critiques, and group work. Our students will become well versed in both offering constructive feedback and using critiques to improve personal performance.
Think about the last time you were asked to speak in front of an audience, or in the boardroom, or engage with strangers at a mixer. Whatever the situation, public speaking can cause a lot of stress. Nearly 77% of the US population experience some anxiety with public speaking. Students today are tasked with public address across a variety of situations, be it online or in-person and with that comes that same stress and anxiety we feel as adults.
We aim to help our students feel prepared with the skills they need to approach public speaking with confidence. Our curriculum is designed to give students as many opportunities as possible to shake off their nerves and find their voice across a variety of speech platforms.
At this level, students will begin to practice basic speaking skills. Topics will focus on personal interests and experiences to encourage students to engage fully with the material. We want our students in the 3-4 class to build confidence and have fun with the subject matter.
In this class, we want our students to gain confidence expressing their ideas and designs. We aim to teach students at the 5-6 level to use data appropriately and how to employ various speaking techniques. We encourage students to confidently express unique proposals, product designs and though-provoking arguments.
At this level, students will learn appropriate speech formatting and technique. Our students will be challenged to express themselves through entrepreneurial ventures. Students will tackle a variety of prepared and impromptu topics that will allow them to develop skill in both formal and informal settings.
Teachers and students both play an active role in the learning process. The teacher facilitates comprehension of the material while constantly and actively measuring student learning. Students are engaged and involved during the entire class session where the teacher gauges their understanding through questions and discussions, and then the student demonstrates their mastery through independent practice.
Our program is designed to meet individual student needs by maintaining small classes, no more than 10 to a class. While the bulk of each session focuses on a specific concept or skill, time is allotted to address individual skill gaps and lessons are provided as necessary. This is to ensure no skill goes unaddressed as your student advances to the next grade level.
Technology plays a massive role in our program, as we are 100% online. Through integrating traditional teaching methods by using devices, applications, and the internet, students are able to connect with committed teachers and peers from around the country to engage in material and learn.
Classes Offered For Grades 3-8
Live, Online Classes
75-Minute Class Per Week
Up to 10 Students Per Class
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