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DebateAble: Debate for Kids!

Debate empowers young people to find their voice and listen to the voices of others! DebateAble camps use debate to teach critical thinking, public speaking and collaborative teamwork skills, all with a focus on keeping it fun.

You’ll spend the first week learning debate skills and format through games and other activities. The second week you’ll work with your team to prepare for a final live debate, with a top-secret topic to be revealed during the camp session. You must be able to participate in a virtual debate match on the final day.  

UW Summer Youth Programs is excited to partner with DebateAble, which brings its unique youth-focused curriculum to school districts from Seattle to Dallas and to schools across the country.

Who It's For

This camp is for incoming 4th and 5th graders.

Instructors

Sarah Holt has coached kids in DebateAble clubs throughout Seattle since 2015 and also supports other coaches in her role as program manager. Sarah assists with training coaches and  developing curriculum and also has experience judging at annual tournaments. She's deeply committed to teaching the fundamentals of debate to her students in an encouraging and fun atmosphere.  

Abbie Shew is a Ph.D. student in communication studies at the University of Washington, where she also teaches public speaking and debate. Abbie was a competitive debater throughout high school and college, judged high school debate tournaments, coached high school teams in Iowa and Minnesota and served as an instructor at the Women's Debate Institute. 

More Information

This remote course is taught via Zoom video conferencing. Classes meet in real time and are not recorded. Instructors use a blend of whole group discussion, small group/partner work and individual work time.

To participate, you should have access to a computer with a high-speed internet connection and a headset and webcam.

See the Policies section for details about registration policies and more.

Details

Jul 6–Jul 16, 2021

Sect A-1
Day
Mon–Fri
Time
9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location
Remote
Cost
$610
Refund Deadline
May 25, 2021
Status
Closed

Jul 6–Jul 16, 2021

Sect. A-2
Day
Mon–Fri
Time
1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Location
Remote
Cost
$610
Refund Deadline
Jun 1, 2021
Status
Closed