TED-Style Speaking Class(not affiliated with TED) (Grade 6-10)

Great speakers know how to capture an audience’s attention and keep them engaged. They craft beautiful sentences, use vivid images, and make people want to know more! In this class, you’ll examine some of the most frequently viewed TED talks and learn how to write and deliver your own. You’ll present your final talk to an audience!

Date:9/4~12/18, 2020

Time:19:30-21.:00 pm , every Friday

Grade:6-10th 

Size:12-15 students

Teacher: Mrs. Chesebro(see teacher’sBIO)

Presentation(Grade 2-6)

Presentation skills are critical, both in and outside the classroom, in school and at work. In this course, students will learn and apply impactful presentation skills, such as researching, writing, and organizing speeches, speaking with confidence, knowing when to use humor, and how to use effective visuals. They will learn speaking strategies that will engage an audience. Students will be introduced to a variety of technical tools that will enhance their presentations and use those tools effectively.  They will have opportunities to deliver practice presentations, individually and with a partner or group, and will learn to give and receive appropriate feedback. All students will plan and present a final project on a topic of their choosing.

Date:9/8~12/22, 2020

Time:

  • 2-3rd:16:00-17:00 pm EST, every Tuesday
  • 4-6th:17:15-18:15 pm EST, every Tuesday

Grade:2-6th 

Size:12-15 students

Teacher: Mrs. Chesebro (see teacher’sBIO)

Public Speaking 101(Grade 2-6)

Imagine speaking to a classroom full of other kids and knowing that everyone is understanding you and impressed by how comfortable, confident and relaxed you seem! Public Speaking is an essential skill for kids, every child should develop public speaking ability. Children who are shy or sensitive need to learn how to push through their fears so they can make their voices heard when they have something to say. Children who are confident need to learn how to organize their opinions effectively and how to connect with their audience.

In our Public Speaking course students will learn to:

  • Better manage their nerves when speaking in front of others
  • Speak clearly and with impact
  • Keep an audience’s attention 
  • Improve their listening skills as they think about others’ opinions
  • Voice their opinions and influence others

Date:9/9~12/23, 2020

Time:

  • 2-3rd:16:00-17:00 pm EST, every Wednesday
  • 4-6th:17:15-18:15 pm EST, every Wednesday

Grade:2-6th 

Size:12-15 students

Teacher: Mrs. Chesebro(see teacher’sBIO)

Math Competition – Number Theory

This class will introduce students to number theory. Number theory is the study of integers and the relationships between them. It is a very popular subject in competitive mathematics (AMC 10/12, Mu Alpha Theta, etc.) as it allows many arithmetic problems to be solved much more quickly. We will begin with fundamental concepts like prime numbers, divisors, and factorizations, and then move onto more advanced problems dealing with base numbers, modular arithmetic, and linear congruences. In order to accurately represent a competition environment, every lesson will be heavily focused on challenging problems for the corresponding topics, and at least two such problems will be assigned for homework. Solutions will be provided shortly before the following class so that students have time to solve the problems on their own. A pre-test will be administered to gauge how prepared students are for the class.

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