RESOLVED TO ACHIEVE: – Public Forum Debate by Ms. Luxton - Global

RESOLVED TO ACHIEVE: – Public Forum Debate
by Ms. Luxton, Debate Coach, Judge, and Public-school Teacher (22 years)

Targeting 6th to 11th-grade students – native English level
Must have 0 experiences with Public Forum Debate

Dates: 6/28/2021 to 8/18/2021
Days of the week: Monday and Wednesday
Time: 5:00pm PDT / 8:00pm EDT
Live sessions: 16
Minutes per Live Session: 60
Minimum Student number to start the class: 4


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Payment: USD$640

After you pay, you will be automatically joining our class forum with Ms. Luxton and your classmate.**

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This class is for any student who desires to learn the skill of debating in the style of Public Forum.

The course will meet for 60 minutes each week for 16 weeks.

Teacher Profile

Ms. Luxton taught Vocal/General Music, Choir, Music Theory, Public Speaking and Debate for 22 years at Pipkin Middle School in Springfield, Missouri until her recent retirement. Ms. Luxton has traveled to almost 30 countries not only as a tourist, but also as an educator, an administrator and a performer. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Vocal Music Education from William Jewell College, and her Masters Degree in Humanities Education from Drury University Ms. Luxton received her Specialist Degree in Online Education from University of Missouri-Columbia.

Ms. Luxton’s mentor in the field of debate is in the National Speech Hall of Fame and has had some of the top debaters in the country on his teams. Ms. Luxton’s students have gone on to join this outstanding debate team. She has also judged debaters up through the Regional Finals level, the winners of which move on to Nationals.

About the Class:

This course is designed to

  • teach students to make an intelligent and valid argument using pathos, logos, and ethos;
  • teach students proper research techniques;
  • help students understand the concept of bias;
  • help students develop good writing skills;
  • give students confidence in public speaking.

Each of these skills will help the student be more successful in every area of life.

Students will write constructive speeches, rebuttals, etc. as part of their ongoing homework in preparation for a practice debate.

Students will record audio and/or video evidence of their learning.

Learning the advanced strategies of Debate serves the student on multiple levels, from a rigorous academic curriculum to the experience of the thrill of competition. Equally important is the long-term impact of team camaraderie.

Students will continue to improve the writing of constructive speeches, rebuttals, etc. as part of their ongoing homework in preparation for a practice debate. In addition, they will learn new strategies that will make their debate more effective.

Students will record audio and/or video evidence of their learning.

Syllabus for the Program:

  • Session 1 The Resolution, Research, Collecting Evidence
  • Session 2 Argumentation, Case Writing
  • Session 3 Constructive Speeches
  • Session 4 Flowing the Round, Cross-Fire
  • Session 5 Refutation and Rebuttal, Final Focus
  • Session 6 Delivery, Grand Cross-Fire
  • Session 7 Debate Times and Order, Tournament Etiquette
  • Session 8 Practice Round
  • Session 9 Review of Introductory Course Curriculum
  • Session 10 Topic Analysis, Definitions and Research
  • Session 11 Review of Arguments, Strategies, and Framework
  • Session 12 Case-Writing
  • Session 13 Rebuttal Strategies
  • Session 14 Calculating Impact
  • Session 15 Final Summary and Final Focus “The Second Half of Debate”
  • Session 16 Crossfire and Additional Strategies

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Phone: 858 449 9689
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FAQ: How will Ms. Luxton handle the different ages of her students?

Here is Ms. Luxton’s answer regarding students’ age:

“As long as every student is starting from the same place, it works out pretty well. Again, parents should remember this is a learning experience - not a full-on competition experience. In a real-life debate competition, the age ranges are split up so that younger children do not compete against seniors in high school. For a learning experience, it really is not a problem for competing and it can actually be a better learning experience for both of them.”