Darien Summer School & Enrichment

Teen Teachers- Fundamentals of Debate- In person

For students entering grades 7-10


This course will teach the fundamentals of competitive debate. It is a basic overview of concepts like constructives, cross examination, rebuttals, etc. We will also talk briefly about rhetorical skills and strategies that are essential for succeeding in debate and public speaking in general. The course is for any who want to participate in debate competitions and clubs, and/or just want to learn a new way of thinking and improve their public speaking skills.

This course is part of our Teen Teachers program in which Darien's high school and college students teach courses about topics they are passionate about. In addition to the Teen Teacher who will lead the activities, a Darien Public Schools staff member will supervise the class.

Teen Teachers- Fundamentals of Debate- In person (TT 110B)
Sessions:  5
Dates:  7/19/2021 to 7/23/2021
Meeting Times: 
  • Monday 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Tuesday 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Wednesday 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Thursday 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Friday 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location:  Darien High School B105
Instructor: Michael Dolcetti
Grades:  7, 8, 9, 10
Fees:  $115.00 (Class Fee)
Note: Class has been CANCELED

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