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Middle School Camp + Schedule

Virtual Middle School Policy Debate Camp

Monday June 21, 2021 – Friday June 25, 2021

Is your student curious about how laws are made? Are they passionate about current affairs? Come to middle school policy debate camp and they can build their advocacy and leadership skills, while learning about the upcoming debate topic for the 2020-2021 school year. Middle school students entering 6th – 8th grade learn how to research and develop effective arguments, and have lots of practice debates and skill sessions. Students will build skills, work as a team, and make new friends!

Instructors will include Jake Swede, Program Director at the Minnesota Urban Debate League, and Jenna Randerson, Program Coordinator. Jake has experience competing in debate at the college level, coaching at the high school level, and instructing at debate camp for the past 5 years. Jenna is an experienced community educator. Both are Master of Arts in Education students at Augsburg University. Stay tuned as we announce more experienced and engaging staff members! 

Scholarships, discounts, and payment plans are available. Early Bird until 4/1.

Important links

In addition to our MDAW Scholarship Application, we also have a partnership with the Minnesota Afterschool Advance program, which helps eligible families make use of a state-wide K-12 education tax credit for summer camp. Families can check eligibility here: www.mnafterschool.org/apply

For those needing scholarship help – please complete check out and registration on our new platform as you normally would using the‘For Financial Aid Applicants Only’ pricing option. After you register/check out, you’ll see the scholarship application in the confirmation email as an attached form. Please let us know if you have any questions.


Virtual Middle School Congressional Debate Camp

Monday June 28, 2021 – Friday July 2, 2021

All students in 5-8th grade are invited to participate in our middle school Student Congress camp! No experience required. Your student will learn to successfully debate with civility in an academic setting and gain the soft skills necessary to build consensus among people with diverse opinions after attending middle school congressional debate camp.

Students will gain research, writing, and presentation skills that build from what they learned in Middle School Speech Camp (attending speech camp is helpful, but not a prerequisite). Each day students will learn strategies and best practices to help them grow as empathic listeners who can adapt messages to meet the needs of diverse audiences. Students will also learn how to respond to and successfully refute opposing arguments. After attending MDAW’s middle school congressional debate camp, students will be prepared to excel in academic courses in which they need to research, write, present, and defend positions.

Middle School Congress Camp will be instructed by Ross Eichele, Head Speech Coach at Eagan High School. He has coached state champions; as well as finalists at NSDA nationals, Harvard, Glenbrooks, Berkely, MinneApple, and the Blake tournament. He is accredited by the National Speech and Debate Association as an Advanced Professional Speech and Debate Educator and Coach, and is also a Nationally Board Certified Teacher.

Scholarships, discounts, and payment plans are available. Early Bird until 4/1.

Important links

In addition to our MDAW Scholarship Application, we also have a partnership with the Minnesota Afterschool Advance program, which helps eligible families make use of a state-wide K-12 education tax credit for summer camp. Families can check eligibility here: www.mnafterschool.org/apply

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For those needing scholarship help – please complete check out and registration on our new platform as you normally would using the‘For Financial Aid Applicants Only’  pricing option. After you register/check out, you’ll see the scholarship application in the confirmation email as an attached form. Please let us know if you have any questions.


Virtual Middle School Speech Camp

Monday July 5, 2021 – Friday July 9, 2021

Students in 5-8th grade with or without speech experience are invited to participate in Middle School Speech Camp! Your student will become an effective and confident public speaker after attending. Each day, students will learn leadership strategies while mastering specific skills to help them craft and deliver persuasive, informative, and entertaining speeches to audiences of all ages. Students who attend will excel in all academic courses and activities in which they have to present to diverse groups of people.

Middle School Congress Camp will be instructed by Ross Eichele, Head Speech Coach at Eagan High School. He has coached state champions; as well as finalists at NSDA nationals, Harvard, Glenbrooks, Berkely, MinneApple, and the Blake tournament. He is accredited by the National Speech and Debate Association as an Advanced Professional Speech and Debate Educator and Coach, and is also a Nationally Board Certified Teacher. Middle School Speech Camp will also be instructed by Rebecca Froehlich, an assistant coach at the University of Minnesota, staff member of the MNUDL, and Master of Arts in Education student.

Scholarships, discounts, and payment plans are available. Early Bird until 4/1.

Important links

In addition to our MDAW Scholarship Application, we also have a partnership with the Minnesota Afterschool Advance program, which helps eligible families make use of a state-wide K-12 education tax credit for summer camp. Families can check eligibility here: www.mnafterschool.org/apply

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For those needing scholarship help – please complete check out and registration on our new platform as you normally would using the‘For Financial Aid Applicants Only’ pricing option. After you register/check out, you’ll see the scholarship application in the confirmation email as an attached form. Please let us know if you have any questions.


 

SAMPLE SCHEDULE:

MS Policy Debate Schedule 

Groups A & B Groups C & D
9:00-9:15 Full Group Meeting
9:15-10:15 Small Group Synchronous meeting Independent Asynchronous work
10:30-11:30 Independent Asynchronous work Small Group Synchronous meeting
11:30-12:00 Office hours Office hours
12:00-1:00 Lunch Lunch
1:00-2:00 Small Group Synchronous meeting Independent Asynchronous work
2:15-3:15 Independent Asynchronous work Small Group Synchronous meeting
3:15-3:45 Office Hours Office Hours
3:45-4:00 Full Group Meeting

Middle School Speech Schedule

Groups A & B Groups C & D
9:00-9:15 Full Group Meeting
9:15-10:15 Small Group Synchronous meeting Independent Asynchronous work
10:30-11:30 Independent Asynchronous work Small Group Synchronous meeting
11:30-12:00 Office hours Office hours
12:00-1:00 Lunch Lunch
1:00-2:00 Small Group Synchronous meeting Independent Asynchronous work
2:15-3:15 Independent Asynchronous work Small Group Synchronous meeting
3:15-3:45 Office Hours Office Hours
3:45-4:00 Full Group Meeting