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Speaking competitions

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Speaking competitions

Analysing affirmative and negative arguments​

with
MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

This eModule shows two very accomplished teams in action and how they prepare and deliver and their arguments; addressing the arguments presented by their opponents and offering their own counter arguments.​

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

Behind the scenes of a debate​

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MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

In this eModule, you will learn what to do before, during and after a debate; the responsibilities of the hosting and visiting team; setting up the debating and preparation spaces; and how to select the debating topic.​

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

Developing confident speakers​

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MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

In this eModule, you will learn strategies to develop your students' voice, body language and persuasive verbal techniques so they may become more confident members of your debating team.​

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

Entering a speaking competition​

with
MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

This eModule will teach you how a speaking competition is run and how you may seek your Principal's approval to enter your team into a speaking competition.​

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

Examining prepared and impromptu speeches

with
MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

These eClips show four of the finalists in the Multicultural Perspectives Public Speaking competition delivering both a prepared speech on a set topic chosen from a list that must have multicultural content and an impromptu speech on a topic chosen by the adjudicator on the day.​

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

Further pathways to excellence – Speaking Competitions

with
MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

In this unit you will learn about The Arts Unit's opportunities that are available to students in the area of speaking competitions.

You will learn to identify appropriate speaking competition opportunities for various students.

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

How to set up a spelling bee

with
MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

This eClass will discuss the running of the a spelling bee competition. It will teach teachers, announcers and scorers the correct way to run a regional final.​

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

Primary spelling bee​

with
MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

The Premier’s Spelling Bee was introduced in 2004 as a fun and educational way for primary school students to engage in spelling. The program includes activities to encourage all students to improve their vocabulary and spelling and to promote literacy skills in combination with the English K-6 Syllabus.​

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

Speaker roles in the debating team​

with
MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

This eModule will show you how to identify and explain the different speaker roles of the affirmative and negative teams.​

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

The NSW Premier's Debating Challenge 2018

Primary Schools State Debating Championships Final

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MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

Since 1996 ten regions of NSW have selected their four best primary school debaters to represent them at the Primary Schools State Debating Championships. Each year the teams gather in late November in Collaroy on Sydney's northern beaches to battle it out across 5 rounds, semis and a final to determine a state champion.

Visit the Primary Schools State Debating Championships page on The Arts Unit website for more information.

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

The NSW Premier's Debating Challenge 2018

Years 5 and 6 State Final

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MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

The Years 5&6 competition started out in 1995 as a challenge issued by the primary school debating champion from the Hunter Region to other regional winners, which is why the trophy awarded to the state champion is called the Hunter Challenge Trophy. It's quickly grown since then to become by far the largest age division in the Premier's Debating Challenge, with over 870 teams entering in 2018.

Visit the Years 5&6 Debating Challenge page on The Arts Unit website for more information.

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

Training adjudicators​

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MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

This eModule is for people interested in adjudicating debates and public speaking competitions, discussing the role and responsibilities of an adjudicator, and featuring an exhibition debate by students that teachers will adjudicate on.​

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

Virtual excursions

Speaking competitions

Available from
Fri
6/7/2018
PESA State Final
NSW Teachers Federation Conference Centre
Available from
Fri
10/8/2018
NSW Premier's Debating Challenge 2018
Years 11 and 12 State Final
The Great Hall, University of Sydney
Available from
Fri
26/10/2018
MPPS State Final for Years 3 and 4
NSW Teachers Federation Conference Centre
Available from
Thu
8/11/2018
NSW Premier's Debating Challenge 2018
Years 9 and 10 State Final
The Great Hall, University of Sydney
Available from
Fri
28/6/2019
NSW Plain English Speaking Award 2019 Final
NSW Teachers Federation Conference Centre, Surry Hills
Available from
Fri
26/7/2019
NSW Premier's Debating Challenge 2019
Years 11 and 12 Final
Sydney University Great Hall
Available from
Fri
25/10/2019
NSW Multicultural Perspectives Public Speaking Competition 2019
Years 3 and 4 Final
NSW Teachers Federation Conference Centre, Surry Hills
Available from
Wed
6/11/2019
NSW Premier's Debating Challenge 2019
Primary Schools State Debating Championships Final
Collaroy Centre
Available from
Mon
11/11/2019
NSW Premier's Debating Challenge 2019
Years 9 and 10 Final
The Wilkins Gallery, NSW Department of Education, Parramatta

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