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Digital Engagement

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Online access to arts education, professional learning, virtual excursions and streamed events.

Speaking competitions

What's for you in 2020?

Speaking competitions

Developing confident speakers​

with
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).

Hints and guidelines for public speaking competitions

with
MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

Public speaking tips presented in a straightforward animation.

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
Andrew Lasaitis
MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

Speaking competitions officer from The Arts Unit, Andrew Lasaitis demonstrates best practice for school based teachers when setting up a spelling bee. This information is crucial to ensure that events run smoothly for the NSW Premier's Spelling Bee. It is also transferable to class based spelling bees and whole school based spelling bees.

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

NSW Multicultural Perspectives Public Speaking Competition

Years 3 and 4 state final

with
MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

The Multicultural Perspectives Public Speaking Competition has been encouraging primary school students to explore ideas of multiculturalism in Australia, as well as giving them a place to practice their public speaking skills and improve their confidence.

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

NSW Premier's Debating Challenge

with
MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

The Premier’s Debating Challenge is open to government schools throughout NSW, with age divisions for teams from Year 5 all the way up to Year 12. Teams entering the challenge compete in a round-robin series of debates against nearby schools, with the winners going on to compete at regional and state level to determine the eventual state champion.

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

NSW Premier's 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).

Virtual excursions

COVID-19 announcement

Various activities for The Arts Unit programs have been temporarily suspended for the foreseeable future to support efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 and mantain the safety and wellbeing of students and staff.

Visit the COVID-19 and public schools in NSW web page for more information.

Speaking competitions

June 2020

 (date TBC)

Available from
Fri
26/6/2020
NSW Plain English Speaking Award 2020 Final
NSW Teachers Federation Conference Centre, Surry Hills
August 2020

 (date TBC)

Available from
Mon
31/8/2020
NSW Premier's Debating Challenge 2020
Years 11 and 12 Final
Sydney University Great Hall
October 2020

 (date TBC)

Available from
Sat
31/10/2020
NSW Multicultural Perspectives Public Speaking Competition 2020
Years 3 and 4 Final
NSW Teachers Federation Conference Centre, Surry Hills
November 2020

 (date TBC)

Available from
Mon
30/11/2020
NSW Premier's Debating Challenge 2020
Years 9 and 10 Final
November 2020

 (date TBC)

Available from
Mon
30/11/2020
NSW Premier's Debating Challenge 2020
Primary Schools State Debating Championships Final
Collaroy Centre

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