Debate With DebateAble: TOURNAMENT SESSION
Instructor: Sarah Yatsko, QAE parent
DebateAble Clubs make learning to debate fun while kids grow as critical thinkers, confident public speakers, and collaborative teammates. DebateAble is the only debate program in the country developed exclusively for kids in upper elementary grades. Through games, activities and relevant topics, debaters practice making and responding to arguments in an upbeat, positive environment-- with an emphasis on learning to consider both sides of any issue. DebateAble encourages kids to find their own voices, and to listen to the voices of others.
Debaters registered for Spring Session are automatically entered to participate in DebateAble's Annual Citywide Tournament on June 9, 2018!
Debate Coach Sarah Yatsko is excited to lead QAE's debate club for the second year in a row. She is deeply passionate about the value of debate for young students and is regularly reminded of how her own early exposure continues to reap professional and personal benefits many decades later. In addition to being a QAE parent and coach, Sarah works at the University of Washington researching public education policies and practices across the country. Before that she spent 11 years working with arrested youth as a Sentencing Alternative Specialist in King County’s Juvenile Court. She is a Philadelphia native but Seattle, where she and her husband are raising their two children, has been her home for over half her life.
For more information, visit www.debateablekids.com.
Grades 4 - 5
Mondays, 2:50-3:50pm (following All-Clubs Recess)
February 5 through June 4
Tournament date: June 9
No class: February 19, April 9, May 28
Location: 142 in the Brick (Ms. Dickens' room)
PTSA Activity Fee: $25
Classes have begun: rolling registration is available through Friday, February 16th for any remaining spaces.
All class requests will be processed in order received.
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Scholarships and payment plans available; please contact the Enrichment Team.
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