Debate Demo Day
Moderated by Aaron Stark, Age 14, Head of Product Design at WEquil.School.
Welcome to the Debate Demo Day Project for August 21st, 2021! Join our Facebook group to participate! Participate anywhere, using the www.WEquil.School learning by doing philosophy! Don't worry if you don't know how to debate ... we are creating a template to help new members. My goal is to help young people learn how to Win Friends and Influence People and grow understanding by listening to those with opposing points of view.
Participants will pick a stance on any argument, and then write a persuasive argument about that topic (or feel free to use my argument suggestions above) and then record (audio or video depending on preference) to upload to our Facebook group by August 14th. If you want to be considered for the public Demo Day please indicate this at the top of your post. Those in the public Demo Day will engage in structured back and forth with our guest speaker.
I will be moderating the Demo Day and helping our members create their arguments to iterate and improve by August 14th, 2021. That is the due date for members that wish to participate in this Demo Day!
Seeing Guest Speaker!
We are seeking a professional in a related field to be our guest speaker. Ideally you will have a lot of recent experience with debate. However, keep in mind that we don't want to teach out students to argue...we want to teach them How to Win Friends and Influence People while learning from those with opposing points of view.
How to participate?
Families from anywhere are welcome to participate in our Demo Day by joining our public Facebook Group. From here you will receive updates on our Theme of the week, upcoming Demo Days, and resources from our website on how to learn by doing! Then you share your Creative Projects with other members of the group!
We broadcast our public Demo to everyone in this Facebook group at 2pm EST. We also record these and put them up on our YouTube channel. Check out this recent Demo Day on Psychology with student led presentations and insights from our guest speaker Dr Bergman of Harvard Medical School!
Thank you for your interest in our upcoming Debate Demo Day! Excited to see your projects! Reach out to us on Facebook if you have questions!
Head of Product Design at WEquil.School
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How to become a WEquil.School member?
We also have a private group for member families that wish to share with others that demonstrated a strong desire to join. To join the private group you will need to submit an application through home page of www.WEquil.School with a Creative Project that satisfies our guidelines.
Demo Day is a really important part of WEquil.School. We don't have grades ... we learn from a process of Creating Projects that we share with other members of WEquil.School. We then go through an iterative process of improvement until our project is ready to present. To participate in our public Demo Day you need to be a full member of WEquil.School. Anyone in the world can apply, but only friends of existing members or those who have participated in our Demo Days will be considered.
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