Summer Public Speaking Course
Earn academic credit for summer study.
Summer Public Speaking provides students the opportunity to earn .25 required graduation credit hours in one week! Through active participation, students will learn the essential:
delivering skills necessary for oral presentations
Using student-driven content, four types of presentations will be covered: demonstrative, informative, persuasive, and impromptu. We will work in a variety of speaking atmospheres--classroom, lecture hall, and large assembly room--both with and without microphones. Students will deliver four major presentations, demonstrating proficiency in oral communication as measured on the Competent Speaker Speech Performance Evaluation. There will be breaks throughout the day (in addition to a one-hour break for lunch) and students will have opportunities to be outdoors.
The class is graded. Grades will be given according to Pennington's system, with an annotated teacher review of student performance. Students earning credit will be expected to submit work online by a specific date. All work must be completed by that date to receive academic credit for the course.
Suzanne Houston, Teacher of Drama
Susie Paige, Health and Wellness Counselor
COURSE OPEN TO:
Students beginning Grades 10-12 in fall 2019
Lunch, all course materials
ITEMS TO BRING:
an iPad or laptop, personal snacks, and refillable water bottle
COURSE DATES for 2019:
Week of June 24
Week of July 8
Week of July 15
Week of July 22
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; some additional time will be required for assignments completed at home
$695 for students not enrolled at Pennington for 2019-20
$520 for enrolled Pennington students--enter code Penn2019 during registration checkout
We expect this course to fill up quickly; please click this link to register today!