Climb the Mountain
Debate Program 2020
HOW DOES ONLINE WORK?
You will experience camp as it happens--live with our staff and other students. We don't dump a video online and then have you ask us questions over chat. You can ask questions just like in an in-person class. You can talk with other students including in breakout/team rooms. It all happens _live_.
Have a Question? Email Jim Hanson at email@example.com
You will join us in Zoom.
You'll see our instructor and other students at the camp.
You'll see clear PowerPoint/Slides providing engaging information.
You'll interact with other students in small groups.
You can ask questions. You can share files.
Practice Debates? Speeches?
We'll use Yaatly which is specifically designed for speech and debate tournaments.
You'll see pairings
You'll see a debate that looks close to an in-person debate round. Same with speeches.
You can chat. You can separate out to work as a team preparing.
What about Tech Problems?
We are ready to help. We've worked with 25+ online tournaments and dozens of afterschool programs sessions online. We know the most common problems and we have solutions. We can't guarantee we'll fix everything but we have knowledge and we'll work to help you.
--Must use a Windows/Mac/Chromebook computer
--Must have reliable internet. We recommend a 100+mb download speed and 10+mb upload speed.
--Latency above 100ms? Jitter above 30ms? You may experience connection problems.
--Must have a webcam