Los Altos, CA (PRWEB) June 05, 2012
SmartlyU, a cutting-edge communication and leadership training organization for children, recently conducted an internal assessment of their public speaking and communication skills program. In separate parent and teacher evaluations, SmartlyU found that students demonstrated vast improvements across all speech and communication categories, while simultaneously meeting the parent’s expectations of the program.
“We are very pleased by the results of the assessment and the effectiveness of our training programs,” says CEO Sunita Lokuge. “Through a continuous feedback loop involving parents and teachers, we are able to gather critical data confirming the success of our programs.”
The evaluation was conducted at four school sites housing our larger classes; teachers as well as student’s parents were surveyed. The teachers were surveyed about their student’s respective skill set improvements upon completing coursework. Students showed significant improvement in the following core areas:
Of the parents surveyed, 95.7% felt the program met or exceeded their expectations for teaching their children public speaking and communication skills. Some of the program’s parental feedback includes:
“My son has gained confidence and enthusiasm for public speaking. He has developed an appreciation for weaving good, compelling narrative into his speech. Keep up the great work SmartlyU!”
“This is a wonderful program! I witnessed significant improvement in my daughter's daily communication. She loved it and we both can't wait for the next session to begin!”
Elementary age is a critical time for developing communications skills. The ability to present yourself and your ideas in the clearest and brightest light is a valuable lifetime skill. The foundation built in elementary school helps children face their next important life phase, adolescence.
Students completing the SmartlyU program successfully overcame common shyness associated with public speaking, strengthened their communication skills and were able to express their ideas and concepts in an effective manner.
For more information about SmartlyU’s innovative education program, or to review complete evaluation findings, visit http://www.SmartlyU.com.
As a pioneering education services company, SmartlyU offers specialized communication and leadership programs for elementary, middle and high school children. We engage with experts within the realm of education, drama and research to create highly engaging Communication and Leadership programs and strive to have measureable results. Our students are provided with opportunities to develop, showcase, and incorporate their strengths, skills, and knowledge into every aspect of their life. For more information, visit http://www.smartlyU.com.