iGifted School Debaters Ready for the Spring Virtual Debate Tournament

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Middle school scholars around the country are preparing to take part in iGifted School’s Spring Virtual Debate online in June.

Director of Debate at U of Michigan

iGifted School, a 501C3 organization headquartered in Naples, Florida, is excited to announce its Spring Virtual Debate topic for high-potential students. That topic is, “Should the United States government substantially increase its transportation infrastructure budget.”

Right now teams of high-potential middle school scholars are researching the topic from a current and historical perspective, as well as planning their speeches on the affirmative and negative sides of the issue under the guidance of debate coaches.

Through the debate preparation, students learn serious life skills such as civil discourse, proper research, developing true evidence and oral presentation skills that will give them a competitive edge as they mature and complete their schooling. At the same time, they enjoy creating their varied points of view along with strategies around the arguments their opponents will develop.

iGifted School is innovating a series of supplemental educational student experiences to fill a void in American education. The company is particularly focused on providing services to the economically challenged high-potential student population.

The iGifted School debate thought leader and tournament judge is Dr. Bill Colburn who is a retired Professor of Communications at the University of Michigan where he was the debate coach and author of several text books on educational debate. As Dr. Colburn explains, “Many of my students credit the lessons learned in debate as critical to their later business and life success.”

In preparation for the spring debate, iGifted School has appointed Aaron Kall to its Debate Advisory Board. Mr. Kall is currently the Director of Debate at the University of Michigan where he directs the Michigan Debate Institute, one of the largest and most successful high school debate camps in the U.S.

In the meantime, iGifted School is recruiting middle school students for the free part time Summer Debate program which will begin in mid-June and run through early August. Interested students or their parents should contact Jim(at)iGiftedSchool(dot)org for additional information.

About iGifted School:
iGifted School’s mission is to provide exceptional supplemental educational experiences to high-potential students. The organization offers several innovative online offerings including a Virtual Debate program which combines the use of state-of-the-art collaboration software with asynchronous podcasts, interactive chat and live thought leader facilitated online classes. To find out what iGifted School can do for you or your child visit http://www.igiftedschool.org.

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