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 What We Offer
The 2018 fall program from Elite Leadership Institute will be offered in the following main areas: Speech, Debate, Lego Robotics, Math, Writer's Workshop, SAT, Python, etc. All classes will be given in 1.5 to 2-hour session on Saturday, between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm or weekdays from September 9th through December 1, 2018. 10-14 classes in total.



Speech & Debate Club


It doesn't matter whether they are experienced or not; the speech & debate club is open to all! We meet once every month. Topics to speak about will be given in advance. Kids should prepare for the speech topic by researching and choosing to give an informative or persuasive speech, depending on the topic. During the meeting, they will present. Teachers will give feedback on their speeches, and there would be other fun speech and debate activities. Students could sign up as Speech / Debate Club members only or get a discount for signing up for courses. We will organize tournaments for students from different locations at the end of the semester. 

Speech
Speech 101 - Introduction to Public Speaking (Grade 3-5)
It's never too late to get better at communicating!  The beginning speech class for Elementary School Students is offered to novice speakers from grade 3 to grade 5. The course eases students through stage fright and teaches the basic components of a speech (the introduction, with attention getter, thesis statement, and preview statement; the body, with main points, narrative flow, and examples/evidence; and conclusion, with review and closing statements and revisitation of the attention getter).  This would be a semester long class and would focus on the writing, memorization, and delivery of a speech for the final class meeting.


Speech 201 -  Intermediate Public Speaking (Intermediates/Novice) (Grade 3-5)

It is a great learning experience for children to be exposed to public speaking at an early age. Public speaking and being able to communicate is a very useful skill to have, and will help them a lot later on in life. The course covers the components of a speech (the introduction, with attention getter, thesis statement, and preview statement; the body, with main points, narrative flow, and examples/evidence; and conclusion, with review and closing statements and revisitation of the attention getter) more quickly and in greater detail. These students would observe a competition to see some of their classwork in practice. This would be a semester long class and would produce a product speech by the middle of the semester; then spend the remainder of that class rewriting and revising that speech.  These students would engage in an internal competition with students from other classes at the end of the semester.


Speech 101 - Introduction to Public Speaking (Grade 6-8)
​It's never too late to get better at communicating!  The beginning speech class for Junior High is offered to novice speakers from grade 6 to grade 8. The course eases students through stage fright and teaches the basic components of a speech (the introduction, with attention getter, thesis statement, and preview statement; the body, with main points, narrative flow, and examples/evidence; and conclusion, with review and closing statements and revisitation of the attention getter).  This would be a semester long class and would focus on the writing, memorization, and delivery of a speech for the final class meeting.

Speech 201 -  Intermediate Public Speaking (Intermediates/Novice) (Grade 6-8)
It is a great learning experience for children to be exposed to public speaking at an early age. Public speaking and being able to communicate is a very useful skill to have, and will help them a lot later on in life. The course covers the components of a speech (the introduction, with attention getter, thesis statement, and preview statement; the body, with main points, narrative flow, and examples/evidence; and conclusion, with review and closing statements and revisitation of the attention getter) more quickly and in greater detail. These students would observe a competition to see some of their classwork in practice.  This would be a semester long class and would produce a product speech by the middle of the semester; then spend the remainder of that class rewriting and revising that speech.  These students would engage in an internal competition with students from other classes at the end of the semester.

Speech 301 - Advanced Public Speaking : Oratory (Grade 3-5 / Grade 6-8)

Advanced Public Speaking (Junior Varsity/Varsity) - which presents in-depth examinations of one or two types of competitive NSDA or IHSA events (extemp, impromptu, oratory/persuasion, expository/informative, after-dinner/special occasion, etc.).  This would be a year long class because all students would be required to have complete 101/201 the previous year.  It would focus on preparing the students for outside competitions, if possible, either during or at the end of the semester.  It would be more likely to meet on weeknights or Sunday afternoons to open Saturdays for competitions.


Speech 302 - Advanced Public Speaking: Limited Preparation (Grade 6-8)

​which presents in-depth examinations of one or two types of competitive NSDA or IHSA events (extemp, impromptu, oratory/persuasion, expository/informative, after-dinner/special occasion, etc.).  This would be a year long class because all students would be required to have complete 101/201 the previous year.  It would focus on preparing the students for outside competitions, if possible, either during or at the end of the semester.  It would be more likely to meet on weeknights or Sunday afternoons to open Saturdays for competitions.

Debate 

Writer's Workshop (Grade 4 - 5)

As in a professional writer's workshop, each student in the class is a working author. The teacher is a writing professional and peer coach, guiding authors as they explore their craft.






Lego Robotics (Grade 3 - 5)
The Lego Robotics class from grades 3-5 is offered to any grade 3-5 students who want to learn how to build robots, design simple programs, participate in the robot challenge and work as a team. The students will also learn valuable research and skills on how to express information and ideas to others. The teacher has a master's degree in computer science and loves to work with kids. The assistant coach has led FLL lego teams for 2 years. 

Math 

Writer's Workshop (Grade 6 - 8)

As in a professional writer's workshop, each student in the class is a working author. The teacher is a writing professional and peer coach, guiding authors as they explore their craft.






Writer's Workshop 


Debate 101 - Introduction to Debating - which teaches the students the essentials of debate (resolutional analysis, affirmative and negative burdens; argumentation construction, with claim, evidence, warrant, impact; case construction; cross examination; refutation; rebuttals; and voting issues).  This would be a semester long class and the focus would be on having the students actually debate a resolution for the final class meeting.  This would focus on a resolution presented in the extemp debate format to prepare students for Congress or PF.

Debate 201 - Introduction to Public Forum Debate (novice) -
builds on the basic skill set and transfer it to public forum; teaches students how to work with a partner and divide tasks and responsibilities; observes the students who are training for competition.  This would also be a semester long class and focus on having the students debate a resolution in the PF format for the final class meeting(s), where they would be observed and critiqued by the advanced students.


Debate 202 - Introduction to Congressional Debate (novice) -
does the same as above only with congress.  This course could be dropped from the curriculum in lieu of having interested students take public speaking courses.


Debate 301 - Competitive Public Forum Debate (junior varsity - first timers; varsity - second timers) -
prepares students for debate competitions.  This would be a year long class and would actually begin during the summer, when the two versions of the September-October NSDA PF topic are initially released.  Students would miss numerous weekends for competitions, usually one every month or two for each topic.  This would be repeated; students taking it for the first time would be the equivalent to JV students, while those taking it a second time would be equal to varsity students.


Debate 302 - Competitive Congressional Debate -
this class would require students to complete Debate 101 and Speech 101 (and a student could enroll in both simultaneously) before enrolling.  It would be operated like the Speech 301/302 classes.  Like those courses, this course could be repeated numerous times.


Lego Robotics (Grade 6 - 8)
The Lego Robotics class is offered to students from grade 6 to grade 8 who want to learn how to build and interact with robots, design more sophisticated programs, participate in robot challenges and work effectively as a team. Besides all of that, they will learn how to talk to other people who are experts in different areas, and learn a lot about research, teamwork, and many skills necessary for life. The teacher has a master's degree in computer science and loves to work with kids. The assistant coach has led FLL lego team for 2 years.

Lego Robotics 


Prealgebra (Grade 4 - 5)
The Prealgebra course prepares students for the rigors of algebra and also teaches students problem-solving techniques to prepare them for prestigious middle school math contests such as MATHCOUNTS, MOEMS, and the AMC 8. The course is written to challenge students at a much deeper level than a traditional middle school prealgebra course.


Algebra I (Middle School)

This course is designed to challenge young minds to think differently about Algebra in preparation for a high school mindset towards looking at Math. This also serves as a good stepping stone towards standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT, and towards competitions such as MATHCOUNTS and MOEMS.

Geometry (Middle School)

This course is designed to further the knowledge of mathematics and introduce a new way to think of the world through geometry. This also serves as an intermediate step towards the SAT and ACT, and towards competitions such as MATHCOUNTS and MOEMS.

Algebra II (Middle School)

This course is designed to finalize the understanding of mathematical concepts before immersion into the world of Calculus by covering advanced topics from polar graphs, trigonometry, matrices, and many more. This also serves are an advanced and crucial stop towards the SAT and ACT.

Dive into this full immersion SAT prep course and emerge completely ready to take on the SAT. You'll cover every single topic tested, learn exclusive strategies, and practice in class until you've thoroughly mastered all the material.

SAT  Math / Reading / Writing