- 2 level program
- Open to ages 11+
- Online in 2021
- Operates in 2 time zones
- Designed to be engaging
- Designed to be fun!
- Accomplished writers
- Experienced educators
- Trained in youth safeguarding
- Trained in effective teaching techniques
- 1:6 instructor to student ratio
- essay writing
- creative writing
- skills for new mediums
- skills for all audiences
- confidence building
Each day, campers are introduced to a new skill. Sessions begin with a 30 minute interactive workshop where students have the opportunity to study texts that exemplify the daily skill focus and gain an understanding of the techniques they will be applying to their own writing. In their next block, students have the opportunity to practice and apply the skills they have learned to their own writing. During this time, instructors will facilitate one-on-one check-ins with each student in breakout rooms to check for understanding and provide individualized feedback. In their last block, students will share what they have written and provide constructive, growth-oriented feedback to one another.
- Numerous mediums including short stories, poetry, and personal narratives
- Skills development workshops, including
- Developing voice and tone
- Figures of speech and imagery
- Character development
- Technical skills relating to grammar, conventions, and vocabulary use
- Understanding different writing styles
- Personal essays
- Analytical essays
- Persuasive essays
Online debate workshops are designed in a fun, interactive way. Participants develop debate skills via opportunities to work together, share thinking and debate twice in each session.
Online participants co-develop cases, debate as a team and receive feedback together; often as a side - pointing out strengths of argumentation and delivery.
Our online program is a supportive place, with lots of encouragement available for those who are trying new things. Participants are coached to honour what is being said by their opponents and welcome the efforts of others, even in competition.