September 30, 2017: Intro to Public Speaking | Urban

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  • Practice close/deep reading and reflective discussions.
  • Introduce public speaking--specifically the 'performance' and presentation aspects

Trio Check-in (12:30 - 12:40pm)

  • How was the week!?
  • Weekly Goal Check-in
    • What work did we complete? What did we accomplish towards the goals we set?
    • What do we plan to do next week?

Close Read & Discussion (12:40 - 1:15pm)

  • Take 10-15 minutes to read the article on politics & protests in sports
    • Mentors and mentees spend additional minutes writing down their thoughts
  • What is the main point you think the author is trying to make?
    • What evidence does the author use to support his main point?
  • What are the opposing points of view discussed in the article?
  • What resonates with you?
  • What do you disagree with?
  • Do you think the author approaches this topic with a balanced & fair perspective? Why?
  • What do you think of politics in sports?
  • Do you have any questions?
  • Take 10-15 minutes to discuss first in small groups and then full group the opinions and perspectives of the room.

Introduction to Public Speaking (1:15 - 2:00pm)

Flex Time! (2:00 - 2:30pm)

  • Options include:
    • Begin working on your public speaking exercise
    • Work in your trios to keep brainstorming around summer programs.
      • What do you want to pursue?
  • Closing: Logistics and Announcements