We believe the art of speech and debate is an essential tool that can be used for a lifetime!
EDUCATION FOR LIFE
As parents, we not only want to give our children the world, but also the necessary tools to navigate through it. Cogito Debate was started by a group of optimistic parents for this very reason. Our founders wanted to create a speech and debate program that would teach children the 3 C’s of Education; communication, critical thinking, and creativity.
SPEECH VS. DEBATE
Speech is an oral presentation given by one or more individuals that is evaluated and judged against a similar presentation. Debate requires an individual or team to convince its audience that their arguments prove or disprove an issue and to examine the credibility/validity of both their own and their opponent's argumentation.
SKILLED COACHING STAFF
Through our rigorous curriculum, our skilled coaching staff work with students to help improve their communication skills, engage them in critical thinking, encourage them to consider different perspectives, and enable students to confidently express themselves.
IT’S NEVER TOO EARLY
It’s never too early to begin preparing for college. Our classes offer training in argumentation and presentation, develop critical listening skills, and encourage mature judgment – skills that lay the foundation for educational success.
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What's Happening at Cogito
Cogito Debate is now Partnering with Epic Charter SchoolsCogito Debate is proud to announce being named an approved vendor for Epic Charter Schools, and are excited to present some new classes.
Learn more about Cogito and Epic Charter Schools partnering together!
Our Popular Public Speaking TED TALKS class is back!Introducing the foundations for why TED style talks and speeches are effective and popular. Students will analyze TED speeches, and create their own TED style speech.
Public Speaking: TED Talks Beginner - Grades 5-12
Speech Classes Starting at
Classes held every Wednesday from 1:30pm - 3:30pm and run for 12 weeks.
Jan: 17, 24 Feb: 7, 14, 21, 28 Mar: 7, 14, 21, 28 Apr: 4, 11
Classes are forming now and space is limited!
Myford Elementary School
Sign Up 2nd-5th Grade Students for this after-school program.
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- 99% CURRENT STUDENT SATISFACTION RATE
- 99% PARENT SATISFACTION RATE
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Cogito Debate Can Help …
According to Pew Research Center study, communication skills are more important than any other academically related skills. We help students improve critically important speaking and listening stills.
Critical thinking enables students to exhibit focused and thoughtful judgment about their own beliefs and thoughts. It helps them determine the action to be taken in response to their own observations, experiences, arguments and expressions.
The fact is, students who learn to truly see things through another’s perspective can learn constructive responses to contentious issues. At the very least, they may be more careful in what they say or do in difficult situations to avoid escalating negative issues.
Students who consistently work on their communication skills are better able to confidently express themselves and their ideas.
Debate gives students the opportunity to bond with students across the academic spectrum.