DIF VIRTUAL LEARNING!

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

PROGRAM FEATURES

Traditionally, we’ve run programming for elementary and middle schools in the Chicagoland area. In recognition that safety demands social distancing, we are officially launching our virtual learning classes! 

 

While this is an adjustment, it’s also an exciting opportunity: for the first time, we are able to offer programming to other cities, states, and even countries.

DIF Virtual Classroom

Our DIF Virtual Classroom covers 6 sessions over two weeks (each session is an hour). This program will build on itself; each class will expand on the previous class so students are encouraged to "attend" every session. Given the sequential nature, this program will run with the same teacher and student group for its entirety.

DIF Private Group Classes

DIF Virtual Classroom

DIF Sampler Classes

DIF Private Group Classes

Personalized Learning Program

Our DIF Private Group Classes are offered to a set of students who want to take programming together. The class will be closed to the public and will only include students from the particular group. We offer these in 1, 3, 5, or 10 group classes, depending on group choice.

DIF Sampler Classes

We are offering four strands of programming:

  • DIF Virtual Classroom Programs (we offer a 2 week program where each lesson builds on the previous lesson and the students/teachers are consistent) 

  • DIF Private Group Classes (these are private classes between a set group of friends/peers/classmates and a consistent teacher)

  • Sampler Classes (we offer individual and group "one-off" classes that run an hour in length and focus on a particular skill, e.g. public speaking) 

  • Personalized and Private Learning Programs (this is a private 1-1 class with 10 hours of private instruction, personalized to your child's needs)

The Sampler Classes are one-hour discrete programs that are independent and unrelated to each other. Students can sign up for any number of modular programs and these programs will vary based on topic, teacher, and students. For example, if your child is a nervous public speaker, you can sign up for several public speaking classes. You aren't just limited to public speaking classes though, you can also enroll in classes in logic, ethics, and more! Specific sampler class descriptions can be found below.

Personalized Learning Program

The PPL Program provides 10 one-on-one sessions (10 hours) between one student and one teacher. This program is entirely customized tutoring based on the needs of the individual child. Parents fill out a brief survey that highlights focus areas for the student and then Debate it Forward creates a custom curriculum to reinforce these skills in the best way for the particular student.

Learn More About our Core Skills Below!

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Public Speaking

Argument Generation

Logic

Ethics

Research

Perspective-Taking

VIRTUAL PROGRAMS OFFERED FOR APRIL 

DATES

TIMES  (Central time)

LEVEL

COST

DIF VIRTUAL CLASSROOM 1

March 30,

April 1, 3, 6, 8, 10 

OR

April 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17

Class 1: 11am-12pm 

OR

Class 2:4pm-5pm

This class is for a student's first Virtual Classroom (options for different age groups)

$50-$100

*Financial aid available

**Sibling discount available

DIF VIRTUAL CLASSROOM 2

April 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17

OR

April 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24

Class 1: 11am-12pm 

OR

Class 2:4pm-5pm

This class is for a student's second Virtual Classroom (options for different age groups). Virtual Classroom 1 is a pre-requisite.

$50-$100

*Financial aid available

**Sibling discount available

DIF VIRTUAL CLASSROOM 3

April 20, 22, 24, 27, 29

May 1

Class 1: 11am-12pm 

OR

Class 2:4pm-5pm

This class is for a student's third Virtual Classroom (options for different age groups). Virtual Classrooms 1 and 2 are a pre-requisite.

$50-$100

*Financial aid available

**Sibling discount available

DIF PRIVATE GROUP CLASSES

Depending on group preference

Depending on group preference

Customized for the group

$15/student/hour

*Financial aid available

**Please note there

is a minimum payment of $90 even if there are fewer than 6 students.

SAMPLER CLASSES 

Tuesday (March 31): Public Speaking B

Thursday (April 2): Argument Generation B

Tuesday (April 7): Logic B

Thursday (April 9): Ethics B

Tuesday (April 14): Perspective-Taking B

Thursday (April 16): Research B

Tuesday (April 21): Public Speaking C

Thursday (April 23): Argument Generation C

Tuesday (April 28): Logic C

Thursday (April 30): Perspective Taking C

2pm-3pm 

Depending on demand, we may offer other time slots

There are three unique classes per skill to reflect that each class has separate activities. However, they can be taken in ANY ORDER. For example, if your child already completed Public Speaking A, then you should sign them up for B-D instead (in any order). 

$8-$15

*Financial aid available

**Take 10 classes, get 11th free

SPECIAL CLASS: MOCK TRIAL

(90 minutes)

April 7 (Tuesday)

Class 1: 10am-11:30am 

OR

Class 2: 3pm-4:30pm

This special class will be offered for 3rd-8th graders

$13-25

*Financial aid available

SPECIAL CLASS: MOCK CONGRESS

(90 minutes)

April 16 (Thursday)

Class 1: 10am-11:30am 

OR

Class 2: 3pm-4:30pm

This special class will be offered for 3rd-8th graders

$13-25

*Financial aid available

PERSONALIZED PRIVATE LEARNING

Depending on family

preference

Depending on family

preference

Ages 6-16

$300-500

*Sibling discount available

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