A Reason to Speak
For groups with students ages 11–13 years
For groups with students ages 11–13 years
This engaging course introduces students to valuable public speaking skills and why these skills matter. Students will practice applying these essential skills immediately as they develop confidence and character while finding their Reason to Speak.
This introduction to public speaking is designed for students ages 11–13.
Classrooms with students ages 11 – 13 years or middle school students
4 weekly sessions
45 minutes each
Reliable internet access for all instructors
Week 1 – It’s Not about Me!
Week 2 – You’re Next!
Week 3 – Write It!
Week 4 – Your Voice Matters
Our experience tells us that 6-12 students per instructor is ideal, depending on the age of your students.
After you purchase your curriculum, you’ll receive an email with details as to how to purchase student materials.
Instructors purchasing any student materials, your online access to curriculum is extended for an additional 180 days.
Students have access to their classroom for 180 days.
A. You’ll get access to 180 days of support that begins as soon as you purchase:
A. A Reason to Speak is shared by instructors around the world. You are all using the same content. Content is not editable by individual instructors. If you have suggestions for improvement, please fill out the form contained in the course “Share your Questions and Suggestions.” You may fill it out multiple times throughout your journey.
A. YES! They are found in your Reference Resources in the curriculum resource. You will decide when your student is ready to receive a completion certificate.
A. The ICC Academy is hosted by Schoology as our provider. They have created short tutorials that answer typical questions. Click on the links to see!
A. Our learning platform has a helps page with multiple FAQ, video tutorials, and instructional aids. Visit it at Help Center (click on Support found in the black toolbar at the bottom of every page in the ICC Academy).
A. In A Reason to Speak, only instructors can view the course materials. Instructors will have the ability to print student sample handouts from the instructor materials.
A. Purchase Student Access for the required number of students.
A. Parents of A Reason to Speak are not able to view the online curriculum.
A. The Student Access Plan allows online access to the online classroom of A Reason to Speak. Lessons there reinforce and extend the concepts and skills taught in your live classroom setting. Students will need wifi/internet to complete their homework and class preparation outside of structured, interactive class time.
A. YES! The ICC Academy is happy to link individual classrooms (called sections) in the same online course. We can link multiple sections of students to the same online course, separated into distinct sections. Read more at Linked Courses in the ICC Academy. Please request this feature when you purchase the Student Access Plan.
A. In most cases, we should be able to build your customized, completely editable classroom for your students in 3 – 5 days after the Student Access Plan has been purchased.
A. In A Reason to Speak, both teachers and students have access to the course. There are individual folders marked “Instructor” which should always be kept hidden/unpublished. You do have more options to make folders available on certain dates or for limited times. You can continue reading below for more details. For further understanding, read up on Organizing your Course Materials.
Using Folder Availability
Folder Availability can be set to Published, Unpublished, Publish on start date, or Published during date range, giving you greater control over when the folder (and its material) is available to students. This way, you can create material ahead of time but keep it hidden from students until you are ready to cover the material.
If a folder is Unpublished, neither the folder nor its contents will be accessible to students. If it is set to Publish on start date or Published during date range, the folder and its contents will only be visible to students after or during the specified dates.
To adjust these settings, follow these steps:
Note: The date and time of availability follows the user’s time zone. If a student of a course has a different time zone than your settings, the folder will be available according to the date and time of the student’s time zone. You can change your timezone in your personal Account Settings.
A. Completion rules only apply to those participating in the course as a student. To determine if you are a student or an instructor, click on “members”. You’ll find a special icon (a badge with a star) to the right of your name if you are an instructor. If, as an instructor, you remove the completion rules, your students will no longer have that completion rule in your course.
Instructors can add comments to any assignment. These comments will remain in the course and will be visible by all students. All discussion comments are viewable by everyone in the course.
A. A Reason to Speak is yours to edit and use as you’d like. If you would like to use it with a second class, you would pay for additional student seats at that time. We have some basic helps (click here) to get you started on revising content, if you’d like to customize any lessons.
A. A Reason to Speak can be graded by an Instructor. Read this guide for additional helps.
A. A Reason to Speak has completion certificates already uploaded into your curriculum. You will decide when your student is ready to receive a completion certificate.
A. To date, the most common reason for inability to see the videos seems to be linked to trying to view the videos from the Schoology app. If you are having problems, please make sure you are signing in from a browser using this address https://academy.iccinc.org.
If videos still won’t play, please fill out the Academy Support Form for assistance.
Reach out to our People Care team (available on LIVE CHAT on the website or by email email@example.com). Make sure you include the following needed information (failure to include this information will slow down the process)
Still have a question? Fill out the Academy Support Form for assistance.
For School/Learning Centre Groups Only (purchasers of 3 or more basic instructor plans)
A. Every PURCHASER and every named instructor for whom the purchaser indicated at the time of purchase will be given access to the same curriculum as the instructors. If you don’t have access, and believe you should, please fill out the Academy Support Form for assistance.
If you have more questions, please contact People Care at Lisa.McLean@iccinc.org