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Plano Senior High School
Speech

 

 

.: Teachers

Name Extension Email
Karen Wilbanks 29437
Cheryl Potts 29436
Sara Zinck 33293

.: Courses

Communication Applications
Debate
Oral Interpretation
Radio and TV

Communication Applications

Communication Applications is a state mandated course needed for graduation. It teaches skills for job interviews, presentation, and public speaking skills in used in both business and personal life.

 

Debate

Debate is a competition speech class. People in this class can be selected to represent PSHS on the speech team. The class teaches skills for argumentation, research, critical thinking and current events. Students participate and learn about extemporaneous speaking, debate and student congress. The course can be taken for Honors credit.

Oral Interpretation

Oral Interpretation is an acting and communication class focusing on drama, prose, poetry, oratory and life-long communication tools. People in this class can be selected to represent PSHS on the speech team. The class teaches analysis of literature, research, organization, creation of characters, critical thinking and interpersonal skills through the venues of oratory, dramatic interpretation, humorous interpretation, duet acting and other performance oriented venues. The course can be taken for Honors credit.

Radio and TV

This course is intended to provide students with the opportunity to build and refine understanding of media, primarily through the perspective of television. This chance to increase knowledge will be experienced through a survey of relevant television genre, study of pertinent issues and activities designed to stimulate higher-level thinking and communication skills.

 

Updated September 2013