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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1Introduction to Communications 101: Public Speaking
Course SummaryTake Public Speaking for Teachers to earn 3 college credits to apply toward your licensure renewal requirements. Learn with fun and engaging communications video lessons that you can watch around your teaching schedule.
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How It Works
Earn professional development credits to renew your communications teaching license with Public Speaking for Teachers. Brush up on public speaking topics so you can better teach workplace communications, speech, and other communications topics. Learn on your own schedule and at your own pace. You can complete this course in under two weeks - perfect for teachers who need to earn communications credits in a hurry!
- Watch engaging video lessons about creating and evaluating speeches.
- Check your knowledge of things like speech delivery and audience analysis with practice quizzes and exams.
- Ask clarification questions from our expert communications instructors.
- Earn 3 college credits by taking the DSST Public Speaking exam.
Always check with your school district or state Department of Education to ensure that the course credits will be accepted before beginning the course. DSST credits are accepted by over 2,000 schools and directly by many state departments of education.
Who's It For?
Public Speaking for Teachers is ideal for any teachers looking to earn credits to use toward licensure renewal. The flexible, self-paced format makes it easy to fit your studies into a busy schedule. The course is fully online, so you can study anytime, anywhere. This course also benefits:
- Communications and speech teachers who want to brush up on public speaking principles
- Teachers who want to incorporate engaging public speaking videos into their instruction
- Teachers planning a public speaking unit or course
- Aspiring communications teachers
Why It Works
- Fun and Engaging: Animations and interesting examples make public speaking principles easy to learn.
- Expert Instructors: Expert communications instructors break difficult concepts down so they are easy to remember.
- Practice Makes Perfect: Quizzes and practice exams let you review public speaking terminology and key concepts and track what you've mastered.
- Quick and Flexible: Learn on your own schedule and on any device. You could earn communications credits in less than two weeks.
- Access our full library of professional development courses for teachers, including Workplace Communication for Teachers, Technical Writing for Teachers, and Supervision Principles for Teachers.
- Find 10,000 engaging lessons that you can use in your classroom or assign out to students.
- Watch more lessons in public speaking as well as workplace communications, business communications, speech, and other communications topics.
- Earn transferable college credit for dozens of courses.
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Course Plan for Earning Credit in Less Than Two Weeks
Follow this course plan if you want to complete Public Speaking for Teachers and be ready to earn transferable credit in less than two weeks. For each chapter assignment, take all of the lesson quizzes and the practice chapter exam at the end of each chapter. If you miss any questions, review the video lesson to master the concept.
|Day||Assignment||What You'll Learn|
|Day 1||Chapter 1||Introduction to Public Speaking (being an ethical speaker, difference between public speaking and casual conversation, managing anxiety about public speaking, types of speeches)|
|Day 2||Chapter 2||Analyzing Your Audience (being an audience-centered speaker, informal and formal audience analysis, adapting to your audience)|
|Day 3||Chapter 3||Listening and Feedback (hearing vs. listening, effective listening, the four stages of listening, types of listening)|
|Day 4||Chapter 4||Selecting the Topic, Purpose, and Thesis of Your Speech (general vs. specific purpose for a speech, choosing appropriate speech topics, public speaking with time limits)|
|Day 5||Chapter 5||Researching the Speech (effective research strategies, primary vs. secondary research, using search engines for online research, selecting support for your speech)|
|Day 6||Chapter 6||Organizing the Speech (patterns of organization in speeches, supporting ideas of a speech, using supporting materials in a speech)|
|Day 7||Chapter 7||Outlining the Speech (preparation and speaking outlines, speech introductions, grabbing the audience's attention, speech conclusions)|
|Day 8||Chapter 8||Language and Style (differences between oral and written language styles, inclusive language in public speaking, grammar and pronunciation in public speaking)|
|Day 9||Chapter 9||Speech Delivery (four types of speech delivery, role of nonverbal communication in speech delivery, speech rehearsal, Q&A preparation)|
|Day 10||Chapter 10||Selecting and Incorporating Visual Supports (types of visual aids in public speaking, using visual aids during a speech, using PowerPoint for a speech, copyright and fair use)|
|Day 11||Chapter 11||Types of Speeches (informative speaking, persuasive speaking, special occasion speaking)|
|Day 12||Chapter 12||Reasoning and Rhetorical Proof (persuasion in public speaking, the Toulmin model for public speaking, differences between inductive and deductive reasoning, causal and analogical reasoning)|
|Day 13|| Chapter 13|
| Speech Evaluation (importance of speech evaluation, evaluating yourself as a speaker, evaluating other public speakers)|
Preparing for Your Impromptu Speech (preparing an impromptu speech in 10 minutes, developing an impromptu persuasive speech, developing an impromptu informative speech)
|Day 14||Final Exam||Take the practice final exam to see what you've mastered and make sure you are ready to earn credit for public speaking|
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