Hello DCIS Parents!
Would you like to help students get engaged with current events? Here's a chance for you to make a difference by giving time to judge for the 8th Grade Global Issues Summit at Denver Center for International Studies! 120 students will be participating in this mock United Nations style event that will be held over two days Thursday, March 24 and Friday, March 25, 2016. Students have been preparing all year to represent their selected country using parliamentary procedure to debate and negotiate resolutions. The topics for the summit include major world issues and were selected by the students. Each student will play the role of an ambassador from a country and debate the topic from that country's point of view.
The Topics on the Docket in Two Councils:
§ Zika Virus Response
§ Biodiversity and Endangered Species
§ Climate Change and Renewable Energy
§ Refugee Crisis
§ Education for All
We need adult judges to observe the debate, score the students, and provide feedback on how the students can improve and what they did best. You would need to commit to being present ideally from 8:30-2:55. However, if you can only be there part of the time or just one of the days, I am still interested in your service.
No previous experience is needed. You all are very well qualified already, especially if you keep up on world events and like to encourage young people. You'll likely be amazed at the level of debate the students demonstrate and how professional they look in their western style business attire. We will have training documents available online.
We are looking forward to this summit at our school and expect it to be a successful one, with lively debate and engaged students. Would you consider adding your time and talents to making our summit one of the highest quality? If so, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your interest level. I look forward to hearing back from you.
Darlene Rivera, Teacher
Denver Center for International Studies
574 West 6th Ave
Denver, CO 80204