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Introduction to Speech Communications Class

This 10 week class will provide middle school and high school students with a weekly opportunity to develop their communication skills and their confidence as public speakers. Content will include: effective speech writing, delivery skills, interpretive speaking/ storytelling, the importance of professional appearance, and how to prepare for and confidently survive college and employment interviews.

Class Location: Colonial Baptist Church (Room TBA)
Start Date: August  5th
Time: 12:30-1:30pm

Homework will be assigned weekly and may include: reading, practicing, writing, preparing for and/ or critiquing class presentations.

Cost: $100.00

About the instructor: For the past 10 years Sue Gray has coached and encouraged students to develop their communication skills through participation in competitive forensics.  She has coached numerous students who have earned scholarships and awards at the state, regional and national level. Sue has a Master’s degree in education and a coaching degree of Outstanding Distinction with the National Speech and Debate Association. Sue is a “retired” home school mom.

For more information or to register for these classes please email  Hope2kidz@gmail.com or call (919)322-1594.

Safe and Secure Online

The Adult Ministries, Student Ministries and Children’s Ministries Departments of Colonial Baptist Church are pleased to offer a one day class entitled Safe and Secure Online.” 

Saturday, January 17, 2015, 9am to 12pm in Colonial Corners at Colonial Baptist Church, Cary, NC. The class is free, but registration is required.  REGISTER

This class is designed for parents, though children age 12 and older are welcome to attend. The main purpose is to learn how to protect yourself and your children on the internet. Protecting your children and helping them protect themselves are two of your top priorities as a parent. The main learning points of this class are designed to teach you some of the dangers and protections that are available to you.

This presentation is NOT about discouraging the use of the internet or electronic devices – these things are now a part of our lives, and we must accept that they will play an important role in our children’s futures.  As with any new technology or invention, there are many benefits that we can all experience through the internet such as social networking, email and research.

Through this presentation, we will examine some of the risks associated with the use of online systems, not with a mind to stop their use, but with the intent of protecting our children and ourselves and allowing us to use these things safely, securely and as they were originally intended. You will learn three main principles:

Cybersafety – teaching online behaviors that will protect a child’s physical well being.
Cyberethics – teaching children to treat each other online as they would like to be treated.
Cybersecurity – teaching you and your children to keep your computers safe.

The Topics We’ll Cover:

  • Social Networking
  • IM/Chat Rooms
  • Home Networking
  • Mobile Phones
  • Sexting
  • Cyberbullying
  • Personal Computers
  • Viruses/Spyware
  • Phishing
  • Gaming
  • TV

Our instructor is Colonial member, Chip Wentz.

Chip Wentz is an Executive Director in the National Information Security Center of Excellence at Ernst & Young with a focus on helping companies protect themselves and the privacy of their information from emerging threats. Chip is a highly accomplished executive with experience in information security, data protection, privacy, compliance, IT risk management, controls and governance. Chip leads information security transformation initiatives for global clients headquartered throughout the United States. In his current role, Chip serves as the Information Protection and Privacy services leader for the Americas Advisory practice supporting global companies in managing their risks and designing information security programs and systems to protect their most important assets.

Fall Semester Introduction to Speech Communications Class

This 10 week class will provide middle school and high school students with a weekly opportunity to develop their communication skills and their confidence as public speakers. Content will include: effective speech writing, delivery skills, interpretive speaking / storytelling, the importance of professional appearance, and how to prepare for and confidently survive college and employment interviews.

Class Locations: Colonial Baptist Church Children’s Center – Colonial Corners

Start Date / Time: Wednesdays, August 6th-October 8th from 12:30pm-1:30pm

Homework will be assigned weekly and may include reading, practicing, writing, preparing for and / or critiquing class presentations.

Cost: $100

About the instructor: For the past 10 years, Sue Gray has coached and encouraged students to develop their communication skills through participation in competitive forensics. She has coached numerous students who have earned scholarships and awards at the State, regional and national level. Sue has a Master’s degree in Education and a Coaching degree of Outstanding Distinction with the National Speech and Debate Association. Sue is a “retired” homeschool mom.

Please use the following link to register for this class:

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