Are you a concerned K-12 teacher who would like to enrich your school with philosophy? Are you a concerned parent who would like to know more about how your child’s school could improve its offerings in the humanities? Are you a concerned philosopher or student of philosophy who would like to see more philosophy at the K-12 levels? Then please be sure to RSVP for the UChicago Civic Knowledge Project’s big Winning Words Initiative conference on Nov. 2nd! The Winning Words Initiative is a Midwest resource network aimed at helping teachers, schools, and students gain better opportunities to do pre-collegiate philosophy. All are welcome–teachers, parents, students, administrators, and more! We honor our teachers, who can earn professional development credits for participating (and win some special raffle prizes). To RSVP, go to: http://civicknowledge.uchicago.edu/wwinitiative.shtml and hit the RSVP link, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 773-834-3929 ext. 1.
THIS IS PHENOMENAL!! When I first began the Odyssey Project (South side class of 2005-2006), I became irate, because I found myself understanding that an education in the Socratic method should have been taught at the middle school level. I believed that so many of life’s unnecessary burdens could have been alleviated, if people would have been taught how to think. GREAT JOB, BART and the Civic Knowledge Project!!
Gloria N. Robinson
The CKP’s Winning Words philosophy program has been very fortunate in receiving some excellent recent press coverage, with major stories about the program appearing in both the Chicago Maroon and the Chicago Tribune. For a nice overview, please visit the Humanities Division website, at http://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/news/ And please take this opportunity to check out this and other stories appearing on the Squires Foundation website, at http://squirefoundation.org/index.html