Hosted by Winning Words at the University of Chicago on June 23-24 2017! Everyone involved with precollege philosophy should attend. For more information, see http://www.plato-philosophy.org/plato-conferences/
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 email@example.com 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