An Interview with PLATO President, Thomas Wartenberg Since 2010, Thomas Wartenberg has led several Summer Seminars for School Teachers on Existentialism sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. [button href=”https://www.plato-philosophy.org/neh-summer-seminar-teachers-existentialism/” style=”flat” size=”medium” color=”#508bbf” textcolor=”#000000″]Click Here to Learn about how to apply for the 2017 Summer Seminar for Teachers[/button] [icon icon=”comments-o” size=”large” color=”#0066bf”] PLATO: … Reflections on Philosophy Classes for School Teachers
[slider] [next-slide] [next-slide] [/slider] Fully Funded 3 Week Summer Training Opportunity in Philosophy for ALL K-12 Teachers Apply to the NEH Summer Seminar on Existentialism which will be held at Mount Holyoke College in the beautiful Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts. NEH Summer Seminar on Existentialism: July 16- August 4, 2017 Deadline for Applications: March 1, … NEH Summer Seminar for Teachers on Existentialism
February 2, 2017 PLATO (The Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization) is committed to supporting the efforts of educators worldwide to bring philosophy to pre-college and university settings. The organization recognizes and values the efforts that educators from around the globe are making to develop critical and creative thinking in young people. We … Statement from the Board of Directors
[infobox color=”#6394bf” textcolor=”#000000″ icon=”comments”] We are following up on our story about the Iowa Lyceum Program by highlighting another successful Lyceum Program in Utah! Take tips from the experts, and consider creating your own Lyceum Program at a local university to help grow the pre-college philosophy movement! [/infobox] [slider] [next-slide] [next-slide] [/slider] Learn about the … Join the Pre-College Philosophy Movement: Start a Lyceum Program!
[infobox color=”#6394bf” textcolor=”#000000″ icon=”calendar”] Learn about the Long Island Philosophy Conference for High School Students that will be held on November 12, 2016 at the Stony Brook School in New York. Read more by checking out the American Philosophical Association’s (APA) recent article about the event here: http://blog.apaonline.org/2016/11/29/a-high-school-philosophy-conference/[/infobox] [slider] [next-slide] [next-slide] [/slider] Did you … A Philosophy Conference for High School Students!
[infobox color=”#6394bf” textcolor=”#000000″ icon=”comments”] What is a Lyceum Program and how does it engage pre-college students in philosophy? Read below to learn about more about Lyceum Programs and even how to start your own! [/infobox] [slider] [next-slide] Final Day Philosophical Presentations by Students [next-slide] [/slider] Learn about the established and successful Iowa Lyceum Program, which … Iowa Lyceum Program: A Model for Pre-College Philosophy Programming
[infobox color=”#6394bf” textcolor=”#000000″ icon=”comments”] This interview with the PLATO Vice President, Michael Burroughs, was curated and originally published by our colleagues at Engaged Philosophy. See the original interview here.[/infobox] [slider] [next-slide] [next-slide] [/slider] Learn how Michael Burroughs, the Associate Director of the Rock Ethics Institute at Pennsylvania State University, engages preschool-age children in philosophy, ethics … Ethics Education Program for Pre-School Students in Pennsylvania
[infobox color=”#6394bf” textcolor=”#000000″ icon=”comments”]From June 20-24, 2016 Texas A&M University hosted its first ever philosophy camp on its main campus in College Station, TX. It was run by Claire Katz, professor of philosophy at Texas A&M, along with several of her colleagues at Texas A&M, faculty from Sam Houston State University, and former and current … Pre-College Philosophy Summer Camp at Texas A&M
Open Minds: Find Your Own Answers Growing up, I was always incredibly curious about the world around me. But I never thought of this curiosity as philosophy. It just seemed like a natural part of life. Ask questions. Find out what’s true, what matters, and how to live a life of real value. To me, … Outreach: Open Minds by Brian Woods
I’ve been teaching philosophy, an honors elective taken mainly by seniors, for the past twenty-six years at a suburban high school outside Chicago. The class is organized topically around a set of perennial questions in ethics, political philosophy, metaphysics, and philosophy of mind. I encourage conversation and debate in my classroom, but I also ask … Reflections on Doing Philosophy in High School by Steve Goldberg