Webinars

Webinar Archives & Recordings

Since 2021 PLATO has hosted and co-hosted free webinars on a broad range of topics, attracting participants from around the world.

Philosophical Thinking: What Adults Can Learn From Kids
On November 7, 2022, PLATO hosted Alison Gopnik, UC Berkeley, Scott Hershovitz, University Michigan, and Jana Mohr Lone, University of Washington who discussed what adults can learn from having philosophical dialogues with kids. View the recording here.

Philosophy and Children’s Literature
On October 25, 2022, PLATO and the Prindle Institute for Ethics collaborated on an interactive webinar for librarians about ways librarians can use children’s literature to open up a philosophical dialogue with young library patrons. View the recording here.

Administrative Support for Bringing Philosophy into Schools
On October 12, 2022, PLATO hosted a panel of four administrators and educators from around the country who discussed ways to develop support for philosophy in classrooms from administrators. View the recording here.

The Joys and Challenges of Philosophy in Middle School
On April 21, 2022, PLATO hosted a panel of five educators from around the country who discussed their experiences bringing philosophy into middle school classrooms, including success stories, innovative prompts, and some of the challenges they have faced. View the recording here.

Splendor of Gender? Gen Z’s Perspectives on Changing the Meaning of Gender
On February 17, 2022, in collaboration with the American Philosophical Association (APA), PLATO co-hosted a panel discussion on Splendor of Gender? Gen Z’s Perspectives on Changing the Meaning of Gender. The panel featured six high school students from around the country, all of whom are members of PLATO’s Student Advisory Council. The students offered new perspectives on how gender has changed as a lived experience for their generation. View the recording here.

Public Philosophy, Education, and Social JusticeOn February 10, 2022, in collaboration with the Public Philosophy Network (PPN) and the Kegley Institute of Ethics, PLATO co-hosted a panel discussion on Public Philosophy, Education, and Social Justice. The event featured an in-depth panel discussion of cultivating impactful and innovative philosophy programming, with a focus on advancing social justice. View the recording here.

Engaging Younger Philosophers: Philosophy in Pre-College Settings
On November 20, 2021, PLATO co-hosted a webinar with the APA Committee on Pre-College Instruction on Philosophy on Engaging Younger Philosophers: Philosophy in Pre-College Settings with panelists Erik Kenyon, Stephen Kekoa Miller, Sarah Vitale, and Jonathan Wurtz. The webinar focused on the panelists’ recent work doing philosophy outside of traditional academic settings. APA members can view the recording here.

Teaching High School Philosophy
On October 25, 2021, PLATO hosted a panel discussion with five high school teachers from across the United States about successfully incorporating philosophy in high schools. View the recording here.

Why Kids Are Good for PhilosophyOn June 15, 2021, PLATO hosted a virtual panel discussion on Why Kids Are Good For Philosophy. The recording can be viewed here.

Meet the Authors
On May 4, 2021, PLATO hosted a Meet the Authors event, where authors discussed the central themes from their books, published as part of the Big Ideas for Young Thinkers series. The recording can be viewed here.

Information about upcoming webinars is available on this page.