Exciting Initiatives for 2013-14!

How can summer be over already?

The compensation is all of the exciting projects going on this fall!

In the Northwest:
The first philosopher-in-residence program in Seattle begins at John Muir Elementary School this month – http://depts.washington.edu/nwcenter/aboutuwphilosophersintheschools.html#residence

The first Washington State High School Ethics Bowl will be held at the University of Washington on Saturday February 1 – http://depts.washington.edu/nwcenter/ethicsbowl.html

The Center website has been revitalized, and includes over 80 lesson plans for using children’s literature to inspire philosophy discussions, games and activities, and more! http://depts.washington.edu/nwcenter/index.html

And nationally:
PLATO (Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization) has announced three awards for K-12 philosophy teachers! http://plato-philosophy.org/new-annual-plato-awards-for-teachers/

PLATO is also sponsoring a high school essay contest – http://plato-philosophy.org/plato-2013-14-high-school-essay-contest/

A new pre-college philosophy initiative, modeled after the UW Center for Philosophy for Children, is launching at the University of Chicago this fall – https://grahamschool.uchicago.edu/news/launch-of-the-university-of-chicago-winning-words-initiative

The K-12 philosophy movement is growing!