PLATO

PLATO (The Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization) advocates for and supports introducing philosophy to pre-college students; and connecting the education and philosophy communities through programs, and resource-sharing. It also seeks to develop a national network of all those working in pre-college philosophy including pre-college teachers and administrators, philosophy students (both graduate and undergraduate), and academic philosophers.

SFF supports PLATO both as a funder and as a presence on the Board of Directors. Creating a responsive, comprehensive network of pre-college philosophy teachers, and helping educators and philosophers work together, furthers SFF’s mission of introducing the subject to more pre-college students.

2015 CONFERENCE VIDEO

Watch this video from our June 2015 conference held in Seattle at the University of Washington.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Third Biennial PLATO Conference
“Inquiry and Equity”
Jonathan Kozol, Keynote Speaker
June 29-30, 2015
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Conference Information

Call for Conference Proposals
All proposals must be submitted by email attachment no later than December 1, 2014, to info@plato-apa.org.
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Make the most of the conference:
ICPIC, The International Council of Philosophical Inquiry with Children, will be holding its 17th international conference in Vancouver immediately before the PLATO conference, from June 25-27, 2015, at the University of British Columbia. The ICPIC conference theme is “Identity and Philosophical Inquiry in the Age of Diversity.”
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CONTESTS:
The 2014-15 PLATO High School Student Essay Contest
Deadline: January 31, 2015
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PLATO 2014-2015 K-12 Philosophy Teaching Award Nominations
Deadline: January 31, 2015
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AWARDS: View PLATO-related awards


LEARN MORE: Explore the PLATO website