OPTA CONFERENCE 2018
Monday, April 30
Location: University of Toronto Schools (UTS)
Fee: $40.00 for employed teachers; $10.00 for post-secondary students with ID.
Cash or cheque only. Cheques are made out to OPTA.
Beverages and baked goods are provided between sessions at no extra cost.
Lunch is not
provided. There are several good eateries a short walk from UTS.
Note the schedule change. There will be two
blocks of sessions instead of the three blocks of previous conferences.
The schedule will be updated as session details are finalized.
08:00 - 09:15 Registration
09:15 - 10:15 Sessions I
Tamara Ray — Logic
Alistair Macrae — Two accounts of friendship: Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics
and Plato's Lysis.
Amy Leask — Philosophy for Children
Bailey Rose/Elan Umholtz — Incorporating Digital Media in HZB3M and HZT4U
10:30 - 12:00 Plenary
12:00 - 01:15 Lunch + Resources Exchange
01:15 - 02:15 Sessions II
George Ghanotakis — Implementing Games to Foster Critical Thinking
A hands-on workshop tied to the Ontario curriculum and the Philosophical Olympiads
Sheldon Lawrence — Edward Said's Orientalism
as a Tool for Students'
Philosophical Identity Development
Tamara Ray — Logic (repeat)
02:30 - 03:15 Annual General Meeting