The OJEN TwitterX Moot is an online debate. Students from across Ontario participate in the discussion by tweeting their opinions either individually or in teams/classes. The OJEN committee in Hamilton came up with this fun and engaging justice education initiative for Hamilton-area schools. In the fall of 2020, for the first time, OJEN ran the program for high school students throughout Ontario.
The TwitterX Moot offers students a fun opportunity to learn about an important and contentious legal issue. This spring, the OJEN TwitterX Moot will take place on Wednesday, November 22, 2023, from 9 am to 3 pm, Ontario students will debate:
Can mandatory in-person work policies violate the Charter?
How do students participate?
Students need a Twitter (X) account to participate and a supervising teacher who registers them.
OJEN will open registration on Friday, October 13, 2023.
Program materials will be available by Friday, October 20.
Teachers can register for this program anytime up until Wednesday, November 15.
By Tuesday, November 21, teachers must provide a list of user handles that their students plan to use on the day of the TwitterX Moot: Wednesday, November 22, 2023.
Students can create an individual twitter (X) account, a team account or a class account. OJEN will only retweet and recognize handles which are provided to us by a teacher. We encourage teachers to use the TwitterX Moot as an in-class activity, but students can participate in the event as an extra-curricular activity, if they have a supervising teacher who registers them.
On November 22, 2023 from 9 am to 3 pm, students post their thoughts and comments on twitter (X) using the hashtag #OJENROEJFA23 and mentioning @OJEN_ROEJ. Teachers can stream the debate in class by using a Smartboard/projector, or students can monitor and participate in the debate by checking out the #OJENROEJFA23 hashtag throughout the day.
The hashtag allows everyone to see tweets from other students and teams and encourages a province-wide discussion. On November 29, 2023, OJEN will announce two winners, one based on the most persuasive tweet and the other based on overall contribution.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Past Twitter Moot materials
Twitter Moot 2020: About peremptory challenges
Twitter Moot Spring 2021: Mandatory Vaccinations
Twitter Moot Fall 2021: Corporal Punishment in Canada
Twitter Moot Spring 2022: Encampment Evictions
Twitter Moot Fall 2022: Cameras in the courtroom
Twitter Moot Spring 2023: Section 33