The Conflict Resolution Education in Teacher Education (CRETE) Project and The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) are planning two new contests for Teachers and their students. This year, Conflict Resolution (CR) Day is on October 15. There is a Video Contest, which is geared to College and University students. In this contest, students are invited to create and submit a two minute or less video depicting the power of conflict resolution. The submission time frame for this contest is expected to be September 1, 2009 to October 1, 2009. Complete contest rules are available online.
There is also a Poetry Contest available for CR Day for students in elementary, middle/intermediate and high schools. This contest will take place in the Fall 2009. If you would be interested in receiving information about this contest, teachers need to e-mail representatives from ACR at poetrycontest@ACRnet.org and information will be sent to you.
If you have a unique idea you have developed to enhance conflict resolution education consider sharing your ways to celebrate by submitting the idea at: http://snipurl.com/crdayideas
There is more information about Conflict Resolution Day and the many opportunities that are available for participation and collaboration of ideas. Visit www.ACRnet.org/crday to view listings of past events and to view a sample letter requesting a gubernatorial proclamation. Add your event to ACR’s Web site by completing this form. You also can share a proclamation on the ACR Web site by completing this form.