Archive for January, 2015

Free Streaming for No Name-Calling Week



By | blog, It's Elementary, It's STILL Elementary, Let's Get Real, Straightlaced, That's A Family!

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For the last ten years, Groundspark has proudly partnered with the Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) for No Name-Calling Week, a week dedicated to celebrating kindness and working to create safe schools free of name-calling, bullying and bias. In recognition of this powerful decade-long commitment, we’re offering FREE STREAMING of all of our Respect for All Project films during the entire month of January!

Click here to sign-up. 

Our free streams allow you to preview award-winning films challenging limiting social norms and prejudice, like Straightlaced, Let’s Get RealIt’s ElementaryIt’s Still Elementary and That’s a Family!  We’re also offering a 25% discount on the full-quality DVD or educational stream licenses of these films throughout the month (Use discount code NNCW15 when you place your order).

Whether you’re an educator, student, or any other kind of school leader, these films offer an excellent resource for organizing transformative events in your community during No Name-Calling Week, January 19th to the 23rd, and beyond.

“GLSEN and GroundSpark are long-time partners in promoting respect for all in our schools. This year, we are excited to announce an expanded partnership for GLSEN’s No Name-Calling Week, giving educators and students free streaming access to all of GroundSpark’s Respect for All Films for the month of January. GLSEN connects teachers and students with the tools they need to make a difference, and when used leading up to and during No Name-Calling Week, these powerful films can help foster respectful dialogue around issues of bias and bullying.”
                                                          –Eliza Byard, Executive Director, GLSEN

Help us spread the word about this amazing opportunity! Share the news on Facebook and Twitter.

Together we can expand this inspiring tradition and continue to work towards ending name-calling and bullying in our schools!

The First Bay Area Respect for All Project Institute!



By | blog, Professional Development, Respect For All Project

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As 2014 came to a close, breaking news heightened many people’s awareness of how important it is for educators to find compelling strategies to address diversity and school safety issues.

Across the country there is a much greater concern about racial stereotyping by police. And tragically we saw the suicide of 12-year old Ronin Shimizu in Folsom, CA, presumably because he couldn’t take the bullying he was targeted with because he was a young male cheerleader.

GroundSpark is kicking off the new year by offering resources and support that can truly make a difference.

Please join us for a special two-day intensive Bay Area Respect For All Project Institute, February 6th and 7th. It’s designed for those who work with youth to become more confident, skilled facilitators of social change dialogue and activism in their schools and communities.

Sign up today, and share with your colleagues or other networks!