Student Voice, Artistic Expression and No Name-Calling Week: A Winning Combination!
Providing students with the opportunity to express their feelings about name-calling and bullying through artistic expression and to share these with your school community has become a tradition in classrooms and schools across the country. As educators, you know how powerful these images, videos, poems or other works can be and what an impact they can have upon both the creator and those with whom they are shared.
Check out some of our highlights from 2014's Creative Expression here.
Each year GLSEN captures and shares images or videos of school displays or individual student work on a national level when educators or other community members submit them to our Creative Expression Exhibit. This is an opportunity for schools across the nation to come together to visually display their collective efforts to create a culture of no name-calling in schools. Educators are invited to work with students in classes or after-school clubs to create school wide displays featuring the message of No Name-Calling Week and this year's theme of "Celebrate Kindness" and submit images of these displays or images of individual student's works for inclusion in our National Exhibit. The creators of all works submitted are entered into a drawing for a fantastic package of prizes! We hope students from your classroom or school will participate!
For ideas on arts-focused lessons, see the lesson plan downloads on the right!
Read our Legal Guidelines and then, in January 2015, check back here to submit your video or image.
DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: Start to think about your entries for next year's No Name-Calling Week! Submissions will start being accepted in January 2015!
Drawing Winners will be notified in April 2015.