CRETE is a national project funded by the Department of Education, the JAMS Foundation, the George Gund Foundation, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, to bring the research-proven practice of conflict resolution education to pre-service and in-service teacher education.
Since 2004 over 4500 teachers have been trained in CRETE and the evaluation research proves that CRETE helps teachers feel more confident in using, teaching and infusing conflict resolution and social and emotional learning into classroom and school-wide practices. CRETE has partnered with over 30 colleges and universities in the United States and has been used to train international educators in South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.
In addition to pre-service teacher education and as a framework for student teaching instruction, CRETE has been used to support Teacher Induction Programs (for example, in School District of Philadelphia), Professional Development Schools (for example, with DePaul University and the Chicago Archdiocesan schools; University of Maryland Baltimore County and the Baltimore City Public Schools) and in conjunction with Social Wellness District-wide efforts (California State University-Fresno and the Fresno Unified School District).
The CRETE Project website, www.creducation.org, contains a variety of downloadable learning modules ready for use in K-12 contexts. Funded by federal tax dollars, these learning modules are free of charge.
Coming in 2015, CCM will also be offering a series of 20 1-hour teleseminars/webinars presenting the modules of the 4-day CRETE training. These teleseminars/webinars will include PowerPoint slides, video examples, teaching notes, lesson activities, and explanations of how the CRETE content relates to common core standards and some select state standards. Please stay tuned for more information.