NAMLE is proud to be a part of the following coalitions, groups and national initiatives.
MediaWise is a partnership between Poynter, the Stanford History Education Group, Local Media Association and the National Association for Media Literacy Education. The project is supported by Google.org. MediaWise features a research-based curriculum to be taught in classrooms and a teen-led fact-checking initiative. YouTube creators like Ingrid Nilsen, the Green Brothers and Destin Sandlin from Smarter Every Day will help this project reach its goal of 1 million students.
The Council of Communication Associations is an umbrella organization that currently includes six national and international communication associations. CCA was created to enhance the mission and facilitate the activities of its member associations, and to promote understanding and advancement of communication as an academic discipline.
The organizations part of the Teaching for Democracy Alliance are working together to equip teachers and administrators to talk about elections & voting in a productive way and provide students with long-term civic engagement tools. The Teaching for Democracy Alliance is creating opportunities for teachers to learn about existing election and voting materials, related professional development, and a strong collective voice for democratic learning that will help teachers overcome the partisan noise and equip them to bring practical democracy lessons to their students.
The Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL) is a groundbreaking effort to promote international cooperation to ensure that all citizens have access to media and information competencies. Yet, organizations from over eighty countries have agreed to join forces and stand together for change.
Educator Innovator provides an online “meet-up” for educators who are re-imagining learning. Educator Innovator is both a blog and a growing community of educators, partners and supporters. If we want to educate a generation of young people to be innovators — to create, build, design, and use their talents to improve their world — we need to value the creative capacity in the mentors and teachers who support them. Educator Innovator gathers together like-minded colleagues and organizations who value open learning for educators and whose interests and spirits exemplify Connected Learning: an approach that sees learning as interest-driven, peer supported, and oriented toward powerful outcomes. Educator Innovator and its partners support learning opportunities for teachers, youth workers, mentors, librarians, and museum educators that are open, re-mixable, and typically free or low-cost — and share the goal of more powerful and connected learning for youth.
Purple is hosted under the non-profit, nonpartisan auspices of the National Conference on Citizenship in Washington, DC, with organizational resources provided by the Brookings Institution. The task: to address the polarization of the right-left divide, the fragmentation of media, the filter bubbles of social-media echo chambers, decades of decline in civic literacy and growing disaffection from our democratic institutions. We educate about the design and function of our democratic institutions, demythologizing common misconceptions that feed public mistrust. We dramatize the real-life stories of Americans famous and obscure, whose experiences have shaped our history and our law. We create means to stimulate civic engagement – from canvassing for political candidates, to testifying at the school board, to volunteering at the library, to serving on a jury, to running for Congress, to just plain voting.