NAMLE is proud to be a part of the following coalitions and groups.
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 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.
The National Speech & Debate Association believes communication skills are essential for empowering youth to become engaged citizens, skilled professionals, and honorable leaders in our global society. They connect, support, and inspire a diverse community of honor society members committed to fostering excellence in young people through competitive speech and debate activities
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.
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.
Educational Equity at FHI 360 is engaging strategic partners, including NAMLE, in its National Initiative, Right from the Start in the Digital Age, created to address good digital citizenship beginning with children in grades K-3. The Initiative is transpiring in three phases. Phase One coincided with National Media Literacy Week in November 2015. During Phase Two, in April 2016, Right from the Start in the Digital Age: Curricula Activities for Teachers and Parents to Help Children Become Good Digital Citizens was produced. The curricular activities update Quit it!, FHI 360’s evidence-based K-3 curriculum that addresses “real time” teasing and bullying.