National Collaborations

NAMLE is proud to be a part of the following coalitions, groups and national initiatives. 


MediaWiseLogoBar_Rev1_0MediaWise 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 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.


Council of Communication Associations

council.of.communication.association.logoThe 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.


Teaching Democracy Alliance

teachingfordemocracyThe 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.



Screen Shot 2018-05-29 at 7.06.33 PMHelmed by The LAMP and CIRCLE, the 22×20     campaign aims to activate and facilitate youth voice and leadership in the democratic process. 22×20 is a groundbreaking national campaign that supports youth, building nonpartisan media literacy skills to interpret, critique, and respond to political messages as a critical step towards engagement.




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


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.