The National Writing Project (NWP) is pleased to be a founding member of the National Media Literacy Alliance, a new network of leading education associations concerned with media literacy and spearheaded by the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE). “Joining the Alliance was an easy decision,” said Executive Director Elyse Eidman-Aadahl “The NWP network of teacher leaders has long been committed to media literacy education, and to nurturing young people as media creators in a context of an increasingly polarized media culture filled with misinformation and disinformation. The opportunity to coordinate with the other Alliance members will strengthen all our efforts.”
Joining NAMLE and NWP as founding members of the Alliance are:
- American Association of School Librarians (AASL)
- International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
- Journalism Education Association (JEA)
- National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
- National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)
- National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
- National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
- National Science Teaching Association (NSTA)
- Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
- Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)
Alliance members will work together to support their network of educators in integrating media literacy education into their classrooms, reference media literacy in their instructional standards, include media literacy content in their respective national and regional conferences, and contribute to NAMLE’s annual State of Media Literacy Report to better track and analyze the practice across the country. Twitter provided initial funding for the Alliance.
Together, these efforts will foster a future where learners have the knowledge and critical thinking skills to actively navigate our media landscape and fully participate as citizens.