Call for Curriculum & Instruction Proposals

Call for Curriculum and Instruction Proposals

Location: Virtual
Dates: July 15 – 17, 2022
Submissions Deadline: CLOSED

About NAMLE 2022

Level Up: Building a Media Literate World 

Over the last decade, we have seen media literacy education move into the cultural conversation. Calls for media literacy education reverberate in classrooms everywhere, at education conferences, in policy meetings, and in the local and national news. We have seen astounding growth in practice, research, community-based efforts, and policy. To witness how the media literacy community has grown in number and in force is truly amazing. 

However, despite the obvious progress, we find ourselves still struggling to enact media literacy education on a national and global level. While our grassroots efforts are impactful, we are still a long way from a systemic change in education, a change that prioritizes the importance of media literacy skill-building across discipline and age groups. 

This year’s conference will focus on the most important question of all: how do we ensure media literacy education is an essential part of our world? How do we as a community level up and make change? NAMLE’s 2022 conference is an opportunity to address these questions, build community, foster dialogue, and create change so that we all may live in a media literate world. 

For some, this will look like fine-tuning your teaching practice, for others, it might be sharing your latest research or learning about policy efforts in your state. Each one of us has an important role to play as educators, scholars, and advocates. It is time we come together to discuss and strategize how to scale our efforts and move forward to make media literacy education a priority for all. 

To support our 2022 programming efforts, we present to you the call for educator resources and demonstrations.


NAMLE encourages educators and practitioners to submit proposals for lessons, curriculum, tools, and other resources that support media literacy education in both traditional classrooms and non-traditional learning environments. Proposals will be given special consideration if the resource, (1) provides an innovative, engaging approach to media literacy education, (2) embraces student-led inquiry and practice, and (3) reflects diverse, equitable, and inclusive practices. With proper attribution, presenters may submit presentation proposals which demonstrate how they have contextualized existing tools for their specific learning environment/learner needs.


Educator Resource presentations will range from 20-30 minutes, and accepted proposals will be grouped into presentation sessions with other proposals of a similar nature. Due to the limited time allotted for this presentation format, presentations should include no more than 2-3 presenters.


  • Case Study
  • Assignment/Activity/Lab/Game
  • Primary Source/Media Critique & Analysis
  • Teaching/Learning Strategy
  • Lesson Plan/Module/Unit of Study/Full Course
  • Assessment


Submission link:
Deadline: March 31, 2022 11:59pm PST. 

Before You Submit Your Proposal… 

Please make note of the following before completing your proposal submission online:

  • We will be collecting information about your presenters/authors and session with your proposal submission. 
  • To avoid losing your work, we highly recommend composing your proposal in a document and then cutting/pasting into the online application.

Information you will need to collect for your online proposal submission:

  • Biographical information for ALL Presenters/Authors:
    • First and Last Name
    • Full Name and Pronouns
    • Affiliation
    • Title/Role
    • Email address
    • Biography (100 characters)
  • Resource information
    • Name of resource
    • Type of resource
    • Brief description of the resource (2000 characters)
    • Target audience
    • Level of knowledge is required to understand your presentation (beginner, intermediate, expert)

Submission Review Process & Timeline

All applicants will be notified if their proposal was accepted or rejected in the late spring. 

Presenter Attendance 

Presenters must accept or reject the invitation to present at the conference by responding by email ( within two weeks of notification of acceptance. Presenters who do not accept their invitation within two weeks will be removed from the program. Once a presenter has accepted the invitation to present, they are responsible for registering and submitting the registration fee. Registration information, including fees, will be available on the NAMLE conference website in late spring. 

Questions about submitting a proposal? Contact us at