A National Open Call for PK-12 Media Arts Educators to 

Develop Inclusive and Culturally Responsive Lessons

“Creating A Community For All Learners      

- Reimagining Standards-based Arts Education for Equity & Inclusion" 

National Coalition for Arts Standards

Do you teach media arts? Photo, graphics, video, animation, sound, interactive, web, game, 3D, virtual, augmented, AI, etc.?

The National Association for Media Arts Education (NAMAE) is seeking media arts teachers and teaching artists to lead in developing curriculum and instruction through the lens of culturally responsive teaching and student-centered instruction. 

A cohort of 7 PK-12 media arts teachers and teaching artists will be selected from diverse backgrounds and settings (e.g. classroom and after-school programs, media arts forms, demographics, rural-urban, location, grade level, etc.).

Selected educators will choose a standards-based lesson from their own practice to revise and pilot, using guidance created by the panel of experts (see below).  Participants will be asked to:

- attend approx. 4 hours of meetings for orientation, bias training, lesson refinement, and reflection
-  revise a personal lesson plan based on guidance for culturally responsive teaching
-  pilot the revised lesson in their classroom in Fall of 2024
- provide NCAS with the final revised lesson plan and reflection

Total time commitment is estimated at 8-9 hours.  The selected educators will be paid an honorarium of $600 for their work.  

APPLY ON THIS FORM BY - June 14, 2024.  

Applicants will be notified by mid-July.  Meetings will begin in early August.   

PRIOR PHASE OF THIS PROJECT - In phase I of the project, a panel of expert advisors representing diverse heritages and communities,  convened to review the national arts standards (NAS) for areas of needed change or revision. The group performed a rigorous gap analysis to assess NAS’s for cultural sensitivity and inclusion, producing a guidance document for standards revision and use. This document will be referenced in culturally relevant lesson development

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.