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Articles for: Department of Language and Literacy Education

Third annual 'Big Read' event in Athens turns focus to Lunar New Year

January 18, 2018
The community-wide reading celebration, which kicks off in February to coincide with the Lunar New Year, focuses on "To Live," a novel by Chinese author Yu Hua.

How one educator revived her enthusiasm for the classroom

January 5, 2018
In the AJC's Get Schooled blog, professor Peter Smagorinsky has been following one Georgia teacher's journey since she was a student at UGA.

New partnership opens up opportunities at community center

December 19, 2017
The University of Georgia is working with the Athens Housing Authority to connect with residents and offer new programming.

Five College of Education students elected to join prestigious honor society

December 13, 2017
This year, five students in the University of Georgia College of Education were initiated into UGA’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest academic honor society. Election to membership is a distinguished academic honor.

Doctoral candidate wins national literature award

December 5, 2017
A College of Education graduate student's passion for inclusiveness in children's picturebooks has been honored by a national organization.

Blending research with civic engagement to teach literacy

November 8, 2017
By connecting children with the community, faculty inspire a new generation of researchers.

English education professor receives NCTE Distinguished Service Award

September 21, 2017
Peter Smagorinsky, Distinguished Research Professor of English Education in the department of language and literacy education, was recognized by the National Council of Teachers of English for his service to the profession and distinctive use of language.

Associate professor quoted on religion in schools

September 18, 2017
Kevin Burke was recently quoted on how teachers are prepared to teach religion in schools.

Alumna recognized twice for excellence in teaching

August 23, 2017
Amber Simmons (PhD '12), an English teacher at Brookwood High School in Snellville, Georgia, was one of only 15 winners nationwide to receive the 2017 National Council of Teachers of English High School Teacher of Excellence Award.

Local middle-schoolers interpret art through hip-hop

June 30, 2017
If you visited the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia on a Tuesday afternoon this June, you might have heard someone rapping about women's empowerment.

Program explores links between language and social justice

June 21, 2017
WIDA researcher visits College to see middle school program, share vision for organization.

Clinical assistant professor honored by international board

June 6, 2017
Petros Panaou recently received an award from the International Board on Books for Young People for a Greek science fiction manuscript he wrote last year.

Second annual Camp DIVE expands opportunities for students, teachers

May 22, 2017
About 80 Clarke County children will spend a month immersed in history, reading and STEM projects—among others—as the second year of Camp DIVE launches June 5.

Graduate profile: 'This country has offered us so much'

May 3, 2017
Experiences as a newcomer to the United States help connect this future TESOL teacher to her students.

Professor's summer residency will help improve literacy in Mexico

May 2, 2017
Misha Cahnmann-Taylor will use art, poetry and theater to engage community members in Guanajuato, Mexico in literacy education this summer.

It's not love, it's not hate—it's just 'like'

April 19, 2017
UGA researcher delves into the many meanings behind a totally tubular word.

Summer camps help kids gain physical, mental strength

April 13, 2017
Exercise, athletic training and creative writing offered through the UGA College of Education

Graduate students recognized for excellence in teaching

April 12, 2017
Eighteen teaching assistants in the College of Education were recognized for their significant contributions to the instructional mission of the university.

2016-2017 College of Education Distinguished Alumni Awards honor 10 for their achievements

March 29, 2017
Ten COE graduates and friends were recognized for their career achievements and community leadership at the College's 12th annual Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner.

Exchanging expertise

March 16, 2017
UGA and Russian faculty develop new studies and teaching materials for second language learners.