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Outreach programs in the Department of Language and Literacy Education

  • CLASE FIESTA Program (Future Innovators Elementary Summer Thinking Academy)

    The CLASE FIESTA program brings Athens-area Latino and Latina students to the University of Georgia campus for an eight-day summer program, introducing students to community problem solving.

  • CLASE SALSA Program (Summer Academy for Language, Science and Aspirations)

    The Summer Academy for Language, Science, and Aspirations program aims to reduce the achievement gap for Latino student and promote a pipeline to college.

  • CLASE Tutoring and Mentoring Program

    The CLASE Tutoring and Mentoring program is a two-day-a-week after school enrichment program targeting third- to fifth-grade English learners at Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary School.

  • Georgia Children's Book Award

    Established by the Department of Language and Literacy Education in 1968, the Georgia Children's Book Award committees are committed to rewarding, recognizing, and promoting excellence in children's literature. Their primary objectives are to foster a love of reading, and to introduce children to books of literary excellence. The annual conference not only honors the Georgia Children's Book Award winners, but also includes author and illustrator workshops and practitioner-based sessions.

  • Georgia ESOL for Content Area Teacher

    GECAT is a five-year, Title III federally funded initiative begun in summer 2012. We provide ESOL endorsement courses to teachers in our partner districts. Classes are FREE to teachers — tuition and books are provided by the GECAT program, and participants receive a small stipend for each course. Courses are offered on-site at partner schools. Teachers will earn UGA graduate credit.

  • Georgia ESOL for Content Area Teachers (GECAT) Project

    This grant funds a five-year Title III initiative to provide ESOL professional development to in-service educators working with English learners in north Georgia schools.

    Linda Harklau U.S. Department of Education