Center for Early Language & Literacy

Announcement    Wednesday, December 22, 2021
The Governing Board of the Sandra Dunagan Deal Center for Early Language and Literacy at Georgia College will hold its quarterly meetings for the year 2022 as follows:  January 12, April 13, July 13, October 12, from 10 am to 12 pm.  The January 12, 2022 meeting will be held at Georgia Department of Community Supervision Boardroom, 2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive SE, Eighth Floor, East Tower, Atlanta, GA 30334. Call 478-445-8500 for more information.
Announcement    Monday, October 18, 2021
"We're pleased to announce a Research Grant Initiative for Early Language and Literacy Practices! We invite applications from University System of Georgia Institutions and State Agencies that are conducting research on the implementation of early language and literacy practices for children birth to age eight that create the conditions for all children to be on the path to third grade reading proficiency. The Sandra Dunagan Deal Center will offer awardees up to $50,000 to fund research...
Announcement    Tuesday, October 5, 2021
The Governing Board of the Sandra Dunagan Deal Center for Early Language and Literacy at Georgia College will hold its quarterly meeting by video conference on October 13, 2021, from 10 am to 12:00 pm. If you wish to join to the video conference meeting, please call the Sandra Dunagan Deal Center for Early Language and Literacy at 478-445-8500 for more information.
Announcement    Wednesday, July 7, 2021
The Governing Board of the Sandra Dunagan Deal Center for Early Language and Literacy at Georgia College will hold its quarterly meeting by video conference on July 14, 2021, from 10 am to 12:00pm If you wish to join to the video conference meeting, please call the Sandra Dunagan Deal Center for Early Language and Literacy at 478-445-8500 for more information.
Event    Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Literacy Changes Lives | Advocate For Literacy Equity for Every Child in Your Community and State Join the Deal Center for Early Language and Literacy at Georgia College as we work collaboratively to galvanize state and local action to advocate for equitable access to literacy and evidence-based practices that align with the science of reading to improve early language and literacy outcomes for children birth to age eight. To register for the Summit, please visit: https://dealcentergovsummit.vfairs.com/...
Announcement    Thursday, May 6, 2021
Reading Fluency: Understanding, Assessing, and Developing this Essential Skill The National Reading Panel report identified fluency as “a critical component of skilled reading…often neglected in classroom instruction.” This session—presented by one of the nation’s experts on reading fluency—provides a functional definition of reading fluency and a description of how it develops from the earliest stages of reading. This session also clarifies the role of curriculum-based measures (CBM)...
Announcement    Tuesday, March 30, 2021
The Governing Board of the Sandra Dunagan Deal Center for Early Language and Literacy at Georgia College will hold its quarterly meeting by video conference on March 31, 2021 from 10 am to 12pm. If you wish to join to the video conference meeting, please call the Sandra Dunagan Deal Center for Early Language and Literacy at 478-445-8500 for more information.
Announcement    Thursday, January 7, 2021
Postponed:  The Deal Center quarterly board meeting on January 13th has been postponed. A new date will be posted once it is scheduled.    The Governing Board of the Sandra Dunagan Deal Center for Early Language and Literacy at Georgia College will hold its quarterly board meeting via teleconference on January 13, 2021 from 10am-12pm.  If you wish to listen to the teleconference meeting, please email the Sandra Dunagan Deal Center for Early Language and Literacy at galiteracy@gcsu.edu to...
Announcement    Friday, November 13, 2020
The Deal Center Presents: How Neuroscience Can Teach Us about Language and Reading in the Developing Brain Learning to read is a complex, multidimensional process that relies on the health and wellbeing of the whole child, spanning language, social-emotional, cognitive, behavioral, physical, and general learning competencies. During infancy and early childhood, the human brain undergoes rapid growth, driven in part by early experience and skill integration across domains. Drawing on...
Event    Tuesday, November 17, 2020
The Deal Center Presents: How Neuroscience Can Teach Us about Language and Reading in the Developing Brain Learning to read is a complex, multidimensional process that relies on the health and wellbeing of the whole child, spanning language, social-emotional, cognitive, behavioral, physical, and general learning competencies. During infancy and early childhood, the human brain undergoes rapid growth, driven in part by early experience and skill integration across domains. Drawing on...