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L4GA Works


GaDOE Literacy Task Force

Divisions within GaDOE are collaborating to develop a clear, consistent vision for literacy.

Literacy Think Tank: Professors and teacher educators from the University System of Georgia, Technical College System of Georgia, and private institutions of higher education, and the Regional Educational Service Agencies are coming together to serve all teachers in Georgia with research-proven professional learning opportunities.                
Think Tank Meeting Recording 1.17.19.​                    
ELA Advisory Council: This group of educators, school leaders, community partners, and business partners help to shape and communicate the plan.

Literacy Fellows: P-12 teachers will collaborate with community organizations including parks, museums, cultural centers, and libraries to increase awareness and access to the wealth of educational resources availablethroughout the state.

Literacy Champions​: Pre-K student literacyambassadors will connect communities, families, and libraries to shape the L4 Mission.


Schools / Districts


Schools and districts are supported by Regional Education Service Agencies (RESAs), P-20 Partners, and National Writing Project sites as we work collaboratively to improve literacy outcomes for all students.

Regional Education Service Agencies (RESAs)

P-20 Partners

Georgia has four National Writing Project​ sites located regionally around the state (pages under construction).



Literacy improves when educators, families, and community members come together to solve problems that affect children's learning. With support from State agencies and public and private partners, districts and schools should be hubs for communities to come together to support kids.


Research-Proven and Data-informed Practices


Evidence-based practices​ are research-proven. They have multiple research studies that suggest that in many contexts, for many teachers, and for many students, the practice will indeed improve student learning.

See the Road Map​ and Tool Kit​ (bottom of the page) for these practices.

Culturally, Linguistically,and Developmentally Appropriate Practices​​​:These practices are grounded in research on child development and learning and educational effectiveness in early care and education.

Dual Language Immersion​


Scalable and Sustainable


The L4 plan is designed to be accomplished through collaboration within and across agencies with deliberate efforts to scale what works to reach the maximum number of schools and districts across Georgia.

Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy: Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy provided sustainable professional learning and resources for teachers and administrators to improve literacy skills and reading performance of students from birth to grade twelve.


Personalized Approach

Schools and districts across the state are engaged in personalized learning. Read more about their promising practices.

Georgia's Systems of Continuous Improvement

The Georgia Department of Education’s strategic plan emphasizes transforming the agency into one that provides meaningful support to schools and districts. The agency has developed a common, continuous improvement framework to en​sure that these efforts are aligned across all agency divisions, departments, and programs. The Georgia’s Systems of Continuous Improvement framework focuses on the systems and structures (the “what”) that must be in place for sustained improvement in student outcomes. It also utilizes a problem-solving model (the “how”) to provide a clear process for identifying improvement needs, planning for improvement, and implementing, monitoring, and evaluating the improvement efforts.​​ Click here. 

Theory of Action

How we will move from where we currently are to the future we envision:  If leadership and professional learning communities improve their organizational systems, structures, and processes, then Georgia schools and districts will continuously improve.​

      ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Check out these podcasts from KSU Bagwell             College of Education iTeach. Click the link to               access the podcasts. 

      Registrtion is now open for the 2020 Winter                Literacy Institutes. 
      Dates and Locations:
          February 5 - Cartersville, GA
          February 19 - Dublin, GA
          March 4 - Tifton GA
      To register: