Georgia Public Broadcasting Education (GPB Education) is
committed to supporting literacy programs throughout Georgia. Our goal
is to help raise literacy levels and to increase Georgians' quality of
life. As a statewide agency, we have the ability to reach large numbers of
people and are able to raise awareness of available programs and
Through our Georgia agency partnerships, outreach activities,
technology and production capabilities, GPB strives to positively
impact literacy achievement in our state.
Congratulations to Youngshin Gittings of Lilburn, GA for being recognized as a child care provider of the week in A Place of Our Own/Los Niños en Su Casa. The program featured Youngshin and her amazing in-home daycare in 2008. Click here to see a clip of the program. In recognition of Youngshin's achievement, she and her sister flew to Washington, DC in May to take part in the Provider Celebration. In DC, they were treated to a workshop by Wolftrap Puppeteers, a luncheon with their local representative's office, a tour of DC, and a wonderful dinner celebration. Public radio station KCET and oil company BP sponsored the trip. Click here to see pictures.
Think you or someone you know deserve a trip to Washington, DC? Nominate an exemplary child care provider below!
A Place of Our Own/Los Niños en Su Casa (airs on GPB at 4:30 a.m. and 5 a.m. AND on GPB Kids at 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.) honors child care providers every week in the segment "Child Care Provider of the Week." The featured provider will get a chance to see themselves on national TV during "Child Care Provider of the Week." Click on either logo below to begin the nomination process!
The Georgia Department of Education hosted the 2008-2009 Young Georgia Authors' Competition. The annual competition promotes creative writing, an important initiative of the Georgia Performance Standards. Contact your designated district writing coordinator to participate in the contest, which starts next year in the fall. For more information and an official rules guide go here.
Ashley Bryan Children's Literary Festival celebrated Mr. Bryan’s contribution to children's literature with interactive and educational programs and events that introduced children of all ages to culturally relevant art, literature and poetry. This wonderful event took place Thursday, March 26-28, 2009 at the Auburn Avenue Research Library. To see pictures from the event click here.
March 6, 2009 Dolly Partners for Literacy!
GPB was on hand to celebrate the partnership of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, Rotary International, and the Ferst Foundation. Rotarians acknowledged the incredible work done by Dolly's foundation nationally and internationally and the amazing local (all across Georgia!) work done by the Ferst Foundation to support childhood literacy. Robin Ferst read aloud to Atlanta kids and guests enjoyed a "9 to 5" performance by Dolly! Rickey Bevington of GPB Radio's Georgia Gazette recorded a quick interview with Dolly. Click below to listen: