SoMLA 2022 Virtual Conference has ended
Welcome to the 2022 State of Maryland Literacy Association Conference. This is Maryland’s 50th annual conference!  The three day event is packed with exciting opportunities for professional development, networking, and examining exemplary materials for classroom use. This conference is intended for a wide-range of audiences including classroom teachers, reading specialists, special educators, curriculum specialists, administrators, and other educators. There is a variety of high caliber speakers, researchers, practitioners, publishers, and authors that are presenting throughout the conference, as well as the pre-conference "Session Saturday" presentations. You may apply for CPD credit through MDSE by filling out this form.  To qualify, you must have attended 15 hours total.  This includes time you spent engaged in "Session Saturday" presentations.  Please fill out all of the information.  Incomplete requests will not be filled.  Requests will be cross referenced with attendance from "Session Saturday" presentations and on the weekend of March 31-April 2nd 2022.   If you participated for the required hours, you will receive a credit. Please be patient, you will receive your form.

If you have not yet registered, do so today by going to Eventbright.

For general questions, contact the Conference Coordinator, Gayle Glick at ggayle56@aol.com.

Featured Speakers

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Sara Ahmed

Keynote and Featured Speaker
Heinemann, Catherine Cook School
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Brian Cambourne

Keynote Speaker
Richard C. Owen Publishers, Inc.
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Kristin Ziemke

Keynote and Featured Speaker
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P David Pearson

Keynote Speaker
Emeritus Professor
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Debra Crouch

Keynote Speaker
Richard C. Owen Publishers, Inc.


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Jason Allen

Session Saturday Presenter/Assistant Professor
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Pam Allyn

Author / Literacy Expert
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Charles Baldwin

Session Saturday Presenter
Associate Professor
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Chris Barton

Featured Speaker
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Elizabeth Bassford

Exhibitor Session: featured Speaker
Curriculum Associates; Vice President, Content & Implementation
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Shelby Bently

Session Saturday Presenter
Anne Arundel Community College/Associate Professor
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R. Lynn Birus

Session Saturday Presenter
Anne Arundel County Public Schools/Principal-Crofton Elementary School
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Senetria Blocker

Session Saturday Presenter
Leadership Mentor Teacher
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Kelly Boswell

Author/Educational Consulant/Instructor, MSU
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Peter Brunn

Exhibitor Session: Featured Speaker
Vice President, Organizational Learning
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Fran Clay

Featured Speaker
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Haley Cristea

Session Saturday Presenter
University System of Maryland, Salisbury University/Instructional...
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Kelly Davis

2022 Conference Chair
Curriculum Specialist, Author, Consultant
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Katrina Denise-Hill

Session Saturday Presenter
Howard County Public School System/Author/Educator/Speaker
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Chad Everett

Featured Speaker
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Diane Garavaglia

Exhibitor Session: featured Speaker, Booksource
sales representative
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Berit Gordon

Session Saturday Presenter
Consultant and Author
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Rebecca G. Harper

Session Saturday Presenter
Augusta University/Associate Professor of Language and Literacy
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Dr. Richard Hasenyager

Exhibitor Session: Featured Speaker
Taylor Book Group
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LeAnn A. Johnson

Session Saturday Presenter
Shepherd University/Associate Professor
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Tara Johnston

Session Saturday Presenter
Doctoral Candidate, University of Maryland/Classroom Teacher, Reading...
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Sandy Keaton

Featured Speaker
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Lester Laminack

Exhibitor Session: featured Speaker
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Dawn Little

Session Saturday Presenter
Montgomery County - Washington Grove Elementary School/Staff...
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Michele Lynch

Exhibitor Session: Featured Speaker
National Content Specialist; Heinemann Publishing
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Honor McElroy

Session Saturday Presenter
Salisbury University, School of Seidel/Instructional Designer,...
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Patty McGee

Benchmark Education Featured Speaker
Author Educator
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Stephanie Milligan

Session Saturday Presenter
Coordinator, Elementary Language Arts
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Maria Nichols

Featured Speaker
Author, Consultant
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Kristin Patrick

Noblesville Schools
Blended Learning Coach
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Gurupriya Ramanathan

Session Saturday Presenter
Salisbury University/Assistant Professor
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Glenis Redmond

Exhibitor Session: featured Speaker
Poet/Teaching Artist
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Kelly Ricardi

Session Saturday Presenter
Anne Arundel County Public Schools/Classroom Teacher, Graduate...
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Matthew Sroka

Session Saturday Presenter
Queen Anne's County Public Schools/High School English Teacher
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Chelsea Taylor

Session Saturday Presenter
Wicomico County System, James M. Bennett High School/Literacy Coach
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Victoria Teresko

Exhibitor Session: featured Speaker
Account Manager; Sora, by OverDrive
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Matthew Winner

Featured Speaker
Head of Audio
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Jennifer Ziegler

Featured Speaker
Featured Speaker/Author
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Kirk Ziemke

Featured Speaker
Big Shoulders Foundation