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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.

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Friday, April 1 • 6:30pm - 7:20pm
Between and Beyond the Lines: Our Lives as Readers and Writers

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Author couple Chris Barton (Whoosh!) and Jennifer Ziegler (Worser) share what they've learned as writers of books for young readers, as lifelong readers themselves, and as members of many literary communities.

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Chris Barton

Author, Featured Speaker
Chris Barton (www.chrisbarton.info) is the author of picture books including bestseller Shark vs. Train, Fire Truck vs. Dragon, Sibert Honor-winning The Day-Glo Brothers, and Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions, which has been included on 21 state reading lists. His new books in 2021 and 2022... Read More →
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Jennifer Ziegler

Featured Speaker/Author, Featured Speaker
Jennifer Ziegler (www.jennifer ziegler.com) is the author of several novels for young and young-at-heart readers, including Worser, Revenge of the Flower Girls, and How Not to Be Popular. She also serves as faculty co-chair of Vermont College of Fine Arts’ MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults. A native Texan... Read More →

Friday April 1, 2022 6:30pm - 7:20pm EDT
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