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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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Thursday, March 31 • 6:30pm - 7:55pm
Made For Learning: How the Conditions of Learning Guide Teaching Decisions

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A teacher’s language and actions shape the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual spaces that support student learning, influenced by metaphors that underpin his or her belief system. This session will update and extend research and thinking about the Conditions of Learning, explore metaphors that influence decision-making, and illustrate teacher decisions that nourish a discourse of meaning-making.

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Debra Crouch

Richard C. Owen Publishers, Inc., Keynote Speaker
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Brian Cambourne

Richard C. Owen Publishers, Inc., Keynote Speaker
Brian Cambourne is presently a Principal Fellow at the University of Wollongong, Australia. He began teaching in 1956 at the age of 19 and spent nine years teaching in a mix of one-room schools and primary classrooms K-6 for the New South Wales Department of Education. In his tenth... Read More →

Thursday March 31, 2022 6:30pm - 7:55pm EDT