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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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Saturday, April 2 • 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Q and A With Kristin Ziemke, Chad Everett, and Sara Ahmed

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Join Kristin, Sara and Chad in conversation as they discuss their latest thoughts on literacy as the confluence of civics, social justice, agency and empowerment. Panelists will share their take on contemporary issues in education and will answer questions from attendees.  

Speakers
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Kristin Ziemke

Keynote and Featured Speaker
Keynote and Featured Speaker
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Sara Ahmed

Heinemann, Catherine Cook School, Keynote and Featured Speaker
Sara K. Ahmed currently serves as the Director of Curriculum Integration and 5th-grade advisor at Catherine Cook School in Chicago. She has taught and coached in city, suburban, public, independent, and international schools, where her classrooms were designed to help students consider... Read More →
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Chad Everett

Featured Speaker
Chad was born in Memphis, Tennessee, moved to Mississippi at age five, and has lived in The Magnolia State ever since. He likes to spend as much time as possible on a lake with a fishing pole in his hand or speeding around a golf course. He is a nonfiction fan and true crime junkie.He... Read More →


Saturday April 2, 2022 12:00pm - 12:50pm EDT
Featured Speaker