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.

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For general questions, contact the Conference Coordinator, Gayle Glick at ggayle56@aol.com.
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Friday, April 1 • 6:00pm - 6:25pm
Tribute to Judi Hunter

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Spend 30 minutes as we remember, reflect ,and rejoice in the many ways Judi Hunter used her skills and knowledge to promote literacy achievement of Black children. Judi’s primary mission was to  inform teachers, students, parents, and caregivers of books that showcase diverse children as the main character. As Judi was known to say, ALL CHILDREN NEED TO SEE THEMSELVES AND SEE OTHERS IN THEIR BOOKS (Mirrors and Windows).  You will have the opportunity to participate and listen to literacy colleague share their connection with Judi and her commitment to her vision for improving reading performance of African American boys.

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Fran Clay

Consultant, Featured Speaker
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Sandy Keaton

Featured Speaker

Friday April 1, 2022 6:00pm - 6:25pm EDT
Featured Speaker