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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Friday, April 1 • 6:30pm - 7:20pm
Building Knowledge, Honoring All Readers

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Thank you Curriculum Associates  for being the sponsor of this special exhibitor session!

While a skills-centered curriculum is an important piece of the puzzle when it comes to learning to read, helping students build knowledge is also a critical piece of that puzzle. A renewed focus on knowledge and culturally responsive pedagogy is urging us to honor what we know about reading comprehension: the more you know, the more you learn. The best classroom “condition” for equity that we can create is one where happy, independent readers find joy and themselves in both the wonder and the work of reading for discovery and knowledge development. Join us as we discuss the research behind building knowledge and its impact on reading success, as well as protocols and resources that validate and affirm the students we serve.
Participants will receive samples of our newest culturally responsive Reading comprehension program, Magnetic Reading, as well as a Grub Hub gift certificate for dinner on us after the session when you bring a reading leader colleague!

Exhibitor Session: Featured Sp...
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Elizabeth Bassford

Curriculum Associates; Vice President, Content & Implementation, Exhibitor Session: featured Speaker
Elizabeth Bassford is the Vice President, Content & Implementation for Curriculum Associates.

Friday April 1, 2022 6:30pm - 7:20pm EDT
Exhibitor Session: Featured Speaker