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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 • 7:30pm - 8:20pm
Literacy and Social and Emotional Learning: A Natural Fit

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Literacy and social and emotional learning (SEL) are a natural fit, so why not address SEL school wide within your already dedicated literacy space? The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) supports the integration of SEL into the content areas, as it provides a ripe opportunity for teaching and practicing SEL. In this session we will explore ways to: 
  • Identify SEL programming currently in place but hidden in plain sight as a reading curriculum at your school
  • Minimize demands for more prep by including SEL in your current ELA block
  • Amplify gains in the literacy classroom throughout the whole school
  • Connect literacy-based approaches to student self-regulation and behavior
  • Get all stakeholders—even those with full plates—on board

Speakers
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Dr. Richard Hasenyager

Taylor Book Group, Exhibitor Session: Featured Speaker
Dr. Richard Hasenyager is the Vice President of Curriculum Solutions for the Rosen Publishing Group. Prior to this, he served as the Director of Library Services for the New York City Department of Education, the largest school district in the United States serving 1.1 million students... Read More →


Friday April 1, 2022 7:30pm - 8:20pm EDT
Exhibitor Session: Featured Speaker