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Welcome to the 2021 State of Maryland Literacy Association Conference. This is Maryland’s 49th annual and 1st virtual conference. The three day event is packed with exciting opportunities for professional development, networking, and finding materials for classroom use. This conference is intended for a wide-range of audiences including classroom teachers, reading specialists, 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 special workshop sessions scheduled. You may apply for CPD credit through MDSE by filling out this form To qualify, you must have attended15 hours total.  Please fill out all of the information.  Incomplete requests will not be filled.  Requests will be cross referenced with session attendance on the weekend of April 15-17th, 2021.  If you participated for the required hours, you will receive a credit. Please be patient, you will receive your form.

For general questions, contact the Conference Coordinator, Gayle Glick at ggayle56@aol.com.
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Saturday, April 17 • 9:00am - 9:55am
Foundational Literacy & Amp; The Democracy-Ready Student

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In the United States, our ability to participate as engaged citizens has always been tied to literacy. Learning to read is a fundamental right, but the attainment of functional literacy has never been equitably available to all Americans. This talk covers the imperative of building literacy skills -- both in class and through distance learning -- to create empowered, engaged, and democracy-ready students. 

Speakers
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Erin Lockledge

Taylor Book Group
Erin Lockledge is the Vice President of Digital Development for the Rosen Publishing Group. She manages the development of award-winning learning products, databases, and interactive ebooks for the digital division of Rosen Publishing, with a on editorial content and instructional... Read More →


Saturday April 17, 2021 9:00am - 9:55am EDT