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 • 10:00am - 10:55am
Unlocking the Powerful Potential of Lyrical Nonfiction Picture Book

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Lyrical nonfiction picture books present unique opportunities for rich and engaging literacy learning. In this session, examine what distinguishes this genre and makes it well-suited for literacy instruction, explore ways to use them with a variety of learners, and delve into some exemplary titles with children’s author and reading specialist Randi Sonenshine.  K-8

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Randi Sonenshine

Randi Sonenshine is the author of THE NEST THAT WREN BUILT (Candlewick 2020) and its companion, THE LODGE THAT BEAVER BUILT (Candlewick, Fall 2022). A former teacher of high school English, college reading, and middle school language arts, Randi is currently a literacy specialist... Read More →

Saturday April 17, 2021 10:00am - 10:55am EDT