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Morning Keynote: Kathy Schrock

Mid-Atlantic Author Luncheon: Sharon Draper
Instructional Technology Specialist, Presenter, Writer, Blogger!

Black-Eyed Susan Author!
Kathy Schrock has been a school district Director of Technology, an instructional technology specialist, an adjunct education professor, and a middle school, academic, museum, and public library librarian. She is currently teaching online graduate courses for Wilkes University, as part of the Wilkes-Discovery masters program in instructional media and for Arcadia University. Kathy is an Adobe Education Leader, a Google Certified Teacher, and a Discovery Education STAR and a DEN Guru. In addition to teaching online, Kathy is known for her practical presentations dealing with pedagogically sound practices for the embedding of technology seamlessly into teaching and learning. Her passions are online tools to support classroom instruction, the role of emerging technologies in the classroom, copyright and intellectual property, and gadgets of any type!

Keynote: A Picture is Worth a 1000 Words: Using Infographics as a Creative Assessment

Sharon Draper is, in her own words, “a creator, a visionary, and a poet who approaches the world with the eyes of an artist, the ears of a musician, and the soul of a writer.” Librarians, teachers and students know her as the author of Tears of a Tiger, Darkness Before Dawn, Fire from the Rock, of BES nominated titles November Blues, Double Dutch, and Copper Sun, as well as numerous other award-winning titles. In addition to being a writer, Sharon is a professional educator who has received awards from the Milken Family Foundation, Ohio Teacher of the Year, National Council of Negro Women, and YWCA Career Woman of Achievement. MASL is honored to present her with the 2011-2012 Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award for Out of My Mind.