Ready To Learn Conference
Ready To Learn Conference

Ready to Learn Conference Information

Event Overview

Event Registration

Professional Development

Workshop Schedule

Conference Partners
& Sponsors

 

 

 

For Early Childhood Professionals, Childcare Providers, Parents & Others

Happy Faces

WQPT and our conference partners invite you join us for a morning of workshops for Early Childhood professionals, parents, childcare providers and others. This annual conference has become a tradition in eastern Iowa and western Illinois.

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Participants receive training certificates for 3 hours of credit. Professional development credits (CEU/CPDU/CDA) will be available for an additional fee.

 

Event Registration

Registration has ended for the 2016 conference. Details for our 2017 conference will be announced later this year.

 

Professional Development

At the conference all participants will receive a training certificate valued at 3 hours. Professional Development Hours are available that day for an additional fee of $25.00 from the Rock Island County Regional Office of Education as well as Continuing Education Hours and CEU’s from Scott County Community College/Eastern Iowa Community Colleges for $20.00.

Please note: No college credit is offered this year.

 

 

   

 

   

 

2016 Workshop Schedule

This content is provided for informational purposes only. The 2017 conference workshop schedule WILL be different.

 

Session 1

9:00am–10:00am.

Session 2

10:15am–11:15am.

Session 3

11:30am–12:30pm.

 

Room
103/104

Dynamically Changing the Way We Engage Students

Dramatic play

Dynamically Changing the Way We Engage Students

Dramatic play

Conscious Discipline:
Beginning the Journey

Improving behavior

 
 

Presented by
Daniel and Jessica Sheridan

Presented by
Daniel and Jessica Sheridan

Presented by
Pat Jepsen

 

Room
111

Social Emotional Skills
for Classroom

Social/emotional support

Full STEAM Ahead!

Using literature based activities

Show Me the Books!

Books for young learners

 
 

Presented by
Sue Klingaman

Presented by
Bernie Carmack

Presented by
Tami Finley

 

Room
210

Right stART

Art activities to promote dexterity,
critical thinking, and expression

Playing is the Way

Learning with toddlers throughout the day

Assessment Tools:
What Works For You?

Assessment strategies and tools

 
 

Presented by
Lynn Gingras-Taylor and Laura Dunn

Presented by
Kim Stickell and Natalie Doyle

Presented by
Scott Brouette

 

Room
220

Running a School-Age
Classroom in an
Early Childcare Program

Engaging school-aged children

Storytelling Through Music

Teaching literature and music
hand-in-hand

Come Dance with Me

Foster skills with fun-filled brain breaks

 
 

Presented by
Brianna Skovronski

Presented by
Christina Heald

Presented by
Christina Heald

 

Room
224

Container Baby Syndrome

Infant positioning

The Ripple Effect: How to Change Thousands of Lives in Just One Hour

Moving from provider to presenter

Let’s Talk About It

Healthy sexual development
in early childhood

 
 

Presented by
Dana Johnson

Presented by
Danen Busch

Presented by
Lindsey Hornbaker

 

Room
228

Follow the Yellow Brick Road

Using technology in day-to-day activities

Keeping it Fresh

Best practices for providers

You Want Me to Give Up–CONTROL?

Mixed age care

 
 

Presented by
Jennifer Young

Presented by
Jennifer Young

Presented by
Jennifer Young

 

Room
229

Turn Everyday Moments into Teaching Moments

Giving parents tools and resources

Where Are All the Men?

Importance of men in early childhood

Don’t Take Away My Funding

Resources for advocacy

 
 

Presented by
Leslee Cook

Presented by
Scott Brouette

Presented by
Dianna Saelens

 

Room
230

Creating Safe Environments
for Kids

3 steps to safety

Get to Know Us

Scott County Kids Early Childhood Iowa

Understanding How to Work with Autism

Working with students on the Autism Spectrum

 
 

Presented by
Nancy Cowles

Presented by
Diane Martens and Don Healy

Presented by
Patrick Judkins

 
 

 

Conference Partners

WQPT–Quad Cities PBS

WQPT provides a pathway to lifelong learning through the delivery of high quality educational and culturally enriching television programming and outreach services.
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Child Abuse Council

The Child Abuse Council is a private, non-profit agency that provides prevention, education and treatment programs to help children
and strengthen families.
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Child Care Resource & Referral

Serving midwestern Illinois and southeastern Iowa, Child Care Resource
and Referral provides parent referrals and support for quality child care.
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Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency

The Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency is one of nine area education agencies (AEAs) in the state created by the Iowa legislature to ensure all children have equal educational opportunities. AEA's serve as intermediate units providing educational services to local schools.
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Quad Cities Association for
the Education of Young Children

The Quad Cities Association for the Education of Young Children promotes best practices in early care and education programs, as well providing support for the growth and development of early childhood professionals.
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Rock Island County Regional
Office of Education

The Rock Island Regional Office of Education partners with education constituencies in order to move education forward with the highest priority given to meeting the needs of children first.
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Western Illinois University

Ranked a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review, Western Illinois University offers a variety of bachelor's and master's degrees, a doctorate in Education as well as pre-professional and certificate programs to more than 12,000 students at the Macomb and Quad Cities campuses.
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Additional Conference Financial Support

The Ready To Learn Conference is supported by John Deere, Quad City Bank & Trust and The Doris & Victor Day Foundation