Happy Faces
Happy Faces

Ready to Learn Conference Information

Event Overview

Event Registration

Professional Development

Conference Help
& Assistance

Event Location
& Parking

Workshop Schedule

Conference Partners
& Sponsors

 

 

 

SAVE THE DATE:
Saturday, April 18, 2015

Happy Faces

If you are an Early Childhood professional,
parent or childcare provider, this is the
regional conference for you!

 

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.

The conference begins at 9:00am, (doors open promptly at 8:00am).

Get up-do-date information on a variety of topics including: Art, Dealing with Multilingual Children, Discipline, Importance of Early Eye Care, Math Projects, Minds in Motion, Networking for Directors and numerous others. View the workshop schedule for a list of a topics. The annual Ready to Learn Conference has become a regional tradition in eastern Iowa and western Illinois.

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

 

 

Event Registration

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& Brochure

A $25.00 (per person) fee includes 3 workshops, a light breakfast and a free children's book.
PLEASE NOTE: Typically this event SELLS OUT.

NEW THIS YEAR:
Online Registration

We are pleased to announce that
you may register online
.

This simple two-step process requires you to complete our registration form online, then proceed to PayPal to safely and securely purchase your ticket(s).

Tickets to the conference will be sent to registered
participants in April. Sorry, no refunds.

Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015
Time: 8:00am–12:30pm. (Doors open promptly at 8:00am,
with the conference beginning at 9:00am.)
Location: Western Illinois University-QC | 3300 River Drive | Moline, Illinois.

 

 

Professional Development

All participants will receive a training certificate (at the conference) valued at 3 hours. Professional Development hours are available that day for an additional fee of $25 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.

Please note: No college credit is offered this year.

 

 

Conference Assistance

For faster response, please use our online contact form.

For Registration
Assistance

If you need assistance with registration use our online form, e-mail us, or call 309/764-2400 during regular business hours to reach us.

For Conference Information

If you have questions or need clarification
about the conference, use our online form
or e-mail: AT-Kehoe@wiu.edu.

 

 

Event Location & Parking

The Ready To Learn Conference is held at Western Illinois University Quad Cities', Riverfront campus located at 3300 River Drive in Moline, Illinois. For a more detailed map, download a map of the WIU-QC campus.

Parking: Attendees will have use of over 430 parking spaces, available in three lots, on the WIU campus site. Access is via 34th Street or from University Drive (the road running parallel to the railroad tracks on the south edge of campus). The entrance (for the conference) is located directly off of the 34th Street parking lot. Public parking is also available north of River Drive, along Ben Butterworth Parkway.

   

 

2015 Workshop Schedule

Workshops are available on a first-come, first-served basis the day of the conference. Seating is limited.
There is NO pre-registration for workshops.

 

Session 1

9:00am–10:00am.

Session 2

10:15am–11:15am.

Session 3

11:30am–12:30pm.

 

Room
103

A New Art Toolbox

Balancing Instruction & Structure

Art in the Garden

Outdoor Environments

Can Toddlers & Two’s
Do Project Work?

Exploring Young Minds

 
 

Presented by
Colleen McCarty-Tomlinson

Presented by
Scott Brouette

Presented by
Scott Brouette

 

Room
104

Creating a
Caring
Community

More Than Warm Fuzzies

GLUE

Guiding Language Understanding
for Everyone

Multilingual Children, English Learners & Their Parents

What Teachers Need to Know

 
 

Presented by
Dr. Debbie Lee

Presented by
Dr. Anne Gregory

Presented by Paciotto,
Delany-Barman and Sellen

 

Room
111

Too Whiny,
Too Loud,
Too Unfocused

Sensory/Motor Integration

Too Whiny,
Too Loud,
Too Unfocused

Sensory/Motor Integration

Prevent, Teach, Reinforce

A Model To Support Children
with Challenging Behaviors

 
 

Presented by
Candace Meyer

Presented by
Candace Meyer

Presented by
Jennifer Jansen

 

Room
210

The Secret to
Successful Teaching!

Being The Best

Musical
Memories

Creating Happy Learners

Musical
Memories

Creating Happy Learners

 
 

Presented by
Kathy Graver and Danen Busch

Presented by
Christina Heald

Presented by
Christina Heald

 

Room
224

Choosy Eaters

What Will We Eat Today?

Got a Picture?
What Do You See?

Observing & Recording Behavior

Help Your Preschoolers Become Good Pupils

Warning Signs of Poor Vision

 
 

Presented by
Cara Allen and Mckenzie Riley

Presented by
Dr. Boh Young Lee

Presented by
Dr. John Frederick

 

Room
228

Working with
Military Children

A Different Life

Managing Parent Expectations
& Best Practice

Navigating Different Viewpoints

Modify & Adapt

Strategies For Supporting
All Learners

 
 

Presented by
Jenny Kerr

Presented by
Natalie Doyle

Presented by
Emily Reilly

 

Room
229

Over the Rainbow

The Science of Light

The 4 C’s
of Marketing

Building A Successful Business

Math Talk

Enhancing The Focus of Math
in the Classroom

 
 

Presented by
Jennifer Young

Presented by
Jennifer Young

Presented by
Bridget Meis

 

Room
230

Healing Through
The Senses

Getting Well After Trauma or Abuse

Healing Through
The Senses

Getting Well After Trauma or Abuse

Networking for Directors

The Benefits

 
 

Presented by
Sara Pierce

Presented by
Sara Pierce

Presented by
Deb Gustafson and Jenna Mahr

 
 

 

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.
Learn more


Additional Conference Financial Support

The Ready To Learn Conference is supported by John Deere and Eye Surgeons Associates