West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Education division is hosting its annual Early Childhood Professionals Summit on Friday, Aug. 5. The summit takes place from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. in the College Activities Center at WVU Parkersburg.
“We have teamed up with local organizations to offer a unique, one-day conference,” said Angela Davis, program coordinator for the Center for Early Learning at WVU Parkersburg. “This summit will benefit early childhood professionals ranging from physical therapists to educators.”
The keynote speaker will be Brandon Williams who holds a master’s degree in child development and family studies. Williams is an early childhood teacher learning consultant. His speech is titled “Strategies to Increase Instructional Support.”
Following the keynote, these break-out sessions will take place:
- Strategies to Increase Instructional Support continued – Brandon Williams
- Let’s Move to a Better Learning – Teresa Harper, RESA 5 School Wellness Specialist
- How Hearing Loss Affects Children in Pre-K Classrooms – Michael Squires, Au.D., Doctor of Audiology
- The Value of Observation and Creating Opportunities for Infants and Toddlers – Shawn Jones, licensed Physical Therapist employed by Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center
- The Value of Observation and Creating Opportunities for Preschool – Shawn Jones
- Resilience in Families – Michelle Rollyson, M.A. Administrative Coordinator, WV Infant/Toddler Mental Health Association; and Sheila Zickefoose, M.A., Statewide WVICC Coordinator
- Social and Emotional Competencies in Children – Michelle Rollyson and Sheila Zickefoose
Registration for this summit is $25 and includes lunch and all materials needed. Registration deadline is Wednesday, July 27. Participants will have an opportunity to attend the keynote presentation and three break-out sessions. STARS credits will be available to attendees.
If you have any questions, you can contact Angela Davis at 304.424.8385 or by email at ude.puvwnull@sivaD.alegnA.
This event is sponsored by RESA V, Birth to Three, WVU Parkersburg, River Valley Child Development Services and Wood County Schools.