Thank you for joining us for the 2020 Early Learning Virtual Fall Institute!
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#1 Being a Partner in Play - Ron Mohl
#9 Writing is Important, too! Bridging Print and Writing to Support Early Literacy Development Kimberly Villotti and Amy Stegeman
#10 Healthy Choices Count for Iowa's Earliest Learners Lyn Jenkins
#14 Mindfulness with Young Children: Effective, Evidence-Based Practices Stephanie Schmitz and Nicole Ties
#20 Determining the Function to Bring Back the Fun! - Kala Sullivan and Betsy Schmidt
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#24 Looking at Behaviors- A Different Way - Laurie Jeffries
#25 Early Literacy Birth to Grade 3: The Ins and Outs of a Child’s Literacy Continuum - Dr. Brian Kingrey


Virtual Fall Institute Schedule

Keynote Speaker - Ron Mohl

Ron Mohl holds a B.A. from Florida Atlantic University and brings over 20 years of experience in the education industry to his position of Lead Educational Presenter for Lakeshore Learning Materials. Ron is a CLASS- certified classroom observer for both toddler and pre-k classrooms. Ron has also studied at the Environmental Rating Scale Institute for ECERS-3 and ITERS. In this role, Ron has collaborated
with school districts to enrich their scope of instruction and summer programs—as well as public and private institutions—to provide professional development related to curriculum, including The Creative Curriculum® and HighScope.

Ron’s experience with Head Start programs spans across the country with keynotes in state, regional and national conferences. Ron has also contributed educational strategies to military child development centers around the world, including London, Italy, South Korea and Japan.
By focusing on the importance of play in the learning process, Ron’s interactive trainings help educators enrich curricula that relate to being a partner in play through authentic experiences with children. Ron instills the need for creating a learning environment of mutual respect, and finds inspiration in a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson: “The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil.”
Keynote Address - Celebrating Teamwork

During this fun interactive session, we will explore the successful collaboration of the Power of Purpose, Teamwork, and Persistence. Working from the inside out, we will identify these building blocks and discuss strategies that can be used to enrich your working environment.

Breakout Session - Being a Partner in Play

What intentional choices can we make with children to support their learning while being a partner in play? We will look at specific strategies that enrich being a partner in play through opportunities for discovery, and actively participating in their play. As responsive partners in play, we will address the growth of the whole child while respecting them and their play.

Thank you to the 2020 Sponsors and Level One Partners for their generous support of the Fall Institute!
Thank you to the early childhood organizations that are partnering with Iowa AEYC for the 2020 Fall Institute and for their on-going efforts on behalf of young children and their families.

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