Dr. Lise Eliot
Chicago School of Medicine/Rosalind Franklin University
|Robert Greenleaf has been a professional development specialist at the Education Alliance at Brown University and a coordinator of faculty professional development for the University System New Hampshire. Having taught in all grades K-12, he has 20 years experience in public education ranging from superintendent of schools to assistant superintendent of schools, elementary school principal, teaching principal, teacher, and special education assistant. |
President of Greenleaf Learning, a human resource development company he founded in 1987, Bob specializes in educational strategies for understanding behaviors, building esteem and achievement, and brain-based learning, Bob is the author of many articles and 8 instructional books. He is the 1991 recipient of the "Outstanding Educator Award" from the Waterville Public Schools in the state of Maine. Bob holds a doctorate in education from Vanderbilt University, a masters in educational administration from Southern Maine and a bachelor's degree from Nasson College in psychology.
|Frank is a career child advocate, who has served as a childcare worker, child abuse investigator, children’s home administrator, consultant, college professor, attorney, writer and speaker. Frank currently serves as president of The Upside Down Organization, Director of the National-At-Risk Education Network (NAREN) and executive vice president of The Children’s Guild, a multi-service children's organization headquartered in Maryland.||Lise Eliot is Professor of Neuroscience at The Chicago Medical School of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science. A Chicago native, she received an A.B. degree from Harvard University, a Ph.D. from Columbia University, and a post-doctoral research fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Dr. Eliot's research is focused on neuroplasticity as it relates to brain, child and gender development. She is the author of over 60 works including the books What's Going On In There? How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years and Pink Brain, Blue Brain: How Small Differences Grow Into Troublesome Gaps. Dr. Eliot and her husband live in Lake Bluff, Illinois and are parents of three young adults.|
Lakeshore Learning, Lead Educational Presenter
|Ron Mohl holds a B.A. from Florida Atlantic University and brings over 19 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 Creative Curriculum and High Scope. Ron’s experience with Head Start programs spans across the country with keynotes in State, Regional, and National conferences and Ron has 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 relates to being a partner in play through authentic experiences with children.
|Tim Burns is an educator and author whose background includes forty years of experience as high school teacher, counselor, First Offender Program facil- itator, adolescent and family drug-treatment program director, university in- structor, and presenter. He taught for four years as a member of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies Institute faculty at the University of New Mexico, while serving as program director at St. Vincent Hospital Family Recovery Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Since 1986, he has taught graduate and undergraduate courses for the Division of Extended Studies, Adams State College, Alamosa, Colorado. |
Over the years, Tim has provided professional development workshops and given presentations to schools, agencies, and organizations throughout the United States, as well as in over thirty countries, world-wide.
Tim is the author of three books and several popular resource manuals and curricula. His fourth book, co-authored by James Brown and entitled The Anatomy of Possibility: A Mindful Approach to Integrated Brain, Body and Heart Intelligence, is scheduled for publication in 2017.