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Lindsey Link

Student Learning Designer

K20 Center

Academic Credentials

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies
Notre Dame de Namur University 2011
Multiple-Subject Teaching Credential
Notre Dame de Namur University 2012
Master of Education in Advanced Elementary Studies
University of North Carolina Wilmington 2014
University Induction Clear Credential Program Series (Standard Track)
University of California Los Angeles 2016

About Me

Lindsey Link serves the K20 Center as the Student Learning Designer with a focus on the instructional design of lessons, mentoring activities, and professional developments that support our cohort students. She began working for the K20 Center as an instructional designer with a focus on K-6 lesson writing after moving to Oklahoma from the state of Washington. As an advocate for students with behavioral and mood disorders, background in Elementary Education, district-level science leadership, and systematic professional development with a focus on student engagement and learning strategies have helped prepare her for the role she serves in now. She has a passion to innovate learning by building relationships with her students, creating safe spaces for special needs students with behavioral and mood disorders, as well as building alternative learning environments and seating freedoms for all kinds of learners. A Florida native and Marine Veteran, Link greatly enjoys being near the ocean and participating in outdoor and water activities that allow her and her family to connect. She also enjoys reading, watching her favorite sports teams play (Florida Gators, and the Seattle Seahawks, Mariners, and Reign), catching up with former students and families, and planning and designing new and innovative lessons that she can see implemented in the classroom.

Recent Publications

Drone Zone

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - Undergraduate

The K20 Center’s GEAR UP program wants to help you explore career options! This Career Cluster activity will help you think about your skills, personality, and interests to identify which clusters might be a good fit for you when it comes to a career using drones. While your interests will likely change... Read more »

Educator Resource

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - Undergraduate

Tag ICAP (Individual Career Academic Planning)

  • College & Career Interest

Tag College & Career Readiness Framework

  • Choosing a Career, Degrees, Professions, & Earnings
More
Time Frame

This two hour hybrid professional development focuses on increasing cohort teachers' knowledge of ISTE Educator and Student Standards. Participants will be able to explain the overall importance of the ISTE Standards, deconstruct and reflect upon each ISTE Standard, with the end goal of constructing... Read more »

Tag Target Audience

  • Administrators, All Staff or Teachers, New Teachers

Tag Calendar Placement

  • 1st Nine Weeks, 2nd Nine Weeks, 3rd Nine Weeks, 4th Nine-Weeks, Any time of year

User Group Group Size

  • Large Group (at least 30), Medium Group (at least 10), Small Group (at least 4)

Tag Intention Or Purpose

  • Action Plans, Active Engagement, Cross-Curricular, Increase Teacher "Toolbox"
More
Time Frame 100-120 session(s)
What Are You Doing And Why?

Grade Level Grade Level

  • Kindergarten - Undergraduate

This instructional strategy is a quick formative assessment of your class's understanding of the purpose of a learning activity. The data collected in this quick check-in will tell you if your students are engaged both with their hands-on and their minds-on. Read more »

Strategy Instructional Strategy

User Group Group Size

  • Individual, Large Group (at least 30), Medium Group (at least 10), Small Group, Small Group (at least 4), Whole Class

Copied To Clipboard Placement In Lesson

  • Engage/Opening, Explore/Learning Activity, Explain/Closing, Extend/Additional Learning Activity, Evaluate/Assessment

Time Frame Time To Complete

  • Less Than 10 Minutes

Tag Intention Or Purpose

  • Active Engagement, Critical Thinking, Elaborate, Evaluate, Identify, Reason, Reflection, Self-assessment, Speak & Listen, Summarize, Synthesize

Grade Level Grade Level

  • Kindergarten - Undergraduate
Stand Up, Sit Down

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 2nd - Undergraduate

This interactive strategy can be used at any time during instruction to get students thinking about their top three (3) key ideas, understandings, or themes of a unit of study. Together they will create one comprehensive list as a whole class. Read more »

Strategy Instructional Strategy

User Group Group Size

  • Whole Class

Copied To Clipboard Placement In Lesson

  • Engage/Opening, Explore/Learning Activity, Explain/Closing, Extend/Additional Learning Activity, Evaluate/Assessment

Time Frame Time To Complete

  • 10 - 20 Minutes

Tag Intention Or Purpose

  • Activate Prior Knowledge, Active Engagement, Brainstorming, Collaborate, Conversation Starter, Evaluate, Identify, Physical Movement, Reflection, Review, Speak & Listen, Summarize, Synthesize

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 2nd - Undergraduate
What Is a Wave? Lesson 1

London Bridge Is Falling Down

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 10th

This is the first lesson in the "What Is a Wave?" unit. Students will begin by recalling information they already know about waves. They will explore movement with springs to learn about and identify types of waves. In groups, students will create anchor charts with key concepts and examples of waves.... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
What Is a Wave? Lesson 1

London Bridge Is Falling Down

Tag Sponsor

  • National Science Foundation (NSF)

Subject Subject

  • Science

Course Course

  • Physical Science, Physics

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 10th

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • PH.PS3.3 , PH.PS3.3.DCI.1, PH.PS3.3.DCI.2, PH.PS3.3.DCI.3, PH.PS4.1 , PH.PS4.1.DCI.1
More 3 class periods
Time Frame 130 minutes

During this activity, teachers will have an opportunity to explore activities, lessons, and materials the K20 Center has developed. Using these materials, they will find ways to implement the ICAP initiative in their classrooms. They will research new career fields and create their own vision boards... Read more »

Professional Learning

Tag Target Audience

  • All Staff or Teachers

Tag Calendar Placement

  • Any time of year

User Group Group Size

  • Large Group (at least 30), Medium Group (at least 10), Small Group (at least 4)

Tag Related

  • Individual Career Academic Plan (ICAP)

Tag Intention Or Purpose

  • College-Going Culture, Increase Teacher "Toolbox"
More
Time Frame 60-90 session(s)

In this interactive session, participants will explore a career roadmap and experience a mini-virtual career expo. Participants will leave with a variety of ideas about implementing virtual career experiences in their own GEAR UP programs. Read more »

Tag Target Audience

  • Administrators, All Staff or Teachers

Tag Calendar Placement

  • 1st Nine Weeks, 2nd Nine Weeks, 3rd Nine Weeks, 4th Nine-Weeks, Any time of year, Planning/Collaboration/Conference Time, Pre-Service Training, Summer Session

User Group Group Size

  • Large Group (at least 30), Medium Group (at least 10)

Tag Related

  • Individual Career Academic Plan (ICAP)

Tag Intention Or Purpose

  • College-Going Culture
More
Time Frame 60-75 session(s)
Career Cluster Madness

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 8th - 12th

The K20 Center’s GEAR UP program wants to help you explore career options! This Career Cluster activity will help you think about your skills, personality, and interests in order to identify which clusters might be a good fit for you. While your interests will likely change over the years, the Career... Read more »

Educator Resource

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 8th - 12th

Tag ICAP (Individual Career Academic Planning)

  • College & Career Interest

Tag College & Career Readiness Framework

  • Choosing a Career, Benefits of Higher Education, Degrees, Professions, & Earnings
More
Time Frame
Do Hungry Dragons Really Like Crunchy Tacos?

Adjectives

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 2nd - 4th

In this fun and engaging lesson, students will learn what adjectives are and how they are used. Students will read or listen to the story "Dragons Love Tacos," by Adam Rubin. Then, students will engage in a learning game: they each pick a different kind of food and try to describe the food with adjectives... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 2nd - 4th

Subject Subject

  • English/Language Arts

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • 2.5.R.3, 3.5.R.3
More 120 minutes
Time Frame 2-3 class period(s)

This two-hour hybrid professional development focuses on increasing cohort teachers' knowledge of HyperDocs. Cohort participants will be able to explain the purpose and structure of HyperDocs, curate educational resources for a HyperDoc, and design a HyperDoc that integrates the curated resources. Read more »

Professional Learning

Tag Target Audience

  • Administrators, All Staff or Teachers, New Teachers

Tag Calendar Placement

  • 1st Nine Weeks, 2nd Nine Weeks, 3rd Nine Weeks, 4th Nine-Weeks, Any time of year, Planning/Collaboration/Conference Time, Pre-Service Training, Summer Session

User Group Group Size

  • Large Group (at least 30), Medium Group (at least 10), Small Group (at least 4)

Tag Intention Or Purpose

  • Action Plans, Active Engagement, Cross-Curricular, Increase Teacher "Toolbox"
More
Time Frame 100-120 session(s)