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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

Radiation and the Inverse Square Law

Electromagnetic Radiation, Astronomy, and the Inverse Square Law

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 8th - 12th

Students will establish the relationship between radiation intensity and the distance of a radiating source using a simple flashlight model. Students will learn to apply the inverse square relationship to consider the effects of a planet’s distance from the Sun on its ability to be colonized and adapt... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Radiation and the Inverse Square Law

Electromagnetic Radiation, Astronomy, and the Inverse Square Law

Tag Sponsor

  • National Science Foundation (NSF)

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 8th - 12th

Subject Subject

  • Mathematics, Science

Course Course

  • Chemistry, Earth Science, Geometry, Physical Science, Physics

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • PH.PS4.1 , PH.PS4.1.DCI.1
More 100 minutes
Time Frame 1-2 class period(s)
Emission Spectra of Excited Gases

Light Emission Energetics and Spectra

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 8th - 12th

In this lesson, students will observe the colors in emission spectra for different excited gases. They will compare the specific emitted wavelengths and explain how these specific emitted wavelengths are the result of energetic and physical transitions by electrons in excited atoms. They will then apply... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Emission Spectra of Excited Gases

Light Emission Energetics and Spectra

Tag Sponsor

  • National Science Foundation (NSF)

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 8th - 12th

Subject Subject

  • Science

Course Course

  • Chemistry, Earth Science, Physical Science, Physics

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • 8.ESS1.3 , PS.PS3.2
More 90 minutes
Time Frame 2-3 class period(s)
Student Guide to Career Exploration

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 7th - 12th

You may not know what you want to do when you grow up, and that's okay! No one expects you to have your future mapped out yet. The K20 Center Mentoring Team has created activities to help you explore different career options and opportunities. Read more »

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 7th - 12th

Tag ICAP (Individual Career Academic Planning)

  • College & Career Interest

Tag College & Career Readiness Framework

  • Benefits of Higher Education
More
Time Frame
Needs of Plants

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 5th Grade

What is in a phenomenon-driven three-dimensional (3D) instructional set? These science resources use phenomena to facilitate engaging and meaningful learning, instruction, and formative assessment. Each resource set contains a guiding document and three other types of documents: an Instructional Task... Read more »

Science Resource

Course Course

  • Earth Science

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 5th Grade
Classifying Stars with Spectra

Light, Stars, and Blackbody Radiation

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 8th - 12th

Students will sort 14 star spectra and create a star classification system to develop science classification skills. Through analysis of figures that describe the OBAFGKM classification system and temperature effects on element absorption in stars, students will learn that star spectra can be used to... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Classifying Stars with Spectra

Light, Stars, and Blackbody Radiation

Tag Sponsor

  • National Science Foundation (NSF)

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 8th - 12th

Subject Subject

  • Science

Course Course

  • Chemistry, Earth Science, Physical Science, Physics

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • PH.PS4.1 , PH.PS4.1.DCI.1, PH.PS4.4 , PH.PS4.4.DCI.1, PH.PS4.4.DCI.2, PH.PS4.4.DCI.3
More 150 minutes
Time Frame 2-4 class period(s)

This session focuses on using strategies and questioning techniques that will actively engage young students in the learning process. Read more »

Tag Target Audience

  • Teachers

Tag Calendar Placement

  • Any time of year

User Group Group Size

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

Tag Intention Or Purpose

  • Active Engagement, Increase Teacher "Toolbox"
More
Time Frame 60 Minutes

Forging a path of strong community in an online classroom can be a challenge. Teachers and students are separated and maintaining a sense of community relies on some of the same practices we use in the in-person classroom. However, when coupled with uniquely designed virtual materials, authentic teaching... Read more »

Tag Target Audience

  • All Staff or Teachers

Tag Calendar Placement

  • Any time of year, Planning/Collaboration/Conference Time

User Group Group Size

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

Tag Intention Or Purpose

  • Conversation Starter, Increase Teacher "Toolbox", Research
More
Time Frame 60 Minutes
How Water Shapes the Earth's Surface

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 6th Grade

What is in a phenomenon-driven three-dimensional (3D) instructional set? These science resources use phenomena to facilitate engaging and meaningful learning, instruction, and formative assessment. Each resource set contains a guiding document and three other types of documents: an Instructional Task... Read more »

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 6th Grade

Course Course

  • Earth Science

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • 6.ESS2.2 , 6.ESS2.2.2
Symbols Here, Symbols There, Symbols Everywhere

Social Studies

Grade Level Grade Level

  • Kindergarten - 2nd

In this lesson, students will learn about symbols that represent the United States, explain their importance, and demonstrate appropriate behavior when they recite the Pledge of Allegiance and when The Star-Spangled Banner is played. Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson

Grade Level Grade Level

  • Kindergarten - 2nd

Subject Subject

  • Social Studies

Course Course

  • U.S. History

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • 1.1.3, 1.1.4
More
Time Frame
It's the Little Things That Matter

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 12th

What is in a phenomenon-driven three-dimensional (3D) instructional set? These science resources use phenomena to facilitate engaging and meaningful learning, instruction, and formative assessment. Each resource set contains a guiding document and three other types of documents: an Instructional Task... Read more »

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 12th

Course Course

  • Chemistry, Physical Science

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • CH.PS2.6.1