Lyn Hilt is an educational leadership and instructional technology consultant who uses her experiences as elementary principal, instructional technology coach, and classroom teacher to provide educators with meaningful professional development to help make innovative and lasting growth for student success. As instructional technology integrator and coach in the Eastern Lancaster County School District in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, she served three elementary schools. She worked with teachers and students by providing professional development opportunities and resources to staff, writing curricula, designing learning activities, and pushing into classrooms to work with students on technology-infused project work. Prior to her coaching position, Lyn served as elementary principal for five years in the same district, and it was while serving in this leadership role that she discovered the joys and benefits of connected learning and leadership. Lyn is an avid blogger and contributor to social networks such as Twitter and has presented at various local, state, and national conferences on topics ranging from professional development to networked educational leadership. Lyn is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and Apple Teacher. Lyn provides many Google for Education trainings with the fine team at Kiker Learning.
Lyn is also the community manager for the vibrant and inspiring ChangeLeaders Community, a space dedicated to pushing the boundaries of learning created by the Modern Learners team.
Lyn teaches future educational leaders through her role as an adjunct instructor and online course designer for Cabrini University. She holds K-12 principal, elementary, and middle-level math and science teaching certifications. Lyn began her career teaching fifth and sixth grades and always strives to focus her work to help best meet the needs of young people.
Lyn has contributed to various publications in print and online. She authored a chapter on using social media to support professional learning in the 3rd edition of Powerful Designs for Professional Learning, published by Learning Forward. She is also a contributing author to The Connected Teacher: Powering Up from Powerful Learning Practice, the Voices from the Learning Revolution and Connected Principals blogs. Her work and experiences have been featured in Education Week, THE Journal,Personal Learning Networks: Using the Power of Connections to Transform Education by Will Richardson and Rob Mancabelli, and Eric Sheninger’s Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times.