Lyn Hilt is a Program Administrator for the Berks County Intermediate Unit in Reading, PA, where she serves county educators in professional learning endeavors in the areas of STEM and 3-dimensional science learning, gifted education, and more. Lyn 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 a 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, Applied Digital Skills Ambassador, and Apple Teacher, and is Google Cloud Certified (Google Workspace).
Lyn’s past experiences include serving as community manager and courses director for the vibrant and inspiring Modern Learners Community, a space dedicated to pushing the boundaries of learning created by the Modern Learners team, and helped develop a number of online courses for Modern Learners.
Lyn taught future educational leaders through her role as an adjunct instructor and online course designer for Cabrini University. She holds K-12 principal, K-12 library media science, 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.
Dr. Jason Hilt is the Director of Technology in the Lower Moreland Township School District. He is responsible for leading the technology department and supporting innovative and technology-rich programs throughout the district. Prior to joining Lower Moreland, Jason served as the Supervisor of Instructional Technology in the Upper Darby School District, where he was responsible for the integrity of instructional technology practices in a district supporting over 12,500 students. He has taught elementary, middle, and high school students and served as an adjunct instructor at two universities for over 10 years. He has served as a principal coach in a large urban school district as well as a curriculum specialist, technology coach, teacher on special assignment for technology integration, and building level and central office administrator.
Jason is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and Apple Teacher. He is a highly-skilled presenter focused on improving outcomes for students with discrete learning needs. Jason’s doctoral research centered on teaching and learning gaps and included findings that support the need for strategic, sustainable, and innovative professional development programs. Jason holds superintendent, supervisor of curriculum, K-12 principal, math, business & computers, and elementary teaching professional certifications. In addition, Jason has coached high school cross country, indoor, and outdoor track and field and he is the president of a non-profit organization and pilots the group’s airplane providing air transportation for animals in need.