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About Lin

  • Lin Kuzmich is an educational consultant, university instructor, and bestselling author from Loveland, Colorado. She served Thompson School District in several roles as the Deputy Superintendent, Executive Director of Secondary and Elementary Instruction, Director of Professional Development, and as a building principal for nine years. Her school was named a 2000 winner of the John R. Irwin Award for Academic Excellence and Improvement. In addition, for the past decade, Lin was involved in staff development through several universities and the Tointon Institute for Educational Change. She served as an Instructor at Colorado State University in the Principal Preparation Program and as Senior Consultant for the International Center for Leadership in Education. Lin also provides training and coaching to school districts around the country and presents at numerous national and international conferences.
  • Lin’s additional experience includes Assistant Director of Special Education (1988-1991); Vision Specialist and Reading Teacher for Thompson School District (1979-1988); high school reading, high school and middle school English/Language Arts, K-12 special education, and 4th - 6th grades for Denver Public Schools (1974-79). Lin earned the Teacher of the Year Award for Denver Public Schools in 1979 and was Northern Colorado Principal of the Year in 2000 for Colorado Association of School Executives.
  • Lin currently works with schools and districts across the country that are struggling to meet the needs of diverse learners, the requirements of AYP, and the changing educational practices needed for the future success of our students. She has worked extensively with districts trying to understand the new Common Core State Standards, update curriculum, and create appropriate assessment and instruction to address the increased rigor. Her latest publication specifically addresses methods of planning and instruction with the new standards. Lin’s work with schools improves achievement results for students and increases the capacity of staff, and she is passionate about helping educators prepare today’s students for a successful future.
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    • Understanding and Using Webb's Depth of Knowledge Approach to Learning.pdf

      Article on understanding the assessment driven use of Webb's Depth of Knowledge (DOK). Includes teacher friendly tools.
    • DTQLiteracySkills.pdf

      Summary of the 14 skills for teaching document, technological and quantitative literacy. From Lin's publication on Redefining Literacy (see publications section of this website for a link).
    • MnemonicDevicestoAidMemory.pdf

      Ideas for increasing memory and learning
    • TestprepforSPNMAR2010.pdf

      Key high stakes test prep strategies from a recent publication that Lin wrote.

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    asteroids. The students had to answer the same questions. It was so great to watch the different groups with different

    abilities be able to get the same information. It was awesome to watch the group that needed to watch the video get the

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    Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8, Colorado

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