Alaska Society for Technology in Education Names Lindy Kinn Tech Support of the Year
On February 28, at the 2012 Alaska Society for Technology (ASTE) Conference, Instructional Technology Teacher Lindy Kinn of the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District received the Tech Support of the Year Award.
Kinn began her career with the school district in 1983. She is known for providing superior technology support, especially for the district’s numerous SMART Boards (interactive classroom whiteboards) and mobile devices.
Not only does Kinn make certain SMART Boards operate properly but she also ensures users are well trained. Over the last year, Kinn taught four SMART Board classes and offered training to over 75 teachers as well as various workshops on in-service days. She also played a key role in the development of the district’s mobile device manual and accompanying professional development for staff.
Throughout the district, Kinn is regarded as a consummate professional. “She has an outstanding grasp of curricular goals, and effectively models the use of technology integration strategies into curriculum and instructional practices across content areas,” said Technology Coordinator, Kathy Port.
Kinn keeps the district connected. Thanks to her dedication to technology, teachers and students have access to innovative classroom resources – and the tools they need to succeed.