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Kristyn is currently a 7th and 8th grade science teacher in Holland, Michigan. Six years ago, when her district implemented a 1-to-1 laptop program, Kristyn helped pioneer strategies for deepening student understanding in a one-to-one learning environment using project-based learning as the structural framework.
Through her commitment to teacher excellence, Kristyn facilitated K-8 restructuring of science curriculum to align with state and national standards. In addition to developing curriculum for science, English, literature, technology and culture courses that incorporate universal design for learning components and 21st century skills through the use of technological applications, Kristyn has also led professional development workshops on one-to-one laptop implementation and project-based learning at district and state education conferences.
Beyond her district, Kristyn currently assists teachers across the state in designing rigorous and relevant STEM project-based learning units through the ISTE-affiliate organization Michigan Association for Computer Users in Education (MACUL).
Kristyn received her B.A. in elementary education from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI, with a social studies composite concentration and an emphasis on psychology and history. English was her subject minor. Her degree has given her experience teaching 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades over the past 25 years. During her graduate studies, she focused on gifted and talented education, educational technology and science, math, and technology education.