Linnea Lyding, Ed.D.

Associate Professor
Assistant Dean Shelly Roden School of Education

(602) 489-5300 Ext. 2500
[email protected]

Education

Ed.D., Arizona State University
M.Ed., Northern Arizona University
B.S., Northern Arizona University

Bio

Dr. Linnea Lyding comes to ACU with over 18 years of elementary and junior high teaching experience in both special and general education classrooms. In addition to being a Reading Specialist, Dr. Lyding holds degrees in Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education as well as a doctorate in Leadership and Innovation in Teaching. She understands the challenge of reaching all students, which is why she completed her doctoral work exploring how brain research shows the connection between movement and learning. Now, as an Associate Professor, she enjoys sharing her experience and passions with the pre-service teachers in her program and well as in workshops for classroom teachers, preschool teachers, and college faculty.

Research

Lyding, L. (2015, February). Using Lesson Study to Help Teachers Design Lessons with Purposeful Planned Movement. Poster session presented at: Making Lasting Memories: Using Brain Science to Boost Memory, Thinking and Learning. Learning and the Brain Conference; San Francisco, CA.

Publications

Lyding, L. (2014). Road Tested/It’s in the cards and other movement activities. Education Update, 56 (11).

Lyding, L., Zambo, D. & Hansen, C.C. (2014). Move it or lose it! Educational Leadership 72(2).

Lyding, L. & Johnson, L. (2014). Musical chairs removes blank stares. ASCD Express, 10 (1).

Presentations

“Good Move! When learning is connected to movement, it is a good move”  OELAS Conference, Arizona Department of Education Office of English Language Acquisition Services, Tucson, AZ, scheduled December, 2018.

“There’s MAGIC in this classroom” Professional Development Forum, Association of Christian Schools International, Anaheim, CA, scheduled November, 2018.

“Good Move! When learning is connected to movement, it is a good move” Professional Development for Teachers of English Learners, Tempe Unified High School District, Tempe, AZ, May, 2018.

“MEET UP to Learn” and “MEET UP: Take 1 and Take 2” Continuing Education, Scottsdale Learning Center, Scottsdale AZ, September/October, 2017; March/April, 2018.

“The Brains Behind the Operation of Learning: Find Your Sweet Spot through the M&Ms of Brain Research” Professional Development Forum, Association of Christian Schools International, Phoenix, AZ, November, 2017.

“Make a Move on Reading” and “Good Move” Professional Development Forum, Association of Christian Schools International, Denver, CO, October 2017.

“There’s MAGIC in this Classroom” Professional Development Day, Victory Christian School, Albuquerque, NM, August 2017.

“Make a Move on Reading” and “There’s MAGIC in this Classroom” Mindsets, Motivation and Memory, ACU’s Conference on Teaching, Learning, and the Brain, Phoenix, AZ, June 2017.

“F.I.R.E Up your Teaching” Arizona Christian University Faculty Training Videos, June 2017.

“MEET UP to Learn” Framing the Work: Achieving Excellence in Early Childhood Education Conference, Arizona Department of Education, Tucson, AZ, June 2017

“A Drop of Honey-Proverbs 16:24” Keynote Address and “Fearfully and Wonderfully Made” Association of Christian School International Early Childhood Conference, Tucson, AZ, January, 2017.

“Good Move” and “Make a Move on Reading” Professional Development Forum, Association of Christian Schools International, Phoenix, AZ, November, 2016. 

“Make a Move on Reading” The Promise of Hope, ASCD Four Corners Conference, Farmington, NM, September, 2015.

“Good Move” Engaging Minds, Strengthening Memory, ACU’s Conference on Teaching, Learning, and the Brain, Phoenix, AZ, June 2015.

“Connect four for…learning” The Teaching Professor Conference, Magna Publications, Atlanta, GA, May 2015.

Lyding, L. (guest) & Jefferson, J. (host). (December, 10, 2014) The Importance of Movement. EducVIII, Talkzone, New York.