Dr. Lynn Erickson is a private consultant assisting schools and districts around the world with curriculum design and instruction. During the past twenty years she has worked extensively with K-12 teachers and administrators nationally and internationally on the design of concept-based curriculum and instruction. Lynn was a consultant to the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme, the Next Chapter, and has worked extensively with all levels of the IB in schools around the world.
Lynn is the co-author, with Dr. Lois Lanning, of a groundbreaking book published by Corwin Press in January 2014 titled, “Transitioning to Concept-based Curriculum & Instruction: How to Bring Content and Process Together.” Lynn is the author of three best-selling books, “Stirring the Head, Heart and Soul: Redefining Curriculum and Instruction, 3rd ed., c. January, 2008; “Concept-based Curriculum and Instruction: Teaching Beyond the Facts,” c. 2002; and “Concept-based Curriculum and Instruction for the Thinking Classroom,” c. 2007 Corwin Press Publishers. A second edition of the best-selling 2007 book on the Thinking Classroom was written by Lynn, Lois Lanning and Rachel French and will be published in February 2017.
Lynn is a recognized presenter at national and international conferences in the areas of concept-based curriculum design, teaching for deep understanding, and standards alignment. She was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska. She graduated from the University of Alaska and taught at North Pole, Alaska before moving south. She taught various grade levels in California and moved with her family to Missoula, Montana, earning master’s and doctorate degrees in Curriculum and Instruction and School Administration. She has worked as a teacher, principal, curriculum director, adjunct professor, and educational consultant over a 48 year career in four different states. She and Ken Erickson have two grown children, Kenny and Kelly; and two grandsons, Trevor and Connor who stir her heart and soul.