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2011 - 2012 Dorothy Hoddinott Medal for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement

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The 2012 APTA Awards were presented by Minister Peter Garrett AM, MP (Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth) and Dorothy Hoddinott on Saturday 1 December 2013 at the Sydney College of the Arts. 

APTA would like to congratulate Lyn Allsop: 

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Lyn Allsop (right) with Peter Garrett AM, MP (middle)  Dorothy Hoddinott (left).



Lyn Allsop

Lyn Allsop’s involvement with professional teaching associations began at the same time as her teaching career. She has held executive positions on four different associations and at one time was the treasurer of three associations concurrently. She has a wide range of interests and expertise in educational areas holding qualifications in teaching, librarianship and computer education. This broad spectrum of skills has allowed Lyn to present on a diversity of topics at professional development events including international, national and state conferences.

Lyn has contributed to professional associations in addition to her executive role. She has published resources used by classroom practitioners, particularly those practitioners who are apprehensive about incorporating technology into their lessons. Lyn has worked with teachers at different career stages pre-service, graduate, established and those undertaking postgraduate study. At all times Lyn has been an advocate for professional associations and the benefits they confer not only on teachers but also on raising the status and profile of the profession. She willingly attends expos and has helped design and distribute information flyers on the Joint Council of Queensland Teachers Associations and other Queensland associations to tertiary students and others.

Lyn’s involvement in presenting and convening conferences spans more than 20 years. Lyn has presented at many conferences such as the Asia Pacific International Gifted Conference (Sydney), Gifted Education From Policy to Practice (Queensland) and the QACTC State Conference – Curriculum Differentiation. Her presentations are designed for teachers and have a focus on educational practice, implementation and classroom activities. In her position as Treasurer of the Joint Council of Queensland Teachers Associations (2004-2011) she supported many professional development events and promoted the work of the organisation.

Lyn has conducted many professional development sessions to bring about change. She has guided classroom teachers on ways to integrate ICT to support and identifying and sharing classroom resources for gifted students, ICT and design technology. Through her efforts and innovation she has helped many teachers creatively use technology in their classrooms.