Laura Fleming has been an educator in the state of New Jersey for 20 years. She has been both a classroom teacher and media specialist in grades K-8 and currently as a Library Media Specialist for grades 9-12. She has played a prominent role in education as a writer and speaker and has served as an educational consultant on next-generation teaching methods and tools. Laura has also consulted on Transmedia properties, working with producers to help maximize the value of their creations and toolsets for teachers and students. She is also the author of the best-selling Worlds of Learning: Best Practices for Establishing a Makerspace for Your School (Corwin, 2015).
Recently, Laura created a digital badge-based professional development platform in which educators all over the world earn badges in acknowledgment of their informal professional learning. Her library Makerspace has garnered national attention and has served as an inspiration for schools across the country. She was the recipient of the National School Boards ‘20 to Watch’ in Educational Technology Leadership for 2014, as well as a 2015 Bammy Award Recipient.
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