Struggling to find the best tools for your library makerspace? Join expert Laura Fleming as she discusses how best to support your space.
About Laura Fleming
Laura has been an educator in New Jersey for 20 years. She has been both a classroom teacher and media specialist in grades K-8 and is currently a Library Media Specialist for grades 9-12. Her library’s makerspace has garnered national attention and has served as an inspiration for schools across the country. She has played a prominent role in education providing insights on next-generation teaching methods and tools. Laura is an educational consultant, thought leader and speaker on education, librarianship and technology.
Laura co-hosts the Movers & Makers Podcast and is the author of the best-selling, “Worlds of Learning: Best Practices for Establishing a Makerspace for Your School” (Corwin, 2015). Laura is also the creator of a digital, badge-based professional development platform in which educators all over the world earn badges in acknowledgement of their professional learning.
She is also a recipient of the National School Boards’ 20 to Watch in Educational Technology Leadership for 2014 and was recently nominated as a White House Champion of Change for Making. Laura is also the creator of the Worlds of Making Digital Academy, which provides makerspace professional development for teachers. Her goal is to create learning experiences that empower and equip students with necessary skills to effectively produce and consume content across multiple media platforms. She is also driven to enable educators to apply these innovative methods and cutting-edge technology in their fields of expertise.