George Lucas Educational Foundation

Laura Fleming

Library Media Specialist

Laura 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. Laura is a strong advocate of using New Media and Vanguard Techniques for Interactive and Transmedia (multi-platform) Storytelling. She has played a prominent role in education as a writer and speaker for events that focus 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 book, Best Practices for Establishing a Makerspace for Your School.

Laura’s 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 and cohorts in applying these innovative methods and cutting-edge technology in their fields of expertise.

Recently, Laura created a digital badge-based professional development platform which can be found at Her library makerspace has garnered national attention and has served as an inspiration for schools across the country. She is also a recipient of the National School Boards ‘20 to Watch’ in Educational Technology Leadership for 2014.

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    A Primer on Interactive Books

    Laura Fleming, a school librarian, offers a primer on the expanding field of interactive books.

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