Dr. Laura Spencer is a leading educator in the area of innovative leadership, teaching, and learning. She has served as a classroom teacher, an edtech director, and most recently as a district administrator who led transformational classroom change through design thinking and industry connections so that all students have learning experiences that value their unique strengths and passions.
Laura has been recognized as an Innovative Educator, Administrator of the Year, and San Diego County’s Top Tech Exec, as well as recently winning a CUE Gold Disk and the Classroom of the Future Innovate Award. She’s been featured on The YouSchool and Innovative Pedagogy podcasts. She’s also the President of SDCUE and a founding board member of EquityEDU. She is a proud US Army veteran.
Laura blogs at laurakspencer.com
Instructional Technology Resource Teacher
Design Thinking for Littles
Practices for Building Empathy
Augmented & Virtual Reality
The SDCOE Learning and Innovation Summit features a keynote on Design Thinking, by Dr. Laura K. Spencer, with breakout sessions that offer deeper dives into Design Thinking. But why stop there? Our summit always highlights many other curricular best practices and technology integrations that will ensure you engage students, enrich curriculum, and extend learning opportunities.
Join others interested in igniting innovation and learning for all students.
Come learn about Design Thinking and ways to strengthen learning through engagement, enrichment, and extended learning experiences. This conference offers something for everyone from novice teachers to seasoned professionals.
-Roxanne Pompilio, teacher
A ½ unit of graduate level extension credit is being offered for $37.50, through the University of San Diego. Requirements for credit are full-day conference attendance, completion of evaluation/reflection surveys for each session attended, and a final overall summit evaluation/reflection at the end of the day. *While these credits are often viable for salary advancement or professional learning requirements, attendees should seek approval of appropriate school district or organizational officials before enrolling in this course. The window for enrolling in this course will remain open for a week following the conference.
(fee includes a light breakfast and lunch)
We are a collaborative team focused on accelerating, scaling, and amplifying the number and speed of innovations coming from the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE). We provide support to district and school leaders, staff, students, and the greater San Diego community to translate ideas into impact and generate new solutions at every level.