LauraLeeSummers

My Service

Coach - Educator - Imaginist - Instructional Designer - Librarian - Presenter - Writer

My career service has included leadership in the areas or  librarianship, corporate eLearning, instructional design, instructional coaching, and K-20 professional development.  I joined the Learning Design & Technology program within the School of Education and Human Development at University of Colorado Denver in 2006.

I have extensive experience in designing transformative professional learning communities with coaching support. My research expertise is in qualitative methodologies: case study, narrative, focus groups, ethnography, and specifically, portraiture - written portrayals of what it means to be successful. 

Areas of Research

  • Measuring for Professional Learning Impact
  • Portraiture as a Qualitative Method
  • Coaching and Transformative Professional Learning Communities of Practice
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching in School Libraries

Libraries for 2030: Learning Playgrounds

Libraries can be limitless in the inclusive, inspiring, and joyful opportunities they offer all life-long learners. The possibilities for virtual, face-to-face, informal, or structured future-ready communities of practice are endless; learning playgrounds.