Videos / podcasts / webinars

→ Click below to see highlights of Laura’s speaking work:

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→ Laura hosted a PBS professional development webinar on the topic of Inspiring Young Authors with NaNoWriMo and The Great American Read (click image to watch video):

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→ Watch this Facebook Live event from KQED MindShift to learn how Laura and her students write novels (click image to watch video):


→ Laura and Isaac Raya (her partner in the KTV Broadcast Media studio) share their students’ work when they receive the Jack London Award for Innovation in Education (click image for video):

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Edutopia (the George Lucas Educational Foundation) shadowed Laura and her 8th graders as they worked on writing novels (click image for the story + two videos):screen-shot-2017-03-02-at-5-15-10-pm(Want to learn more about NaNoWriMo? Check out Laura’s how-to site here.)

→ Laura’s students were featured in the Petaluma City Schools newsletter when they designed and coded their own video games based on the novels they wrote (click image to watch video):screen-shot-2017-02-13-at-3-55-54-pm

→ Laura and some of her students share why they love NaNoWriMo and the Young Writers Program of National Novel Writing Month (click image to watch video):


→ Laura shares NaNoWriMo on a Talks with Teachers podcast (click to listen):


→ Laura shares NaNoWriMo on a National Writing Project podcast (click to listen):

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→ Laura shares how she brought the Hour of Code to her students in an webinar (click image to watch video):


→ Laura shares how NaNoWriMo gives her students significant agency and voice in an webinar (click image to watch video):


Education Now! radio show interviewed Laura about student-centered learning: