Laura Lee Summers

Laura Lee Summers is an associate clinical professor within the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado-Denver. She is also a digital designer and facilitator for Learning Forward’s virtual course: 8 Dimensions of Educator Wellness and the upcoming virtual course: Adapting Best Pedagogical Practices in an Equitable, Digital Environment. Her most recent publications for The Learning Professional are “The right blend: SEL supports teacher learning in person and online” (August 2020) and “Eight dimensions of wellness for educators” (February 2021). 

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Educator health and wellbeing: Put on your own oxygen mask first

By Olimpia Bahena, Kimberly Dennis, Constance Easton, Eleajah McElroy and Laura Lee Summers | May 5, 2022

Panelists will focus on tips and strategies to promote educator health and wellbeing, including how they strengthen and care for their own needs so that they are healthier and better able to help others.

8 dimensions of wellness for educators

By Angel Montoya and Laura Lee Summers | February 1, 2021

Paying attention to the whole educator benefits adults and the students they teach.

Virtual professional learning structures and strategies

By Daniel Bullock, Rohini McKee, Kunjan Narechania and Laura Lee Summers | November 11, 2020

How can professional learning virtually connect educators to colleagues and engaging opportunities for growth? In this webinar, panelists will share models and strategies for online professional learning.

Attending to the health and wellness of educators as the school year starts

By Laura Lee Summers, Jane Santa Cruz, Shannon Kersey and Heather Petruzzini | August 27, 2020

Hear from panelists about their efforts to ensure the SEL needs of educators are being met as we begin the school year.

Hearing from Districts: Measuring the Impact of Professional Learning

By Nate Franz, Get Nichols and Laura Lee Summers | March 6, 2019

Impact. Impact. Impact. How do we know that professional learning is making an impact on teacher practice and student learning? As funding is tightened, educators are asked to consistently collect data and measure the impact of professional learning. Hear from Nate Franz of Syracuse City School District, Get Nichols of Fort Wayne Community Schools, and […]