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Laura James

Los Angeles County Office of Education
Coordinator III
Los Angeles County Office of Education
Laura James currently heads the Los Angeles County Office of Education’s Multimedia Services unit offering CaliforniaStreaming. LACOE’s Multimedia Services is a member of the California County Education Technology Consortium (CCETC), a collaborative of county offices that comprise the largest buying consortium in the country for use in their non-commercial media-on-demand system, CaliforniaStreaming. Laura serves as the chair of the CCETC Infrastructure Committee with the goal of increasing access to quality media resources for California schools. She has developed and implemented professional development to integrate digital resources as a tool in teaching Social Justice in order to engage students. As a classroom teacher of 17 years, she incorporated multimedia as an instructional tool and engaged students with interdisciplinary projects to increase student learning. Laura has been a coordinator and mentor, designing and implementing staff development in the use of effective instructional strategies and appropriate digital tools to enhance instruction and support learning.