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Laura McBain

Human-centered designer and educator, co-director of the K-12 lab at the Stanford d.school, USA

Laura is the Co-Director of the K12 Lab at the Stanford d.school. Her work focuses on how human-centered design can be used to provide equitable and innovative educational experiences that will help all students thrive in a changing world. In this role she leads design challenges in education, designs new learning experiences for educators and serves as an adjunct professor at Stanford University.

One of her current design challenges focuses on how we might design new learning experiences that help educators understand and utilize design, future thinking and leadership to improve education. Formerly she was the principal of two High Tech High schools, designed and led the adult learning programs at the HTH GSE and has taught middle and high school classes in public charter and comprehensive schools.

Laura was the architect of the Deeper Learning Conference (1600 participants) which was an adult learning experience aimed at activating and galvanizing educators for large-scale learning change. Laura has a Bachelors from Miami University-Oxford, Ohio and a Masters from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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