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Sunday, May 7 • 8:30am - 9:30am
Sunday Morning Keynote

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Pam Moran

Superintendent, Albemarle County Public Schools
Pam Moran and Ira Socol bring radically diverse backgrounds to the conversation about technologies in contemporary education. Pam, the Superintendent of the Albemarle County Public Schools in Virginia has worked in every level of K-12 education, teaching science in high school and middle school, serving as a secondary assistant principal and an elementary principal, and as adjunct faculty for the University of Virginia. She has led curricular and professional development, and now supports a 13,000 student school division covering 726 square miles. Ira, a graduate student and researcher in the College of Education at Michigan State University, and a technology developer and teacher trainer with Michigan's Integrated Technology Supports, has worked in law enforcement, architecture, art and design before becoming a leader in technological services to those with special needs, working in universities, K-12 schools, businesses, and vocational rehabilitation services. His research explores both the re-design of educational institutions with Universal Design technology and the history of education and technology, research which is done and presented globally. Though... Read More →
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Ira Socol

Senior Provocateur, Educology Partners
Ira David Socol is the Design 2015 Project Manager for the Albemarle County (Virginia) Public Schools, leading a program of innovative learning design change in 26 schools. He is also a nationally and internationally known researcher on the history of education, on educational technology, and on technology and disability. He developed the "Toolbelt Theory" paradigm for student-centered technology choice, and the led the American effort to develop the "Freedom Stick" - a universal design for learning tool which, at no cost, provides disabled students with full computer access. He has worked with students of every age, at every level, including through vocational rehabilitation programs. He blogs... Read More →

Sunday May 7, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
Ballroom A,B, C