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Ira Socol

Socol Moran Partners
Senior Provocateur
Albermarle, VA

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 at speedchange.blogspot.com and is the author of the novel-in-stories The Drool Room.