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Tue, Oct 29


The Conservatory School

Getting to Yes: Fostering Innovation in Our Schools with Dr. Pam Moran and Ira Socol

Come on October 29 and 30 (8:30-3:30 each day) to foster innovative practices in our schools. Who Should Attend: Principals and their key change-agent teachers, District Content Specialists, Regional Instructional Superintendents, District Leadership, and Community Members, including Board Members

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Time & Location

Oct 29, 2019, 8:30 AM – Oct 30, 2019, 3:30 PM

The Conservatory School, 401 Anchorage Dr, North Palm Beach, FL 33408, USA

About The Event

Event Speakers:

Dr. Pam Moran, recently retired superintendent of Albemarle County Public Schools, in Virginia, for thirteen years has worked as a teacher, staff developer, elementary principal, and assistant superintendent. She was the 2010 president of the Virginia Association of School Superintendents and the 2016 Virginia Superintendent of the Year, one of four finalists for the national superintendent of the year. She authored articles and posts for Education Week, School Administrator, EdSurge, the Alliance for Excellent Education and has presented several Tedx Talks across the U.S. Known for her commitment to helping school leaders "get to yes," Pam has taught at the middle school, high school, and university level, and has served as an assistant principal (in middle school), an elementary principal, a science content leader, an professional learning leader, an assistant superintendent, as well as superintendent. She is a coauthor with Ira Socol of Timeless Learning: How Imagination, Observation, and Zero-Based Thinking Change Schools. Dr. Moran is a Principal of Socol/Moran Partners and serves as Senior Philosophy and Policy Advisor, while leading our work in the transformation of administrations and professional learning 

Mr. Ira Socol is a former Chief Technology and Innovation Officer in Virginia. He has been recognized by the Center for Digital Education for its annual award to the nation’s 2017 top 30 Technologists, Transformers and Trailblazers. He is the author of numerous journal articles in national education and school architectural journals. During doctoral studies at Michigan State, he became a leading national expert in the use of accessibility technology and Universal Design for Learning where he also developed Toolbelt Theory, an equity lens for all learners. He also co-authored the just released “Timeless Learning” with Pam Moran. Pam and Ira have keynoted and workshopped together at national and state conferences.  

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