Ira David Socol

Sr Provocateur & Learning Environment Specialist
Socol Moran Partners

Ira Socol is a former Chief Technology and Innovation Officer in Virginia public schools. 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 and developed Toolbelt Theory, an equity lens on technology for all learners. He co-authored the recently released Timeless Learning: How Imagination, Observation, and Zero-Based Thinking Change Schools. He has spoken around the nation and internationally and is known for his blogs and social media efforts on behalf of fundamental change for education.



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