DisruptED TV presents Timeless Learning with Pam Moran, Ira Socol and Chad Ratliff.
Pam Moran: Experienced former superintendent of schools with a demonstrated history of working in educational management. Strong leadership and operations professional skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Coaching, K-12 Education, Educational Consulting, and Learning Design.
Ira Socol is an Educational Provocateur and Learning Environment Specialist, Author and Blogger Ira believes in technology as liberation. Everything we do with technology in our schools is designed to liberate children from the traps set by poverty, by disability, by isolation, by problems in families - so that we close every opportunity gap.
Chad Ratliffe is the principal of two progressive public lab schools in Albemarle County Public Schools. The schools are designed to provide students with agency, control, and influence over their education in order to foster intellectual curiosity, social-emotional development, and community impact through inquiry and the arts. He is responsible for research, development, and implementation of programs that align with ACPS strategic focus on student-centered learning. Research partners include MIT, U.Va., Princeton, Indiana University, MakerEd.org, and Smithsonian. He is co-author of "Timeless Learning: How Imagination, Observation, and Zero-Based Thinking Change Schools (Wiley, 2018)." In 2017, NSBA named Chad a “20 to Watch” educational leader in the U.S. He was invited to several White House events during the Obama administration and has been called to testify before the Virginia General Assembly. He has appeared before AASA, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, NSBA, and World Maker Faire. He has been an internal workshop presenter for U.S.DOE and NSF. In 2015, Chad was appointed by Gov. McAuliffe to the Council for Youth Entrepreneurship. From 2009-2015, he was a Va. Board of Ed appointee to the State Advisory Committee for CTE and has served as Board Chair for the VCEF. In 2013, he facilitated the High School of the Future Startup event for Gov. McDonnell’s STEM Summit. Chad was named a “Top Leader Under 40” by C-Ville Weekly and “Top 20 Under 40” by Roanoke Times Blue Ridge Business Journal. As a classroom teacher and coach, he was honored with the student-selected “Most Influential Educator” award 3x and named VHSL District/Region “Wrestling Coach of the Year” 7x. An adjunct professor of entrepreneurship and founder, Chad is active in the entrepreneurial community and organized several StartupWeekends. He holds a M.Ed. from U.VA. and a M.B.A. from Virginia Tech. He is an alumnus of the U.Va.’s Darden School of Business Executive Educators Leadership Institute.