Annual Conference


Multiplying the Effect of Remarkable Leaders

“Celebrating WELV and Twenty Years”

March 14 - 15, 2019 – Charlottesville


Dr. Pamela Moran, Headlining WELV’s 20th

The Institute Presenter for this year’s conference is Dr. Pam Moran, former Superintendent of the Albemarle County
Public Schools, Executive Director of VaSCL, former President of WELV.

Timeless Learning: How Imagination, Observation, and Zero-Based
Thinking Change Schools

Reinvent public schools with proven,
innovative practices

“Our homes, communities, and the world itself need the natural assets our children bring with them as learners,and which they often lose over time on the assembly line that pervades most ofthe public education system today. We see no actions as more important in school than developing, supporting, and reinforcing children’s sense of agency,the value of their voices, and their potential to influence their own communities. In Timeless Learning Pam Moran, along with co-authors Chief Technology Officer Ira Socol and Lab Schools Principal Chad Ratliff, demonstrate how you can implement innovative practices that have shown remarkable success.”


  • Discover the power of project-based and student-designed learning
  • Find out what “maker learning” entails
  • Launch connected and interactive digital learning
  • Benefit from the authors’ “opening up learning” space and time