Ron is the principal of Franklin Elementary school in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He previously served as the District Instructional Technology Coordinator for Cape Girardeau School District, where he designed the instructional framework for tech integration and launched a successful 1:1 initiative for 1700 students in grades 7-12.Ron began his career in education as a teacher in Farmington, Missouri, where he cultivated a passion for infusing pedagogy with technology. After spending 11 years in the classroom, Ron became an Educational Technology Facilitator for the district, where he launched a 1:3 iPad program in district elementary schools. Ron holds a B.A. in Music Education from Southeast Missouri State and a M.Ed. on Educational Administration. He believes that technology is the future of education, but it's more about the change in instruction that comes along with the technology rather than the devices themselves. His wife, Brandi Farrow, is a 5th grade reading teacher in the Farmington School District. They have 2 children, Aiden and Sophie.
Creating partnerships with the home, community organizations, and businesses, as well as setting up collaborative structures both within and outside the school, can positively impact instruction and learning. This pathway will explain the importance of and define strategies in order to foster these partnerships, and effective communication and implementation structures to ensure that your planning goes beyond the brainstorming phase.June 1, 2021 to June 1, 2023
This course takes a look at professional growth in education. We look at the steps necessary for instructional improvement in the classroom, technology resources to improve instruction, effective research in the area of professional growth, reflective practices, and use of social media as a Professional Learning Network.June 1, 2021 to June 1, 2023
In this course, you'll learn a variety of behavior management philosophies and the best strategies for effectively improving behavior in the classroom with a positive approach. This course will not only demonstrate practical tools of difficult behavior but will instruct on the `whys' and showcase the influence of physical and digital space on our learners.June 1, 2021 to June 1, 2023