Portfolio Website for Ramona Towner

Welcome

I have been an educator for 28 years. I have taught 1st grade, 4th grade and computers. My current job title is Instructional Coach. I travel to eight buildings to coach teachers on integrating technology and other proven strategies in the classroom. I work in a kindergarten through 8th grade 1:1 Apple Distinguished Program with iPads.

 

I believe that devices in the classroom allow us to truly differentiate the curriculum, and meet students where they are academically. I believe in using TPACK and the SAMR model to integrate technology in the classroom. Students should be using the devices to show us their thinking and demonstrate their understanding. I use cognitive coaching to help support teachers as they plan and deliver their lessons. I remind them that the use of technology should help them to better meet their objective(s) for each lesson.

 

Find me on social media

Twitter - @rmbtowner_tech

Instagram - @townerceo

Certifications
  • Elementary K-8
    Illinois
Education
Accomplishments/Awards
  • Google Certified Educator Level 1 (Jan 2017)

    This certification proves my proficiency for using Google tools in the classroom.

  • Apple Teacher (Oct 2016)

    Apple Teacher is a free professional learning program designed to support and celebrate educators in using Apple products for teaching and learning.

Interests
  • Education
  • Photo & Video
  • Technology