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Phone: (O) ext. 6906
MEd Elementary Education
PA Certifications: K-12 Principal Certification; K-12 Business, Communication, Information Technology; Elementary K-6
Other Certifications: Google Educator Level 1; Apple Teacher; Apple Teacher Swift Playgrounds; SMART Certified trainer
Ron Houston is an instructional technology integration specialist for the School District of Philadelphia. He has had years of experience helping teachers and students integrate technology in the classroom. Ron helped create Game On, an after-school program jointly developed by the Philadelphia Writing Project (PhilWP) and the Academy of Natural Sciences (ANS) of Drexel University. The program is designed to engage middle school youth in creating science-themed games, inspired by the collections at the ANS. Ron joined the Philadelphia Writing Project in 2011 and participated in PhilWP’s Leadership Inquiry Seminar in 2012. Ron was a co-presenter at the 2009 NSDC Conference in St. Louis, in a Penn Partnership session entitled, Closing the Gap Between Professional Development and Student Achievement. In 2015, Ron presented in the Mayor’s Conference on Literacy, held at Temple University, and also at PhilWP’s Celebration of Literacy event at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2016, Mr. Houston was awarded with the Fellowship 2016 Impact Award at the Black Male Educators Convening IV for his work with Philadelphia school students.