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About Jill Hobson
Jill Hobson is the Director of Instructional Technology for Forsyth County Schools. Her duties include facilitating the very successful implementation of the online learning management system and nationally recognized instructional technology program. She works closely with the Academics and Accountability division to promote instructional technology uses that accelerate student learning through higher order thinking. Working with Media Specialists and Instructional Technology Specialists, Jill facilitates the development and implementation of professional learning related to instructional technology.
Among the newest initiatives which Jill oversees is the Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) program.
One of the recent programs launched by Jill is called Stepping Up Thinking and Academic Rigor for Students (S.T.A.R.S.) and in the initial year approximately 1400 students created multimedia digital stories to represent their learning in inquiry projects.
Jill was a founding member of the Georgia Society for Instructional Technology (G-STE). Recently Jill was named one Technology and Learning's Top 100 most important people in educational technology. She has been on the National School Board Association's "Twenty to Watch", a list of 20 emerging leaders in technology.
She has presented at a number of international, national and state conferences. Jill earned her Bachelors Degree in English Education from the University of Georgia and Masters Degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from Georgia State University.