2024 Summer PD- Tyra Hobson

What is Control T PD?

The shortcut, Control T, opens a new tab.  That is what I hope Control T PD does for you.... Opens a new tab of learning and provides meaningful technology integration for the classroom.

My name is Tyra Hobson and I am the Instructional Technology Coordinator at Dequeen-Mena ESC.  The purpose of this site is to share information about resources that teachers can use in their classrooms. I believe that when used correctly, technology has the power to improve student engagement and student achievement.  Technology gives teachers the ability to form powerful, global, professional learning communities. I assist in professional development relating to technology fields.  I also assist local schools with technology needs to prepare our students for productive careers in college and the workforce, they must be proficient in technology.  If you are interested in having me conduct a workshop for your school, please contact me.

I have a background with more than 20 years in education beginning with elementary, moving to middle school EAST, and then moving to high school EAST.  EAST provided me with the opportunity to combine cutting-edge technologies with education and curriculum.  I currently have my dream job as an Instructional Specialist here at the DeQueen-Mena ESC. My passion for wanting to help teachers integrate technology into their classrooms was the driving force behind why I chose to seek out and obtain my Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction. The literacy and application of technology in the classroom are essential to preparing our students for their future college and career endeavors.  I am self-motivated and passionate about helping teachers create a classroom environment that fosters this type of culture.

Practical ways to integrate Google in the classroom

The Google-Minded Educator......My passion is wanting to help teachers integrate Google APPS into their classrooms in practical ways.  The purpose of this site is to share Google resources that teachers can USE in their classrooms. I believe that when used correctly, technology has the power to improve student engagement and student achievement.