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Michelle Schira-Hagerman

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Michelle Schira-Hagerman

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Michelle Schira-Hagerman is a doctoral candidate in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology at Michigan State University where she teaches and co-designs curriculum in the Master’s of Educational Technology program. She is also a research affiliate of Albion College. As a new scholar, she is working to design methods of instruction that support the development of New Literacies skills in K-12 students. Her dissertation, to be completed this summer, examines the impact of an instructional intervention on 9th graders’ ability to synthesize meaning from multiple Internet texts. She has also studied the contributions of foundational executive functions to adolescents’ online reading comprehension skills, and the development of in-service teachers’ technological pedagogical and content knowledge (TPACK). Her teaching, scholarly service, online course designs and research have been recognized with awards from the MSU College of Education, the Michigan Reading Association, AT&T, the Journal of Literacy Research andthe Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Michelle has co-designed and presented innovative professional development experiences for teachers that emphasize the thoughtful integration of digital technologies to support learning and literacies. She is also proud of the teaching she has done with colleagues in the MAET Overseas program in France and Ireland. Ms. Hagerman has presented at regional and national conferences; her work has been published in The Journal of Education and TechTrends. Before doctoral study, Ms. Hagerman taught French as a second language to middle and high school students for eight years in Canada. She holds Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degrees from Queen’s University and a Master’s of Arts in Modern Language Education from the University of British Columbia. She loves to ski, kayak and bake yummy treats. She also loves to spend time reading with her two young daughters. To learn more about Michelle and her work, visit