Learning is a social process that occurs through interpersonal interaction within a cooperative context. Individuals, working together, construct shared understandings and knowledge.
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 http://mschirahagerman.com