Our Own Jill Fitzgerald Contributes to New Book and Named AERA Fellow

We would like to congratulate MetaMetrics’ own Dr. Jill Fitzgerald for her work on the upcoming book, Best Practices in Writing Instruction, Second Edition. Dr. Fitzgerald joins fellow editors Steve Graham, EdD (Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University) and Charles A. MacArthur, PhD (School of Education, University of Delaware) in this latest publication.

Best Practices in Writing Instruction, Second Edition, presents teachers with best practices for helping K-12 students develop their writing skills, while following the criteria of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The book also reveals how teachers can integrate technology into their writing programs, tailor instruction for struggling writers and use assessment for instruction. This brand new edition from Guilford Press will be published April 25, 2013, but is now available for pre-order online at Amazon.

In addition to her work on the new book, Dr. Fitzgerald was recently named a 2013 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Fellow. The AERA Fellows Program recognizes scholars around the globe for their outstanding achievements in education research. Nominees are considered after 10-15 years of postdoctoral contributions and are nominated by existing AERA fellows. Each nominee must be recommended by the Fellows committee and approved by the AERA Council. AERA has over 25,000 members from a comprehensive range of fields.

Dr. Fitzgerald has spent nearly 32 years with the School of Education at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; serving as professor, chief academic officer, senior associate dean, director of graduate studies and interim dean. In addition to her MetaMetrics position, she also holds a Research Professor position in the School of Education at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research spans more than 35 years and has resulted in over 100 works.

Since joining MetaMetrics as a Distinguished Research Scientist in May 2011, Dr. Fitzgerald has been contributing to numerous research projects including our work on text-complexity in beginning-reader texts.  She also has been sharing our research findings through journals and presentations at both national and international conferences.

Learn more about Dr. Fitzgerald here.

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