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Dr. Jessica Mitchell

Assistant Professor

Interim Department Chair

Secondary Education

Dr. Jessica Mitchell  

Stevens Hall 556

UNA Box 5185
Florence, AL 35632-0001
256.765.5212
jmitchell12@una.edu

**FALL 2017 OFFICE HOURS**

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
By Appointment By Appointment 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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Education

Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction Leadership; Concentration Reading/Literacy. University of Memphis.

Research Interests:

Literacy Pedagogy in Onlince Spaces

Teaching Interests/Competencies:

Curriculum and Instruction in P-12 Settings
Qualitative Studies in Educational Research (Graduate Certification)

Current Professional Affiliations:

Literacy Research Association
International Literacy Association
Alabama Reading Association Secretary
Northwest Alabama Reading Council Treasurer

Publication Highlights:

Mitchell, J.S. (In Press).  Self-efficacy and persistence in a digital writing classroom:  A case study of intermediate boys.  In V.C. Bryan, A. T. Musgrove, and J.R. Powers (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Human Development in the Digital Age.  Hershe, PA:  IGI Global.

Mitchell, J.S., Thompson, R.F., & Anderson, R.S. (2016).  Understanding a digital writing cycle:  Barriers, bridgets, and outcomes in two second-grade classrooms.  In E. Ortleib, E.H. Cheek, Jr., and W. Verlaan (Eds.), Writing Instruction to Support LiteracySuccess.  Emerald.

Anderson, R.S. & Mitchell, J.S. (2015).  Using virtual field experiences in an early literacy course:  Advantages and disadvantages.  Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers Annual Yearbook. 

Anderson, R.S. & Mitchell, J.S., Thompson, R.F., & Trefz, K.D. (2014).  Supporting young writers through the writing process in a paperless classroom.  In R.S. Anderson and C. Mims (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Digital Tools for Writing Instruction in K-12 Settings. (pp. 337-362).  Hershey, PA:  IGI Global.

Anderson, R.S., Goode, G.S., & Mitchell, J.S., & Thomoson, R.F. (2013).  Using digital tools to teach writing in K-12 classrooms.  In Whittingham, Huffman, Rickman, & Weidmaier (Eds.), Technological Tools for the Literacy Classroom.  (pp. 10-26).  Hershey, PA:  IGI Global.


Presentation Highlights:

Mitchell, J.S., Thompson, R.F., & Anderson, R.S. (2016, December). From barriers to bridges:  Mobilizing early writing students through successful digital writing experiences Roundtable presentation at the 2016 annual meeting of the Literacy Research Association, Nashville, TN.

Mitchell, J.S. (2016, November). Cultural literacy and social media education:  An analysis of Bourdieu's forms of capital in administrator and prospective teachers' perceptions.  Research Roundtable Session.  2016 Alabama Reading Association, Birmingham, AL.

Mitchell, J.S. (2015, November).  Success in the 21st century classroom:  A proposed model for successful digital literacy integration.  Presentation at the 2015 annual meeting of the Alabama Reading Association, Birmingham, AL.

Mitchell, J.S. & Anderson, R.S. (2014, December). Dialogic constructions in a 5th grade digital writing classroom:  The influence of peer interaction.  Roundtable presentation at the 2014 annual meeting of the Literacy Research Association, San Marcos Island, FL.

Anderson, R.S. & Mitchell, J.S. (2014, October).  Using virtual field experiences in an early literacy course:  Advantages and disadvantages.  Roundtable presentation at the 2014 annual meeting of the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers, Delray, FL.