Mia Williams

Assistant Professor of Educational Technology and Social Foundations

School of Teacher Education
College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
University of Northern Colorado
Campus Box 107
267 McKee,
Greeley, CO 80639
Office phone: 970-351-2414
mia.williams@unco.edu

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Education:

  • 2008, Arizona State University, Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, Interdisciplinary Curriculum Studies. Defense: May 2008. Dissertation Title: Imagining the Future of Public School Classrooms: Preservice Teachers’ Pedagogical Perspectives about Using Information and Communication Technologies in their Future Classrooms Chair: , Members: Eric Margolis, Alfredo Artiles, Maria Cardelle-Elawar
  • 1999, Arizona State University West, M.Ed. Secondary Education, Educational Media & Computers
  • 1995, Northern Arizona University, B.S. Secondary Education Major: English Minor: Geology

Selected Publications:

Refereed Journal Articles:

  • Williams, M. K., Foulger, T.S., & Wetzel, K. (2009). Preparing preservice teachers for 21st century classrooms: Transforming attitudes and behaviors about innovative practices with technology. Journal of Technology and Teacher Educaiton.
  • Wetzel, K., Foulger, T., & Williams, M.K. (Winter 2008-2009). The evolution of the required educational technology course. Journal of Computing in Teacher Education. 25(2) 67-71.
  • Foulger, T. S., Williams, M. K., & Wetzel, K. (2008). We innovate: The role of collaboration in exploring new technologies. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, [online serial], 20(1), 28-38. Available: http://www.isetl.org/ijtlhe/current.cfm
  • Foulger, T. S. & Williams, M.K. (2007). Filling the gap with technology innovations: Standards, curriculum, collaboration, success! Journal of Computing in Teacher Education, 23 (3), 91-98.
  • Beckett, C., Wetzel, K., Chisholm, I., Zambo, R., Buss, R., Padgett, H., Williams, M. K., & Odom, M. (2006). Staff development to provide intentional language teaching Technology-rich K-8 multicultural classrooms. Computers in the Schools, 25(3/4), 23 -30.
  • Wetzel, K., Wilhelm, L., & Williams, M. K. (2004). The introductory technology course: A tool for technology integration. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education [Online serial], 3(4). Available: http://www.citejournal.org/vol3/iss4/general/article4.cfm
  • Wetzel, K., Williams, M. K. (2004). Changing teacher education: Mission possible. Journal of Computing in Teacher Education. 21 (2) 45-49.
  • Kelley, M., Wetzel, K., Padgett, H, Williams, M. K., & Odom, M. (2003). Early childhood teacher preparation and technology integration: The Arizona State University West experience. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education [Online serial], 3(1) (16 pages printed). Available: http://www.citejournal.org/vol3/iss1/general/article5.cfm
  • Beckett, E., Wetzel, K., Chisholm, I., Zambo, R., Buss, R., Padgett, H., Williams, M. K., & Odem, M. (2003). Supporting technology integration in k-8 multicultural classrooms through professional development. TechTrends, 47(5) 14-17.

Published Conference Proceedings:

  • Foulger, T. S., Williams, M.K., Wetzel, K. (2008) Innovative Technologies, Small Groups, and a Wiki: A 21st-Century Preservice Experience Founded on Collaboration. Proceedings of the National Educational Computing Conference. San Antonio, TX: International Society for Technology in Education.
  • Williams, M.K., Foulger, T.S., Wetzel, K. (2008). Creating 21st century teachers: Preservice experience for shifting attitudes and long-term behaviors with technology. Annual Convention of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY: March 24-28.
  • Williams, M. K. (2008). Preservice Teachers’ Pedagogical Perspectives about Incorporating Information and Communication Technologies into their Future Classrooms. In K. McFerrin et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (pp. 4015-4022). Chesapeake, VA: AACE
  • Grove, K., Foulger, T., Wetzel, K., Archambault, L., Williams, M. & Strudler, N. (2008). Diffusing Innovations: Sharing University Assignments. In K. McFerrin et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (pp. 3763-3768). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
  • Williams, M.K., Foulger, T. & Wetzel, K. (2007). Creating Innovators: Can the Exploration of New Technologies in Teacher Education Programs Develop Early Adopters?. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2007 (pp. 1733-1738). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
  • Williams, M.K. & Foulger, T. (2006) Filling the Gap with Technology Innovations: Standards, Curriculum, Collaboration, Success! Proceedings of the National Educational Computing Conference. San Diego, CA: International Society for Technology in Education. http://web.uoregon.edu/ISTE/uploads/NECC2006/KEY_13698760/Williams_fillingthegapfi nalnecc_RP.pdf
  • Williams, M.K. & Kelley, M. (2005). Moving Forward: Using eFolios for Program Assessment and Accreditation in an Elementary Education Teacher Preparation Program. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (p. 247). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
  • Williams, M.K. & Carter, H. (2005). Using Technology to Engage Preservice Teachers in Developing Perceptions of Teacher Identity. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (pp. 1089-1090). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
  • Williams, M.K., Wetzel, K. & Wilhelm, L. (2004). Trials and Tribulations of Reflective Practices in Preservice Teacher Electronic Portfolios. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (pp. 301-306). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
  • Stirling, D., Williams, M. & Padgett, H. (2004). Investigating the Effectiveness of Video Case Use in Teacher Education. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (pp. 2663-2668). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
  • Clark, P., Topp, N., Wetig, S., Williams, M. K., Wetzel, K., & Wilhelm, L. (2004) Two paths to enlightenment: Total integration vs. the required educational technology course as a means to teach technology integration. In R. Ferdig & C. Crawford (Eds.), Technology and teacher education annual, 2004: Proceedings of the fifteenth international conference of the Society of Informational Technology and Teacher Education. (pp. 4287-4289). Charlottesville, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.
  • Wetzel, K. & Williams, M. K. (2003). Evaluating preservice student progress toward the NETS-T. In C. Crawford, N. Davis, J. Price, & D. Willis. (Eds.) Technology and Teacher Education Annual (pp. 210 - 213) Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.
  • Wetzel, K. & Williams, M. K. (2003). Changing teacher education faculty: Mission possible. Proceedings of the National Educational Computing Conference. Eugene, OR: International Society for Technology in Education.
  • Beckett, E., Wetzel, K., Chisholm, I., Padgett, H., Williams, M. K., & Zambo, R. (2002) Preservice and inservice teachers collaborating with technology in K-8 multicultural classrooms: Year 2. In D. Willis, J. Price, J. Willis (Eds.) Technology and Teacher Education Annual (pp. 1501-1507) Charlottesville, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.
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