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Steve Williams

Dr. Steve Williams

405 Robinson Learning Center
(570) 484-2275

Courses Most Commonly Taught

  • Methods of Teaching Secondary Mathematics 1 and 2
  • Pedagogical Content Knowledge 1 and 2
  • Technology in Teaching Secondary Mathematics
  • Introduction to Secondary Mathematics Education
  • Foundations of Geometry
  • History of Mathematics
  • Precalculus
  • General Education Mathematics courses

Areas of Expertise

  • Mathematics Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction in Mathematics
  • Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Mathematics

Education

  • Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction in Mathematics Education from Kent State University
  • Ph.D. coursework in Mathematics Education at North Carolina State University
  • M.A. in Mathematics Education from the University of North Carolina – Pembroke
  • B.S.Ed. in Mathematics and Physics Education at Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Courses Developed

  • All courses related to the Secondary Education Mathematics program offered by the Mathematics Department

Programs Developed

  • Continued development of the Secondary Education Mathematics program offered by the Mathematics Department

Professional Presentations

Today’s Mathematics Teacher Educator: A Standard-bearer for Effective Mathematics Teaching and Learning, Keynote Address, PA Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Annual Symposium, Shippensburg University, May 17, 2017

Preparing Teachers for the Common Core: Are They (We) Ready for this?, (Invited Speaker) at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Regional Conference, Atlantic City, October 22, 2015

Math Teachers to the Core: Are We Ready for This?, (Invited Speaker) at the Laurel Highlands Mathematics Alliance (LHMA) Annual Mathematics Educator Mini-Conference, March 22, 2014.

Preparing Teachers for the Common Core, at the Pennsylvania Conference of Teachers of Mathematics (PCTM) Annual Conference, November 2013, Seven Springs, PA.

Preparing Teachers for the Common Core, (Invited Speaker), at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey math major seminar, October 2013, Galloway, NJ.

Preparing Teachers for the Common Core, (Keynote Address), at the New Jersey Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Seventh Annual Conference, May 23, 2013.

How Should State Policymakers Ensure that there is a Highly Qualified and Highly Effective Teacher in Every Public School Classroom?, to the PA Educational Policy and Leadership Fellows, May 2013, Harrisburg, PA.

Why Didn’t I Know This Before?, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Regional Conference, October 2012, Hartford, CT.

The Real History of Imaginary Numbers, at the November 2011 PA Council of Teachers of Mathematics (PCTM) Annual Conference, State College, PA.

I’m going to be a Math Teacher: Why didn’t I Know this before?, at the November 2011 PA Council of Teachers of Mathematics (PCTM) Annual Conference, State College, PA.

The Real History of Imaginary Numbers, at the October 2011 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Regional Conference, Atlantic City, NJ.

I’m going to be a Math Teacher: Why didn’t I Know this before?, at the October 2011 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Regional Conference, Atlantic City, NJ.

What Qualities Make a Good Cooperating Teacher?, Roundtable facilitator, at the May 2011 PA Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (PAMTE) Annual Symposium, Shippensburg, PA.

The New 7-12 Program Changes in PA, Roundtable facilitator, at the May 2010 PA Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (PAMTE) Annual Symposium, Shippensburg, PA.

I’m going to be a Math Teacher: Why didn’t I Know this before?, at the April 2011 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

The Lock Haven University Teacher Education Conceptual Framework, at the January 2011 New Cooperating Teacher Training Workshop , Lock Haven, PA.

I’m going to be a Math Teacher: Why didn’t I Know this before?, at the November 2010 PA Council of Teachers of Mathematics (PCTM) Annual Conference, Camp Hill, PA.

Some Activities from a Foundations of Geometry Course, at the October 2010 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Regional Conference, Baltimore, MD.

I’m going to be a Math Teacher: Why didn’t I Know this before?, at the October 2010 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Regional Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Connecting Collegiate Mathematics Courses with Middle and High School Mathematics, Roundtable facilitator, at the May 2010 PA Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (PAMTE) Annual Symposium, Shippensburg, PA.

I’m going to be a Math Teacher: Why didn’t I Know this before?, at the April 2010 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.

Conceptual and Procedural Learning in Mathematics, an all-day workshop presented for Akron (OH) City Schools’ Secondary Mathematics Teachers, April 2010.

The Real History of Imaginary Numbers, at the November 2009 PA Council of Teachers of Mathematics (PCTM) Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

I’m going to be a Math Teacher: Why didn’t I Know this before?, at the November 2009 PA Council of Teachers of Mathematics (PCTM) Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

I’m going to be a Math Teacher: Why didn’t I Know this before?, at the November 2009 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Regional Conference, Nashville, TN.

I’m going to be a Math Teacher: Why didn’t I Know this before?, at the October 2009 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Regional Conference, Boston, MA.

Assessment Activities in Secondary Methods, Roundtable facilitator, at the May 2009 PA Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (PAMTE) Annual Symposium, Shippensburg, PA.

The Role of Universities in Preparing Mathematics Teachers—What We Learned at ICME-11, at the April 2009 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) National Conference, Washington D.C. With Yvonne Lai and Bill McCallum.

The Role of Universities in Preparing Mathematics Teachers—What I Learned at ICME-11, at the November 2008 Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics (PCTM) Annual Conference, Lake Harmony, PA.

I’m going to be a Math Teacher: Why didn’t I Know this before?, at the November 2008 Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics (PCTM) Annual Conference, Lake Harmony, PA.

I’m going to be a Math Teacher: Why didn’t I Know this before?, at the October 2008 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Regional Conference, Cleveland, OH.

I’m going to be a Math Teacher: Why didn’t I Know this before?, at the October 2008 Bucknell/Intermediate Unit 16 Mathematics Teacher Conference, Lewisburg, PA.

I’m going to be a Math Teacher: Why didn’t I Know this before? (Invited), at the Mathematics Education Conference, Intermediate Unit 13, August 2008, Lancaster, PA.

Why didn’t I Know this before? (Keynote, Invited), at the May 2008 Pennsylvania Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (PAMTE) Annual Conference, Shippensburg, PA.

I’m going to be a Math Teacher: Why didn’t I Know this before? The limitations of single representation on teacher knowledge., at the April 2008 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

Strategies and Activities for Addressing some PA Anchors (Invited), at Dubois Middle School, January 2008, Dubois, PA.

Why didn’t I Know this before?, at the November 2007 Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics (PCTM) Annual Conference, Valley Forge, PA.

I’m going to be a Math Teacher: Why didn’t I Know this before?, at the March 2007 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.

I’m going to be a Math Teacher: Why didn’t I Know this before?, at the April 2006 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO.

The Lock Haven University Teacher Education Conceptual Framework, at the January 2006 New Cooperating Teacher Training Workshop , Lock Haven, PA.

Changing the Way Teacher Education Programs are Developed: An Innovative Attempt at Merging Content and Pedagogy, at the October 2005 Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Education (PAC-TE) Annual Teacher Education Assembly, Harrisburg/Hershey, PA.

Constructivism in Mathematics Education: What Does It Mean and How Do I Use It? LHUP Mathematics Seminar. Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, Lock Haven, PA, October 2005.

The Lock Haven University Teacher Education Conceptual Framework, at the August 2005 New Cooperating Teacher Training Workshop , Lock Haven, PA.

Factors that Contributed to Changing Teacher’s Beliefs and Instructional Practices in the Partnership for Preparing Master Mathematics Teachers (P2M2T) Program, at the April 2005 Mathematical Association of America’s (MAA) regional conference, Slippery Rock, PA.

Using the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) to motivate U.S. undergraduate mathematics education students, at the March 2005 Joint Workshop on Internationalization Policies, Cassino, Italy.

Breathing Life into the Standards: From Formal Language to Workable Form, at the October 2004 Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics (PCTM) annual meeting, Erie, PA.

Breathing Life into the Standards: From Formal Language to Workable Form, at the March 2004 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) annual meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

The Charlotte Danielson Framework for Teaching, Domain 3, at the January 2004 Slippery Rock University Co-operating Teacher Workshop, SRU.

An Introduction to Slippery Rock University’s College of Education, at the November 2003 Freedom High School’s Future Teachers of America visit to SRU. In conjunction with Lindsay Hobbs, a student in my elementary mathematics methods course.

Enhancing Teacher Preparation and In-Services for Inclusive Practices: Collaboration With the Regular Educator, at the November 2003 Pennsylvania Federation Council for Exceptional Children (PFCEC) annual convention, Hershey-Harrisburg Holiday Inn.

Inclusion: Perspectives from a Regular Mathematics Educator, at the October 2003 Symposium for Special Education Majors, SRU. In conjunction with five area regular educators.

Breathing Life into the Standards: From Formal Language to Workable Form, at the fall 2003 Association of Mathematics Teachers of Northwest Pennsylvania (AMTONP) annual meeting, Westminster College, Westminster, PA. In conjunction with Stacey Ely, a student in my elementary mathematics methods course.

Sharing Session, at the May 2003 Pennsylvania Higher Education Initiative on Inclusion meeting, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.

My Experiences with EdTrust, at the spring 2002 K-16 meeting at Clarion University, Clarion, PA

Appropriately Incorporating Graphing Calculators into High School Algebra, at the spring 2000 Association of Mathematics Teachers of Northwest Pennsylvania (AMTONP) annual meeting, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, Bradford, PA.

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