Faculty profile

Carol Willard

Associate Professor


Contact

216 Wilber Hall
315.312.6282
carol.willard@oswego.edu

Office hours

By appointment

Carol Willard head shot

Dr. Willard received her PhD at Syracuse University in Teaching and Curriculum with specializations in teacher education and literacy. Prior to joining SUNY Oswego in 2012, she was a special educator for over 20 years in a variety of settings and grade levels. She teaches in both undergraduate and graduate programs preparing teacher candidates, emphasizing the importance of relationship building and collaborative practices to meet the needs of diverse learners.

Research

Dr. Willard's research interests include supporting students with disabilities in general education classrooms and teacher education.

Publications

Fenlon, A., Willard, C., Wilson, K. & Woodard, B. (2019, April/May). Using strategy instruction and flexible assistive technology tools: A winning combination for secondary learners with disabilities to be able to meet next generation learning standards in writing. Closing the Gap Solutions, 10-19.

Willard, C. (2019, June 27). Assistive Technology in Special Education [Review of the book Assistive technology in special education: Resources to support literacy, communication, and learning differences, 3rd Edition by J. Green] Retrieved from https://www.middleweb.com/40549/assistive-technology-in-special-education/

Conferences

Willard, C. Fenlon, A, & Howard, D. (2019, November). Adapting to the Changing Landscape of TPPs for Special Educators presentation for the Small Special Education Programs Caucus (SSEPC) Symposium at the Council for Exceptional Children – Teacher Education Division (CEC-TED) Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Willard, C. (2019, February). Making It Real: Using Child Study Projects to Prepare Candidates for Inclusive Classrooms invited presentation for “Preparing Teachers for Inclusion: Issues and Strategies. A Special Session sponsored by the Inclusive Education SIG” at the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) Spring Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Coffey, D., Hernandez, A., Prather-Jones, B. & Willard, C. (2019, February). The Meanings and Methods of “Inclusion”: A Discussion with a Panel of Teacher Educators invited panel member at the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) Spring Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Willard, C. (2018, November). Incorporating Digital Pens in Inclusive Field Experiences (grades 7-12) presentation at the Council for Exceptional Children: Teacher Education Division (CEC-TED) Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Fenlon, A. & Willard, C. (2018, November). “I Know My Students Need Assistive Technology, But I'm Clueless!”- Introducing Assistive Technology to Graduate Students in Special Education presentation at the Council for Exceptional Children: Teacher Education Division (CEC-TED) Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Radhakrishnan, R. & Willard, C. (2015, May). iTeach: Exploring the Use of iPads in Teacher Education presentation at the 24th Annual Conference on Instruction & Technology (CIT 2015), Geneseo, NY.

Willard, C. (2014, November). Using Child Study Projects in Teacher Education presentation at the Council for Exceptional Children: Teacher Education Division (CEC-TED) Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Willard, C. (2014, August). Coteaching in Secondary Schools: Aligning Teacher Preparation with Current Research presented at the 2014 Summer Conference for the Association of Teacher Educators, Niagara Falls, NY.

Education

Ph. D. Teaching and Curriculum, Speciaizaton in Literacy and Teacher Education, Syracuse University, 2015
MSEd Special Education, Specialization in Learning Disabilities, Trenton State College, 1989
BS, Education, Specialization in Elementary and Special Education, State University of New York at Geneseo, 1984

Classes taught

SPE 530: Assistive Technology for Special Educators
SPE 540: Leadership and Management for Special Educators
SPE 591: Student Teaching Special Educator Role (gr. 1-6)
SPE 596: Internship: Special Educator (gr. 7-12)
SPE 535: Special Education Methods (gr. 7-12)
SPE 537: Assessment in Special Education
SPE 304: Educational Planning for Students with Disabilities