Teresa Foulger

Associate Professor
Faculty
WEST Campus
Mailcode
3151
Assoc Professor
Faculty
WEST Campus
Mailcode
3151

Biography

"What can I do to help educators use technology in more powerful ways?"

Teresa S. Foulger is an associate professor of educational technology and a program coordinator for educational studies in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. She is expert in educational transformation, and seeks to advance the use of technology in learning environments. Her research interests address the use of technology in education and include technology integration, technology infusion, professional development, and organizational change. Among her research and development projects, she recently lead a national effort to create the Teacher Educator Technology Competencies (2017).

Professor Foulger is the recipient of the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Excellence in Integrating Scholarship and Teaching Award (2016), the Journal of Digital Learning and Teacher Education Research Paper Award (2014); the American Education Research Association, Technology as a Change Agent in Teaching and Learning Special Interest Group, Research Paper Award (2014); and the International Society for Technology in Education Research Paper Award (2012). The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education awarded the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College the Best Practice Award for the Innovative Use of Technology in 2009 and in 2017, for research and development projects she lead.

As program coordinator for educational studies, a face-to-face and online BAE degree, Professor Foulger has ushered in one of the fastest-growing programs in the university, serving more than 500 students majoring in the degree with nearly 4,000 university-wide students taking courses each semester to fulfill their general education or degree requirements.

Professor Foulger has served as the president of the Teacher Education Network of the International Society for Technology in Education and currently serves as the co-chair of the TPACK Special Interest Group for the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education.

Education

  • Ed.D. Educational Technology, Pepperdine University 2004. Dissertation: Facilitating a community of practice to encourage organizational leadership: The journey of a professional developer. Chair: Sue Talley; Committee Members: Paul Sparks and Gina Amenta-Shin
  • M.A. Technology Integration, Arizona State University 1994
  • B.S. Elementary Education, University of Utah 1986

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Research Interests

The following are active lines of research and key articles. For a full compilation see Teresa's curriculum vitae.

TEACHER EDUCATOR TECHNOLOGY COMPETENCIES (TETCs)

A National/International Initiative to identify and promote the competencies all teacher educators need to support the development of teacher candidates to teach with technology.

The TETCs are the knowledge, skills, and behaviors (competencies) that were developed to support the redesign of teaching in Teacher Education programs so that ALL preservice students learn to teach with technology, and all teacher preparation faculty are prepared to address this need, no matter what course they teach.

Research Team: Teresa Foulger (project lead), Kevin Graziano (Nevada State College), Denise Schmidt (Iowa State University), David Slykhuis (James Madison University).

Supporting Organizations:

  • The United States Department of Education Office of Educational Technology (US DoE)
  • International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE)
  • Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • National Technology Leadership Coalition (NTLC)
  • American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE)

Key article (open access):
Foulger, T. S., Graziano, K. J., Schmidt-Crawford, D. & Slykhuis, D. A. (2017). Teacher Educator Technology Competencies. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 25(4), 413-448. Waynesville, NC USA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education. Available at https://www.learntechlib.org/p/181966/

The TETCs article is highlighted by Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) on their web site.

TECHNOLOGY INFUSION

A research and development initiative to infuse technology through a programatic, spiraled curriculum for technology integration at Arizona State University.
In 2012, the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at ASU opted to eliminate the stand-alone educational technology course in teacher preparation programs in order to address technology integration curriculum programmatically, across all courses. The goal is to prepare preservice teachers to effective and independent in teaching with technology by the time they enter the teaching profession. This series of research articles depicts our ongoing, systematic, system-wide professional development effort and demonstrates this move is long term and requires organizational change.

Research and Development Team: Ray Buss (ed psych), Teresa Foulger (educational technology), Keith Wetzel (educational technology), LeeAnn Lindsey (professional developer).

Professional Developers: Stacey Pasquel, LeeAnn Lindsey, Jodie Donner.

Key articles and additional information can be accessed via the Technology Infusion web site.

GRAPHICAL ASSESSMENT OF TPACK INSTRUMENT (GATI)

An effort to help individual teachers identify the most impactful professional development activities as they seek to advance their ability to teaching with technology.

The GATI is a process-driven,  individualized professional development approach designed to help educators determine their current and desired TPACK and set meaningful goals to improve their ability to teach with technology. The process has shown to increase metacognitive awareness and to improve teachers' TPACK and ability to teach with technology.

Research Team: Teresa Foulger, Karsten Krauskopf (Universit´┐Żt Potsdam, Germany), Mia Kim Williams (University of Northern Colorado).

Key article (open access):
Krauskopf, K., Foulger, T. S., Williams, M. K. (2017). Prompting teachers reflection of their professional knowledge: A proof-of-concept study of the Graphic Assessment of TPACK Instrument. Teacher Development, 1-22. doi:10.1080/13664530.2017.1367717

Publications

See curriculum vitae for a complete listing of scholarly activity.

Courses

Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 431Learning in Workplaces
DCI 784Internship
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
EDT 321Computer Literacy: Mobile Tech
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 431Learning in Workplaces
EDT 590Reading and Conference
EDT 780Practicum
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 431Learning in Workplaces
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EDT 321Computer Literacy: Mobile Tech
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 431Learning in Workplaces
EDT 590Reading and Conference
EDT 780Practicum
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EDT 321Computer Literacy: Mobile Tech
TEL 431Learning in Workplaces
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EDT 321Computer Literacy: Mobile Tech
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EDT 321Computer Literacy: Mobile Tech
TEL 431Learning in Workplaces
EDT 580Practicum
EDT 584Internship
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EDT 321Computer Literacy: Mobile Tech
TEL 431Learning in Workplaces
EDT 580Practicum
EDT 584Internship
EDT 780Practicum
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EDT 598Special Topics
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EDT 321Computer Literacy: Mobile Tech
TEL 431Learning in Workplaces
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EDT 180Problem Solving Dig Tech Apps
EDT 321Mobile Technologies&Your World
EDT 780Practicum
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EDT 598Special Topics
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EDT 180Problem Solving Dig Tech Apps
EDT 593Applied Project
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
EDP 310Ed Psychology for Non-Teachers
TEL 703Innovation-Teaching&Learning

Presentations

Dr. Foulger is proficient at teaching in face-to-face, hybrid, and online formats and has created and taught a variety of courses listed below.

Teresa is also a Program Coordinator for Educational Studies, a BAE program offered face-to-face and online. It is the largest and fastest-growing program in the college and enrolls over 4,000 students each semester in 36 courses taught by upwards of 170 instructors.

Large-Enrollment Online Courses, Developed and Taught
EDT 321: Computer Literacy: Mobile Tech
Uses mobile technologies across disciplines for communication, collaboration, creativity and problem solving. Employs digital tools including Microsoft Office spreadsheets and databases, Google apps, mobile apps, and a variety of other Web-based tools in problem-based environments.

TEL 431: Learning in Workplaces
School isn't the only place where people learn! Once you get a job, most of what you learn will occur as you do your job, and that kind of learning is crucial to the development of competence and expertise. Surprisingly, seventy to eighty percent of this important learning takes place outside of formal training. Studying learning in workplaces illuminates how learning happens universally and helps teachers and trainers design effective educational programs.

TEL 313: Technology in an Educational Setting
Focuses on using technology in an educational setting and addresses the integration of technology in curricular areas for all students. Students receive a broad-based introduction to using and integrating technology into many different educational settings.

Graduate Courses Developed and Taught
EED 511: Principles of Curriculum Development
Contemporary curriculum theories. Curriculum as an interrelated entity. Principles of conceiving and effecting change.

SED 522: Secondary School Curriculum Development
Social processes, issues, principles, patterns, and procedures in curriculum development.

EED 531: Teaching with Educational Technology
Focuses on using technology in K-12 classrooms. Addresses the integration of technology in all curricular areas for all students.

EDT 593: Applied Project (Ed Tech & Instructional Design M.Ed, online)
Preparation of a supervised applied project that is a graduation requirement in some professional majors.

EDT 598: Impact of Emerging Technologies on Schooling and Society (online)
This course will explore and discuss current trends and issues related to the impact of technological tools on PreK-12, higher education, and industry. There will be many hands-on experiences. Topics are meant to help students learn how to enhance workplace activities through innovative technologies, and include specific trends identified through current literature and visionaries to be emerging, with the potential for impact.

TEL 598: Introduction to Doctoral Studies
This course is designed to set you up for success as you begin your doctoral program. We will focus on four themes: balance and identity, action research,  leadership and innovation, and collaboration.

TEL 703: Innovation in Teaching and Learning
Development and psychological processes of human cognition, motivation, and performance applied to cognitively diverse, English language learners, adult professional development.

TEL 711: Strategies for Inquiry
Develops knowledge and skills for research and program evaluation that foster innovation in education that leads to improved student learning.

TEL 712: Mixed Methods of Inquiry
Methods for combining qualitative and quantitative inquiry in action research, evaluation, and data-based decision making.

Undergraduate Courses Developed and Taught
EDT 180: Problem Solving Digital Technology Apps
Introducing digital technologies and their place in society. Applies 21st-century skills to problem solving using digital technology applications including spreadsheets and databases.

EDP 310: Motivation (online, unlimited enrollment)
Human behavior in educational situations. Individual differences, factors affecting learning, behavioral and cognitive learning, motivation, testing, and assessment.

TEL 313: Educational Technology in K-12 Curriculum
Focuses on using technology in an education setting and addresses the integration of technology in curricular areas for all students. Students receive a broad-based introduction to using and integrating technology into many different educational settings.

ECD 313: Technology in Early Childhood Education
Applies and integrates educational technologies in all curricular areas; examines theoretical and practical issues for diverse learners.

Service

Journals, Leadership Role

2007 - present     Advisory Board Member, Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the International Society for Technology in Education.

2016 - present    Executive Board Member and Associate Editor, International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning.

Journals, Reviewer

2007 - present    Reviewer, Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education

2008 - present    Reviewer, International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

2017 - present     Reviewer, Astralasian Journal of Educational Technology (impact factor 0.853, acceptance rate 9-11%)

2016 - present    Reviewer, Journal of Teacher Education

2008 - 2009    Reviewer, Current Issues in Education

2013 - 2016    Reviewer, Urban Education.

Guest Reviewer

2017    Guest Reviewer, Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, special issue: Future Directions in TPCK/TPACK Research and Development, publication date May 2017.

Conferences, Proposal Reviewer

2004 - present    Proposal Reviewer, International Society for Technology in Education conference, yearly.

2007 - present    Proposal Reviewer, Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, yearly.

2017    Proposal Review Committee Co-Chair, 21st Century STEM: Integrate to Innovate Conference, Phoenix, AZ, January 21-23, 2016.

2016    Team Captain for Teacher Education, International Society for Technology in Education conference proposal review.

Service to the Profession

2017 - present    Member, Conference Planning Committee, STEM Unconference sponsored by the STEM Arizona Education Collaborative, a collaborative supported by Arizona Association of Teachers of Mathematics (AATM), Arizona Technology in Education Association (AzTEA), and Arizona Science Teachers Association (ASTA).

2017-2019    Co-Chair, TPACK Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Society for Technology and Teacher Education.

2017    Co-Facilitator, Teacher Educator Technology Competencies strand of the National Technology Leadership Summit 2017, in Washington D.C.

2016-present    Research and Development Team Leader, Technology in Teacher Education Competencies (TETCs) Development Project. Research supported by SITE, ISTE, CAEP, NTLS, and promoted U.S. Department of Education Office of Educational Technology.

2015-2016    Member of Planning Committee & Co-Chair of Proposal Sub-Committee, 21st Century STEM: Integrate to Innovate Conference, Phoenix, AZ, January 21-23, 2016.

2015    Participant, 2015 National Educational Technology Plan, Focus Group for Teacher Preparation. U.S. Department of Education, Office of Technology.

2015    Co-Chair, Teacher Education Network Outstanding Teacher Educator Award for the International Society for Technology in Teacher Education.

2014    Development and Award Committee Chair, Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education Research Paper Award Development Committee. Developed award protocol, secured recognition (including $1,000 and free conference attendance) through the International Society for Technology in Education).

2014    Development and Award Committee Chair, Teacher Education Network Outstanding Teacher Educator Award for the International Society for Technology in Teacher Education. (Developed application process, rubric, and secured awards; facilitated the first award process.)

2014    Co-Facilitator, Personal Learning Technologies strand of the National Technology Leadership Summit 2014, in Washington D.C. Representing the Teacher Educator Network of the International Society for Technology in Education.

2014-2015    Development and Award Committee Member, Research Paper Award for the Action Research SIG of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Developed a new award, criteria, review process; determined first winning paper.

2012-2013    Board Nomination Committee, International Society for Technology in Education

2011-2015    President of Teacher Education Special Interest Group of the International Society for Technology in Education. This was a four-year commitment.

2010-2011    Communications Officer (Elected by Members) of Teacher Education Special Interest Group of the International Society for Technology in Education. This was a three-year term. Transitioned to President mid-term.

2007-2010    Communications Officer (Elected by Members) for Teacher Education Special Interest Group of the International Society for Technology in Education. This was a three-year term.

2008-2009    Task Force Member, Arizona Department of Education K-12 Technology Standards revision.

University

2017- present    Ad Hock Committee Member, Senate Online Education Task Force

2017-present    Committee Member, Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee (CAPC).

2017-present    Faculty Co-Advisor (with Amy Papacek), Books for India Club, Arizona State University. Club President: Sathana Selvam. Awarded $500 grant from ASU Changemaker Challenge Pitch, Global Literacy Project

2016-2017    Committee Member, Senate Library Liaison Committee to advise the University Librarian on policies and strategic issues relating to the University Libraries and issues pertaining to innovations in forms of scholarly communication.

2015-2016    Committee Chair, Library Liaison Senate Committee to advise the University Librarian on policies and strategic issues relating to the University Libraries and issues pertaining to innovations in forms of scholarly communication. (2 year term)

2014-2015    Committee Member, Senate Library Liaison Committee to advise the University Librarian on policies and strategic issues relating to the University Libraries and issues pertaining to innovations in forms of scholarly communication. (2 year term)

2010-2015    Elected Representative, University Academic Senate Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee. (Original appointment was postponed for one year due to college merge with MLFTC and the maximum representation allowed for CTEL.)

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

2018    Steering Committee Member, Character Initiative

2017 - 2019    Ex-Officio Member, Curriculum Review Committee

2017    Committee Member, Educational Studies Search Committee

2016    Chair, Educational Studies Search Committee

2015 - present    Member, Study Abroad Steering Committee

2014-present    Program Coordinator, Educational Studies BAE, online

2016-present    Course Coordinator, TEL 313: Technology in an Educational Setting

2014-present     Course Coordinator, TEL 431: Learning in the Workplace

2014-present    Member, Professional Learning Library (PLL) Advisory Committee

2013-2016    Member, Student Issues Committee

2013-2015    Ex Officio Member, MLFTC Curriculum Committee

Community Service, Education Related

2016-2017    Governing Board Member and Secretary, Candeo Schools Peoria (K-8), Community Representative.

2015-2019    Governing Board Member, Arizona Connections Academy, online charter school (2,100-2,300 students, K-12). Four-year term.

2015-present    Board Member, Pepperdine Alumni Association, Phoenix Affiliate.

2015-2016    Mentor, Thunderbird School of Global Management Project DreamCatcher, American Indian Women in Global Business Education Program from Hualapai, San Carlos Apache, Tohono O'odham, and White Mountain Apache tribes.

2012-present    Member and Mentor, Council of Elders, Villa Montessori School (K-8) Heroic Journey Program. Responsible for conducting student defenses of year-long Heroic Journey projects.