Northern Illinois University
Major: Counselor Education
Emphasis: Educational Psychology
University of Northern Colorado
Major: Curriculum and Instruction
Pennsylvania State University
Major: Human Development
Emphasis: Individual and Family Studies
University of North Texas
Certification: Graduate Academic Certificate in Gifted Education (GACT-GATE)
University of Washington
Certification: Certificate in Virtual Worlds
University/College Teaching Experience
Boise State University August, 2009 - Present
American InterContinental March, 2011 - Present
Western Governors' University August, 2011 - Present
Walden University January, 2013 - Present
Teach graduate-level online courses for the Masters of Education and Educational Technology
• Integrating Technology Into the Curriculum
• Digital Citizenship
• Using Technology in the Classroom
• Social Networked Learning
• Universal Design of Learning
• Measurement and Assessment in Education
• Learning Theories and Teaching Strategies
• Demonstration Teaching (mentoring of student teachers)
Santa Fe Community College May, 2004 – December, 2007
Designed, developed, formatted, and taught online courses for the Alternative Teaching Licensure and Teacher Education programs.
• Technology and Education
• Diversity and Education
• Foundations of Education
• Circles of Influence
• Curriculum and Assessment
• Fundamentals of Reading Instruction
• The Effective Classroom
Northern New Mexico College Full time, August 2004 - May, 2007; Part-time, August, 1998
Designed, developed, formatted and taught Bachelors-Level Education and Alternative Teaching Licensure courses both on-campus and online.
• Foundations of Education (online)
• Pedagogy and Human Learning (online supported)
• Foundations of Special Education (online supported)
• Curriculum Methods and Materials for Special Education
• Classroom Management with a Field Experience
• Child Guidance
• Child Development
Western New Mexico University September 1998 – August, 2005
College of Santa Fe June, 1996 – December 2002
Designed and taught on-campus graduate courses for the Master of Teaching and the MA in Counseling programs.
• Psychology of Learning
• Elementary Curriculum
• Group Dynamics
• Professional Issues and Ethics
• Multicultural Issues
• Introduction to Counseling Psychology
Unity College September, 1983 - May, 1986
Designed and taught undergraduate courses in Outdoor Education.
• Service Learning
• Group Process
• Outdoor Programs for Troubled Youth
• Environmental Education: Methods and Materials
• Adventure Ropes Courses
• Grant Writing
• Conference Planning
Teaching and Youth-Related Work Experiences
Elementary Education Teacher
Sahuarita Unified School District– Sahuarita, Arizona
Taught elementary-level (3rd through 5th) Gifted Students using a STEM and technology-infused curriculum.
Desert Hills – Albuquerque, New Mexico
Teach general curriculum to middle-school students in residential treatment due to behavioral and emotional difficulties. Focus on integrating the technology, arts and science across the content area.
Sage School – Santa Fe, New Mexico
Taught Pre-K through 3rd grade students at this small community-based school. Focused on integrating the arts and science across the content areas.
Elementary Education Teacher
Turquoise Trails Charter School - Santa Fe, New Mexico
Taught K-6 physical education courses with a cross-curricular emphasis. Wrote proposals and received over $60,000 of grant monies to begin three new school programs: Character Counts (which included service learning, overnight camp and ropes course experiences), Families Involved in Team and Trim Training, and the Adventure Club with team building, climbing wall, and ropes course.
Desert Academy - Santa Fe, New Mexico
Taught Physical Science and Physical Education to middle school and high school students.
Sky Center - Santa Fe, New Mexico
Supervised Masters Level Counseling Interns as they facilitated support groups in Santa Fe Public Schools. These groups provided support to students of Mexican-National Descent and Native Americans, to students experiencing grief and loss, and those in jeopardy of gang involvement.
Youth Services Director
Life Center - Santa Fe, New Mexico
Began and supervised 22 support groups in Santa Fe and Espanola Public Schools in the areas of grief and loss, substance abuse prevention, cultural identity, and gang prevention. Responsibilities included staff selection and training, clinical supervision of staff, program development, and public relations. The Life Center-College of Santa Fe Collaboration for Gang Prevention, which I developed and facilitated, was one of eight programs selected by USA Today in 1996 for innovative educational programs.
Coordinator, Experiential Therapy
Oakwood Psychiatric Hospital - Rockford, Illinois
Was a staff supervisor in the Expressive Therapy department. Conducted ropes course sessions with psychiatric inpatients on the child, adolescent, and adult units and their families, and with the adults in the outpatient drug and alcohol recovery program. Designed and facilitated community-based programs on the topics of experienced-based team building, experiential family therapy, divorce recovery, and experiential education for teachers.
Corporate Adventure Trainer
Northern Illinois University – Dekalb, IL
Conducted team-building sessions through the Northern Illinois University’s Continuing Education Program. Conducted needs assessments, designed and created program materials, and led experiential trainings for company personnel from Apple Computers, Dunn and Bradstreet, Greenlee Textron, and local hospitals.
Wilderness Experience Program Tioga Human Services -Wellsboro, Pennsylvania
Planned, developed, and implemented adventure programs for adolescents involved in intensive day treatment, specialized foster care and residential treatment. Conducted extensive a summer wilderness program based on the Outward Bound and Service Learning Models. Responsibilities included selecting and evaluating youth, fund-raising, and program planning and delivery. Additional job components included supervising summer Outreach staff, and developing the Outreach Policies and Procedures Manual.
Gerstein, J. (2012, Spring). Where is Learning in the Reflection Process? BCTELA Journal. http://bctela.posterous.com/where-is-reflection-in-the-learning-process-b
Gerstein, J. (2011). The Use of Twitter for Professional Growth and Development. International Journal on E-Learning, 10(3), 273-276. Chesapeake, VA: AACE. http://www.editlib.org/p/33110.
Gerstein, J. (2009-10, Winter). Diversity Education: Engaging Pre-Service teachers with emerging technologies. ISTE SIGilt Innovative Learning, pp. 10-11. http://sigilt.iste.wikispaces.net/file/view/Winter+Newsletter.pdf.
Gerstein, J. (2009). Beyond the Game: Quest Atlantis as an online learning experience for gifted elementary students. Journal of Virtual Worlds Research, 2(1).
Full Text: http://journals.tdl.org/jvwr/article/view/403/458
Gerstein, J. (2009) Creative Web Tools For and By Kids': Constructivism, Web 2.0, and the Club Penguin Generation. AAFL Newsletter, 5(6) http://aalf.org/Issues/view.aspx?id=47
Metaphors for Living: Stories & Related Experiential Exercises for Individual, Group & Family Growth
By Jackie Gerstein, EdD, LPCC
Stories consist of characters, conflict, and journeys representative of real people and situations. Metaphors for Living is a collection of metaphorical stories and suggested activities for enacting parts of these stories by producing visual art and encouraging group or family discussion and collaboration.
Sticking Together: Experiential Activities For Family Counseling
By Jackie Gerstein, EdD, LPCC
Experiential Family Counseling is an action-oriented approach to family therapy. The use of structured games, physical challenges, intellectual exercises, and guided activities calls for families to work together to succeed in overcoming obstacles placed before them.
Work in Progress: Facilitating the Human Side of Experience-Based Training
By Jackie Gerstein, EdD, LPCC
Those working in most any environment (corporate, non-profit, educational, etc.) will find this book a must. It gathers in one place many of the hard-to-find tools and resources needed to design a customized approach for each new client or program. Jackie successfully draws from many theories and disciplines to create a valuable and useful manual.
Hip to Be Fit Trainer Manual
by Catherine Oppenheimer and Jackie Gerstein,Ed.D.,L.P.C.C.
- South by Southwest Education 2013: Tech Provides Social-Emotional Learning in Schools
- FETC 2013, ISTE 2012: The Flipped Classroom; The Full Picture
- ASCD 2013, FETC 2013, Mobile Learning Experience 2012, Digital Media Literacy Conference 2012: Experiential Mobile Learning
- Global Education 2011: Using Mobile Devices to Build Community in the Classroom
- ISTE 2011 Unplugged and Edubloggercon: The Flipped Classroom – The Full Picture
- ISTE 2011: Poster Session - Junior High Africa Study Technology-Enhanced Learning Expedition
- EduCon 2.2 2010: User-Generated Education
- ISTE 2010: Poster Session – Creative Web Tools For and By Kids
- K12 Online Conference 2009: Digital Writer’s Workshop
- ISTE NECC 2009 - National Computing Conference: Creative Web Tools For and By Upper Elementary-Middle School Students
- New Media Consortium Summer Conference 2009: 5 Minutes of Fame-Creative Web Tools for and By Kids
- Women of the Web EdTech Talk (March 24, 2009)
- CUE (Computer-Using Educators) 2009 Conference: Tech-Constructivism for Elementary Students
- K12 Online Conference 2008: Web 2.0 Tools to Amplify Elementary Students' Creativity and Initiative.