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JOHN L. GENSIC

LICENSURE

Indiana: 5-9 Math, 5-9 General Science, 5-12 Life Science, 5-12 Chemistry

Michigan: 5-12 Math, 5-12 Chemistry, 5-12 Life Science

EDUCATION

OAKLAND CITY UNIVERSITY, Oakland City, IN, two Biology classes toward Dual Credit Licensure.  

BALL STATE UNIVERSITY, Muncie, IN, Educational Administration classes toward licensure, 15 credits completed 2014-2015

UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME, Research credit for Research Experience for Teachers and ND extended Research Community Summer Programs, 2010-2015

PURDUE UNIVERSITY, Project-Based Learning Graduate Coursework June 2012 and Research Experience for Teachers in Sustainable Electronics, Summer 2016  

UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME, Notre Dame, IN, M. Ed, July 2007

UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS, Fort Wayne, IN, Bachelor of Science, May 2005

Major: Chemistry, Focus: Biochemistry Minor: Math

SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY, San Jose, CA

Summer School in Nuclear and Radiochemistry, Summer 2003

EXPERIENCE       

Teacher, Penn High School, August 2013-Present, Teaching Biology (2013-Current), and Chemistry (2013-14), Early College Biology (2015-Current)

Instructional Coach, University of Notre Dame, July 2016-Present, Trustey Family STEM Fellowship, Coaching MS Science Teachers via classroom video uploaded by participating teachers (July 2016-Current), nights and evenings.

Teacher, New Prairie High School, August 2008-August 2013, Taught first year Biology-all grade levels, AP Biology, Chemistry, Integrated Chemistry Physics, Algebra Tutoring

Teacher, Saint Adalbert Catholic School, South Bend, IN, August 2005-August 2008, Taught middle school Math, Science, Health, and Physical Education, Department head, Science and Math, Organized and conducted Science Fair for 3 years, Lead teacher for middle school during the 2007-2008 school year

Lead Teacher, University of Notre Dame Extended Research Community. ENVIRO and GENO Collaborations. Set up workshop for environmental science and genetics activities for teachers, 2009-2011

Varsity Assistant Basketball Coach, New Prairie High School, 2011-2012

Basketball Camp Counselor, University of St. Francis, Ft. Wayne, IN, 2001-2003, 2010

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

NSTA National Conference Presenter 2017-Growth Mindset and Nature of Science, 2016 Nanoscience Research in the Classroom, and 3-time NSTA 2015 conf. presenter (Socio-Scientific Inquiry, Biology Modeling, Free Technology)

RET Participant, Purdue University Research in Sustainable Electronics, Summer 2016

RET Participant, University of Notre Dame Nuclear Energy, Chemical Engineering, Summer 2013-2015  

Purdue Research Goes to School Participant-Project Based Learning in Nanotechnology, Summer 2014

New teacher training, Penn High School 2013-2015

U. of Notre Dame Middle School STEM professional development presenter, Spring 2014

Research Goes to School Project Mentor, Purdue University Discovery Learning Center, 2013

TED Ed. Presenter at TEDActive Conference, Palm Springs, CA. February 2013

3-time Hoosier Association of Science Teachers, Inc. conference presenter, 2013 and 2014

Research Goes to School Participant, Project-Based Learning in Biofuels, Purdue University, June 2012

Completed seven weeks of guided-inquiry workshops attempting to link Physics and Chemistry modeling principles to the Biology curriculum, Notre Dame Summers of 2011 and 2012

Attended NSTA National Conference in Indianapolis, Spring 2012

Attended and presented at Indiana Computer Educators Conference, Fall 2012

Workshop Participation: Ruby Payne (Understanding Poverty), Fred Jones (Classroom discipline)

CALM, (online Chemistry homework support) Research participant, Indiana University 2009-2010

Attended NSTA National Conference in Dallas, TX during undergrad  

INTERNSHIPS

Researcher, National Severe Storms Laboratory, Norman, OK, Summer 2004, Conducted research project on radar information and sounding data, REU Program

Student, Nuclear Chemistry Summer School, San Jose, CA, Summer 2003, U.S. Department of Energy Summer School in Nuclear Chemistry (Top Student)

LEADERSHIP

TeachPlus Indiana Teaching Policy Fellow, 2017, Mentoring and Career Pathway Working Group

Project Coordinator, The Giving Trees, 2016-Present, Four orchards at elementary schools in PHM Schools

Standards Revision Committee Member, IN Biology 2016 Standards

Evaluator & Advisor, IN DOE Request for Statewide Testing Proposals, Grade 11-12, 2014-2015

Mentor, Purdue University, Research Goes to School Project-Based Learning Course, 2013

Jacob’s Educator, Presented to undergrads at IU School of Education, and statewide future educators 2016, 2017

Professional Development Committee Member, Organized and led professional development opportunities

for teachers at New Prairie, 2010-2013

Department Head, Middle School Math and Science, St. Adalbert School 2005-2008

Captain, U. of Saint Francis basketball team, 2002-2003, 2003-2004, 2004-2005

Director, Science Fair, St. Adalbert School 2006-2008

President, National Honor Society, Bishop Dwenger High School, 2000-2001

RESEARCH

Shin, S., Brush, T. Jung, J., Glazewski, K., Shin, S., Ergulec, F., Hogaboam, P., & Gensic, J. (2015). Toward Designing and Implementing Socioscientific Inquiry: Scaffolds Students’ Inquiry-based learning. Paper presented at American Educational Research Association (AREA) 2015 Conference. Chicago, IL.

Notre Dame RET through ND Energy  in Chemical Engineering, Nanotechnology, and Nuclear Engineering Summers 2013, 2014, 2015

IU School of Education Socio-Scientific Inquiry Case Studies, Spring 2013-2015

Notre Dame Extended Research Community Summer Projects in Genetics (2011) and Groundwater (2010)

HONORS and GRANTS  

2017 Shell Science Teaching Award Top Three Finalist

2017 IN Teacher of the Year Top Ten Finalist, 2016 PHM School Corporation Teacher of the Year (552 teachers)

2016 PHMEF Grant for “The Giving Trees” to start four orchards at elementary schools in district

TED Professional Development Guest speaker at TEDActive 2013

Jacob’s Educator Award for Innovative Educational Technology, Indiana University, 2011-2013  

Alumni of Distinction, University of Saint Francis 2012

Vernier Technology Award For Innovative Use of Technology in Science Teaching 2012

Valedictorian, University of Saint Francis Class of 2005

NAIA Academic All-American (while playing college basketball and being captain) 2004 and 2005

Top Student, Department of Energy Nuclear Chemistry Summer School 2003

Valedictorian, Bishop Dwenger High School Class of 2001

$848 PHMEF “The Genius in All of Us” book study with 96 freshman for nonfiction literacy, $996 PHMEF Grant for CO2 sensors, $247 PHMEF Grant for Aquaponics in the Classroom

$767 and $850 LETHAS Outdoor Education Grant for Field Trip to Indiana Dunes, ~270 students twice

$1,000 Vernier Innovative Technology Award (2012) $1,500 Jacob’s Educator Technology Award (2012) $300 -Hoosier Environmental Council Place-Based Education Grant for New Prairie Orchard 2009-2010

Teacher’s Credit Union Innovative Teacher Award 2006-07, 07-08 (to fund free field trips)

PUBLICATIONS

Brush, T., Shin, S., Shin, S., Jung, J., Gensic, J., & Glazewski, K. (2016). Design and implementation of a technology-supported socioscientific inquiry unit in high school biology. International Journal of Designs for Learning, 7 (2), 1-10. https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/ijdl/article/view/20124/28272

REFERENCES    

Dr. Thomas Brush, Jacobs Chair in Education and Technology, IU. tbrush@indiana.edu

Dr. Sungwon Shin, Associate Director, Dept. Ed. Psych and Leadership. TTU. sungwon.shin@ttu.edu

Lisa Kirkham, Project Coordinator, Purdue’s Research Goes to School lkirkham@purdue.edu

Mr. Steve Hope, Principal, Penn High School. shope@phm.k12.in.us.

Dr. Matt Kloser, Director, Center for STEM Education, University of Notre Dame, mkloser@nd.edu

Clara Clark-Previous New Prairie Principal, clara.clark@sreb.org