DANIEL J. GLISCZINSKI
Department of Education
412 Library Drive
University of Minnesota Duluth
Duluth, MN 55812
Education | Teaching | Honors | Publications | Presentations | Grants | Service
2005: Doctor of Education, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Research Focus: Transformative Learning in Teacher Education: A Meaningful Degree of Understanding
1999: Master of Education, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Post Baccalaureate Teaching Licensure: Secondary English Education, Minnesota Teaching License Number 364347
1993: Bachelor of Arts, St. John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota
Academic Major: English Literature and Composition
TEACHING AND RELATED EXPERIENCE
2001 to present: Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Department of Education, University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD), Duluth, Minnesota
Collaborated with colleagues to develop professional standards-aligned and technology-rich courses. Fostered candidate critical reflection in pedagogy, education psychology, and education technology courses. Teamed with Secondary Teacher Education Program to empower licensure candidates through Understanding By Design curriculum construction. Advised undergraduate and graduate students toward realizing their professional and personal goals through intercultural field experiences and social justice oriented research projects. Served as advisor and committee member on master of education candidates' research projects. Collaborated with colleges of teacher preparation in order to research transformative teacher education experiences. Empowered my own teaching through regular participation in Instructional Development Service and Information Technology Systems and Services workshops, seminars, and programs.
Taught the following University of Minnesota Duluth Learner Sensitive Courses
- Educ 1101: Education In Modern Society
- Educ 3412: Computers In Education
- EdSe 3204: General Instructional Methods
- EdSe 3206: Secondary Apprenticeship
- EdSe 4120: Middle School Philosophy And Organization
- EdSe 4400: Professional Portfolio Development
- Educ 4500: Professional Issues and Ethics
- EdSe 4501: Education Psychology
- EdSe 4600: Student Teacher Supervision
- Educ 5295: Teaching From A Restorative Paradigm: Positive Behavior Management
- Educ 5295: Advanced Database Topics For Professionals
- Educ 5414: Administrative Tasks Of Technology
- EdAd 5917: Education Administration Technology Seminar
- EHs 5990: Master Of Education Research Projects
- Educ 7001: Online Innovations In Education And Technology
- Educ 7004: Action Research Methods
- Educ 7040: Adult Learning and Neuro Education
- Educ 7006: Current Issues and Practices In Education Technology
- Educ 7008: Foundations of Teaching and Learning: Curriculum Theory and Design
- Educ 8003: Doctoral Education Policy
- 1999 to 2001: Principal, St. John's Elementary School, Duluth, Minnesota
Supported kindergarten through sixth grade students, families, faculty, and partner schools with instructional resources to foster multiple intelligences learning. Collaborated to initiate Search Institute research-based program innovation between partner schools. Coordinated relationships with students, families, faculty, and public school district experts to empower students through effective individualized education plans. Developed special education and education technology partnerships.
1997 to 1999: Middle School English and Spanish Teacher, St. Charles Borromeo Middle School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Designed, delivered, and assessed multilingual fifth through eighth grade middle school curriculum. Supported students through effective implementation of individualized education plans. Developed technology-rich classrooms through community partner grant sources. Advised co-curriculars including quiz bowl, ultimate frisbee, book club, soccer, yearbook, and student newspaper.
Structured effective cooperative learning and technology-based learning for at-risk ninth through twelfth grade students. Collaborated with academic departments to construct thematic, integrated curriculum in coordination with state academic standards. Partnered with special education services to include students with learning disabilities in general education classrooms. Empowered learners by utilizing best practices for English Language Learners.
1994-1995: AmeriCorps Intergenerational Program Coordinator, Minneapolis Community Education, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Developed multi-institutional collaboration and supported first through eighth grade student learning through developmental assets-based partnerships with community elders. Expanded reach of program through education technology.
Developed, taught, and assessed multicultural curriculum and social justice coursework for ninth through twelfth grade students dismissed from national school system.
1993: Wilderness Guide and Counselor, Gunflint Wilderness Camp, Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Minnesota
Challenged and supported fifth through twelfth grade students in developing collaborative, constructive, and reflective habits of mind and body in midst of demanding wilderness adventures.
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- 2016, UMD William Gemeinhardt Advising Award recipient
2016, UMD Outstanding Faculty Award nominee
2016, UMD Outstanding Academic Adviser Award nominee
- 2015, Georgia Southern Unviersity, Deloris Gilpin Travel Award recipient
- 2013, UMD Honors Student Association "Pizza With The Professor" speaker
- 2011, UMD Faculty Advisor Award nominee
- 2010, UMD Outstanding Student Organization Advisor Award recipient
- 2009, University of Minnesota McKnight Land-Grant Professorship Award nominee
- 2009, UMD Outstanding Advisor Award nominee
- 2007, American Association of Colleges For Teacher Education Outstanding Dissertation Award nominee
- 2003, UMD College of Education and Human Service Professions Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award recipient
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PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS
- American Federation of Teachers
- National Education Association
- Education Minnesota
- Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
- Phi Delta Kappan
- National Council of Teachers of English
- Port Area Catholic Education Association
- Minnesota Independent School Forum
- Excellence In Nonprofit Leadership Institute
- National Catholic Education Association
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- Glisczinski, D. J. (Forthcoming). "Mind the brain: Neuro education and transformative learning." In D. Liston (Ed.) Forwarding a Social Justice Agenda Through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
- Glisczinski, D. J. (Forthcoming). "Failing intelligently: Premise reflection and professional transformation." In D. Keiser (Ed.) Suffer Not: The Causes and Remedies of Dissatisfaction in Teaching.
- Glisczinski, D. J. (Accepted). Cranking up your brain: Exercising academic excellence. Journal of Education and Human Development.
- Glisczinski, D. J. & Savion, S. M. (2012c). The high road to mindful transformation: How emotionally competent stimuli engage rationality in the brain's prefrontal cortex. In The Tenth International Transformative Learning Conference Peer Reviewed Proceedings.
- Savion, S. M. & Glisczinski, D. J. (2012b). Harnessing the power of emotionally cogent stimuli for optimal learning. In Teachers College Educational Technology Conference Peer Reviewed Proceedings.
- Glisczinski, D. J. (2012b). In Appreciation of McDarby: for the evergreen lessons of your Life. St. John's University/College of St. Benedict English Web.
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- The outside shapes the inside: Neuroeducation and the uniform hieroglyphic of transformative learning. 2014. Eleventh International Transformative Learning Conference. Columbia University.
- Minding the brain: Andragogies that invite neuronal firing and wiring. 2015 Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference. Georgia Southern University.
- Exercising critical reflection: Measuring the relationship between brain derived neurotrophic factor and transformative learning experiences. 2102. Tenth International Transformative Learning Conference. San Francisco. (download: GlisczinskiExCritReflect.pdf)
- The High road to mindful transformation: How emotionally competent stimuli engage prefrontal cortex rationality. 2012.Tenth International Transformative Learning Conference. San Francisco.
- Harnessing the power of emotionally competent stimuli. 2012. Columbia University's Teachers College Conference on Education and Technology. (With Dr. Sydney Savion, George Washington University)
- I before E precipitates Cs: Rethinking instruction without emotion in light of neuroscientific alternatives. 2012. The International Conference of the Association of Global Management Studies at Harvard University. (download: Glisczinski&SavionIbeforeE.pdf)
- Sustainability in the synapses: Neuroplasticity and transformative learning. 2009. Eighth International Transformative Learning Conference. Hamilton, Bermuda. (download: GlisczinskiNeuroTrans2009.pptx)
- Failing intelligently: Critical incidents, developing democracy. 2008. Transformative Learning Center's Democracy In Education Conference. Toronto: Ontario Institute of Studies in Education (download: GlisczinskiFailIntel2008.pptx)
- Transformative college curriculum: A research-based model for meaningful degrees of understanding. 2008. International Technology, Education, and Development Conference, Valencia, Spain. (download: GlisczinskiTransCurric2008.ppt)
- Critical incidents, collaboration, and cyber-reflection in college. 2008. International Technology, Education, and Development Conference, Valencia, Spain. (download: GlisczinskiCritIncid2008.ppt)
- Transformative teacher education: Constructing conscientization. 2007. Fourth International Conference on Teacher Education and Social Justice. Chicago: University of Illinois at Chicago.
- The Unified Cognitive Operations of Transformative Learning Events. 2014. Invited Keynote Speaker. Transforamtive Learning Conference. University of Central Oklahoma.
- Conscientization in College via Compelling Curriculum. 2007. Midwest Qualitative Research Conference, Minneapolis: University of St. Thomas.
- Accepted to present Personal Responses in Impersonal Spaces: Handheld Responders In The Classroom. 2005. Educause Midwest Conference. Chicago, IL.
- Exercising academic excellence. 2014. Northeastern Minnesota Administrators' Association annual meeting. Duluth.
- Cranking up your brain. 2014. Phi Delta Kappan Honor society annual meeting. Duluth.
- ECS to the PFC: The pathway to cognitive empathy. 2013. UMD Empathy Day Conference. Duluth. University of Minnesota Duluth.
- Critical Incidents, Collaboration, and Cyber-Reflection in College: Poster Session. 2007. Archibald Bush Foundation. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota.
- Personal Responses in Impersonal Spaces: Handheld Responders In The Classroom. 2004. Academy of Distinguished Teachers. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota.
- Energizing learing through education neuroscience. 2016. Duluth Public Schools Professional Development.
- Pressing play in the student brain: Differentiation by neuro-design. 2014. Duluth Public Schools Professional Development.
- Exercising academic excellence. 2014. Hermantown Public Schools Professional Development.
- BDNF to the hippo-C: exercising for long term potentiation. 2013. Cloquet Public Schools Professional Development.
- ECS to the PFC: The pathway to cognitive empathy. 2013. UMD Empathy Day Conference. Duluth. University of Minnesota Duluth.
- Swan dive into the best classroom management of our lives. 2012. St. Louis County School District professional development day speaker.
- See yourself succeeding in college. 2005. Kids Plus Conference. Duluth, MN.
- Green Your Machine: Smarter, Sexier, Swankier Commuting. National Bike to Work Day. UMD.
- Exercising Academic Excellence: BDNF on Campus. Athlete Scholar Exchange. 2012. UMD. (download: Education Neuroscientific Learning Cycle.png)
- Come Together, UMD, Over, LE. Liberal Education Pedagogy Initiative. 2012. UMD.
- Measuring Values: UMD Campus Learning Outcomes. 2010. UMD. (download:Integrative LearningIn21stCentury.pdf).
- Lighting Up the Mind: Constructing Cycles of Curricular Engagement. 2009. Instructional Development Service, UMD. (download:GlisczinskiLightUpMind2009.pdf).
- Opportunities, Engagement, and Expectations. 2009. Introduction to College Learning, UMD.
- Failing Intelligently: Critical Incidents, Developing Democracy. 2008. Archibald Bush Foundation UMD Cohorts 1-3. UMD.
- Critical Incidents, Collaboration, and Cyber-Reflection in College. 2008. Archibald Bush Foundation UMD Cohorts 1-3. UMD.
- Professionalism and Ethics. 2008. UMD Education Department Students, UMD.
- Faculty Perceptions of Student Expectations and Opportunities. 2007. Introduction to College Learning, UMD.
- UMD Understanding, Meaning, and Direction. 2004, 2005. Campus Welcome Faculty Speaker. UMD
- Personal Responses in Impersonal Spaces: Handheld Responders In The Classroom. 2003, Instructional Development Service, UMD
- Personal Responses in Impersonal Spaces: Handheld Responders In The Classroom. 2003, Tech Fest UMD.
- Educational Technology Certification Program Profiles. 2003-2007. Tech Fest, UMD.
- Professional Ethics and Conduct. 2003-2007. Education Department Professional Day, UMD.
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- Journal of Transformative Education, 2015
- International Journal of Innovation in Education, 2015
- $3,000 (2015) We Roll Together: Exercising Academic Excellence. University of Minnesota Institute on Enviornment
- $1000 (2012) Exercising Academic Excellence: BDNF Increasing Cognitive Performance. UMD technology camp.
- $800 (2012) BDNF @ UMD: Exercising Academic Excellence. College of Education and Human Services Professions, UMD.
- $3,000 (2012) Come Together, UMD, Over L.E. UMD. Submitting on behalf of Liberal Education Implementation Group to UMD Strategic Initiative Grants request for proposals.
- $1,350,000 (Unfunded) Transformative Cyberliteracy. Submitted to the National Science Foundation, in response to NSF solicitation for Cyberlearning: Transforming Learning proposals.
- $28,000 (Unfunded) University of Minnesota Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry and Scholarship Program (GIA) to research the cognitive neuroscientific bases for scholarly teaching and learning in university settings.
- $4,500 (2007-2009) Archibald Bush Foundation Grant for using emerging Web 2.0 technologies to investigate transformative learning incidents in higher education learning environments. Findings published in Glisczinski, D. J. (2008). Critical incidents, collaboration, and cyber-reflection in college. Mountain Rise: The Scholarship of teaching and Learning, 4(3).
- $1,000 (2009) Archibald Bush Foundation Grant to study cognitive neuroscience at Learning and the Brain Conference at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Findings published in Glisczinski, D. J. (In Press). Sustainability in the synapses: A brain-based inquiry into perspective transformation. In P. Cranton, E. Taylor & J. Tyler (Eds.) Eighth International Transformative Learning Conference Peer Reviewed Proceedings.
- $750 (2009) Chancellor's Faculty Small Grant to present Synaptic Sustainability: Neuroplasticity and Transformative Learning at the Eighth International Transformative Learning Conference in Hamilton, Bermuda.
- $750 (2009) Chancellor's Faculty Small Grant for collaborating with Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Greg Mortenson to develop a research partnership studying transformative learning experiences among graduates of Central Asia Institute schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
- $750 (2008) Chancellor's Faculty Small Grant for presenting Failing Intelligently: Critical Incidents, Developing Democracy at the Transformative Learning Center's conference in Toronto, Canada.
- $750 (2008) Chancellor's Faculty Small Grant for presenting Transformative College Curriculum: A Research-Based Model For Meaningful Degrees of Understanding at the International Technology, Education, and Development Conference, in Valencia, Spain.
- $750 (2007) Chancellor's Faculty Small Grant for presenting Transformative Teacher Education: Constructing Conscientization at the Fourth International Conference on Teacher Education and Social Justice in Chicago, IL.
- $750 (2007) Chancellor's Faculty Small Grant for presenting Conscientization in College via Compelling Curriculum at the Midwest Qualitative Research Conference, in Minneapolis, MN.
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COLLABORATION WITH P-12 SCHOOLS AND STUDENTS
Facilitated rethinking classroom management through education neuroscience inservice for faculty of St. Louis County School District.
Facilitated brain-based literacy inservice for faculty of Big Falls School in Big Falls, Belize, Central America.
Conducted administrative focus groups on Safe and Healthy Schools Grant with school principals from Duluth Public Schools, Proctor Public Schools, and Hermantown Public Schools.
Collaborated with Duluth Public School District superintendent and principals in long range curriculum and strategic plan development.
- Chaired the school board of Holy Rosary School, Duluth, Minnesota to provide support and consultation for a variety of strategic planning and safe schools initiatives ranging from use of appropriate technology to increase school security to reducing use of toxins and increasing presence of ecologically safe decision making on campus.
Collaborated with educators and administrators at Duluth Public Schools, Marshall School, Holy Rosary School, St. James Elementary, Hermantown Schools, and the University of Minnesota Extension Service for administrative technology and middle school service learning opportunities.
Coaching soccer for Arrowhead Youth Soccer Association.
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- Serving on UMD campus-wide Liberal Education Implementation Group committee to support integrated learning across campus
- Serving on UMD Deaf Studies Program Advisory Board
- Advising UMD Cycling Club to organize healthy alternatives to motor transportation as well as participating in intercollegiate cycling races
- Serving on UMD Sustainability Coalition's task force for expanding green transportation options on campus and in community
- Serving on UMD Employee Wellness Program's Bike/Walk to Work Committee
- Serving on CEHSP's Seismic Shift Experiential Learning Initiative
- Served on UMD campus-wide Student Development Assessment Team to identify, implement, and support campus-wide interdisciplinary, integrated learning objectives, assessment, and instruction
- Served as College of Education and Human Service Professions Senate Executive Council member to work with Dean to develop policy renewal within college
- Served as school board chair for Holy Rosary Elementary School, Duluth
- Served as member of UMD Doctor of Education planning team
- Collaborated with Secondary Teacher Education Program curriculum revision committee
- Collaborated with ISD 709: Duluth Public School District Superintendent and Principals in long range curriculum and strategic plan development.
- Collaborated with UMD Welcome Week planners to redesign UMD academic orientation
- Served on UMD Education Department Master of Education program leadership team
- Served on advisory committee for Universal Instructional Design Transformative Learning Project Committee with UMD Disability Services and Support.
- Served on Assistant Professor/Associate Professor Education Policy search committee.
- Served on Assistant Professor/Associate Professor Education Administration search committee.
- Collaborated with UMD Master of Education Cohort leaders to coordinate cross-cohort curriculum and policy decisions
- Served as faculty advisor to UMD Professional Experience and Awareness Committee of Educator student group.
- Served as member of College of Education and Human Service Professions student retention committee member to engage students in active campus citizenship.
- Researched and constructed Educ 8003--Education Policy, a course proposal and syllabus exploring the relationship between social justice and public policy for UMD's emerging Doctor of Education program
- Organized middle level endorsement documentation for Board of Teaching visit
- Advised 35 undergraduate students to plan for successful Secondary Teacher Education program and student teaching success
- Advised Master of Education student projects ranging from theses to literature reviews
- Served on College of Education and Human Service Professions collegiate curriculum committee
- Served as faculty speaker at annual Campus Preview events in collaboration with UMD office of admissions
- Invited by UMD international student organization to serve as faculty advisor
- Addressed UMD licensure candidates on topics of ethics and professional conduct at Education Department Professional Days
- Served on departmental technology committee
- Served on collegiate collaboration committee
- Served on campus-wide focus group on communicating institutional vitality to prospective students
- Advised incoming first year students at new student academic orientation
- Served on search committees for department head, math educator, special educator, and American Indian education specialist
- Collaborated in Secondary Teacher Education Program meetings
- Collaborated with Secondary Teacher Education teaching team to coordinate and align core curriculum
- Collaborated in UMD Education Department meetings through participation and webcam support
- Contributed to Information Technology Systems and Services Tech Talk Sessions
- Contributed to Instructional Development Service sessions through presenting and attending
- Served on campus-wide handheld responder adoption committee
- Reviewed textbooks for education technology and middle school methods curriculum
- Served on departmental Ad Hoc Conceptual Framework committee
- Guest spoke with Introduction to College Learning students regarding faculty expectations of student work
- Guest taught on topics of Wikis and web cams for UMD's Science Technology and Society course
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