Jennifer Zakrzewski

Dr. Jennifer Zakrzewski, Assistant Professor of Education

P843-863-7808 / Ejzakrzewski@csuniv.edu

CREDENTIALS

Education

2015 Ph.D. University of South Florida
Concentration: Curriculum and Instruction of Mathematics Education
Cognate: Instructional Technology
Dissertation: “Effect of Interactive Digital Homework with an iBook on
Sixth Grade Students’ Mathematics Achievement and Attitudes when
Learning Fractions, Decimals, and Percents”
Co-Chairs: Denisse R. Thompson, Ph.D. and Eugenia Vomvoridi-Ivanovic

2007 M.A. Cambridge College
Concentration: Elementary Education
Advisor: Maura Buckley, Ph.D.

2005 B.S. Westfield State University
Concentration: Elementary Education


Licensure

South Carolina- Early Childhood Education Expires 6/30/21
South Carolina- Elementary Education Expires 6/30/21
South Carolina- Middle Level Mathematics Expires 6/30/21
South Carolina- English as a Second Language Expires 6/30/21

Dr. Jennifer Zakrzewski holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Westfield State University and a Master’s of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from Cambridge College. She earned her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction of Mathematics with an emphasis in technology from the University of South Florida.

Dr. Zakrzewski taught in the setting of elementary and middle grades for thirteen years before joining Charleston Southern University in 2018. She also brings experience as an elementary school math coach, guidance counselor, and assistant principal. Currently, Dr. Zakrzewski is pursuing research in student engagement, teacher retention, and team teaching. She has presented at a variety of conferences in addition to publishing several papers.

Your Purpose. Our Mission.

I work at CSU because I feel called to teach at a small faith-based institution. My passion is to educate future teachers, and being able to do so in a place that focuses on teaching and faith is an amazing opportunity that I thank God for regularly.

Dr. Jennifer Zakrzewski, PhD

Refereed Publications
Zakrzewski, J. (2020). Digital Breakouts: Bridging mathematics and virtual engagement. The MathMate. 41(2), 7-12.

Zakrzewski, J. (2020). QR Codes - Are They Actually Useful in the Mathematics Classroom? The MathMate. 41(1), 19-22.

Zakrzewski, J., (2016). Using iPads to your Advantage. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School. 21, 480-483. DOI: 10.5951/mathteacmiddscho.21.8.0480

Zakrzewski, J., (2015). Create an iBook to Teach Fractions, Decimals and Percents.
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 20, 434-437. DOI: 10.5951/mathteacmiddscho.20.7.0434

Hunsader, P. D., Thompson, D. R., Zorin, B., Mohn, A. L., Zakrzewski, J., Karadeniz, I., Fisher, E. C., & MacDonald, G. (2014). Assessments accompanying published textbooks: The extent to which mathematical processes are evident. ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 36, 797-813. DOI : 10.1007/s11858-014-0570-6.

Refereed Publications in Review
Zakrzewski, J., Engaging the In Person Student Online: Modifying Courses for COVID-19. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education.
Manuscripts in Preparation

Zakrzewski, J., & Pleis, J. Gaming with Retrieval Practice. [Target journal: South Carolina Association of Teacher Educators.]

Workshops
Zakrzewski, J. (2020, August). Preparing to Teach Amidst COVID-19 Restrictions: Early Childhood and Elementary [Professional Development]. 2020 First Baptist School of Charleston Teacher Work Day, Charleston, SC, United States.

Zakrzewski, J. (2020, August). Preparing to Teach Amidst COVID-19 Restrictions: Middle School and High School [Professional Development]. 2020 First Baptist School of Charleston Teacher Work Day, Charleston, SC, United States.

Zakrzewski, J. (2019). Finding the Joy in Teaching and Keeping It: Why Your Life Matters [Webinar],
Charleston Southern University Kappa Delta Pi.

Pleis, J., & Zakrzewski, J. (2019, February). Student Engagement: Giving students what they want,
getting educators what they need [Presentation]. 2019 Faculty Development of Berkeley County Public Schools, Summerville, SC, United States.

Pleis, J., & Zakrzewski, J. (2018). Student Engagement: Giving students what they want, getting professors what they need [Presentation]. Charleston Southern University, Charleston, SC, United States.

Presentations
Zakrzewski, J. (2021, February). Digitally gamifying your college classroom. [Conference Session]. Connecting: Student Engagement Despite COVID-19 2021 Online Conference, Online.

Zakrzewski, J. (2020, October). Gamifying your classroom: Turning your classroom into an adventure. [Conference Session]. SITE Interactive 2020 Online Conference, Online.

Zakrzewski, J. (2020, October). The bitmoji craze: Using it to engage our students [Conference Session]. SITE Interactive 2020 Online Conference, Online.

Pleis, J., & Zakrzewski, J. (2020, February). Virtual Field Trips with a Personal Touch [Conference session]. 2020 Faculty Development of Berkeley County Public Schools, Summerville, SC, United States.

Zakrzewski, J. (2019, November). Breakout Rooms- Bridging Math with Virtual Engagement [Conference session]. 43rd annual conference of the South Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Greeneville, SC, United States.

Zakrzewski, J. (2019, November). QR Codes in the Classroom- Start with a Worksheet and End with an Adventure [ Conference session]. 43rd annual conference of the South Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Greeneville, SC, United States.

Pleis, J., & Zakrzewski, J. (2019, October). Retrieval Boards- An Instructional Strategy for Diverse Learners [Conference session]. 2019 South Carolina Association of Teacher Educators: South Carolina Educators at the Forefront, Gaffney, SC, United States.

Franklin, R., Mitchell, J., Pleis, J., & Zakrzewski, J. (2019, October). Inspiring Future Teachers: Elevating the Profession [Conference session]. 2019 South Carolina Association of Teacher Educators: South Carolina Educators at the Forefront, Gaffney, SC, United States.

Pleis, J., & Zakrzewski, J. (2019, July). Student Engagement: Giving students what they want, getting educators what they need [Conference session]. 2019 South Carolina Conference on Innovations for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Charleston, SC, United States.

Pleis, J., & Zakrzewski, J. (2019, March). Student Engagement: Giving students what they want, getting educators what they need [Conference session]. 19th Annual Academy for Educational Studies Conference, Savannah, GA, United States.

Zakrzewski, J. (2016, November). iBooks Author: What is it and how can I use it? [Conference session.] 40th annual conference of the South Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Greeneville, SC, United States.

Zakrzewski, J. (2015, October). Effect of Teaching Fractions, Decimals, and Percents with an iBook on Sixth Grade Students’ Mathematics Achievement and Attitude when Learning Fractions, Decimals, and Percents [Conference session]. 63rd Florida Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference, Orlando, FL, United States.

Zakrzewski, J. (2014, October). Using iPads to Your Advantage: Screen Sharing in the Mathematics Classroom [Conference session]. 62nd Florida Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference, Palm Harbor, FL, United States.

Zakrzewski, J. (2013, October). Design and implementation of a digital textbook to teach rational numbers: A pilot study [Conference Session]. 61st Florida Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference, Orlando, FL, United States.

2020 - Present Association for Middle Level Education
2016 - Present South Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics
2015 - Present Research Council on Mathematics Learning
2013 - Present American Education Research Association/SIG-RME
2012 - Present Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators
2012 - Present National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
2012 - 2016 Florida Council of Teachers of Mathematics