Jackie Burniske is a Project Director with SEDL's Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) program. She works with the Texas Comprehensive Center (TXCC). She serves as the primary liaison to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and leads the provision of technical assistance, group facilitation, professional development, information dissemination, and rapid response services to the TEA to support teacher quality. In addition, she serves as the liaison to the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders. Ms. Burniske also provides technical assistance and professional development to build the capacity of state department of education staff and regional education service staff in Texas to meet the goals and purposes of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and other federal mandates. These efforts are part of the TXCC's mission to help ensure that Texas has an education system with the capacity and commitment to eliminate achievement gaps and enable all students to achieve at high levels.
You may contact Jackie Burniske at 512-391-6518
Ms. Burniske’s areas of interest include distance learning, innovative uses of technology for teaching and learning, professional development, and high school reform.
- Technology: Ms. Burniske has provided professional development and technical assistance in the area of technology integration to teachers, administrators, and state department of education and regional service center staff since 1997. She has also led the implementation of distance learning education courses for K–8 grade teachers in the Pacific region and overseen projects focused on the innovative uses of technology in education.
- High School Reform: Ms. Burniske’s experience in the area of high school reform involves working on efforts to advance college access and success for underserved students, including assisting in the design of an online college readiness tool for use in secondary schools.
Prior to returning to SEDL in 2009, Ms. Burniske worked with Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL) in Honolulu, Hawaii, for 6.5 years, where she served as the director of communications, associate director of the Stars Schools Grant, and professional development team leader. From 1997 to 2002, she worked at SEDL providing professional development, technical assistance, and resource dissemination in the area of technology integration. Prior to this, she was a secondary school classroom teacher for 15 years and taught in international schools in Egypt, Ecuador, and Malaysia, as well as in a Massachusetts high school. Education
Ms. Burniske holds a BA in political science from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MA in curriculum and teaching from Michigan State University. She is a certified secondary school social studies teacher. SEDL Publications
- The Use of Student Perceptual Data as a Measure of Teaching Effectiveness: Texas Comprehensive Center Briefing Paper, Number 8 (2012)
- Helping Texas Teachers Support English Language Learners, SEDL Letter, Vol. XXI, Number 1 (2009)
- 2nd Grade Classroom Episode: The Desert (2000)
- 4th Grade Bilingual Classroom Episode: Graphing (2000)
- Active Learning with Technology (ALT) Portfolio (2000)
- Active Learning with Technology Video Series (2000)
- Reading Buddies: 1st and 5th Graders Learning Together (2000)
- TAP into Learning v1.2: On the Road to Student-Centered Learning (1999)
- Burniske, J., Heine, H., & Legdesog, P. (2009). PREL’s Advisory Councils. Pacific Educator, 8(1), 18–19.
- Burniske, J. (2008). Rain, the music of the Pacific Islands: Looking for answers within. Pacific Educator, 7(2), 16.
- Burniske, J. (2006). No Child Left Behind and the Pacific region. Pacific Educator, 5(1), 5.
- Burniske, J. (2004). Instructional leadership: Reading literacy tool helps principals decide what to “look for.” Pacific Educator, 3(2), 6.
- Burniske, J., & Barlow, T. (2004). Distributed leadership helps schools succeed. Pacific Educator, 3(2), 4.
- Burniske, J., & Martinez, D. (2011, February). Conducting webinars using Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro. Roundtable presentation at the Texas Computer Education Association Conference, Austin, TX.
- Burniske, J., & Martinez, D. (2011, February). Using AdobeAcrobatConnect Profor professional development. Workshop co-leader:Texas Computer Education Association Conference, Austin, TX.
- Burger, D., Burniske, J., Chesswas, R., Heine, H., & Keir, S. (2008, July). High-priority education issues in the Pacific region. Pacific Educational Conference (PEC), American Samoa.
- Burniske, J., & Keir, S. (2008, July). Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL) publications and Web site. Pacific Educational Conference (PEC), American Samoa.
- Burniske, J. (2006, November). Virtual schooling for indigenous peoples as an alternative model; and How to manage remoteness and distance and serve multiple culture groups. Invited presenter: Aboriginal National Conference, Canada’s Virtual Schools and E-Learning: The Challenges and Opportunities, Vancouver, British Columbia.
- Burniske, J. (2006, July). Using Elluminate for distance learning; and Pathways to College Toolbox: College readiness for all students. Pacific Educational Conference (PEC), Palau.
- Burniske, J. & Swail, W. S. (2004, December). Pathways to College Toolbox: College readiness for all students. National High School Leadership Summit, Washington, DC.
- Burniske, J., Legdesog, P., & Panuelo, J. (2003, December). Using formative assessment data to improve student learning. National Staff Development Council Conference, New Orleans, LA.
- Burniske, J. (2003, March). Best of the Web: Resources for teachers; Technology in learner-centered classrooms; and Technology integration: Student-centered projects. Invited presenter: East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools Teachers’ Conference (EARCOS), Bangkok, Thailand.
- Burniske, J., & Burniske, R.W. (2003, March). The world is my classroom: Fostering collaborative learning environments. Invited presenters: East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools Teachers’ Conference (EARCOS), Bangkok, Thailand.
- Dimock, V., & Burniske, J. (2001, December). Technology in learner-centered classrooms. Invited pre-conference workshop: National Staff Development Council (NSDC) 33rd Annual Conference, Denver, CO.
- Burniske, J., & Giron, H. (2000, April). Creating constructivist learning environments supported by technology: The role of the administrator. Roundtable presentation, American Educational Research Association Annual Conference (AERA), New Orleans, LA.
- Dimock, V., Adams, S., Burns, M., Burniske, J., & Heath, M. (2000, April). The emergence of classroom models of constructivist learning environments supported by technology. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.