Renata Crawley is a LASER i3 teacher at West Marion Elementary School in North Carolina's McDowell County Schools School District. Ms. Crawley has been a teacher for 23 years! Prior to her current position as a science lab instructor, Ms.
For our most recent journal club meeting, the Professional Services team read Process-Oriented Inquiry--A Constructivist Approach to Early Science Education: Teaching Teachers to Do Science by David Jerner Martin, Raynice Jean-Sigur, and Emily Schmidt, which was published in the Journal of Elementary Science Education in Fall 2005.
I spent the spring of 2012 like most soon-to-be college graduates-- trying to evaluate what life after college lectures and late night study groups actually entailed. A full-time "grown-up" job? Getting a Master's Degree (in who knows what, it's just the thing to do nowadays, right)? Or, what was rapidly becoming more of a reality, being unemployed with a liberal arts degree in my back pocket. As the question, "what do you plan on doing after you graduate?" became a daily inquiry from friends and family, I was frantically searching for anything that sparked my interest.