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Accreditation Report 2002
Core Campuses: Bloomington and Indianapolis

for the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
and the Indiana Professional Standards Board


Faculty Vita

Rebecca Reiff, M.S.

Title: Associate Instructor for the School of Education
Office: W. W. Wright School of Education, room
Campus: Bloomington
Year of appointment: September 1999


Academic Degrees

B.S. Earlham College 1995 Biology
M.S. Indiana University 1999 Science and Environmental Education

Certification/Licenses

Certified to teach Senior High and Middle School Biology, General and Physical Science

Professional Experience

September, 2000-present Associate Instructor, Methods of Teaching Elementary Science, Indiana University
May, 2001-August, 2001 Curriculum Developer, Center for Innovation and Assessment , Indiana University
June, 2000-August, 2000 Park Ranger, Olympic National Park, Port Angeles, Washington
May, 2000-September, 2000 Science Writer, Family Learning Association, Indiana University
September, 1999-May, 2000 Associate Instructor, Introduction to Scientific Inquiry, Indiana University
September, 1998-August, 1999 Chemistry Instructor, Montgomery County Public Schools, Gaithersburg, Maryland
December, 1997-June, 1998 Biology Instructor, Indianapolis Public Schools, Indiana
September, 1996-June, 1997 Disability Advocate, Stonebelt Center, Bloomington, Indiana

Faculty Teaching

Fall, 2001 E328 Science in the Elementary Schools
Spring, 2002 E328 Science in the Elementary Schools

Selected Publications

    Reiff, R. (2001). MacGyver’s equipment. Connect: Teachers’ Innovations in K-8 Science, Math, and Technology, 14(5), 8-9.

    Reiff, R., & Hanuscin, D. (2002). The iron (Fe) scientist. Science Scope 25, 40-41.

    Reiff, R. (June, 2001). A day in the life of a biology student teacher. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting on Ethnographic and Qualitative Research. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 293 181) Submitted

    Reiff, R. (November, 2001). If inquiry is so great, why isn’t everyone doing it? Submitted to the Journal of Science Teacher Education.

    Harwood, B., Reiff, R., &. Phillipson, T. (In progress). Scientists’ conceptions of scientific inquiry.

    Harwood, B., Reiff, R., &. Phillipson, T. (In progress). Using metaphors to teach scientific inquiry.

    Reiff, R., & Harwood, B. (In progress). The inquiry cycle: A method of doing science.

Current Professional and Academic Association Memberships

    Hoosier Association of Science Teachers, Inc. (HASTI)
    National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
    National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST)
    Association for the Education of Teachers in Science (AETS)
    Pi Lambda Theta (International Honor Society)

Conference Presentations

    Reiff, R. (June, 2001). A day in the life of a student teacher. Paper presented at the Qualitative and Ethnographic Research Conference. University of Albany. Albany, New York.

    Reiff, R. (January, 2002). If inquiry is so great, why isn’t everyone doing it? Paper presented at the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science (AETS). Charlotte, North Carolina.

    Harwood, B., Reiff, R., & Phillipson, T. (January, 2002). Scientists’ conceptions of scientific inquiry. Paper presented at the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science (AETS). Charlotte, North Carolina.

    Harwood, B., & Reiff, R. (January, 2002). Fixing your car: The use of metaphors when describing scientific inquiry. Paper presented at the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science (AETS). Charlotte, North Carolina.

    Reiff, R., & Harwood, B. (January, 2002). The inquiry cycle: A method of doing science. Paper presented at the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science (AETS). Charlotte, North Carolina.

    Reiff, R. (February, 2002). Sounds like science. Workshop presented at the Hoosier Association of Science Teachers, Inc. (HASTI). Indianapolis, Indiana.

    Hanuscin, D., & Reiff, R. (February, 2002). Autobiographies of pre-service teachers. Workshop presented at the Hoosier Association of Science Teachers, Inc. (HASTI). Indianapolis, Indiana.

    Harwood, B., Reiff, R., & Phillipson, T. (April, 2002). From the frontline: Scientists’ conceptions of scientific inquiry. Multiple papers set. Papers presented at the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST). New Orleans, Louisiana.

Research Areas

    Scientific Inquiry.

Service/Outreach Projects

    Assistant Administrator, Sandy Creek Nature Center Athens, Georgia • Guided camp counselors in the development of nature activities and events for one hundred children at Sandy Creek Nature Day Camp.

    Museum Teacher, Dayton Museum of Natural History Dayton, Ohio • Facilitated 8-10 year-old children in the involvement of discovery science, fossils identification, animal and plant adaptations, and rainbow creations.

Honors/Awards

    January, 1997 - Martin Luther King’s "I Have a Dream" Visionary Award Bannekar Community Center, Bloomington, Indiana Organized “a day on not a day off” celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday. Received recognition as a state wide Americorps member in MLK's nonviolence vision.

    May, 1995 - Women's Granny Award Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana Received award for demonstrating outstanding leadership in community service.

    October, 1994 - Indiana Campus Compact Grant Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana Received $2,000 grant to teach elementary school children about child abuse prevention.


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