klarsen at carleton.edu
Science Education Resource Center
K12 Specialist, Web Content Developer, & Evaluation Specialist
I began working for SERC in the fall of 2010. My work consists of building the K-12 educators portal, various web development projects, and project evaluation. I enjoy learning new skills and am always thinking of ways to incorporate my background in education to my work.
Before working for SERC, I was a high school science teacher for 4 years. I taught Physics, Physical Science, Environmental Science, and Biology at levels ranging from general courses to AP/IB courses. I am currently taking a break from teaching and plan to go back to the classroom at some point. Prior to teaching, I worked as an educational researcher for Colorado State University, a conservation educator in forestry for Colorado State University Extension, and as a water quality educator for Utah State University Extension.
When not working, you may find me with my family outdoors or in my kitchen baking.
EducationB.A. Biology, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN, 2001.
M.Ed. Educational Leadership, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, 2007. Thesis title: Using reflective journaling in physics class to increase student comprehension of physics content and nature of science concepts.
Larsen, Krista, Peter H. Bohacek, Karin B. Kirk, Cathryn A. Manduca, Tamara Shapiro Ledley, and Lee Schmitt (2011). K-12 Science: A New SERC Portal to Classroom Activities and Pedagogic Guidance, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 43, No. 5, p. 536. (Abstract)