About the Author
Julia Gooding grew up in a small town near Pittsburgh but did not pursue teaching until she moved to South Carolina at the age of twenty-four. While there she taught virtually every science discipline, wrote and implemented a variety of curricula, and became National Board Certified. Now, sixteen years later, she is back in Pennsylvania and pursuing a doctoral degree at Robert Morris University. She is committed to challenging all students, regardless of their learning styles, a characteristic that is inherent in the uniqueness of Inquiry by Design
. It reflects both her creativity and her understanding of science and children.
Bill Metz began his career in 1966 as a third grade teacher in Philadelphia. During the seventies, he completed his doctorate at Temple University while continuing to work as a teacher and as a general contractor on weekends and summers. After a stint as a middle school science teacher, he changed his career to science supervision, a position from which he retired in 2002. He taught graduate school at three universities, wrote and implemented a number of science curricula, and trained hundreds of teachers. Inquiry by Design is his third book, taking only twenty years to go from dream to fruition.