Scholarly Activities

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The science educators at CSTL are known for their innovative projects and scholarly productivity.  Here you can find a sampling of our recent scholarly output.

[Recent Publications]  [Recent Presentations]  [Recent Grants] 

Recent Publications 

  • Gumerman IV, G., Clark, J., Satala, E.J., and Chimerica, R. (in press). Footprints of the ancestors: Reengaging Hopi youth with their culture. In K. Morrissey (Ed.), Museums and social issues. A journal of reflective discourse. Leeds, UK: Maney Publishing.
  • Wheeler, L. B., Bell, R. L., Whitworth, B. A., & Maeng, J. L. (2015). The Science ELF: Assessing the enquiry levels framework as a heuristic for professional development. International Journal of Science Education, 37, 55-81. doi: 10.1080/09500693.2014.961182
  • Clark, J. & Gumerman IV, G. (2014 anticipated). Hopi footprints: what really matters in cultural preservation. In Hopi Archaeology, History, and Heritage: Twenty-five Years of Collaborative Research with the Hopi Tribe. Ferguson, T. J. and Colwell-Chanthaphonh, C., Eds.Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press.
  • Brody, M., Moe, J. Clark, J. & Alegria, C.B. (2014). Archaeology as culturally relevant science education: the poplar forest slave cabin. In Public Participation in Archaeology, J. Lea, Ed., Newcastle, UK: Newcastle University.
  • Wheeler, L. B., Whitworth, B. A., & Gonczi, A. L. (2014, December). Chemistry and engineering design: Integrated science instruction. The Science Teacher, 81(9), 30-36. 
  • Gray, R.E. (2014). The distinction between experimental and historical sciences as a framework for improving classroom inquiry. Science Education, 98(2), 327-341.
  • Gray, R. E., & Kang, N.-H. (2014). The structure of scientific arguments by secondary science teachers: Comparison of experimental and historical science topics. International Journal of Science Education, 36(1), 46–65.
  • Claesgens, J., Rubino-Hare, L., Bloom, N., Fredrickson, K., Henderson-Dahms, C., Menasco, J. Sample, J.C.  (2013). Professional development integrating technology: Does delivery format matter? Science Educator, 22(1), 10-18.
  • Gray, R.E. (2013). The distinction between experimental and historical sciences as a framework for improving classroom inquiry. Proceedings of the National Association of Research in Science Teaching, 2013 Annual Conference.  San Juan, PR.
  • Dass, P. M., Wilbanks, L., Goforth, J., Graham, L., Francis, J. (2013). “Doing science” in middle grades: Instructional coaching and modeling of a learning cycle approach promote scientific practices. In S. Koba & B. Wojnowski (Eds.), Exemplary science: Best practices in professional development, Second Edition. Arlington, VA: National Science Teachers Association Press.
  • Clark, J. and Heath, M. (2013). Building bridges in cultural heritage management. Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology. New York: Springer Science + Business Media.
  • Brody, M., Moe, J. Clark, J. & Alegria, C.B. (2013). Archaeology as culturally relevant science education: The poplar forest slave cabin. In J. Lea (Ed.), Public Participation in archaeology. Newcastle, UK: Newcastle University.
  • Flick, L.B., Elliott, R., & Gray, R.E. (2012). Reform or Revolution? Undergraduate Science Education in Diverse Contexts for Learning. In S. A. Ross, D. W. Sunal, C. S. Sunal, C. L. Mason, & D. Zollman (Eds.), Proceedings of the National Study of Education in Undergraduate Science (NSEUS) Research Based Undergraduate Science Teaching National Conference (pp. 21–22). Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama.
  • Clark, J., Marks, J., and Haden, C. (2012). The carbon cycle game: A regionally relevant activity to introduce climate change. The Earth Scientist, 28(3), 9-13.
  • Fredrickson, K., Kirkley, J.K. (2012). Making the case for science professional development in a state of competitive and overwhelming reform initiatives. Arizona Science Teachers Association Circular, 2(2).
  • Tuberty, B.I., Dass, P.M., Windelspecht, M. (2011). Student understanding of scientific hypotheses, theories & laws: Exploring the influence of a non-majors college introductory Biology course. International Journal of Biology Education, 1(1), 23 – 44.

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Recent Presentations

  • Clark, J., Kirkley, J.K., & Bloom, N. (2015 anticipated). Arizona STEM Focus Schools for the Future. Arizona Science Teachers Association Circular, 6 (1), Winter/Spring 2015.
  • Clark, J., Kirkley, J. & Kesler, K. (November, 2014). Journeys Towards Becoming STEM / STEAM Focused Schools. Presentation at the Arizona Science Teachers’ Association Conference, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Fredrickson, K. M., de Montfort, J., French, Z. (2014, November). Science and Mathematics Teacher Induction in High Needs Schools. Presented at the 2014 Western Regional Noyce Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Whitworth, B. A., & Ross, D. (November,2014). Inquiry and differentiation. Presented at the annual meeting of the Arizona Science Teacher Association, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Gray, R.E. (2014, November). Using model-based inquiry in the classroom. Presented at the 2014 annual conference of the Arizona Science Teachers Association (ASTA), Phoenix, AZ.
  • Rubino-Hare, L., Kesler, K. (November, 2014). Engaging students in PBL using mobile devices in the field: Gather, analyze and interpret spatial data in ArcGIS Online. Presentation at the Arizona Science Teachers’ Association Conference, Let’s Build Science! Phoenix, AZ.
  • Rubino-Hare, L., Clark, J, Kirkley, J. (November, 2014). Engineering is Elementary - A focus on engineering practices in STEM. Presentation at the Arizona Science Teachers’ Association Conference, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Sargianis, K., McManus, S., Rubino-Hare, L., Clark, J. (August, September, November, 2014). Engineering is Elementary Teacher Educator Institute. Presented at Mukwonago School District, Mukwonago, WI; Kent Intermediate School District, Grand Rapids, MI; DeKalb County School District, Atlanta, GA.
  • Rubino-Hare, L., Blevins, K., Manone, M., Bloom, N., Kesler, K. (July, 2014). Geospatial connections
    promoting advancement to careers & higher ed.
    Presentation at the annual Esri Education User Conference, San Diego, CA. http://proceedings.esri.com/library/userconf/educ14/papers/622_64.pdf
  • Clark, J., Kirkley, J. and Dass, P. (2014). Plugging in the USB: A Partnership Model for STEM Systemic Change Among University, School, and Business. Presentation at NSTA STEM Forum & Expo May 14–17, 2014, New Orleans, LA.
  • Bloom, N.E., (2014, April). Beginning science teachers’ strategies for communicating with families. Poster presented at the National Association of Research in Science Teaching annual conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Gray, R.E. & Rogan-Klyve, A. (2014, March). Preparing for inquiry: Examining the design of model-based inquiry experiences by preservice science teachers. Presented at the National Association of Research in Science Education (NARST) annual conference, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Kesler, K. and Rubino-Hare, L. (2014, January). Using inquiry to teach. Presented at the Navajo Nation Department of Dine Education Using Data Process Workshop. Phoenix, AZ.
  • Rubino-Hare, L. and Kesler, K. ( 2014, January). Assessment – Science. Presented at the Navajo Nation Department of Dine Education Using Data Process Workshop. Phoenix, AZ.
  • Rubino-Hare, L. and Clark, J. (2013, October). Using the power of data and PBI to enhance science instruction. 2013. Presentation at the Arizona Science Teachers Association (ASTA) Conference, Be Inspired! Learning Today for the Future. Phoenix, AZ.
  • Rubino-Hare, L., Clark, J. (2013, July). Engineering is Elementary: Connecting science, engineering and technology. Presented at the 2013 4th Annual Engineering is Elementary Symposium, Boston, MA.
  • Gray, R.E. (2014, February). Examining the factors mediating the enactment of model-based inquiries by preservice science teaching. Presented at the Korea National University of Education special seminar series, Cheongju, South Korea.
  • Gray, R.E. (2014, February). The role of experimental and historical sciences in classroom inquiry. Presented at the Korean Association of Science Education annual conference, Daegu, South Korea.
  • Gray, R.E. (2013, October). Using model-based inquiry in the classroom. Presentation at the National Science Teachers Association regional conference, Portland, OR.
  • Gray, R.E. (2013, October).  Exploring the myth of ‘the’ scientific method. Presentation at the Arizona Science Teachers Association annual conference, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Kesler, K. and Kirkley, J. (2013, October).  What might STEM instruction look, feel and sound like? Presentation at the Arizona Science Teachers Association annual conference, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Kirkley, J. and Kesler, K. (2013, October). Using NGSS to teach smarter not harder. Presentation at the Arizona Science Teachers Association annual conference, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Rubino-Hare, L. and Clark, J. (2013, July). Engineering is elementary- connecting science, engineering and technology. Presentation at the 4th Annual Engineering is Elementary (EiE) Symposium, Boston, MA.
  • Fray, J.S. (2013, May). How classroom management can be fun and easy (or at least easier).  Presentation at the National Math and Science Initiative conference, Austin, TX.
  • Gumerman, G. and Clark, J. (2013, April). Hopi footprints: Guided along the path of cultural preservation by Leigh Kuwanwisiwma. Presentation at Seventy-eighth Annual Meeting Society for American Archaeology. Honolulu, HI.
  • Gray, R.E. (2013, April). Examining modeling as a ‘boundary practice’ across mathematical and scientific contexts. Poster presented at the American Educational Research Association annual conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Gray, R.E. (2013, April). The distinction between experimental and historical sciences as a framework for improving classroom inquiry. Presentation at the National Association of Research in Science Teaching annual conference, San Juan, PR.
  • Rubino-Hare, L., Claesgens, J., Bloom, N., Fredrickson, K., Henderson-Dahms, C., Sample, J.C. (2013, April). Investigating what pedagogical practices persist when professional learning institutes end. Presented at the 2013 National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual International Conference, San Juan, PR.
  • Gumerman, G., Clark, J., and Satala, E.J. (2013, January). Hopi digital storytelling: Youth voices and Hopi digital stories: Short films showcase the voice of Hopi youth. Presentations at Seventh World Archaeological Congress. Dead Sea, Jordan.
  • Kesler, K. & Ueckert, C.  (2012, December). Biotechnology as an avenue for STEM: Lessons from the Northern Arizona University GK12 project. Area conference, National Association of Science Teachers, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Anderson, N. & Kesler, K. (2012, December).  What you can gain from genetic testing in your classroom. Area conference, National Association of Science Teachers, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Fredrickson, K. & Rubino-Hare, L. (2012, December). GIS:  Is it the last piece of the STEM puzzle? Presented at the National Science Teachers Association Phoenix Area Conference on Science Education. Phoenix, AZ.
  • Rubino-Hare, L., Bloom, N., Claesgens, J., Fredrickson, K., Henderson-Dahms, C., Sample, J.C. (2012, December). Combining project-based instruction, Earth science content, and GIS technology in teacher professional development: Is this holistic approach sustainable? Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA.
  • Bell, M. Clark, J. Getty, S., Marks, J., Hungate, B., Kaufman, D., Coles, R. Haden, C. and Cooley, N. (2012, December). Developing a Regionally-Based “Next Generation” High School Climate Science Curriculum. Presentation at American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
  • Clark, J., Bell, M., Haden, C., Getty, S., Marks, J., Hungate, B., Kaufman, D., Coles, R. and Cooley, N. (2012, November) Building student understanding of climate science using a culturally and regionally based high school curriculum supplement. Presentation at The Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC.
  • Skinner, L., & Bloom, N. (2012, October). The utility of iPads for mapping and data collection in remote locations. Presented at the 3rd Conference of Mars Terrestrial Analogues, Marrakech, Morocco.
  • Ueckert, C. & Kesler, K. (2012, August). IGERT-GK-12 research symposium and Poster session, Northern Arizona University.
  • Clark, J. and Cooley, N. (2012, July). Colorado plateau carbon connections: A regionally and culturally relevant high school climate change curriculum supplement. Presentation at Honoring Our Heritage: Third American Indian Teacher Education Conference, Flagstaff, AZ.
  • Rubino-Hare, L., Claesgens, J., Fredrickson, K., Bloom, N., Henderson-Dahms, C., Sample, J.C., Manone, M. (2012, July). Beyond professional learning institutes: Sustaining best practices teaching with GST. Presentation at the annual ESRI Education User Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Fray, J.S. (2012, May).  Leadership in education and qualities of effective teachers.  Keynote speaker for the Education Scholarship Endowment of Yavapai County.
  • Fray, J.S. (2012, April).  Keynote Speaker for the Teacher of the Year awards ceremony.  Yavapai County Education Foundation, Prescott, AZ.
  • Claesgens, J., Rubino-Hare, L., Fredrickson, K., Bloom, N., Henderson-Dahms, C., Sample, J.C., Manone, M. (2012, March). Professional development integrating technology - Does delivery format matter? Presentation at the 2012 National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual International Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • Rubino-Hare, L., Sample, J.C., Fredrickson, K., Claesgens, J, Bloom, N., Henderson-Dahms, C., Manone, M. (2011, December). Holistic approach to secondary earth science teacher professional development: The triad of project-based instruction, earth science content, and GIS technology. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA.
  • Bloom, N., Austin, B., Kirkley, J. & Grinnell, S. (2011, November). A new method to measure elementary teachers' pedagogical content knowledge in science. Presentation at the annual conference of the American Evaluation Association (AEA), Anaheim, CA.
  • Kesler, K & Anderson, N. (2011, October). Cootie genetics: An interactive way to teach middle school genetics. Arizona Science Teachers Association Conference.
  • Clark, J. (2011, September). Integrating Native American ways of knowing with informal science education. Poster presentation at the European Science Education Research Association Conference, Lyon, France.
  • Thompson, D. & Sapio, C. (2011, October). Inspiring students of all ages through FIRST robotics. Presentation at the Arizona Science Teachers Association Annual Conference, Mesa, AZ.
  • Cardenas, S. & Southall, J. (2011, October). NAUTeach: WANTED – Partnerships with schools and mentor teachers. Presentation at the Arizona Science Teachers Association Annual Conference, Mesa, AZ.
  • Rubino-Hare, L., Fredrickson, K. & Bloom, N. (2011, July). Claims and evidence: Teaching teachers to assess learning using ArcGIS. Presentation at the annual ESRI Education User Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Austin, B.A., Bloom, N.E., Grinnell, S.G., and Kirkley, J.K. (2011, April). Elementary teachers beliefs about lesson sequencing. Paper presented at the National Association of Research in Science Teaching annual conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Marks, J., Clark, J. Getty, S. Haden, C., Cooley, N., Hungate, B.A., Kauffman, D.S., Coles, R., Jarratt-Snider, K. and Nelson, M. (2011, April). Climate change science and solutions: creating innovative education tools for Native Americans and rural communities on the Colorado plateau. Poster presentation at the second annual NASA/NSF/NOAA Interagency Climate Change Education Workshop in Washington, DC.
  • Dass, P.M. (2011, April). Science Education Research Around the World: Why Should NARST Care? Keynote presentation at the Equity & Ethics Committee Pre-conference Workshop, National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida.
  • Ueckert, C., Kesler, K., Paquette, A., Vlieg, J. (2011, March). Lessons learned: Meeting the challenges of a GK-12 program. NSF Graduate STEM Fellows in K-12 education GK-12 Annual Conference, Washington DC.
  • Rubino-Hare, L. and Fredrickson, K. (2011, March). Harnessing the power of data: Using GIS and problem based instruction to promote STEM. Presentation at the Microcomputers in Education Conference, Tempe, AZ.
  • Claesgens, J., Fredrickson, K., Rubino-Hare, L. (2011, March). Professional development programs employing geospatial technologies and problem based instruction to promote scientific inquiry. Two sessions presented at the NSTA Research and Dissemination Conference, San Francisco, CA.

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APS Grant

Recent Grants:

  • Fredrickson, K. (PI), Whitworth, B. A. (Co-PI), & Ross, D.(Co-PI) ($626,450; Funded December 8, 2014 – February 26, 2016). Gila County Energy and ORGanisms (GEORG) for Grades K-8. Arizona Department of Education Mathematics and Science Partnership Competitive Grant Program.
  • Kirkley, Jane K. (PI). Exploring Energy and Matter Collaborative (E²MC). Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant. Arizona Department of Education. Award # 100236. April 1, 2014- June 30, 2015.
  • Rubino-Hare, L. (PI). Powerful engineering and physical science ideas (PEPSI) for Gilbert Public Schools, Arizona Department of Education Mathematics or Science Partnership Grant, September 2012 –December 2014
  • Rubino-Hare, L. (PI). Geospatial connections promoting advancement to careers and higher education (GEOCACHE), Advanced Technological Education. Award #1304872. National Science Foundation, September 2013-August 2015.
  • Kesler, K. (PI). Northern Arizona Science and Literacy Initiative (NAZSLI). Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant. Arizona Department of Education. February 2012-December 2014.
  • Kirkley, J.K.  (AZ Site Coordinator). Making Sense of SCIENCE Arizona Efficacy Study.  WestEd IES grant administered by DOE. Subaward to CSTL Award # 12-010. January 2012-June 2014.
  • McShane, J. (PI), Clark, J. and Kirkley, J. APS STEM Schools for the Future. APS Foundation through the NAU Foundation. July 3, 2012 – December 31, 2013.
  • Guerrero, S. (PI). Northern Arizona University Noyce Fellows Program.  Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, September 2010-September 2015.
  • Clark, J. (PI). Chapin Mesa Archeology Education program and Docent training program development, Mesa Verde National Park. CPCESU. August 1, 2010 – May 31, 2015.
  • Rubino-Hare, L. (PI). Harnessing the power of data. Math or Science Achievement Grant. Award #0412-09, Arizona Board of Education administered by Science Foundation Arizona, October 2009-September 2012.
  • Sample, J. (PI) and Rubino-Hare, L. (Co-PI). Examining Your Environment Through the Power of Data (EYE-POD) Project, Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers. Award #0929846. National Science Foundation, October 2009-December 2013.
  • Kesler, K. (Co-PI). Junior Biotech. Grant from the Helios Foundation, October 2009-September 2013.
  • Ueckert, C. (PI), Kesler, K. (Co-PI) & Watwood, M.B. (Co-PI). Biotechnology integration opportunities for teacher education and content. Graduate STEM Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12) Grant, National Science Foundation, March 2008-May 2014.

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