Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
Joëlle Clark, MA, MAST is the Associate Director for Professional Development Programs at the Center for Science Teaching & Learning (CSTL), Northern Arizona University. I am a science educator and applied anthropologist / archaeologist and have designed, written, and implemented science curricula and professional development programs for K-12 educators, informal educators, and indigenous communities for over 25 years. I am active in science education reform efforts and have led numerous grant-funded STEM projects. My recent work has been focused on facilitating change in STEM education in schools through professional development of teacher leaders. I have an interest in developing leadership for STEM within school systems and in exploring STEM change processes and impacts. I am the principal investigator for the STEM Focused Schools for the Future program funded by the APS Foundation. A second and long-standing interest of mine is in informal science education, especially in working with indigenous communities. I have been involved in numerous projects for the past 25 years in working with indigenous communities, archaeology education, the National Park Service, and NASA to promote various forms of informal learning. Currently, I am the principal investigator for the PLANETS (Planetary Learning the Advances the Nexus of Engineering, Technology, and Science) project (NASA #NNX16AC53A), which involves the development of curriculum and professional development resources in planetary science for out of school time educators.
Planetary Learning that Advances the Nexus of Engineering, Technology, and Science (PLANETS)
Learning Forward: The Professional Learning Association
National Science Education Leadership Association
National Science Teachers Association
Arizona Science Teachers Association
Arizona Science Education Leadership Association
Northern Arizona University and Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (2011). Colorado Plateau Carbon Connections. National Science Foundation through the Climate Change Education Partnership Program. http://cpcc.bscs.org/
Clark, J.(2010). Southern Paiute Cultural History Curriculum. Grand Canyon Parashant National Monument, National Park Service.
Clark, J. (2009). The Ancestral Puebloans: An Investigation Into Human History. Traveling Trunk Program Grades 3-5. Flagstaff Areas National Monuments, National Park Service.
Bertko, C. (2009). Stories Then and Now. Contributing Authors: J. Clark & C. Kruse. Traveling Trunk Program Grades K-2. Flagstaff Areas National Monuments, National Park Service.
Bertko, C. (2009). Hot Spots and Squeeze-Ups: An Investigation into Earth’s History. Contributing Authors: J. Clark & C. Kruse. Traveling Trunk Program Grades 6-8. Flagstaff Areas National Monuments, National Park Service.
Letts, C.A. and Moe, J.M. (2009). Project Archaeology: Investigating Shelter. Contributing Authors: C. Alegria, G. Allen, J. Clark, B. Crane, D.M. Paterson, W. Pratt, KC Smith, S.J. Smith, and V. Wulfkuhle. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University.
Clark, J. (2003) Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site: The Pueblo Colorado Wash Environmental Study Guide. Center for Science Teaching & Learning, NAU and National Park Service.
Clark, J. 1998. Science In Our Parks: Cultural and Natural History of the Colorado Plateau. Science and Mathematics Learning Center and National Park Service.
Clark, J., L. Chang, and P. Hosking. 1995. Science In Our Parks: Petrified Forest National Park. Science and Mathematics Learning Center and National Park Service.
Selected Recent Publications
Clark, J. & Gumerman IV, G. (2016 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.
Clark, J., Kirkley, J.K., & Bloom, N. (2015). Arizona STEM Focus Schools for the Future. Arizona Science Teachers Association Circular, 6 (1), Winter 2015.
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.
Clark, J. (2013). AZCASE STEM survey report. Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence.
Clark, J., Marks, J., and Haden, C. (2012). The Carbon Cycle Game: A Regionally Relevant Activity to Introduce Climate Change. The Earth Scientist. National Earth Science Teachers Association XXVIII (3): 9-13.