Flavio Mendez

I am the NSTA Learning Center Assistant Executive Director. I hope the portal is useful in enhancing your professional learning beyond the face-to-face experiences in which you participate. Prior to working at NSTA, I worked on NASA's Hubble Space Telescope project and at the Maryland Science Center.




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Recent Posts by Flavio

Today, 12:25 AM in Research Matters!
Hi Emily, Thiese have been released once/year.  I need to check with NARST leadership for an update. Take care, Flavio.

Sun May 20, 2018 11:32 PM in Scipack
Dear Raquel, No worries - as others mentioned, take your time (SciPacks allowed you to learn at your own pace).  Take notes and go over all the animations and simulations. Finally, if you have questions - click on "Ask a Mentor."  You can send unlimitted number of questions to the SciPack Mentor - he/she will respond to you via email. Good luck! Flavio.

Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:55 PM in Engagement
Dear Nicolette, Below is a NSTA Collection about the 5Es - hope the resoirces within are useful to you and others - add them to your library. http://learningcenter.nsta.org/mylibrary/collection.aspx?id=Y33r73BlC74_E Take care, Flavio.

Recent Reviews by Flavio

Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:32 PM
5 Useful resource
The NASA lithograph set can be very useful as a teaching aid when teaching the solar system. I like that you can print the files in color and laminate them for long-term classroom use.

Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:28 AM
5 Excellent collection of resources about the MESSENGER mission to Mercury
If you are interested in talking about the NASA MESSENGER mission to planet Mercury, check out these resources to learn about it.

Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:03 PM
5 Maximize your value in using the Learning Center
This seminar is great for new users of the Learning Center. Participants will receive a guided tour and learn about new features and the over 1,800 free resources. Participants will get a SciPack (value = $40), a certificate of participation, and 100 Learning Center Activity Points.

Recent Public Collections by Flavio

NOAA Science Resources for Professional Learning

9 Resources

A series of resources from NOAA and NSTA for teacher professional learning.

NOAA What-a-Cycle
Type: User uploaded resource

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Carbon Tracker
Type: User uploaded resource

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3 Resources

Test ttxt

Type: User uploaded resource

2017 ACS NSTA NCW webinar Bibliography Resources.pdf
Type: User uploaded resource

NGSS Crosscutting Concepts

20 Resources

A collection of resources for teachers, professors, pre-service teachers about the NGSS Crosscutting Concepts.

Crosscutting Concepts from NGSS Hub at NSTA
Type: User uploaded resource

Podcast: NGSS Crosscutting Concepts: Scale, Proportion, and Quantity: Sample Activities for Elementary, Middle School, and High School
Type: Podcast