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

Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:39 PM in Place-based Instruction in Rural Communites
Dear Bev, Great topic. I did a quick search on NSTA journal articles for middle school educators (Science Scope) using the keywords "place-based instruction" and found a few gems.  I am listing them below in case you (and others) would like to review them and share them forward. (1) Using Place-Based Inquiry to Inspire and Motivate Future Scientists (2) Integrating Technology: Lens on...

Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:25 PM in Using Phenomena to Drive Student Learning
Hello all, Science is ultimately about explaining the phenomena that occur in the world around us. Recent reforms in science education have focused on how phenomena should be used during instruction.  NSTA is hosting a Virtual Conference titled "Using Phenomena to Drive Student Learning" on Saturday, July 28, 2018.  For more information about the conference, visit: http://learningcenter.ns...

Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:28 PM in Join NSTA for the #Science60!
Great summary and stats Megan!   For those who desire, here is a link to a collection about Hurricanes created by NSTA Learning Center user Pamela Auburn (thanks Pamela!) http://learningcenter.nsta.org/mylibrary/collection.aspx?id=Lr0wLTgw2Bs_E Enjoy! 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

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Type: User uploaded resource

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


4 Resources

Science for All: Creating Student Buy-In on Day One
Type: Journal Article

Science for All: Accessibility at the Onset
Type: Journal Article