The NSTA Learning Center:

Flavio Mendez
Flavio Mendez Flavio Mendez is the NSTA Learning Center Senior Director at the National Science Teachers Association. Mr. Mendez has over fifteen years of experience in formal and informal outreach and education activities, as Education Coordinator for the Hubble Space Telescope education program, and as Director of two exhibits and professional development programs for K-12 educators at the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

At NSTA Mr. Mendez is responsible for the management of the Learning Center's state and district partnerships and the help desk. He oversees the implementation of the Center's resources, i.e., SciPacks, SciGuides, Web Seminars, Podcasts, Short Courses, etc. and the development of the PD tools like My PD Plan & Portfolio, My Library, My Calendar, My Transcript, etc. Mr. Mendez also teaches courses in astronomy to pre- and in-service teachers at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. He is one of NASA's JPL Solar System Educators.

Leisa Clark
Leisa Clark Leisa Clark is Producer/Director of eLearning Production. Ms. Clark has more than 30 years of experience in science education. Prior to joining NSTA, Ms. Clark was a school administrator. She taught middle and high school science in New York City, Philadelphia, and McLean (VA).During her tenures, she mentored student teachers, headed several committees, and was awarded a master teachership. Ms. Clark was an Instructional Designer and then the Education Manager at Challenger Center for Space Science Education, where she directed the development and production of Challenger Center’s curriculum and had the opportunity to be the national education spokesperson for Space Day. She has also written more than fifty issues of Science Weekly. In her various positions Ms. Clark has presented professional development workshops (at schools, at national conferences, and via synchronous webcasts), overseen national education roundtable discussions, chaired education committees, assessed classroom teaching, and been on the coordinating board for a national science education conference.

In her current position at NSTA, Ms. Clark oversees the production of the SciPacks, Science Objects, and SciGuides.

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