Learning Center's Science Objects

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 PD Record, 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.

Don Boonstra
Don Boonstra Don Boonstra, NSTA Coordinator for Online Advisors, has thirty-eight years of experience as an educator. Don has been a teacher, Math and Science Department Chair, Curriculum Coordinator, Principal, NASA Education Specialist, and Coordinator of the NASA Student Observation Network. Don is currently Lead for Professional Development and Thematic approaches for NASA Planetary Science Education Forum. He also teaches on-line professional development courses for NSTA. Don runs his own educational consulting business, Sustainability Schools Consulting, LLC.

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