Flavio Mendez is the Assistant Executive Director for the NSTA Learning Center. He holds a BS degree in Space Sciences from Florida Institute of Technology and a MA in Instructional Systems from University of Maryland Baltimore County. Mendez has over twenty years of experience in formal and informal outreach and education activities, as Education Coordinator for the Hubble Space Telescope education program, and as Director at the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore, Maryland. At the National Science Teachers Association he supports professional learning experiences for individuals, school/district cohorts, and collaborates with science education professors at institutions of higher education to serve and train the new generation of teachers of science. Mendez is a member of the National Science Teachers Association and the Association for Science Teacher Education.
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.
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