Event Information:

  • Mon

    HASTI October FREE Virtual Professional Development

    6:00 pm

    Every month during the school year, HASTI plans to bring you at least one FREE virtual professional development opportunity.

    For our October PD we are focusing on preservice teacher educators at any level: early childhood, elementary, and secondary. NSTA’s own Flavio Mendez will discuss how you can use NSTA resources as a replacement for your textbook in your science methods courses!

    Flavio Mendez Biography:

    Flavio Mendez is the Assistant Executive Director for University Partnerships and eLearning at the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA). In this role he supports university/college instructors in their work with science pre-service teachers. He also serves as Co-Chair of the NSTA Committee on Preservice Teacher Preparation. Mendez manages NSTA’s District and School Partners Programs, working with district and school leaders to engage with NSTA's vast library of online professional learning resources, community, and tools.

    Prior to working at NSTA, Mendez worked on NASA's Hubble Space Telescope project as Education Specialist and at the Maryland Science Center as Director of Space and Earth Science Update Center exhibits. He earned a BS in Space Sciences from Florida Tech and an MS in Instructional Systems from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Mendez has over 25 years of experience working with teachers of science, K-16, in formal and informal settings.

    Info about this presentation:

    Engage Your Pre-Service Teachers with NSTA

    Are you an instructor of pre-service teachers of science? Learn about NSTA's digital resources, virtual experiences, online community, and website tools to help your students become the BEST teachers they can be. More than membership, this way of teaching your students will enhance their engagement with the National Science Teaching Association, and thus benefit them beyond their college years. You can learn more about this opportunity at: (

    Zoom info:

    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

    When: Monday, Oct 18, 2021 6:00 PM Eastern Time

    Any questions, please contact Stacy Hootman at

    We hope to see everyone at a virtual HASTI PD event this year!


    Stacy Hootman, HASTI Vice President