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This site is meant to encourage and support adolescent literacy and the development of student-centered classrooms through best practices in teaching and technology integration. David taught high school English for over a decade, taking on ninth through twelfth grades including Literacy Support, AVID, ELD, Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses. He is a Google for Education Certified Educator and Trainer and has had an original lesson featured on TED-Ed. David now works as a full release Induction mentor and an adjunct lecturer teaching Assessment for Secondary Teachers.  He's presented numerous workshops at conferences including the CA Induction Conference, CTA's New Teacher Weekend and Good Teaching conferences.

Blogger, dad, avid comic book aficionado, and a life-long learner, you'll find him tweeting @MrDavidERivas.



Up Coming Speaking Engagements

"AI-Ready Your School/District" | RCOE AI Summit - Riverside, CA | January 25, 2024

"Re-Assessing Assessments" | CA Induction Conference - San Diego, CA | March 4-6, 2024

"Getting to Know Your Students (All Year Long)!" | CTA New Educator Weekend - Costa Mesa, CA | Feb 23-25, 2024

Past Speaking Engagements

"Don't Fear the AI: Strategies to Adapt..." | National Council of Teachers of English Annual Conference - Columbus, OH | November 2023

LACOE CTO Tech Talk Panelist - Los Angeles, CA | December 2023

"The Continuing Allure of Greek Tragedy" | TED Ed Lesson

"Google Drive Hygiene: Tidying Up Your Google Drive" | CTA Good Teaching Conference (South) - Garden Grove, CA | Link to notes: bit.ly/3KInNTf 

"Re-Assessing Assessments with SEL" | CTA New Educator Weekend (South) | Garden Grove, CA | December 2022 | Slide Deck

"10+ Ways to Get to Know Your Students" | CTA Good Teaching Conference (South) - Garden Grove, CA | Link to Notes

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