Professor, Author, Speaker

Professional Learning

Innovative evidence-based training for educators on equity, anti-racism, school climate, culturally responsive strategies, educator projected self-actualization, and emotion-informed approaches.

Dr. Rios has conducted professional learning with K-12 and Community College educators, service providers, and administrators on equity, school climate, culturally responsive strategies, restorative justice, educator projected self-actualization, and emotion-informed approaches.
Former clients K-12 clients include Houston Independent School District, Santa Barbara Unified School District, LA Unified School District, LA County Office of Education, Surrey School District (BC Canada), Omaha Unified School District, San Diego Unified School District, and Mt. Diablo Unified School District.
Former Community College clients include Cuesta College, Allan Hancock College, Skyline College, Pasadena City College, Foothill College, Fresno City College, Lake Tahoe Community College, Skyline College, Napa Valley College, and Moreno Valley College.
Dr. Rios presents insights from over a decade of systematic research in various school sites. His talks provide educators with an overall picture of the importance of emotional support in the lives of marginalized students and demonstrate practical strategies for implementing this support in everyday educational practices.

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