Selvin  Rivas

Selvin Rivas

San Salvador, El Salvador

I am a passionate innovative educator, interpreter - translator, ICT Instructor and member of the Microsoft Educator Community which has given me the opportunity to grow professionally.

Teacher of Junior-high and High School in the specialty of English and Bachelor of Modern Languages with specialization in French and English from the University of El Salvador. Passionate about applying technology in the classroom, I have been part of the Microsoft MIE program since 2015 which has allow me to become MIE Fellow, MIE Master Trainer, Minecraft Global Mentor, Global Learning Mentor and Educational Consultant for Microsoft Latin America. I have participated in the Microsoft E2 Global Exchange in Budapest 2016 and Singapore 2018 in addition to being invited as a participant and panelist at the events Virtual Educa, Bogota, Bett Latin America, Mexico 2017 and at the International Forum of Educational Technology in Managua 2018. In 2019, the Secretaría de Integración Económica de Centro América (SIECA) awarded me an honorable mention for participating in its Open Innovation program. I am currently working as Director of New Markets for Latin America and the Caribbean at InkSmith.

Why do you want to be a part of the HundrED Community?

As innovation reached all domains of knowledge, educators must take active part of learning communities that can boost their abilities and professional development to work closely with colleagues from different contexts to enrich and update educational practices that can benefit students' learning for them to become essential elements of the development of their communities.

How can education support students to flourish?

Education quality is one of the Sustainable Development Goals that is extremely related to the achievement of the world's sustainability by 2030. Giving students the opportunity to have access to distance learning, no matter if they live in urban, rural or remote areas, might guarantee the access to more academic and professional development and opportunities within their communities and beyond.

What role does innovation play in education change?

The globalized world has given people the opportunity to be more connected than ever. This fact offers education the priceless opportunity to break the traditional classroom barriers that have limited meaningful learning for decades. Thanks to the application of new approaches and methodologies, teachers can give students the opportunity to take active part of the learning process and see beyond.

Three HundrED innovations you love. (and Why?)

Hard to decide! When thinking about the transformational changes that can finally bring the educational change that children and young teenagers deserve for having a better future, any initiative must be seen as worthy considering that this is the only opportunity we have to give coming generations a better world.

Three innovations you would love for HundrED to know about. (and Why?)

1-Mobile learning programs for giving more and equal access to education quality to disadvantaged students. 2-Expansion of ambassador programs and representatives in more countries to expand the HundrED vision. 3-Creation of an active teachers community to share experiences and initiatives with other teachers and institutions of any kind.