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Currently, David is the Chair of the City of Oroville Arts Commission and President of the Artist of River Town. He is also a College Board* Advanced Placement® Art & Design workshop consultant/presenter and a Chief Reader/Scoring Leader/Reader for the Praxis Exams. He has been a Reader and Table Leader at the AP Scoring sessions, and he serves as a member of the University of California Cadre of Visual and Performing Arts Experts, Commission on Teacher Credentialing Bias Review Committee and The Commission of Accreditation Site Visitation Team and examining teacher presentation programs. He was a California Art Project Staff member. California Art Education Member and a past officer and National Art Education Association Member since 1974. He received the California Art Education Association Outstanding Secondary Educator in 1992, California Art Education Association Outstanding Visual Program award in 1996, and the National Art Education Association Pacific Region Secondary Art Educator Award in 1999.
2018-19 Butte County Office of education VAPA Coordinator and Region II Lead.
1973 to 2010: Oroville High School Art Teacher, VAPA Chair and Head Wrestling Coach. David's teaching assignments have been Art/ Art Appreciation, Art II/ Graphic Design, Advanced Art, AP® Art & Design and Adult School Ceramics/Sculpture. He has mentored over thirty-five teachers over the years. He has contributed to the standards developed and content for all of the current Art Teacher assessments: National Board Certification of Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood, PRAXIS, and CSET Exams. He served in the U.S. Army and on the U.S. Department of the Interior Junior Duck Stamp Curriculum committee and helped in introducing the fifth standard in California's VAPA framework. 
This AP Art and Design APSI will provide you with some of the tools and techniques for helping students acquire the skills needed to excel in AP Art and Design. You’ll review materials, course outlines, content-related handouts, student samples, and scoring guidelines that focus on pedagogical techniques and content-specific strategies that you can use in the classroom. You’ll also learn about completing the digital activation process at the start of the school year that will help ensure that your students can register for AP portfolio submission by the new fall deadlines. After attending this APSI, you’ll be able to align your instruction with the goals of the AP Art and Design course(s); identify the skills and knowledge that the portfolio will assess, and identify the tasks and materials with which students might need more preparation; design a course that meets the curricular requirements; and make equitable access a guiding principle in designing instruction.
Day 1 Part 1: Understanding the Course
Activity A Welcome, Introductions.
Learning Goals and Approaches, Activity B Using the Course Framework \
Activity C What is a Sustained Investigation?
Continue with Activity C
What are Selected Works? Activity D
Inquiry and Making (Minutes)
Communicating and Reflecting (45 Minutes)

Day 2 Understanding, Planning and Teaching the Course  
Part 1: Understanding the Course
Part 2: Planning Your Course 
Part 3: Teaching the Course
Activity E generating Possibilities for Investigation  
Activity F Formulating Questions to Further Sustained Investigation 
Activity G What are AP 2-D and Design, AP 3-D Art and Design, and AP Drawing? 
Inquiry and Making 
Activity H Setting Learning Milestones  
Communication and Reflection
Day 3 Part 3 Teaching the Course
Activity I Practicing, Experimenting, and Revising with Material, Processes, and Ideas 
Activity J Connecting Visual and Written Evidence 
 Inquiry and Making  
Activity K Skillful Synthesis of Materials, Processes, and Ideas 
Activity L Striving for Equity and Access Using the Growth Mindset  
​Communication and Reflecting. Sharing resources

Day 4 Part 4 Assessing Student Progress and Understanding
Activity M Formative and Summative Assessment  
Activity in Presenting Art and Design for interpretation 
Inquiry and Making Set up Sustained Investigations.
Activity O Scoring Portfolios 
Activity P AP Course Audit and AP Resources.
The course Audit, due until Fall of 2021
Communication and Reflection