Tyrone Howard, a nationally known expert on the experiences of black males and other young men of color in elementary and high school, is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the Institute for Urban Education’s fourth annual professional development conference. The conference is at the UWM School of Continuing Education, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., Thursday, Aug. 10, starting at 8 a.m. Howard is scheduled to speak at 9:20 a.m.
Howard is a professor in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA whose research and writing examine culture, race, teaching and learning. He is also associate dean for equity, diversity and inclusion at UCLA.
The Institute for Urban Education is a UW System initiative to provide classroom experience in Milwaukee Public Schools to future teachers in colleges and universities within the system. It is housed at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The IUE also provides professional development opportunities for practicing teachers in urban classrooms and collaborates with scholars from the UW System institutions to support research in urban education.
A former classroom teacher in the Compton Unified School District, Howard is the author of several best-selling books as well as numerous journal articles. In 2016 Education Week named him one of 50 most influential scholars in the nation informing educational policy, practice and reform. In 2015, he received the UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award.
The theme of this year’s conference is Families First: Building School and Family Partnerships in Urban Settings. The conference, designed for cooperating teachers, teachers who host student teachers in their classrooms, will also look at issues around culturally responsive teaching.
For more information and to register, go to the Institute for Urban Education website.
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