Tyrone Howard to Give Plenary Talk at 47th Annual Teaching Assistant Conference

Inaugural director of the UCLA Pritzker Center for Strengthening Children and Families to speak on Sept. 28 on engaging and inclusive remote education.

UCLA Professor of Education Tyrone Howard will deliver a plenary talk during the 47th Annual Teaching Assistant Conference, presented by the Center for the Advancement of Teaching. Howard, who is the director of the UCLA Pritzker Center for Strengthening Children and Families and of the Center for the Transformation of Schools at UCLA, will share best practices and perspectives on more inclusive and engaging remote instruction and how to best meet the diverse needs of students in today’s virtual classroom. Jennifer Casey, Ph.D., an assistant adjunct professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCLA, will also deliver a plenary talk.

As the inaugural director of the UCLA Pritzker Center for Strengthening Children and Families, Howard oversees  a campus wide consortium examining academic, mental health, and social emotional experiences and challenges for the California’s most vulnerable youth populations. Professor Howard is also the director of the UCLA Center for Transforming Schools and a former Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at UCLA Ed & IS. 

Howard’s research examines equity, culture, race, teaching and learning. Professor Howard has published over 75 peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and technical reports. He has published several bestselling books, among them, “Why Race & Culture Matters in Schools and Black Male(d): Peril and promise in the education of African American males.” His two most recent books, “All Students Must Thrive,” focuses on equity, race, trauma, and learning has become a must read for all educators. And “No More Teaching Without Positive Relationships, ” examines the importance of relational trust between teachers and students to enhance students’ learning. 

Howard is also the director and founder of the Black Male Institute at UCLA, an interdisciplinary cadre of scholars, practitioners, community members, and policy makers dedicated to examining the nexus of race, class, and gender of school age youth. A native and former classroom teacher of Compton, California, Professor Howard was named the recipient of the 2015 UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award, which is the highest honor provided to teaching excellence at the university. In 2019, Howard was listed by Education Week as one of the 50 most influential scholars in the nation, informing educational policy, practice and reform.

For more information, visit Google Docs for the event flyer.

The link to join the webinar will be on the TA Conference CCLE site the day of the plenary session. This talk will be recorded for those who are unable to attend in person.