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Institute for Urban Education 2017 Conference

  • UW-Milwaukee, School of Continuing Education 161 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 7000 Milwaukee, WI 53203 (map)


UW-Milwaukee, School of Continuing Education
161 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 7000
Milwaukee, WI 53203

Keynote Speaker

Tyrone C. Howard is professor in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies' at UCLA. He is also the Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion. Professor Howard's research examines culture, race, teaching and learning. He has looked at this work in particular with the experiences of Black males and other males of color in K-12 schools. A former classroom teacher in the Compton Unified School District, Dr. Howard's work has assessed the utility of race and racism in the school experiences and practices affecting racially diverse students.

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 new book "Expanding College Access for Urban Youth" looks at ways that schools and colleges can create postsecondary possibilities for youth of color. Dr. Howard was recently named the recipient of the 2015 UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award, which is the highest honor provided to teaching excellence at the university. In 2016, Dr. Howard was listed by Education Week as one of the 50 most influential scholars in the nation informing educational policy, practice and reform.

Attend and Earn Course Credit

Undergraduate & graduate 1-credit courses are offered in conjunction with conference attendance at special pricing options. 
IUE-PD Conference Earn Course Credit (PDF)

Target Audience

  • Current cooperating teachers (CT) and prospective CT who work in urban and diverse settings.
  • All other educators who work or are interested in urban and diverse settings.

2017 IUE Conference Strands

  • Strand 1: Understanding Culturally Responsive Teaching
  • Strand 2: Building School and Family Partnerships
  • Strand 3: Providing Quality Clinical Experiences
  • Strand 4: Other Culturally Relevant Topics

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Conference Accommodations

Hampton Inn & Suites Milwaukee Downtown
176 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53203
(414) 271-4656

Conference Room Rates: $119 per night
Booking Link:
Hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites Milwaukee-Downtown
Group Name: UWM Institute for Urban Education

If calling directly to the hotel, please refer to the Institute for Urban Education. You must reserve your room at the Hampton Inn by July 3, 2017 to receive the conference rate. Conference rates available one day before and after the conference.


The conference is free for Wisconsin residents, $50 for non-residents.

For more information, visit UWM.EDU/IUE.