The Fall 2022 EDU❘CAL Annual Symposium will feature Dr. Tyrone Howard. Dr. Howard is a professor of education in the School of Education & Information Studies at UCLA. His research addresses issues tied to race, culture, access and educational opportunity for minoritized student populations. Professor Howard is the author of several best-selling books, including "Why Race & Culture Matters in Schools" (Teachers College Press) and "All Students Must Thrive" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). He is a native of Compton, California, where he also served as a classroom teacher. Professor Howard is a member of the National Academy of Education and is an AERA Fellow.
The 2022 EDU|CAL Annual Symposium is set to take place on Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 1:00pm PST at the Lundring Events Center. The event is free of charge and is open to all students, staff, faculty, local educators and community members.
The Fall 2021 EDU❘CAL Annual Symposium will feature Dr. Gholnecsar (Gholdy) Muhammad, an Associate Professor of Literacy, Language, and Culture at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She works with teachers, leaders, parents, and young people across the United States and South Africa in best practices in culturally and historically responsive instruction.
Every year EDU❘CAL hosts an annual symposium centered on raising awareness of teacher pathways to the surrounding community of students and parents. The inaugural Fall 2019 EDU❘CAL Annual Symposium will, for example, feature the work of Dr. Tara Yosso, whose work is centered on an asset-based model of community cultural wealth.