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With Different Eyes Conference
November 4 7:45 am - 3:00 pm
We have reached capacity and registration is now closed.
We hope to see you at next year’s conference!
Since we are at capacity, we are not accepting walk-up registration on Nov. 4th unless prior arrangements have been made.
For those who are already registered for the conference:
We will start the day in Moore Hall 100 with our keynote speaker, Django Paris. The program will begin at 8:30, so please give yourself enough time to park, walk over to Moore Hall, enjoy some breakfast—and get yourself a seat in Moore 100.
There will be attendants right in front of the Lot 2 entrance at Hilgard & Westholme. Please tell them you’re with the With Different Eyes Conference, and they’ll give you the complimentary parking pass. They will only be “on call” until 9:00am. If you arrive after then, stop at the Westwood Plaza kiosk to get your parking pass and then drive to Lot 2. Here is a campus map with the parking and building locations.
The UCLA Writing Project and Center X invite you to the 27th annual With Different Eyes Conference. We focus on access and equity for all students, with English learners center stage. And we define English learners broadly: newcomers to the United States, long-term English learners, speakers of African American English and indigenous languages. Rooted in a social justice stance and aligned with the Common Core State Standards, our conference poses questions and sheds light on the joys and challenges of teaching and learning in urban classrooms.
Our theme this year is “Language at The Heart: Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy.” Given that language and identity are inextricably intertwined, how do we as teachers welcome and intentionally sustain the languages and Englishes our students bring to the classroom?
Django Paris, co-author and co-editor of Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies will set the stage with his keynote “On Being And Becoming Culturally Sustaining Educators.” Then our K-university colleagues will engage us in hands-on workshops in all disciplines, demonstrating successful lessons and teaching practices.
Co-Author and Editor,
Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies
Michigan State University
Django Paris and H. Samy Alim will be available to sign Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy. Books are available for purchase on site at a 40% discount, $23 each.
Special thanks to Teachers College Press.