The UCLA Writing Project and Center X invite you to the 28th 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, first recognizing that in the U.S. we are ALL English learners. We pay special attention to students new to U.S. schools, students here for several years, 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 “English Con Salsa: Building on Students’ Linguistic Creativity in School.” Given that students thrive when they draw on their full linguistic resources, how do we as teachers welcome additional languages and Englishes into our teaching, classrooms and schools?”
Ramón Martínez will set the stage with his keynote that demonstrates the richness of students’ everyday language practices—and puzzles out the implications for their academic lives. Then our K-university colleagues will engage us in hands-on workshops in all disciplines, demonstrating successful lessons and teaching practices.