The UCLA Writing Project invites you to the 31st annual With Different Eyes: A Conference for Teachers of Diverse Multilingual Students Across The Disciplines. We focus on access and equity for all students, with our multilingual and multicultural students center stage: newcomers and long-term English learners, students “on the way” to advanced literacy, speakers of African American English and indigenous languages.
Our theme this year is “Getting From Here To There: Nurturing Our Diverse Multilingual Students.” How do we show students we see who they are, value their home languages and cultures? How do we help our students break new ground—in understanding their worlds, in their ability to speak and write with confidence and power, to read with purpose?
We gather together this year In The Time of COVID. A time of hope excitement as we meet our students in person, in class, and delight in their energy. Also a time of anxiety, built up these last 18 months, and the uncertainty of right now. Join us as we acknowledge our realities– and extend generosity and love to one another.