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With Different Eyes Conference

November 2 7:45 am - 3:00 pm

UCLA Writing Project

Saturday, November 2, 2019 at UCLA in Moore Hall
7:45 AM – 3:00 PM

The UCLA Writing Project and Center X invite you to the 29th With Different Eyes Conference. We focus on access and equity for all students, with English learners center stage. And we define our multilingual students broadly: newcomers to the United States, students who have been in the U.S. 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 “Writing and Speaking with Power and Heart.” How do we as teachers help our students gain confidence, draw on their home cultures, flourish and thrive?

Jamila Lyiscott will set the stage with her keynote that lets us hear what powerful speaking sounds like and guides us to think and think again about sustaining students’ home cultures. Then our K-university colleagues will engage us in hands-on workshops in all disciplines, demonstrating successful lessons and teaching practices.

Keynote Speaker

Jamila Lyiscott

University of Massachusetts Amherst
Spoken Word Artist
3 Ways to Speak English
Black Appetite. White Food.


Conference Fee: $125/ participant

Full-time Student Conference Fee: $40

Conference fee includes parking, continental breakfast and lunch.
With Different Eyes participants may be eligible for hours towards a salary point in LAUSD.

Tentative Schedule
Check-in/Breakfast 7:45 – 8:30
Welcome & Keynote Speaker 8:30 – 9:45
Session 1 Workshops 10:00 – 11:15
Session 2 Workshops 11:30 – 12:45
Lunch 1:00 – 1:45
Session 3 Workshops 1:45 – 3:00
Sampling of Workshops for Teachers and Administrators K-University
  • How Hip-Hop Enhances Canonical Literature
  • Comedy, Collaboration and Multimedia
  • Using Students’ Questions to Drive Learning
  • Stronger Writers: How to Support Students with Learning Differences
  • Para maestros de habla espanol
  • Using Socratic Seminars to Access Academic Writing

Workshops confirmed to date


Dr. Lyiscott’s book Black Appetite. White Food. – Issues of Race, Voice, and Justice Within and Beyond the Classroom will be sold at the event and there will be an opportunity to have the book signed.


November 2
7:45 am - 3:00 pm
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Moore Hall
457 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States


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