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Kids WritingWelcome to the UCLA Writing Project, a site of the California Writing Project and National Writing Project since 1977. We work with teachers of all disciplines and levels, helping them not only to expand their repertoires as teachers but also as writers. We believe that all -- teachers and students --can become good writers and experience the satisfaction of capturing thoughts in just the right words.  

As you navigate our website, you'll see programs that range from a focus on enhancing the abilities of English learners, to assessing student writing, differentiating instruction and leveraging the particular talents Los Angeles area students bring to the classroom.


 With Different Eyes Conference 2016

Keynote Speaker H. Samy AlimThe UCLA Writing Project and Center X invite you to the 26th 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 “Getting From Here to There: Matters of Race, Language and Social Justice: The “getting” necessitates action, a journey enhanced when clarity, calm and generosity fill the backdrop.

Our keynote speaker, H. Samy Alim, will set the stage by focusing on the linguistic climate in our country and in our schools. Then our K-university colleagues will engage us in hands-on workshops in all disciplines, demonstrating successful lessons and teaching practices.


Sampling of Workshops for Teachers and Administrators K-University

  • The Promise of Ethnic Studies
  • Getting Smarter with Smarter Balanced: Text Sets, Strategies and Skills
  • It’s An Argument: Entering Academic Conversations
  • Assessing Source-Based Writing
  • Engineering and Design with The Three Little Pigs for 3-5 Year Olds
  • Reading and Writing Workshop
  • Writing in Mathematics Using Kagan Collaborative Strategies
  • Uncovering a Picture’s 100 Words: Image Analysis in Argumentative Writing
  • Culturally Relevant Literature: What Los Angeles Students Have Found Compelling
  • Writing about Reading: The Refugee Crisis Through The Eyes of A Child
  • Approaching the Seal of Biliteracy

Conference Fee

$90 / Early Bird fee $75 until September 30th
Conference fee includes parking, continental breakfast and lunch.


UCLA, Moore Hall


Click here to register & pay by credit card, e-check or purchase order (PO).


Download the Conference Flyer.

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UCLA Center X
1320 Moore Hall, Box 951521
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521
(310) 825-4910