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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.


Workshops for Teachers and Administrators K-University

    Click here for the workshop descriptions.

    Conference Fee

    Conference fee includes parking, continental breakfast and lunch.


    7:45am: Registration & Continental Breakfast
    8:30am: Welcome & Keynote Speaker
    3:00pm: Workshops end


    UCLA, Moore Hall


    Online registration for With Different Eyes 2016 is now closed. You may register onsite on Saturday, November 5, 2016. Please know that we cannot guarantee lunches for those registering on Saturday.


    Download the Conference Flyer.


    With Different Eyes Workshops 2016

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