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"Writing for Change" is a writing and technology academy with a social justice focus create by the San Diego Area Writing Project (SDAWP).  We hosted our first academy in the summer of 2010, with Margit Boyesen and Janet Ilko as the co-directors. We were able to get a one-time mini grant from the National Writing Project and are currently seeking funding to continue this work.

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Cajon Valley Middle School

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on Aug 5, 2013
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Aini is a graduate student from China. She was particularly inspiring to my students because she shared so openly what it was like to be a student from China in a college class. She talked about the challenges of learning and using academic language at the same time. She also shared what it was like being a student in China and how different it is here in the United States. She made my students begin to take notice. Many students said to me, "If she can go to graduate school still learning English, by the time I get to that point I will know so much more. I think I might be able to do this." Here is what Aini said about the project:

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on Aug 4, 2013
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Lamees is another student who has bloomed in this digital space. A very quiet and shy young lady, she had difficulty finding her space in our boisterous classroom. She has also been part of this writing space for two years, and has goals of attending college. In participating in this particular project, she saw herself on a college campus. By the middle of the school year she tested out of our English Learner program, and enrolled into my AVID college prep leadership class. She remains active in our digital program, and came to tutor students this summer in our writing camp.  This is what she said about being part of this project.

"I learned about students background, what they like to eat, what they do, and more. When Mrs.Ilko shared our work with the college students i felt really happy and proud of myself and other students. I felt really excited because older students are looking at my work."

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on Aug 4, 2013
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Each student in the class contributed a movie and an evaluation of the project. Here are comments from Jesus and his story.

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