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SJVWP WOW Workshop: Jan. 25
Writing My Central Valley: Engaging Students with Issues Close to Home

What does your Central Valley look like? What are its strengths? What work needs to be done to
improve the quality of life of your students? How can we help students learn about, work to
improve, but also celebrate their communities? In this workshop, you will . . .

• Hear from local students about being from the Central Valley
(The Hoover High School Slam Poets led by SJVWP Teacher Leader Kristen Norton
• Explore inquiry-based units
• Consider text sets focused on specific issues related
to the Central Valley (topics like agriculture, family life, immigration)
• Think about writing assignments that allow students
to reflect on their own communities (in poetic or letter form)

Our goal in this workshop will be to consider how we can create writing experiences for students
that help them see the value in their communities but also find their voice in making change. Come
join the San Joaquin Valley Writing Project in a special after school WOW workshop, held at
University High School (on the Fresno State campus) that focuses on using writing to explore our

Date: January 25, 2018
Time: 4:30-6:30
Location: University High School
Cost: $20

Please send check made out to “The Foundation” to the following address:

San Joaquin Valley Writing Project
Attention: Dr. Juliet Wahleithner
Department of Literacy, Early, Bilingual, and Special Education
5005 N. Maple Ave MS ED 202
Fresno, CA 93740-8025

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