Workshop at La Casita, Syracuse
On March 22nd, Patricia Lannes and Kitty Bateman conducted a workshop to introduce CALTA21 at La Casita in Syracuse. Participants included faculty and staff from Syracuse University’s Department of Language, Literature, and Linguistics; Onondaga Community College’s Jobs Plus; ProLiteracy; English Language Institute; West Side Learning Center; VPA; Johnson Vocational Center and more.
We were pleasantly surprised at the diversity of the audience that attended, who came to learn more about how to use visual literacy with language learners. During the workshop we realized that participants were not only interested in finding new ways of teaching language, but also in making museums and cultural organizations accessible to the immigrant communities in Syracuse.We are hoping that collaborations will be developed among the different organizations that participated and that CALTA21 becomes a reality in Syracuse!