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.

Participants engage in an activity from the "Identity, Portraiture and Photography" curriculum.

Participants engage in an activity from the “Identity, Portraiture and Photography” curriculum.


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!

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