Debunking Immigration Myths

CALTA21 is an initiative built by and for immigrants. Check out this article, from, to inform yourself on real facts and data that debunks perceptions and current myths on immigration and immigrants. Don’t forget to share with colleagues, students… Read More

Teacher Stories: Visiting ‘Along the Silk Road’ and Adapting the Curriculum

For the Fall 2015 semester, I implemented CALTA21 in the classroom with my advanced ESL students. We partnered with the Godwin-Ternbach Musem at Queens College to explore their exhibition, Along the Silk Roads, featuring Lynn Gilbert: Photographs of Turkey and Uzbekistan… Read More

Málaga Hoy – Patricia Lannes featured on art and social inclusion

Two Spanish newspapers, Málaga Hoy and La Opinión de Málaga, reported on the V Seminar of Art and Social Inclusion hosted by the Museo Picasso. At the seminar, Patricia Lannes, Director of CALTA21, was invited to present to an… Read More

What We Gained from the CALTA21 Institute

“”I learned so much about teaching as well as about myself! Patricia Lannes is a wonderful instructor and a great person and I was really inspired by the way in which she has combined doing what she loves with helping… Read More

Video: Supporting Adult Language Learners in Immigrant Communities

  How can VTS be used to empower adult immigrants who are learning a new language? CALTA21 had the honor of being invited to the VTS Online Summer Series to share approaches used in the design and implementation of our… Read More

Migration Stories in the English Classroom

Migration Stories in the English Classroom: Using CALTA21 to Study Jacob Lawrence and the Migration Series While preparing for the QCC Adult Literacy Program’s June Intensive classes, I knew I wanted to bring students to see Jacob Lawrence’s Migration… Read More

Professor Ahern and Her Class at the Katonah Museum

Last semester, Joy Ahern, Senior Adjunct Professor at Westchester Community College, implemented the CALTA21 curriculum in her Level 5 class. During the implementation, her students visited the Katonah Museum of Art twice and were given the opportunity to… Read More

CALTA21 Goes to Philadelphia

Our next professional development institute will be hosted by the Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia on February 25th, 26th and 27th. Founded in 1898, the mission of the Fleisher Art Memorial is to make art accessible to everyone,… Read More

IMLS Grantees collaborate at the El Paso Museum

Three different recipients of IMLS Grants collaborate to create a new model for the Latino communities in El Paso, Texas. Thanks to a Museums for America IMLS grant, the El Paso Museum of Art and AVANCE, a national… Read More

“I felt more comfortable this time at the museum”

“I felt more comfortable this time at the museum” said one student from Westchester Community College – and the rest of the students agreed with her comment. These students, from Lisa Hockstein and Joy Ahern’s classes, completed the… Read More

CALTA21 in Uruguay

Patricia Lannes was invited by Anilla Cultural and the Uruguayan public education system to conduct a workshop for museum professionals and educators on ways of using art to develop critical thinking habits. With the help of innovative modern… Read More

The recorded symposium is now online!

Did you miss the online symposium we hosted the other week? Or perhaps you want to revisit some of the segments that you have already seen? Now available is the full recording of the CALTA21 online symposium! We… Read More