Family VTS Discussion at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum

Watch Amanda Nocera lead a VTS discussion with her class from Laguardia Community College during their visit to the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College.

Heart of Brooklyn

On July 24th, 2013 Patricia Lannes participated in a community roundtable discussion as a language expert to identify and work to diminish any language barrier that might exist in the six institutions that comprise the Heart of Brooklyn…. Read More

Face to Face Blog

Teachers and students can use this National Portrait Gallery blog as another source for portrait images and for getting a deeper understanding of portraiture and of what motivates portrait artists. Enjoy and send us your comments. We would… Read More

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;… Read More

At the White House

On June 11, 2013 I had the privilege of attending a Champions of Change Awards Ceremony at the White House as a nominee. The award and corresponding ceremony, recognizing Americans with innovative ideas who are making a difference… Read More

CALTA21 Featured on the Incluseum

Last week I was the featured guest blogger on the Incluseum where I had the opportunity to use CALTA21 as a framework to discuss inclusion, intercultural dialogue, full cultural participation, and civic engagement in museums. You can visit… Read More

Interesting Insights into Latino Audiences

Interesting findings from the Latino New South Project –┬áIt’s great to have a study that confirms some of what we Latinos intuitively know and want to share with museum professionals! Thanks to all the partners in the project… Read More

VTS Forum Roundtable

Thanks to those who joined us for the VTS with English Language Learners Forum Roundtable last week! If you happened to miss it, or if you’d like to hear it again, you’re in luck – the audio and… Read More

Free Museums

Do you know how many museums in New York City have free admission or pay what you wish rates? offers a list of days and times in which museums all over the city (and in a few… Read More

Art Institute of Chicago: They Seek a City

A Museum Exhibition on Immigrant’s Stories and Artworks: Here’s an opportunity for you to read about other people’s migration stories shared for an exhibition at an art museum. Currently the Art Institute of Chicago is holding an exhibition… Read More

New York Times Learning Network Blog

The New York Times Learning Network blog does a weekly feature in collaboration with Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS). Through the blog, you can view images, read online VTS discussions and participate. Take a look every Monday to see… Read More

Diversity & Democracy, AACU

The CALTA21 team is happy to share the article that they just got published in Diversity and Democracy, an Association of American Colleges and Universities publication. “This process does more than build academic skills: it also builds cultural… Read More