Our February Institute

Our next institute is coming up on February 7th and 8th at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College! Join adult literacy ESOL teachers, professional developers, museum educators and teaching artists and explore CALTA21. Have any questions? Just contact us!… Read More

El Museo Professional Development Institute

Make sure to RSVP to our next professional development institute! On January 18 and 19th at El Museo del Barrio, join adult literacy ESOL teachers, professional developers, museum educators and teaching artists to explore CALTA21. Have any questions? Just contact… Read More

This Month’s IMLS Profile Project

  CALTA21 was selected as the Project Profile for the month beginning October 12, 2012 at the IMLS website. To view, go to: http://www.imls.gov/october_2012_where_to_learn_english_a_museum_of_course.aspx Please submit your comments. We are always interested in your feedback.  

Watch the National Leadership Grant Video

            The Institute of Museum and Library services has a series of videos documenting each of their National Leadership Grant projects. Here you can take a look at their video for CALTA21. Watch… Read More

Visual Thinking Strategies and the Rubin Museum

Dr. Marcos Stafne, Director of Education & Visitor Experience at the Rubin Museum of Art, discusses his experience of using VTS with the Himalayan art objects found in the Rubin Museum. Read his thoughts, after working with CALTA21, in… Read More

Another Perspective on VTS: The Image as Text

The Image as Text: Using Art Images and VTS to Teach Developmental Reading Skills in College By Margot Edlin, Assistant Professor, Queensborough Community College   Much has been written recently regarding the low success rates of students in… Read More

VTS as a Pedagogy for Adult ELL

  Patricia Lannes, CALTA21 Co-Founder and Project Director, reflects on why she chose VTS as a pedagogy for this initiative when working with English language learners in museums and in the classroom. CALTA21 (Cultures And Literacies Through Art… Read More

Institute at El Museo del Barrio

CALTA21 (Cultures and Literacies through Art for the 21st Century) launched its first professional development institute at El Museo del Barrio, in conjunction with El Museo’s acclaimed exhibition, “Testimonios.” During these two days at El Museo, museum educators… Read More