Free Museums

Do you know how many museums in New York City have free admission or pay what you wish rates? The New York City Department of Cultural affairs has a comprehensive list of museums with free admission and museums with… Read More

Image Collections

Curriculum Images The CALTA21 curriculum includes a pre-selected set of images and links to a carefully chosen set of artworks that we highly recommend using in the classroom. These images are available either as PowerPoint presentations for class discussions… Read More

History of CALTA21

CALTA21 was founded as an intervention model initiative to build professional capacity to empower adult immigrant English language learners (ELLs). The intent of this initiative, led by Queensborough Community College of the City University of New York (CUNY),… Read More

About the CALTA21 Curriculum

To access the CALTA21 curriculum and its additional materials, email with your request. Please include your professional title and the name of the organization or institution with which you are affiliated.  In response, you will receive login… Read More


The CALTA21 evaluation plan expanded its scope over the course of the grant period.  An analysis of students’ test scores by Dr. Ian Beckford (Queensborough Community College), an analysis writing samples by Amy Chase Gulden of VTS and… Read More

Read the Replicator’s Manual

For those who are interested in starting a collaboration: CALTA21 Replicator’s Manual The content of this manual is the result of the research, observations, implementation, and evaluation of our model initiative, Cultures and Literacies Through Art for the… Read More