Sample Agenda

CALTA21 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE

Hosted by [museum] [dates]

Day 1 – 10:00am – 3:00pm

10:00 am                  Registration and Pre-Institute Survey

10:10 am                  Welcome and Introductions 

10:30 am                  Getting to Know the Adult English Language Learner (ELLs)

Activities:

  • Acronyms
  • Perceptions of ELLs and Immigrants (what I think…/what I have heard from others…)
  • Strengths
  • Needs and wants

11:00 am                 CALTA21 Model and  Guiding Principles

Activity:

  • Describe a meaningful museum experience                             

12:00 pm                LUNCH

1:00 pm                   Deconstructing the Curriculum

  • Theme
  • Activities:

VISUAL THINKING STRATEGIES (VTS) FACILITATED DISCUSSION Gallery

  • Amy Chase Gulden, VTS Regional Director will facilitate a VTS discussion

1:30 pm                  DEMONSTRATION AND ANALYSIS OF VISUAL THINKING STRATEGIES (VTS) Learning Center

  • Attendees deconstruct the VTS methodology
  • VTS theoretical framework
  • Video: Adult English language learners and their families participate in a VTS discussion facilitated by a museum docent

2:15 pm                  PRACTICING VTS IN THE GALLERIES IN SMALL GROUPS

 3:30 pm                  DEBRIEF & ANALYSIS OF THE DAY’S SESSION – Q&A Sculpture Garden

  • THINKING POINTS: How do the CALTA21 curriculum and the use of VTS apply to teaching adult English Language Learners at the museum and in the classroom? Describe VTS to someone unfamiliar with it and explain what you learned.

CALTA21 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE (Day 2)

Hosted by the Katonah Museum of Art

SITE: The Louis-Dreyfus Family Foundation

September 30 and October 1, 2013

October 1:                  10:00am – 1:00pm

10:00 am                  WELCOME – LOUIS-DREYFUS FAMILY FOUNDATION

10:15 am                  PRACTICING VTS

  • Large group VTS discussion
  • Participants practice VTS

12:00 pm                   CALTA21 and the ADULT ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS (ELLs)

  • VTS applications to ELLs
  • Academic, cultural, social capital for civic engagement and intercultural dialogue

 12:45 pm              CLOSING REMARKS AND POST INSTITUTE SURVEY

October 1:          1-2 pm

1-2                       WHAT’S NEXT: BUILDING SUSTAINABLE PARTNERSHIPS – CALTA21 curriculum implementation and museum trip logistics

Steps towards building a collaboration that mutually benefits the museum, higher education institutions, community-based organizations and the adult students and their families

 

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