Watch the Symposium

THE CALTA21 ONLINE SYMPOSIUM (recorded from live event)

Museums and Institutions of Higher Education Unite to Empower Adult English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
2:00 – 5:00 pm EST

Cultures and Literacies Through Art for the 21st Century, A National Leadership Grant, IMLS Funded Initiative offered a live online symposium to disseminate its piloted model, which is designed to build institutional capacity of museums and institutions of higher education. CALTA21 aims to empower adult immigrant ESOL by strengthening their literacy and critical thinking skills, while expanding their social and cultural capital. The symposium has been divided into its five segments below. To view the videos played during the symposium, please visit the “Additional Media” tab under “Symposium” or click here.



Goals and Guiding Principles of CALTA21

The Katonah Museum of Art and Westchester Community College: The Process of Implementing CALTA21

 Literacy and Museum Evaluators: Outcomes and Lessons Learned

Best Practices When Working with Adult ELLs in Museums: Museum Professionals  

Literacy Skills in the Classroom and at the Museum: English Language Instructors

Creating New Consortia: Taking CALTA21 to Your Own Institutions

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