Enjoy a New York Times article that is creating a lot of buzz and has museum professionals all over the country talking. It supports CALTA21′s guiding principles! “Art Makes You Smart” by Brian Kisida, Jay P. Greene and Daniell H. Bowen “For many education advocates, the arts are a panacea: They supposedly increase test scores, generate social responsibility and [...]
CALTA21 offered a professional development institute in Syracuse, NY at the Everson Museum of Art in mid-November. The event was covered by the Syracuse University College of Arts and Sciences in their Humanities News page, and you can read what they have to say about it here on their webpage or check out the full text [...]
Watch a LaGuardia Community College adult literacy student facilitate a discussion in the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College. This museum visit is led by the students at the end of the semester. The students bring their families and friends, and work together in small groups. While students have previously visited the museum as a class, [...]
Watch CALTA21′s Patricia Lannes speak with Darling, a student who participated in using the CALTA21 curriculum with her English language class at Laguardia Community College. Darling reflects upon her experience with CALTA21 at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College, after the third and final visit to the museum with her class.
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. The discussion explored the role of language in community development and in programming in cultural institutions, with [...]
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 love to hear how you use this resource. Find the National Portrait Gallery’s Face to Face blog here [...]
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; ProLiteracy; English Language Institute; West Side Learning Center; VPA; Johnson Vocational Center and more. We were [...]
On June 11, 2013 I had the privilege of attending a Champions of Change Awards Ceremony at the White House. It was a pleasure to listen to all the honorees share the initiatives that represent their efforts in bringing systemic change to their institutions. As a true believer in the public value of museums and libraries, [...]