Mapping the Immigrant Population

    Monday, April 7, 2014

    The GRANTMAKERS CONCERNED WITH IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES have produced a fascinating map demonstrating the demographics of the foreign-born population in cities and counties all around the United States. Find your own area on this map and look at the numbers of the foreign-born members in your community. You may or may not be surprised by […]

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  • Power of Photography, Huffpo

    The power of photography: art, documentation, and reporting from the Huffington Post

    Thursday, March 13, 2014

    Last week we came across a great story from the Huffington Post on the power of photography, showing 32 incredible photographs of tense moments, stunning landscapes, and new perspectives. Using photography as a major component of the CALTA21 curriculum, we certainly believe in its ability to capture incredible things. Check out these powerful images here!  

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  • Save-the-Date CALTA21 Virtual Forum (1)

    Save the date for our official launching!

    Friday, January 10, 2014

    We are pleased to announce the official launching of CALTA21! On June 3rd, 2014, from 2-5pm, we will be hosting an online forum. We will be inviting participants to discuss their experience with the CALTA21 initiative and to reflect on its impact. Our webinar will allow us to hear from these participating students, teachers, and […]

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  • Art Makes You Smart

    “Art Makes You Smart”

    Monday, December 2, 2013

    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 […]

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  • Everson Museum

    CALTA21 at Syracuse University

    Tuesday, November 26, 2013

    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 […]

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  • Learning How to Teach with Art

    Sunday, November 17, 2013

    The genesis and rationale behind VTS as narrated by Philip Yenawine, VTS co- founder, in his new book. Read here: Visual Thinking Strategies: Learning How to Teach with Art  

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    A Student Facilitated VTS Discussion

    Friday, October 11, 2013

    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, […]

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  • Patricia Lannes and Darling

    Student Reflections on the Impact of CALTA21

    Wednesday, September 25, 2013

    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.

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  • Family VTS Discussion at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum

    Thursday, September 19, 2013

    https://vimeo.com/74751470 Watch Amanda Nocera lead a VTS discussion with her class from Laguardia Community College during their visit to the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College.

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  • HOB Panel

    Heart of Brooklyn

    Wednesday, August 21, 2013

    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 […]

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