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    CALTA21 in Uruguay

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014

    Patricia Lannes was invited by Anilla Cultural and the Uruguayan public education system to conduct a workshop for museum professionals and educators on ways of using art to develop critical thinking habits. With the help of innovative modern technology, this interactive workshop was projected in 50 video conference rooms all over Uruguay. Utilizing drones, educators […]

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  • The Symposium Group

    The recorded symposium is now online!

    Tuesday, June 17, 2014

    Did you miss the online symposium we hosted the other week? Or perhaps you want to revisit some of the segments that you have already seen? Now available is the full recording of the CALTA21 online symposium! We have broken it down into the five separate sessions for your convenience. Also posted under the “Symposium” […]

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  • At the Met

    Experiencing the Museum: An English Language Instructor’s Perspective

    Friday, June 13, 2014

    Anida Pobric, an English Language Instructor and the Outreach and Assessment Coordinator for the QCC Adult Literacy Program, implemented the CALTA21 curriculum with her class this past winter. Anida, an immigrant herself, writes about her experience using the curriculum in the classroom and visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art with her students. On the day […]

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  • Student Lead VTS Discussion KMA

    Get ready for the Online Symposium this Tuesday!

    Thursday, May 29, 2014

    Museums and Institutions of Higher Education Unite to Empower Adult English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): June 3rd, 2-5 pm EST Cultures and Literacies Through Art for the 21st Century, A National Leadership Grant, IMLS Funded Initiative is offering a live online symposium to disseminate its piloted model, which is designed to build institutional capacity of museums and institutions of […]

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  • Detroit AAMC

    Presenting CALTA21 to Art Museum Curators in Detroit

    Thursday, May 15, 2014

    Panel organizer and moderator Sandra Q. Firmin, Director and Chief Curator, Colorado University Art Museum invited Patricia Lannes, CALTA21 Project Director to be a panelist during last week’s annual 2014 meeting of The Association of Art Museum Curators at the Detroit Institute of Art. The panel presented “Urban Ecologies and Cultural Exchange” and discussed issues of social […]

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  • Students looking at art

    Register today for our online symposium!

    Wednesday, May 7, 2014

    If you haven’t already saved the date for our free online symposium on June 3rd from 2:00-5:00 pm (EST), please do so now! Registration is now open, so please register today for this live event at:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8PDN775.  Museums and Institutions of Higher Education Unite to Empower Adult English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): June 3rd, 2-5 […]

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  • GCIP

    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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