Thanks to those who joined us for the VTS with English Language Learners Forum Roundtable last week! If you happened to miss it, or if you’d like to hear it again, you’re in luck – the audio and Power Point presentation for the roundtable are now available on the VTS website: http://vtshome.org/training–2/forums.
Do you know how many museums in New York City have free admission or pay what you wish rates? Freemuseums.org offers a list of days and times in which museums all over the city (and in a few other major US cities) have free admission. You do not have to let high admission rates deter [...]
A Museum Exhibition on Immigrant’s Stories and Artworks: Here’s an opportunity for you to read about other people’s migration stories shared for an exhibition at an art museum. Currently the Art Institute of Chicago is holding an exhibition titled They Seek a City: Chicago and the Art of Migration that allows Chicago residents to share their stories [...]
The New York Times Learning Network blog does a weekly feature in collaboration with Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS). Through the blog, you can view images, read online VTS discussions and participate. Take a look every Monday to see a new image and to read and post comments! The posts stay open indefinitely, so you can [...]
The CALTA21 team is happy to share the article that they just got published in Diversity and Democracy, an Association of American Colleges and Universities publication. “This process does more than build academic skills: it also builds cultural and social capital within students’ new civic contexts. As CALTA21 engages adult literacy students from different cultures, [...]
Our next institute is coming up on February 7th and 8th at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College! Join adult literacy ESOL teachers, professional developers, museum educators and teaching artists and explore CALTA21. Have any questions? Just contact us! RSVPs, as well as any questions, can be sent to email@example.com. Make sure to RSVP quickly – [...]
Make sure to RSVP to our next professional development institute! On January 18 and 19th at El Museo del Barrio, join adult literacy ESOL teachers, professional developers, museum educators and teaching artists to explore CALTA21. Have any questions? Just contact us! RSVPs go to Valerie Smosna at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions, please send an email [...]
CALTA21 was selected as the Project Profile for the month beginning October 12, 2012 at the IMLS website. To view, go to: http://www.imls.gov/october_2012_where_to_learn_english_a_museum_of_course.aspx Please submit your comments. We are always interested in your feedback.
The Institute of Museum and Library services has a series of videos documenting each of their National Leadership Grant projects. Here you can take a look at their video for CALTA21. Watch our Project Director Patricia Lannes and Principal Investigator Kitty Bateman discuss different aspects of the curriculum and [...]
Dr. Marcos Stafne, Director of Education & Visitor Experience at the Rubin Museum of Art, discusses his experience of using VTS with the Himalayan art objects found in the Rubin Museum. Read his thoughts, after working with CALTA21, in this post from the blog of the RMA. The Rubin Museum is part of a national [...]