DELLTA Grades 3-8

DELLTA: Developing English Language Literacy Through the Arts Grades 3-8

DELLTA is the name that ArtsConnection gives to all its work with Multilingual Learners (MLLs)

Small groups

Teaching strategies

The DELLTA Impact

According to an overall analysis of observational data by an independent evaluator (Horowitz, 2010), student achievement in DELLTA was strongest in these areas:

  1. Motivation
  2. Perseverence/Task Persistence
  3. Focus
  4. Ownership of Learning
  5. Spatial Awareness
  6. Self-Confidence
  7. Collaboration

DELLTA Residency Program for Students

ArtsConnection offers a DELLTA residency program that runs for either 15 or 25 sessions and may include Professional Learning for educators and implementation support by ArtsConnection.

If you are in the New York City area and want to learn about bringing the DELLTA residency program into your school, click below.

DELLTA Professional Learning for Educators

If you are an educator and would like to implement the DELLTA model in your classroom, you are welcome to our Open Education Resources below.

Thank you to the generous supporters that make DELLTA possible: U.S. Department of Education, National Endowment for the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Bloomberg L.P., JPMorgan Chase, Ford Foundation, The Heckscher Foundation for Children, The New York Community Trust,  and Tsunami Foundation – Anson and Debra Beard, Jr. and Family.