A complete ecosystem for active learning and teaching in 21st Century Education 

Learning and Teaching Re-imagined  *   Future Education Today 

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The ALTE Community of Practice supports both synchronous and asynchronous learning

 through small groups in computer-supported collaborative learning environments required

  to implement the ALTE ecosystem in primary and secondary education classrooms, 

  after-school programs, Armed Forces schools, International Baccalaureate Programs,

 economic development agencies and alternative learning environments

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need to align with several international efforts to set new standards and promote new teaching and learning for 21st Century Education.

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Supporting Collaborative Learning Environments Throughout the Education Continuum


ALTE - The Alternative Learnng and Teaching Ecosystem​

Prepares Today's Students for Tomorrow's Challenges

 and Career-ready Standards and Assessments. Our reply: The ALTE model supports the tools educators (teachers, principals and technology staff)

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation 

and Development has synthesized research 

from the Innovative Learning Environments 

Project to create seven transversal principles

to guide the development of learning environ-

ments for the 21st Century.

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World FATE recently convened their biennial

conference on the theme, “Innovation in

Teacher Education within a Global Context”, 
to reflect the needs in teacher education to

build capacity for educators able to go beyond

21st Century skills to prepare learners for the

challenges presented in a knowledge society.



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UNESCO has developed its Information 
and Communication Technology 
Competency Framework for Teaching 
to promote technology literacy, 
knowledge deepening and knowledge 
creation in primary and secondary 



​​Their Goal:  To rethink what schooling should look like in a rapidly-changing global society of the Knowledge Age.

"The U.S. K-12 system largely still adheres

to the century-old, industrial-age factory

model of education.”

                                    U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

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We are stuck in 19th Century education – an industry

by all definitions of the word and a sector ripe for

disruption. Why? Because K-12 students are not

acquiring the skills needed to:
succeed in K-12 education or be

        college-ready or career-ready if

        they do graduate high school,
become productive employees,

        without access to mechanisms

        allowing them to acquire the skills

        demanded by the 21st Century

participate in a global society

        as active citizens,
in the Knowledge Age in an era of globalization.

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How best to prepare students for success in school,
in the workforce and in life? 

​​​The ALTE Global Learning Ecosystem 

Prepares Today's Students for Tomorrow's Challenges

The U.S. Department of Education's Investing in Innovation (i3) Program is seeking guidance on implementing internationally benchmarked College-

So how can students learn the skills they need for jobs we don't even

know will be created?

​By helping students acquire 21st Century skills and the 4Cs of Future

Education - ALTE is the solution!

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Take the quiz.....  How many of these jobs existed a mere 10 years ago?  

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None - All these jobs are new to the 21st Century workforce!

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critical thinking, collaboration,

communication and creativity 

The 4Cs of Future Education.

By answering  “how?”, mankind pursues solutions

to problems and situations of great consequence

to all people on earth; The “hows?” accomplish

what many think is impossible, and the impossible

become not only possible but common place. The

“how?” withstands the testament of time and 

continues to provoke the innovation, ingenuity

and creativity of those who dare to dream of

accomplishing something great.

Students in ALTE's interdisciplinary learning

environments learn to probe authentic questions

regarding real-world challenges. Through computer-

supported collaborative learning, they acquire critical 

21st Century skills in K-12 to unlock important traits –

scientific curiosity,innovation and creativity - to ask the

question, "how?", one day becoming the leaders, 

educators, workforce and engaged citizens of a global

society of the Knowledge Age.

As members of the ALTE Community of Practice, teachers utilize 

an array of tools to become facilitators of learning, thus transforming

the classroom into 21st Century collaborative learning environments.

They value how students engage in inquiry, enabling them to function

as do professionals – scientists, business people, and community

leaders – responding to real-world problems in collaborative learning

communities similar to those in research, government and business.

Addressing pervasive problems in K-12 Education through facilitating 

the acquisition of 21st Century skills:

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The question on everyone's mind:

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ALTE - Alternative Learning & Teaching Ecosystem

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The ALTE Community of Practice supports collaborative learning environments in primary and secondary

classrooms ​that function as scientific communities around topics. Students formulate their theories and utilize

scaffolds to create collective knowledge. By using the pedagogical methodologies supported by the ALTE Ecosystem

of bundled technology, teacher training, methodologies and mentoring, educators help their students develop basic and transversal

                                                  skills through computer-supported collaborative learning, where the teacher becomes a facilitator of

                                                         learning. By joining the ALTE Community of Practice, educators - teachers, principals and technology

                                                            faculty - are partnered with their peers to enjoy the camaraderie of a community of practice of educators

                                                             with access to ongoing professional development.



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When working within collaborative learning environments, members of a small group gathered around a problem,

objective or plan are learning with others by capitalizing on different skills and experiences to solve problems. In

the process, they become co-learners, gaining knowledge from the experiences of others in their group to

achieve their learning objectives around the production and continual improvement of ideas. When dialogue

around ideas can be supported in learning environments whose members can share knowledge that will

benefit all reciprocally, individual ideas can be transformed into action from the collective knowledge

accumulation of a group. Collaborative Learning Communities of 21st Century research, business,

and government support sharing ideas, information and  work on common issues and shared  

problems to achieve a common goal. 

Scaffolding + The Scientific Method = Getting to the "How"?