Transforming the classroom into environments where students
learn the skills for Knowledge Deepening, enabling students to
acquire in-depth knowledge of their school subjects and apply it
to complex, real-world problems through topic-centric phenomenon
learning that supports problem-solving and application of the
Educators - teachers, principals, tech
staff and aides - are able to exchange
information, access material and best
practices, engage in ongoing professional
development and mentor each other.....
* Electronic workspace accessible
through the Internet or on a server;
* Formative java tools support real-time
* Regularly-scheduled videoconferen-
cing partners classrooms world-wide.....
Where students can acquire
the skills they will need to
navigate the education process
and become productive members
of the workforce, their community
and society at large.....
Visit our page on Technology in K-12 education to learn why we are so committed to promoting the United Nation's
Information & Technology Competency Framework for Teachers and OECD's seven transversal principales to guide
the development of learning environments for the 21st Century
With ALTE, students are constantly reading and writing,
acquiring the knowledge, skills, and academic preparation
needed to enroll and succeed in college courses without the
need for remediation.
By partnering classrooms around the world, educators are able
to collaborate with each other in having their students work on
shared databases to do research on a common theme for "phenomenon learning" around topics.
The ALTE model reimagines teaching and learning, where the format of the traditional, more passive approach to learning, is replaced by a more collaborative method of
acquiring skills and knowledge. Instead of sitting in assigned seats facing the teacher listening to pre-determined content, students are encouraged to work together in small groups with the teacher serving as a facilitator, mentor and coach in a culture of inquiry and evidence to unlock critical thinking and creativity based on an exchange of ideas
and research around common themes, proposing theories around topics. This method of contextualization through "phenomenon learning" approaches themes through project-based learning, AKA Phenomenon Learning or Topic-Centric, where students are taught cross-subject
topics that incorporate multi-disciplinary content. This is often referred to as contextualization that makes learning exciting
and relevant. The effective use of technology for content delivery and the continued professional development of their
indstructor - teachers, principals and support staff - is key to its success. This process allows students to acquire important
21st Century skills such as critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity, the “4Cs” of future education.
Read more at our Frequently Asked Questions page -
Formative assessments allows teachers to seek information that
is used as feedback to modify teaching and learning activities to
meet student needs. Teachers can supplement standardized
testing with an assessment of students´ progress of academic
Visit our partners
Knowledge Building International Project
Knowledge Building in Action Community of Practice
World Federation of Association of Teacher Education
Catalonia (Spain) College of Science, Arts & Letters
Association of Teacher Education in Europe
Global Education in European Schools
Contact us for a demonstration
The ALTE approach allows students without English
language proficiency learn in small group collaborative
learning environments, providing opportunities for the
types of interactions that encourage language development.
Learning and Teaching Re-imagined * Future Education Today
Read about Phenomenon Learning
and its significance within a wide
variety of international frameworks
promoting innovation, information
and communication technology,
and 21st Century skills.
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