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ALTE - Alternative Learning & Teaching Ecosystem

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Sandra Lund-Diaz, M.Ed., Philanthropy Strategies Global Consulting

Email: kbinaction@gmail.com


Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) Competency Framework for Teachers (CFT)

A culture of inquiry and evidence to unlock critical thinking and creativity based on an exchange of ideas and research around common themes and phenomenon learning.

 Improving learning outcomes through education technology and innovative assessment methods that support and inform instruction, provide accurate information

about what students know and can do, and measure student achievement to bridge gender and achievement gaps to prepare students for college readiness. 

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Read about Phenomenon Learning

and its significance within a wide

variety of international frameworks

promoting innovation, information

and communication technology, 

and 21st Century skills.

The ALTE Global Learning Ecosystem 

Prepares Today's Students for Tomorrow's Challenges

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.

Aligning with the UNESCO framework for Information and

Communication Technology (ICT) competencies.  This

framework outlines the competencies that teachers need

to integrate ICTs into their professional practice and teaching.




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 

scientific method.



Effective to Integrate English Learners in Coursework

              21st Century Learning

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..... 

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

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

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development - OECD 

Innovative Learning Environments Project 

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.

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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. 

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.  

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


21st Century Skills  - 4Cs of

Future Education Through

Collaborative Learning

Teacher Training

in a

Community of Practice




Student Growth 

            Community of Practice

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..... 

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            Making Connections

*  Electronic workspace accessible

through the Internet or on a server;
*  Formative java tools support real-time

learning assessment; 
*  Regularly-scheduled videoconferen-

cing partners classrooms world-wide..... 

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The ALTE Global Learning Ecosystem 

Prepares Today's Students for Tomorrow's Challenges