Supporting Collaborative Learning Environments Throughout the Education Continuum
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.
The question on everyone's mind:
Big Data Architect
Scaffolding + The Scientific Method = Getting to the "How"?
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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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.
Cloud Computing Services Manager
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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Sustainability Expert Manager
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
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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!
"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
UI / UIX Designer
Information Security Analyst
Learning and Teaching Re-imagined * Future Education Today
Market Research Miner
User Experience Designer
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