AELTA Professional Development Center (Creative Skills Institute)
What We Do
The AELTA Center provides professional development training, capacity building, and improvement planning services. We help institutions, companies and education systems meet international quality assurance standards to be globally competitive and offer effective programs that will have a positive impact on student success, while addressing their local needs.
Characteristics of the Typical Millennial Learner
The Millennial generation or Generation Y is made up of people who were born between 1982 and 2000. They were born into technology and grew up tinkering with gadgets and video games. They prefer to express themselves in 140 characters instead of writing an email. They think and learn differently than the Baby Boomers. So it is no wonder that you have to revamp your training to catch their attention, hook them, and make them come back for more. Here are the characteristics of the typical millennial Learner:
1. Millennials are Tech-Savvy.
Millenials know more about and have handled more technology than the average Baby Boomer. Being online and accustomed to communicating via social media, the typical Millennial craves engagement. You have to create courses that talk to him or her and provide ample opportunities for interaction.
2. Millennials have a BYOD lifestyle and are hyper-connected.
Millenials are social and mobile people. They are always on and they expect to be able to work anywhere at any time and on any device. So, making sure learners can access your training anytime and anywhere is fundamental.
3. Millennials expect and demand instant gratification.
Millennials want relevant content and fast. They want to take only those courses that provide value and help them enhance their workplace skills. Be assured that your course will be under scanner the moment they are inside it. If you cannot hook them with meaningful content or convince them of the relevance of your course, be prepared to lose them.
4. Millennials want continuous feedback.
Since childhood, millennials have been congratulated for their efforts and receive individualized attention. Therefore, effective eLearning courses should provide feedback to learners regularly about their progress, what they have mastered, and if they have met certain goals
5. Millennials desire to explore and are lifelong learners.
Millennials want to go on adventures. Give those to them through your courses, and you’ll have them come back for more. Create eLearning courses that not only hook them but also let them interact and explore.
Our Education Solutions
A platform where both parents and schools come together to voice and manage their complaints. Our aim is to provide an easy to use platform for both educators and parents to come together and resolve a common problem. Parents can communicate with school without physically moving to school and fear to lose complaint or being ignored, while schools can efficiently receive and provide better service.
The AELTA Professional Development Center is licensed as Creative Skills Institute (CSI) as a member of Alazizi Global Projects, a subsidiary of Alazizi Group. It is a practical, professional, and research based educational institute that provides quality educational products and services to the local Middle Eastern community.
AELTA collaborates with educators, educational organizations and institutions to promote quality education in both the private and public sectors. With our strategic international partnerships we are equipped to offer professional development, project management and consulting services to support educational improvement initiatives in the Middle East. Our company and training institute partnership program, offers quality assurance support that enhances the quality of internal training programs, their delivery and holistic quality assurance management. Consulting services for education systems center around 21st century curriculum development, strategic improvement planning, and policy development to address local needs. AELTA is an AdvancED-NCA-CASI accredited Education Service Agency (ESA).
Our Work in the Middle East
The American English Language Teachers Association in the Middle East is providing several educational services to Saudi private and public schools, institutes and other organizations. These programs and services are offered through the AELTA Professional Development Center in Riyadh, which is accredited by AdvancED-NCA. NCA is the North Central Association Commission on Schools and Colleges (NCA). Our coursework is designed to meet international standards, while addressing local Middle Eastern needs. The courses are approved by the Ministry of Education (See attached letter). We conduct needs analysis, design professional development programs, and provide consulting services in curriculum development and school improvement. Our major focus is on teacher and leadership education in the Middle East, as it undergoes education reform efforts.