Our Mission

Alterra is a Washington DC-based group of curriculum consultants. We promote a nuanced understanding of global trends, events, and perspectives at schools, universities, and professional associations throughout North America.

We plan impactful, active learning models for students, teachers, and school administrators – and we collaborate closely with you to carry them out.  We listen to your needs, and propose ways to advance global competence consistent with your mission.

We consult in the classroom, design courses, and plan themed, curriculum-linked country visits.  Our platforms include traditional workshops, weekend retreats, service learning, film & media festivals, webinars, and ‘games for change’.

We maintain a network of contacts on 6 continents, 21 years in the making. On campus, online, and overseas, we connect you with the world.  We want your institution to think and act critically about this new century’s epic challenges, and we welcome your inquiry about our services.