Summer 2015 Global Competence Summer Academy (GCSA) a big success!
The second Global Competence Summer Academy (GCSA), an intensive cross-cultural and global-competence skill-building seminar program, attracted more than thirty K-12 teachers, counselors and administrators from Missoula County Public Schools (MCPS) and representatives from school districts near and far, August 10 and 11 on the UM campus. The trainings help participants to better understand, address and manage cultural similarities and differences, common in classrooms with learners from diverse cultural backgrounds. Furthermore, the GCSA focuses on the areas of pedagogy and curriculum and aids instructors in developing teaching strategies that support the changing demographic in today’s classroom, according to Udo Fluck, Director of Global Gateway, with the Office of International Programs (OIP), who developed the GCSA content and facilitated the two-day training. The GCSA also assists educators interested in infusing their curriculum with cross-cultural and global perspectives. The GCSA is a joint partnership between the UM Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences and MCPS, as part of the SHAPE P-20 Initiative.
Global Gateway in Chief Charlo Elementary School Newsletter
Global Gateway was included in the Chief Charlo Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization’s monthly newsletter “The Howl," in its May edition, titled: “Window to the World” for Chief Charlo. The article portrays the growth that the outreach program has had to Missoula County Public Schools and highlights the increase in global competence seminars offered at Chief Charlo. The elementary school was one of the pilot schools for the program back in spring 2014, with six 30-minute seminars.
Just a year later, in spring 2015, Global Gateway has provided over 50 individual seminars in six different classrooms at Chief Charlo. Click here to read the newsletter.
Global Gateway Featured on UM's Homepage and the Montanan Fall 2014 Edition
2014 was a significant year for Global Gateway, not only in program growth, but also in recognition and acknowledgement of its accomplishments on the UM campus, as well as its outreach efforts to schools within the Missoula School District.
In late November 2014, Global Gateway was honored to be published on the University of Montana Website.
Global Gateway was also featured in the 2014 Fall Edition of the Montanan, with an article titled:
A Man of Many Hats: Udo Fluck’s Global Gateway Program Inspires K-12 Students to Learn Global Competence. The interview was conducted by Ashlynn Andersen.
Global Gateway on the Radio
Global Gateway was featured on the weekly Council on the Radio on Missoula’s radio station KGVO, 101.5 FM Talk Back Program, hosted by the Montana World Affairs Council. The one-hour radio show featured radio hosts Peter Christian and Jon King and Montana Word Affairs Council Executive Director Susan Cundiff talking to Udo Fluck about cross-cultural and global competence training.