Global Gateway is an educational services portal, offering cross-cultural and global competence trainings to the UM campus community, the K-12 educational system and community organizations. Global Gateway is part of UM’s Office of International Programs. It promotes mutual understanding, provides access to a globally-minded community, and infuses innovative educational opportunities that allow global awareness and competence to develop and thrive.
The amount of Global Gateway seminars has more than tripled between 2013 and 2014, from 48 seminars offered to 170 seminars provided.
As the graph below indicates, six schools within the Missoula School District participated in the fall 2014 global competence trainings series. Lewis & Clark Elementary School, Rattlesnake Elementary School, Russell Elementary School, Lowell Elementary School, St. Joseph Elementary and Middle School, as well as Hellgate High School. Seminars were specifically developed to meet the pedagogical needs of pre-Kindergarten students to 12th grade learners.
Several professional trainings were also offered to school administrators and teachers, on how to infuse cross-cultural and global competence learning content into existing curricula. Two additional schools, the Missoula International School and Franklin Elementary School have joined the Global Gateway partnership for 2015.
Thank you for your interest in Global Gateway! Your visit today provides you with the opportunity to learn more about the various innovative educational opportunities that allow global awareness and competence to thrive in K-12 Education, the UM Campus and Community Organizations.
Global Gateway provides cross-cultural and global competence seminars and trainings for a wide-variety of Global Gateway Partners on the UM Campus, including outreach activities to Missoula County Public Schools (K-12), building ties to the Missoula Community, and offering Global Competency Certification for Local Business Professionals and Businesses.
To find out how to join Global Gateway, to collaborate with Global Gateway partners, to benefit from Global Gateway services, or how to involve your organization, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Udo Fluck, Ph.D.
Director, Global Gateway
Global Competence Research, Course/Seminar Development and Training