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Global Gateway to K-12 Education

The Global Gateway to K-12 Education for Students provides a unique “window-to-the-world” for schools in Missoula. The pilot program includes the development of a series of cross-cultural and global competence learning modules tailored for two elementary schools and one high school in Missoula. These modules are designed to support the teacher in the classroom with their individual curriculum plans and learning goals, by offering an additional, international and global perspective on a specific subject, question, focus or challenge.

Global Gateway to K-12 Education for Teachers will offer the first Global Competence Summer Academy (GCSA) on the University of Montana campus, during June 16 - 19. 2014. The goal of this pilot training program for teachers is to provide teachers with the skills and tools to foster the development of cross-cultural and global competence in the next generation of learners and also to deliver life-changing learning experiences designed to allow students to succeed in the national and international employment markets.

The GCSA aims to present unique professional development opportunities that foster the networking with others in a stimulating and supportive environment.

Download the Global Competence Academy 2014 Info Brochure here, for more information on:

  • Who should attend?
  • What participants will gain?
  • What they will take back to their schools?
  • How teachers can infuse their curriculum

Individual cross-cultural and global competence instructional material and learning modules are developed and facilitated by Multicultural Learning Solutions (MLS), the research and development unit in Global Gateway.

This learning portal proudly joins forces with the:

Global Competence Seminar at Chief Charlo School

  • Montana World Affairs Council (MWAC):
    The MWAC facilitates the Council in the Classroom program. Council in the Classroom utilizes state-of-the-art video-conferencing technology, provided by Inspired Classroom.
  • Inspired Classroom:, a curriculum development studio, based in Missoula. Through the program, international experts have the opportunity to be guest speakers, by connecting to schools, students and teachers across Montana.

Global Gateway is excited about the partnership with Council in the Classroom and Inspired Classroom to deliver tailor-made seminars that provide students with an international and global perspective, expose students to “outside” content, provide a knowledge foundation, directly engage students, and giving them a chance to become more cross-culturally and globally aware and competent. 

With valuable contributions from:

For more information on how your school can become a Global Gateway partner and benefit from cross-cultural and global course content development for K-12 , contact globalgateway@umontana.edu.