Promoting Intercultural Understanding in Classrooms
This branch offers intercultural and global competence building opportunities in elementary, middle and high schools, as well as in higher education learning environments. This service can transform students and educators of all grade and age levels to not only be “global-ready” but to be “future-ready”.
Previously, Udo Fluck developed and directed intercultural and global-competence-building programs for K-12, through his outreach program at the University of Montana, teaching hundreds of seminars between 2004 and 2016. Since fall 2018, through this K-12 outreach program, Fluck:
- Collaborated with 40 teachers and 10 principals in elementary, middle, and high schools!
- Partnered with 10 schools; 6 elementary, 3 middle, and 1 high school!
- Taught over 550 global and cultural seminars!
- Inspired over 1,500 students in Missoula!
Introducing Window to the World Studios!
In March 2020, Udo Fluck pivoted from offering his K-12 in-classroom seminars to recording his narrated PowerPoint presentations. Fluck does this instructional design work in a space he calls “Window to the World Studio”.
In total, Fluck has collaborated with 40 teachers and 10 principals in elementary, middle, and high schools, partnered with 10 schools; 6 elementary, 3 middle, and 1 high school, taught over 550 global and cultural seminars, and inspired over 1,500 students in Missoula.
In fall 2020, Fluck’s K-12 intercultural and global competence outreach program continued. He offered over 150 tailored seminars in five Missoula schools: Jeannette Rankin, Lewis and Clark and Lowell Elementary Schools, the Missoula International School, and Meadow Hill Middle School connected virtually via Zoom teleconferencing technology, along with accompanying, interactive student exercises and knowledge tests. Students that were unable to attend in person, were able to connect to the live streaming sessions from home. Teachers participating in the program provided the necessary access information to students and parents.
Promoting Intercultural Understanding in Classrooms means:
- Working together with teachers to support district-wide learning goals.
- Designing interactive, tailor-made modules that offer outside opinions and viewpoints to learners.
- Infusing cultural and global perspectives and content into standing curricula.
- Assisting with the integration of culturally diverse students in classroom settings to increase retention and student success.
- Offering professional development opportunities for teachers, administrators and staff.
Udo Fluck teaching Global Competence Seminars in …
Services and programming are made possible through the generous support of the Phyllis and Dennis Washington Foundation.