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Shiloh Becomes a Global Gateway Elementary School
Dear Shiloh community:
I am proud to announce that Shiloh has been selected to be one of several Global Gateway elementary schools in Union County. Global Gateway is a program developed by VIF International Education, a Chapel Hill based organization that helps K-12 schools start and maintain language and global awareness programs to develop strong 21st century skills. The Global Gateway program provides a grade-level inquiry-based global learning environment that will prepare students for success as a global citizen. Teachers on Global Gateway teams will collaborate and explore the world with students through the integration of global content, teaching approaches, and instructional technology in the classroom. (The Global Gateway Program is different from our SPLASH program in Kindergarten.)
A Global Gateway school has at least one Global Gateway Grade Level Team. Our school will have a Global Gateway team in First grade. This Global Gateway team will implement global learning experiences for first grade students during the school year. To support them in this work, they will participate in VIF’s blended professional development program. They will engage in professional development modules and collaborate with other Global Gateway teams through VIF’s robust online community and Learning Center.
I’ve asked our Global Gateway team to keep faculty and staff informed of their global learning activities for the 2012-2013 school year, so we can show our support and participate in activities. The Global Gateway team will also provide updates on what they’re learning and accomplishing in staff meetings. If you have any questions about the Global Gateway program, please let me know.
Written by: Scott Spencer
Posted: Jul 13, 2012 by Mark Greene