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Global Classrooms

Bringing the world to Montgomery College
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What are Global Classrooms?

Global Classrooms (GC) is an approach to teaching and learning that brings together geographically distant instructors and students from different lingua-cultural backgrounds to communicate and collaborate through online tools and innovative teaching methodologies.

About Us

The Montgomery College Global Classrooms Faculty Fellowship (GCFF), sponsored by the Humanities Department and ELITE, provides an opportunity for faculty members across the Humanities and Social Sciences divisions to collaborate with faculty from our international partner institutions. Participants develop professional relationships by communicating via text, email, and virtual platforms in order to create mutually beneficial virtual academic and cultural exchange projects for courses they are teaching. Since its inception in 2017, the GCFF has supported Fellows from the following disciplines: Art, Art History, Economics, English, Spanish, ELAP, History, Women’s and Gender Studies, Anthropology, Geography and Communication.

The Global Classroom project can take many forms including a class-to-class virtual exchange, individual student virtual exchanges, or virtual guest lectures by faculty members. These projects encourage students to gain a deeper level of cultural understanding, global self-awareness, social responsibility and capacity to apply their knowledge to contemporary global challenges in a dynamic and meaningful way. Please see examples of Global Classrooms projects on this website. Please visist the 2020 Global Classroom Faculty Fellowship Showcase below.

2020 Global Classrooms Faculty Fellowship Showcase


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Montgomery college and university of el Salvador

Global Classrooms Faculty Fellowship (GCFF)


Faculty Fellowship-Call for Applications

The deadline for submissions is Friday, October 23, 2020.

The Global Classrooms Faculty Fellowship has given faculty members the opportunity to develop their knowledge and experience of the innovative teaching method of Collaborative On-line International Learning (COIL), which connects students and faculty from geographically distant locations and diverse lingua-cultural backgrounds in order to enhance cultural awareness and knowledge.

We would like to invite faculty who have an interest and/or experience in internationalizing their courses to apply to the Spring 2020-Fall 2020 Global Classrooms cohort. The Humanities Division and ELITE are funding this fellowship. The purpose of the Fellowship is to prepare interested and globally aware MC faculty to interact virtually with faculty from our partner schools in El Salvador, Ethiopia, and other international partner institutions with the eventual goal of creating curriculum aimed at increasing global self-awareness and perspective taking in both students and faculty.

Fellows commit to two semesters of participation for which they will receive one ESH per academic semester. Sessions are once a month on a Friday from 2-4 p.m.

For details on meeting dates, outcomes, and to obtain a copy of the application form, please see the attachments. You may also contact the fellowship coordinators, Professor Shelley Jones ( and Professor Carla Naranjo ( with any questions. The deadline for submissions is Friday, October 23, 2020.

Global Classrooms Invitation letter
(PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window) Global Classrooms Application (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window)