Busy year for Educate Magis
Despite the pandemic, Educate Magis, the online education community that connects teachers and educators from Jesuit and Ignatian schools globally, was busy working on a number of fronts.
Karina Zapata-Roche is the Digital and Communications Marketing Manger with Educate Magis. Read below her latest update with news from around the world.
News Update from Educate Magis
Learning About Ignatian Global Citizenship with a Global Group
As part of an ongoing piloting program, in September 2021, Educate Magis announced the opening of two Ignatian Global Citizenship facilitator-led global courses. One was offered for global groups in English and the other for global groups in Spanish.
These facilitator-led global courses are new synchronous global learning experiences for Ignatian educators. They are a new course modality that gives members of the global community of Educate Magis the opportunity to learn together as a global group of learners from schools and countries around the world.
We invite you to read an interview with Jin-hyuk Park, Director at Xavier Jesuit School in Cambodia », and an interview with Juan Pablo Vallejo, Director of Student Welfare at “Colegio San Gabriel” in Ecuador » in which they share their experiences after participating in this new course format.
The International Jesuit Secretariat for Education as a Driving force in Contemporary Jesuit Education
Continuing with the Global Series for Teachers New to Jesuit Education, here is the fourth article in which Fr Jose Mesa SJ explains the beginnings of the Secretariat for Education and its important role and tasks it plays in fostering Jesuit Education today. Read more here ».
A new conversation on the promotion of justice
Educate Magis also started a new conversation on their platform in light of the World Day of Social Justice, which took place on 20 February 2022. They invited people to reflect further on a global identifier of Jesuit schools: “Jesuit Schools are committed to Justice” (A Living Tradition, 2019) ».
People were asked the question: “How can we better provide opportunities for our students to ‘Develop a critical consciousness to understand the root causes of inequality and oppression’?” Share replies here ».