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AboutEducate Magis

MORE THAN 6,500 MEMBERS AND GROWING!

“This community, transcending boundaries and borders, opens a new way of proceeding for our schools in service of the Jesuit mission: companions of reconciliation and justice – with God, within humanity and with creation (GC 36 Decree #1).”
(Text taken from the Educate Magis Mission)


Mission

The Mission of Educate Magis is to nurture a vibrant online community connecting educators from Jesuit and Ignatian schools around the world.

This community, transcending boundaries and borders, opens a new way of proceeding for our schools in service of the Jesuit mission: companions of reconciliation and justice – with God, within humanity and with creation (GC 36 Decree #1).

Educate Magis is dedicated to answering the call of the Society of Jesus to become a “universal body with a universal mission”, enabling educators in our global school network to collaborate in solidarity as a global community.

Vision

Over the next five years, Educate Magis aspires to:

  • Connect Jesuit educators from around the world.
  • Facilitate relevant and innovative conversations.
  • Provide a forum for the sharing of exciting content and the co-creation of new content.
  • Allow for collaborative efforts that span our network.

Notes:
-This vision, rooted in the long tradition of Jesuit education, allows for new and unique ways of proceeding that advance and renew our universal mission.
-This vision exemplifies what the whole of our network can accomplish by working together as a global community.

Join our vibrant global community of Jesuit Educators from around the world.

1

BECOME A MEMBER

Click the ‘Join Us’ button on our homepage and fill in a few required details which will allow you to become a member of the Educate Magis community.

2

PERSONALISE YOUR PROFILE

Once you are a member of the community you can personalize your profile as you wish. This allows you to determine how you would like others to see you and what information you would like to share with fellow community members. 

3

GET COLLABORATING

Being a member of the Educate Magis community will allow you to contact other community members, join groups of educators in similar areas/networks as you, start and join discussions with other members, send requests to schools you would like to collaborate with and download resources shared by the community. 

Would you like to present Educate Magis to your staff but you need some materials to help you with this?

Please download any of the following materials for free!

Are you looking to present the current tools and resources that Educate Magis offers to Jesuit Schools?

– We suggest that you present Educate Magis using the live Educate Magis website, rather than using an slide deck.
– Below are some key areas and topics you might wish to cover, with a brief narrative for each topic, to help you get the conversation started.
– We suggest you cover these topics in the sequence that make most sense to your audience and context.
Area
Topic
Link to Page
Narrative

Global Citizenship:
Global Citizenship:
Global Action Projects
The Global Action Projects page gathers all action projects and contests from and for the Global Community. Bring global issues like social justice and care for the environment to your classroom and raise awareness on these topics through fun learning experiences.
Connected Classrooms
Connected Classrooms is an online tool where you can create virtual classrooms to allow your students to interact and learn with students from other parts of the world via video. For example: Create a Virtual Spanish classroom and invite students from other countries to learn and meet in a virtual environment.
Global Citizenship Course
The Global Citizenship Course offers a comprehensive introduction to the topic of Global Citizenship Education. Organize your teachers to take the course, created using the IPP and foster constructive dialogue on how to teach your students to be global citizens.
Lesson Plans
The Global Citizenship Lesson Plans page gathers lesson plans from and for the community. Teach Global Citizenship in your classroom using these plans. They are practical, fun and come in English and Spanish.

Mission and Identity:
Mission and Identity:
Staff formation courses
The Staff Formation section offers courses for new teachers and teachers who are looking to continue their education. Learn more about the vision and ethos of the Society of Jesus’ educational apostolate through interactive online courses.
Staff formation resources
This is a collection of all Staff Formation resources shared by the community. See all documents, videos, articles and conversations and share your own.

Global Community:
Global Community:
Interactive Global Map
This map shows us the wide range of locations of Jesuit and Ignatian schools. Find your school, search for other schools and get connected.
School Profiles
School profiles show contact details and more information on Jesuit schools from all over the world. Learn about the network, find the school you need and connect.
Global Conversations
Conversations is an online tool which allows you to create and join conversations with teachers from Jesuit schools all over the world. Engage your colleagues in interesting and fruitful dialogue to enhance your work and the work of your colleagues.
Collaborative Groups
This space allows you to create groups to collaborate with other members. These online groups can either be public and open for all Educate Magis members to join, private and only open to those who are invited or request to join, or hidden so that only the group members will know it exists. Share resources and work together in a safe space.
Global Stories
The Educate Magis Global Stories section is a window that allows members to share their school’s and teacher’s realities, experiences, projects, achievements and more.  Contribute with global stories and news from your school to allow the Global Community to get a real sense of how rich and beautifully diverse our Global Network is.
Global Resources
The Global Resources page gathers useful and interesting resources on Jesuit Education, Ignatian Pedagogy, Global Citizenship and more. Search for a document, video or keynote in any of the previous themes and send us your resources to add to the collections.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, you do not have to pay to join the Educate Magis community. The community serves to share, discuss, collaborate, learn and grow together. If you have a genuine interest in Jesuit Education and global collaboration we would love you to join the community!

Educate Magis is being funded by anonymous donations which have been pledged to start, run and operate the online portion of the community for the first five years.

Educate Magis is sponsored by the Secretariat for Secondary and Pre-Secondary Education for the Society of Jesus, Rome.

Éamonn Mc Guinness – Part-Time Voluntary Director

Ciara Beuster – Global Community Facilitator

Gellért Merza – Web Content & Staff Formation Specialist

Mark Cummins – Web Developer

Karina Zapata-Roche – Digital Communications and Marketing Specialist

In addition, Fr. José Mesa S.J. and Dan Carmody are on our Board of Directors and International Steering Committee and work closely with us. 

The Educate Magis team are based in Galway, Ireland. 

If you would like to join the Educate Magis community simply click the ‘Join Us’ button on our website and fill in a few details. If you are interested in contributing content or in volunteering in another way please visit this page and fill out the short form. We look forward to meeting and working with you! 

Our initial target audience are; interested educators in our schools, Jesuit Education Delegates, existing networks (eg. regional networks, school networks, school associations) and school managers. Depending on how the Community grows our target audience will eventually include all educators in our schools, students and educators in the home (i.e. parents and family).

To share an idea about a project please go to conversations. Here you can post a message or invitation which will be seen by all members of the community. 

We would be delighted to receive resources from you! To submit a blog article visit the Global Stories page and click on the ‘Send us your News’ button on the right hand side. To submit a Lesson Plan or another resources visit the All Resources page and click on the ‘Submit a Resource’ button on the right hand side. 

There are many areas where you can translate content to any language. When you are reading an article from the Global Stories, look for a button on the top right called ‘Translate‘, choose your preferred language and click translate. This button is also available on the My community Page, in Conversations and in Groups.

In the main navigation of the website choose ‘Schools’ and then ‘Profiles’. This is an index of all the Jesuit and Ignatian schools from the Global Network. Each profile has contact information.

As of 2017 we have 845 schools which can be seen on the Global Map of Jesuit and Ignatian Schools.

To submit updates or changes to either the Global Map or the School Profiles please contact us on the following email: [email protected] 

Thank you for asking this question! Please visit this page to find out more about our volunteer program and register your interest. 

Ciara Beuster is the Educate Magis Global Community Facilitator. To contact her, send an email to [email protected] or alternatively, click here to send a contact form to the team. 

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