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Educate Magis Celebrates 5 years of Connecting Educators from Jesuit Schools Around the World!
By Educate Magis
Feb 3rd, 2020

Siobhan Cafferty, EdD, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Community Engagement at School of Education in Loyola University Chicago invites all educators from our Global Community to register in Loyola’s Graduate SOE Courses which are being offered in Rome, Italy this summer at JFRC. These courses are great introductions to the School Leadership programs. All current and aspiring school leaders are welcome to take a course in Rome this summer with the School of Ed.

As you know for the 30th consecutive year, the School of Education will offer graduate courses at Loyola University’s John Felice Rome Center campus on a two-week schedule designed specifically for working professionals, like you. Take one of our summer courses in Rome to reboot, reignite and to transform your professional plan.

Tuition Scholarships are available if you APPLY NOW.

All SOE courses at JFRC carry three (3) hours of graduate credit and are adapted to make use of the cultural resources of Rome so that the Eternal City itself becomes part of the classroom. Explore this amazing opportunity to engage in cross disciplinary academic engagement; professional development and live out our Jesuit tradition – traveling to teach, learn, discern and imagine. Attached please find the details regarding this amazing experience.

The following courses still have a few seats and scholarships left to fill:

CIEP 556: Problem Solving, Thinking, & Creativity
(Taught and facilitated by Dr. Pam Fenning, Dr. Eilene Edejer)

Professionals in PK-20 education are faced with numerous decisions, interacting with different people, and ideally, maintain a sense of self and self-awareness in these processes. Problem-solving ranges from making the simplest decisions to developing complex research questions. Loyola University Chicago is pivotal in providing the foundation for reflective problem solving through transformative education in the Jesuit tradition – particularly through the components of the Ignatian Pedagogy Paradigm: context, experience, reflection, action, and evaluation.

Problem-solving, thinking, and creativity is a unique opportunity for students to develop research questions, apply metacognitive concepts, and reflect on their potentially shifting worldviews- all within the framework of the Rome immersion experience. The purpose of this course is to provide an integrated, immersive learning experience for PK-20 educators, including but not limited to teachers, administrators, school psychologists, university personnel, etc. This course is especially rooted in the Ignatian Pedagogy Paradigm, applying the domains at different points of the course.

ELPS 465: Interdisciplinary Educational Leadership: Cross-Cultural Methods to Advance Justice
(Taught and Facilitated by Dr. Siobhan Cafferty & Dr. Amy Nelson Christensen)

The purpose of this course is to provide an integrated, immersive learning experience for PK-20 educators, including but not limited to teachers, administrators, school psychologists, university personnel, etc. Educators work daily to open their doors to families, students, and parents, all who are from diverse cultures and backgrounds. The word “catholic” is defined as all-embracing, and at a Catholic Jesuit university we work to be people for others, seeing God in all things. Educators also work to ensure equal access to education, equal quality of education, and equal opportunities in education for all children and families. Advocating for the educational and mental health rights and opportunities of others is a foundational for all educators. Given that educators across different professions/disciplines must work together, it is ideal to provide training experiences in which they can learn together as well as learn from each other about how to better understand their own cultural beliefs and values and immerse in the process of understanding the cultural beliefs and values of others in order to collaboratively advance justice in education.