Our time together in Boston will begin with a focus on worldwide communities, emphasizing the importance of coming to know one another to better work in collaboration. The Secretaries of the Curia’s Committee for the Mission will then help us to initiate an intense focus on the Jesuit mission and how we, as a network of schools, can stay faithful to that mission. Next, we will examine our Jesuit identity, and the challenge of maintaining that identity for generations to come. Technology now offers incredible opportunities for our students and for our network, and together we will commit to preparing students to succeed in a new and advanced technological world. Finally, we will recognize the vast potential of our global network and the opportunities we have through collaboration to be an incredible educational force in a truly global universe! Keynote speakers, small group discussions, panels, workshops, and regional gatherings will all be focused on helping us accomplish our ICJSE objectives. Our time together will conclude with a focused examination and practical plan for our continued work together as a network.View the program at a glance .
- Answer the call of General Congregation 35 to"act as a universal body with a universal mission"
- Address the challenge of maintaining Jesuit Identity
- Focus on how we can stay faithful to the Jesuit mission
- Explore and form mutually beneficial partnerships
- Learn about best practices and partnerships within the Jesuit secondary school network
- Examine the importance of preparing students to enter into an increasingly global climate
- Prepare schools and students to succeed in a highly technological world
- Examine ways technology can help to facilitate global partnerships
- Structure and plan how to continue efforts to strengthen the Jesuit secondary school network
José Mesa, SJ, Secretary for Secondary and Pre-secondary Education, elaborates on why he and Father General hope your school will participate in our inaugural gathering!