TOLEDO—Jesuit Father Joaquin O. Martinez, president of Toledo St. John’s Jesuit High School & Academy, traveled to Boston at the end of July to participate in the International Colloquium on Jesuit Secondary Education (ICJSE), the first-ever global meeting of Jesuit secondary schools in the 450-year history of the Jesuits.
Jesuit Father Joaquin O. Martinez
Fr. Martinez presented on the topic of “Emerging Technology in Education and the Impact of iPads in Classrooms.”
More than 350 educators from 61 countries on six continents registered for the event, representing schools from Australia, Congo, China, El Salvador, Italy and many other countries.
ICJSE seeks to strengthen the global network of Jesuit schools by providing a venue to share ideas, discuss common strengths and challenges, examine Jesuit mission and identity and focus on how Jesuit school educators can prepare students to become global leaders.
“The enormous challenges to Jesuit education today require our best efforts in order for us to serve the mission that has been entrusted to us,” said Superior General Adolfo Nicolas of the Jesuits. “By gathering as a global body of Jesuit secondary schools for the first time we can begin to establish ways of collectively preparing our students and school communities to address the welfare of the entire world and its development in a sustainable and life-giving way.”
“As an educator, this is a truly remarkable opportunity,” said Fr. Martinez. “The Jesuit network of secondary schools possess extraordinary potential to shape students from across the globe into truly global citizens. Our collaboration will make our schools stronger and broaden the perspective of the students we serve.”