Monday, October 24

Network Discussion


Photo albumof the day

From the UK - England
Invitation from the Province via Hilary Thompson

Janet Erskine Stuart events

Janet Erskine Stuart
Celebrating her legacy one hundred years after her death

Society of England and Wales
2013-2014

Foundress of schools - traveler of countries

Launch of the Centenary Year
July 22- 26, 2013
Pilgrimage
Celebrate her heritage but also look at the education as in the future

Academic conference

Triduum with Janet Stuart
June 27-30, 2014

Centenary Eucharist of Thanksgiving
October 19, 2014

US Network
Save the Date

October 21, 2014
Teleconference -- World-wide prayer conference

Calendar of MSB (already in effect)
Create calendar for JES Stuart by schools who carry JES name


What we do as a Network (individually)?


What do we need as "assistance" to continue or enhance the work?

Asia

-Meeting together every two (2) years
-Wish to build a Network
-Information Sharing (Admin and Faculty)
-Students to recognize they are part of a larger family
-Day of prayer or sharing different cultures
-Faculty formation
-Taiwan cultural camp (August) -- engage other countries as the host
-Meeting in Mumbai -- have meetings like this for faculty (Korea) included with HOS
-Since Joigny have been working with AUS, New Zealand
-Named a contact person for each country to begin relationships

Europe

-What we can offer -- the richness of different cultures (Spain, Italy, France, Austria)
-Open to visits from anyone (Choirs, Schools, Teachers, Students) - establish links personally
-Have students brought together and under the topic/theme..."We are Students of the Sacred Heart" -- What can we learn from each other under that question.
-Website for Network (login/password)
http://www.sc-europe.net/

Africa

-No Network in Africa, but in Congo with meetings
-The subject they have in common
-Structuring the teachers
-School in Chad/Uganda are not in attendance so it is challenging to coordinate
-Needs are very different depending on the region
-Access to technology is limited
-Would like to organize more exhcange - political/international/social level
-Would like students to more aware of other students in other parts of the world
-Want to create a Network in Africa, prefer to have this long term
-Everything that has happened during this meeting -- SOFIE International page used as a model
-Will use the next meeting of the Provincial to request and promote the model of SOFIE (and other pages like it)

Australia/New Zealand

-from 1990's
-Three (3) AUS and One (1) Auckland
-Well established an provide a great dealof collegiality iwth four (4) meetings per year
-Plan activities together for schools and conferences
-Active in trying to attend meetings as a group (provides extended times to discuss)
-Each year -- Principal's retreat (one day)
-Support for significant occasions (100th anniversary of Sturatholme, etc.) -- Principals and students from the schools attend activities and ceremonies
-Attended World Youth Day (Sydney)
-Student exchange - attend camps, city experiences across all levels of schools
-Students and parents are clear to know and understand that they are part of the Network
-Skype conferences with student leadership (global issues, social issues)
-Board chairs/Principals/Provincial Team meet once per year
-Focused on Formation to Mission (conference heldthis year) -- Leadership and staff to KRB in 2011
-Meeting of Principals and Finance (next year with Deputy Heads)
-Challenges -- improve staff induction model (Province Director of Mission) -- looking at the Mexico model
-Schools have websites, yet looking for a better model for a Network webpage
-Very interested in hosting students and due to geography can easily visit all schools in AUS/AUCK
-Engaged and very interesed in teacher exchange with engagement and reflection ("Teacher Shadowing")
-Lots of opportunities AUS/AUCK would love to support

USA

-trying to stay in touch (Skype once per month)
-posters on CD
-creating a common chat room (SOFIE)
-service by going to "garbage dumps" -- photos of schools showing the quality of life in other countries
-trying to, at the beginning of Board meetings - sharing something about other schools (one per meeting)
-updated world-wide poster for each school
-Google map that is interactive zooming in on each school, etc.
-Google map that shows how is on SOFIE, etc.
-accurate list of who HOS/Exhcange coordinator/etc. (with digital directory with images)
-MS exchanges - updated info as to who engages this activity
-Faces about a directoy -- login and update for self (security for images of each)
-A place where every school could login and explain/ddescribe an annual theme -- partner with schools of like-themed ideas -- enhance and build relationships around that theme
-SOFIE (Schools Online for Interactive Education - http://sofie.org)
-Sister (City) schools -- identify a school and create a Sister program with that school -- present information on that school
-Walk Labyrinth -- Where on each property for this capability
-Prayer and Fun (like at this meeting) -- different than currently inthe US with conferences and meetings
-How to know "who" to bring to meetings (use technology to "dial in" to meetings and structure
------------------Stuart is attempting a WebEx to engage off site people
------------------Completing this with Atherton and Carrollton after school (with Webcasting and Skype)
-Haiti (Society within Haiti from NA) -- meant to be a popular school so it is owned by the people, asked for by DR/Nurses from the local clinics, and to provide a school for DR/Nurses children to attend -- Need assistance to sponsor children and teachers (95% of children are paying for school in Haiti) -- Attending schools freely will be gift -- Already a Network of such schools so there is support -- Very poor population -- Valentine's Day (global bake sale -- program to support this effort and this is the first event) -- Attendees from Global Ed conference volunteered to go back to the schools and be the contact person -- Contact will be made by Molly Nuell (Hearts for Haiti)
-Service projects -- local students have great ideas and yet we are approached, we want to "do the right thing" -- what engagements and involvvements are optional and what are expected

-Papalotzin -- geography is taught as North America (Mexico, US, Canada) (monarch butterfly that migrates between Canada, US and Mexico) -- Sharing resources, activities, etc.
------------------New platform
------------------DIscuss with Marta to engage schools in participating
------------------Resource is there for everyone
------------------Platform for collaborative activities and projects; creative as the people who wish to engage
------------------Develop understanding of how to use it
------------------Weave within the International virtual site
------------------Only as good as those who employ the rersources
------------------Enhanced accessibility
http://www.papalotzin-csc.com.mx
-Two (2) year Formation to Mission (for adults) plan online
Use platform to move and engage in different modules (lessons, documentation materials) -- process over time where interaction occurs with others
Using Society resources
Develops in consort with the Mexican Province and the schools in Mexico
Develop a way to "take a look" and use it in the US and Canada (other international schools)
Reorganize topics that are uniquely essential to the US and Canada from the model of Mexico
Question:
-Redlac --- one of the options for the next meeting (Guadalajara or Vienna-2015)
-------disciplined about meetings
-------meetings for Heads will be over and beyond what other meetings will occur
-------wanting to invite the Latin American HOS
-------enthusiastic in connecting (high interest and great desire) -- no impediment of their hearts to attend
-------Pool money on plane tickets and divide
-------Composition of Redlac is different -- include as many people as possible -- topic of meeting determines theme

Thinking of the next place is to think about where we haven't been --- Africa and Latin America
Most schools use the four (4) years to accumulate the amount of money requirerd to attend and participate

With technology, we can connect via these tools...