Combining tradition with technology
The Bom Jesus schools are steeped in tradition, but education leaders also look to the future—specifically, seeking out technology solutions that help teachers and students connect with each other and engage in classwork.
"We're always looking ahead and searching for technical and educational tools that may improve the learning process, as well as bringing our students and teachers closer." says Jorge Apóstolos Siarcos, General Director of the Grupo Educacional Bom Jesus.
An example of this outlook is the schools’ early embrace of cloud for education. “We were using Google Workspace for Education Fundamentals for students, teachers, and administrators as early as 2012,” says Marcelo Augusto Gonçalves Bardi, CIO of the Grupo Educacional Bom Jesus. As Bardi explains, Education Fundamentals has been a boon to everyone on Bom Jesus’s campuses, supporting teaching and learning while also adhering to the group’s traditional education values.
“Education Fundamentals lets education happen 24/7, helping students connect with teachers remotely whenever they want, and giving my team the ability to know what’s happening with our system in real time,” says Daniella Biselli Silveira Clivatti, Coordinator of the Educational Technology of Bom Jesus.
Grupo Bom Jesus has been working toward its digital transformation steadily since those early days. As a result of their hard work, Bom Jesus already has four Google for Education Reference Schools, recognized by Google for their outstanding use of technology to drive positive learning outcomes.