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May 19, 2017

MindShare Learning Report – May Top 10 News Stories in Canadian Edtech

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Dear Thought Leader,

I’m pleased to share our Top 10 news stories for our May Canada 150 Classroom of the Future Challenge – Professional Learning special edition.

Our national winners are a testament to growing pockets of innovation across the Canadian education landscape, thanks in part to district leadership and passionate teachers who inspire excellence amongst students.

The bar has been raised once again for next year! Be sure to checkout the amazing winning videos! As you may know, I’m a passionate life-long learner and no doubt you are too! I trust you’ll find a nugget or two from our awesome Top 10 news stories below.As always, I welcome your comments, news and blogs!

Until next time, keep the digital learning curve steep!


P.S. Drop me a note if you’re planning to attend ISTE 2017, June 25-28 , San Antonio Texas. We’ll get you on our VIP invite list to our CanAm Celebration of Excellence Partnering Reception!
Robert Martellacci, M.A. EdTech
President, MindShare Learning Technology™
Chief Digital Curator, The MindShare Learning Report™
Co-founder & President C21 Canada™

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1. Thomas C. Murray on Educational Leadership & his Newest Book ‘Learning Transformed’

Tom serves as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, a project of the Alliance for Excellent Education, located in Washington, DC. Murray serves as a regular conference keynote, was named one of “20 to Watch” by NSBA, the “Education Policy Person of the Year” by the Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2015 and “Education Thought Leader of the Year” in 2017.
2. Canada 150 Classroom of the Future Challenge Winners
3. An Exclusive Podcast with Roberto Eberhardt, Superintendent of Learning Technology & CIO, DPCDSB
The Evolution of Learning Technology in Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board


Originally from Argentina. Always worked in the technology field, for many years in the private sector and for the past 6 years in Education.

Holds a Bs. of Computer Science and MBA with focus on Project Management. Has been a PMP for over 12 years. Passionate about the impact of technology in student achievement and in support of students with special needs.

4. A Guide to Canadian Hashtags
5. The Microsoft Education Transformation Corner

Student Success and Beyond: Organizational Capacity, Strategic Planning, and Quality Assurance

Often in planning, student success is at the forefront of all discussions – as it should be! However, numerous diverse stakeholder groups that contribute to the improvement of student outcomes are often overlooked.

This month in the Microsoft Education Transformation Corner, we’ll be focusing on Organizational Capacity, Strategic Planning, and Quality Assurance as well as the questions, processes, and practices leaders can consider in order to achieve the ultimate goal – improving student outcomes.

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6. Yukon schools to scrap letter grades up to Grade 9

The education department will move away from letter grades and formal report cards as it changes the way Yukon students are assessed.

The government is looking for feedback on the planned changes from parents, students, teachers and community members through an online survey released this week.

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7. DreamBox Learning Partners with Nelson to Boost Math Education in Canada

Partnership will bring award-winning math education sotware to more Canadian Classrooms
DreamBox Learning®, the U.S. company that pioneered Intelligent Adaptive Learning™, announced a partnership with Nelson, Canada’s leading educational publisher, to bring its award-winning K-8 math education software platform to more Canadian classrooms.

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8. Reflections on the 9th Classroom of the Future Contest

by Timothy Gard, Chief Digital Strategist

While reflecting on our nine years of offering educators and students across this great land of ours an opportunity to provide us with a glimpse into their classrooms infused with teaching and learning using technology, I can honestly state that I have been encouraged. I’m not encouraged because great new tools are being used, though these new tools have indeed provided new and expanded avenues of learning, but rather, I have been encouraged by the deeper learning that has resulted because teachers have worked out how to leverage these tools into their pedagogy in extremely effective ways.

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9. ISTE Board of Directors Selects Recognized Leader in Education and Innovation as New Leader for a New Era

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) Board of Directors has named Richard Culatta as its CEO. Culatta is the former director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education and currently serves as chief innovation officer for the state of Rhode Island.

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10. For Google, the AI Talent Race leads straight to Canada

America’s biggest tech companies are remaking the internet through artificial intelligence. And more than ever, these companies are looking north to Canada for the ideas that will advance AI itself.

This morning, Google announced it’s starting an AI lab in Toronto.

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About us
The MindShare Learning Report team is made up of the following individuals:
Robert Martellacci, M.A. Ed Tech., Chief Digital Curator
Tim Gard, B.Ed., OCT, M.A, Chief Digital Strategist
Bradley Grant, B.A Hons., B.Ed., OCT, Digital Learning Specialist
Paul Sohor,YorkU Business Student,MindShare Business Intern
Valerie Rusnov,B.A. Hons., B.Ed., Editor

About The MindShare Learning Report™
Canada’s Leadership, Learning & Technology eMagazine
Our mission is to transform education by sharing knowledge of 21st Century innovative best practices and success stories in the Canadian education market space and beyond.

Editorial content for the monthly issue is due the third week of each month.
Please forward your news releases as web links to
info@mindsharelearning.com
Advertising opportunities are available, please contact,
robert@mindsharelearning.com
Consulting opportunities are available, please contact:
robert@mindsharelearning.com
Annual subscriptions to the MindShare Learning Report can be purchased at $99 CDN

About MindShare Learning

MindShare Learning is Canada’s leading EdTech strategy, news and events media company. We counsel education and technology leaders in understanding the emerging needs of learners to succeed in the 21st Century global knowledge-based digital economy.

MindShare Learning’s partial client list includes: Adobe, Blackboard Inc., Bosch Dremel, C21 Canada, Cisco Canada, Epson America, Follett, Global Scholar, Intel Canada, Microsoft Canada, Ontario Ministry of Education, Research Machines (RM) PLC UK, SMART Technologies, Steelcase.

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