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Dear Thought Leader,
I’m pleased to share our Top 10 news stories from our April Global Learning Edition. Having recently returned from theCoSN17 Conference in Chicago, I was intrigued by the many conversations I had with colleagues from around the globe with respect to learning, innovation and global competencies. Canada proudly is looked upon as a global leader in these areas in the K12 space.
One of the nagging questions that emerged from the CoSN17 conference for me—What are faculties of education across Canada doing to transform, innovate and prepare our future teachers for classrooms of today and tomorrow? We’ll be exploring this topic in our May Professional Learning edition. Watch for it!
Until next time, keep the digital learning curve steep!
P.S. MindShare Learning is once again a proud media partner of ISTE 2017, June 25-28 , San Antonio Texas. Watch for details of 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. Lord Jim Knight former Minister of Education, UK Government, Shares his Insights on Global Learning & Innovation at CoSN17
2. Top Ten Ways to Create and Sustain a Global Classroom & School
by Timothy Gard, Chief Digital Strategist
Creating and sustaining a Global Classroom or School is much easier today than ever before. We have the technology, the infrastructure, and I think in many cases, the resolve to connect our classrooms and schools with different learning experiences across the globe. In fact, I would argue that every classroom and school should begin to create – if you haven’t already! – a mindset where each teacher and student thinks about the global community and the amazing collaborative experiences that are only a digital connection away!
So how do you create and sustain a Global Classroom and School? The list below is certainly not definitive, but it’s certainly a great place to start! Read through it and start to think about ways in which you might involve your classroom or school in a global adventure!
3. Nelson and Microsoft Partnering to Transform Education in Canada
Nelson, Canada’s leading educational publisher, and Microsoft Corporation, announce a strategic partnership to explore the future of classroom learning for K–12 schools.
4. Canadian wins prestigious $1M teaching award for work in northern Quebec
5. The Microsoft Education Transformation Corner
Building Leader and Educator Capacity for Transformation
What makes a great teacher great? They are continually innovating and assessing how their work can further improve student success and outcomes. This leads policy makers to ponder – how do we build the capacity of educators and leaders to continuously learn, innovate, and improve on what they do?
Building up your teachers is so important – and there are so many ways to do so! Teachers require practical experience and an ability to innovate a range of techniques to meet the needs of every student presented before them. Many teachers receive little preparation for the practical realities of classroom management. That’s why it is critical for systems to invest in initial teacher education, just as the top performing education systems do.
6. Apple is losing America’s classrooms to Google and Microsoft
Apple mobile operating system iOS ended 2016 with a 14% share of new mobile devices used in Kindergarten through 12th grade, down from 26% in 2014, according to new data from research firm Futuresource Consulting. Meanwhile, Apple’s computer-only operating systems OS X and macOS fell to a 5% share in 2016 from 8% two years earlier
7. Governor General and Tom Jenkins to Launch Their Book Ingenious
The Office of the Secretary to the Governor General is pleased to announce that His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Tom Jenkins, Chair and former CEO of OpenText and Chair of the National Research Council, are launching their book Ingenious…
8. Exclusive Podcast discussing this Year’s International Edtech AwardWinners with Victor Rivero, Editor-in-Chief, EdTech Digest
9. New Blueprints for K–12 Schools: Innovative design supports blended learning
What should schools look like in order to succeed with blended learning? Marty West talks with Larry Kearns about how he and his team designed two charter schools to support their blended learning models.
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
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