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September 23, 2016

Top 10 News Stories for September – Global Best IPN Award Announcement

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Dear Thought Leader,

It’s great to be back from Oslo, Norway where we were honoured to receive the Global Chair’s Best Partnership Award at theInternational Partnership Conference (IPN).

As I review the stellar Top 10 news stories this month, it reminds me of the high regard for Canada and our education systems that my global conference colleagues probed me about while in Oslo. I was humbled and responded with great pride!

Please do plan to join us as we “Redefine Schools of the Future Today,” at our 7th Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit,November 3rd at MaRsDD in Toronto. We have a special $50 off discount code for our valued readers: mslsummit50.

It’s truly an honour to be a part of such an highly connected professional learning community as we educate our global leaders oftomorrow today.

Until next time, keep the digital learning curve steep!

P. S. Don’t forget to cast your vote for the Inaugural Canadian EdTech Leader Awards

Robert Martellacci
M.A. EdTech
Chief Digital Curator, The MindShare Learning Report™
President, MindShare Learning Technology™

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1. An Insightful Podcast with the 21st Century Minded Honourable Mitzie Hunter, Ontario Minister of Education

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Mitzie Hunter was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2013 as the MPP for Scarborough-Guildwood. She was re-elected in 2014. Mitzie currently serves as Minister of Education. She was previously Associate Minister of Finance, responsible for the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan.

She has worked as CEO of the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance. She champions unlocking the GTA’s potential by ensuring fair and inclusive access to employment and prosperity.

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2. Ten Tips to Create a School of the Future Today

Created by Sylvia Duckworth

3. Remembering EdTech Legend Dr. Seymour Papert

MindShare Learning was honoured to record one of the final podcasts with Dr. Seymour Papert.

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4. EQAO Celebrates Five Ontario Elementary Schools for Their Math Strategies That Work

Five Ontario elementary schools are being profiled by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) in 2016 for their success in developing mathematics programs that have helped their students meet the provincial standard.

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5. Dremel 3D Printer Product Review by Tim Gard

You always get an interesting reaction when you talk about 3D printers. You either get a response that indicates awe, wonderment, and appreciation, or one of indifference. Why exactly does my school need a 3D printer? Isn’t it just another tool that can get in the way of real learning, or expense we simply don’t need? Is a 3D printer going to make that much of a difference in teaching and learning? Or, I like the idea however we don’t have the teachers with the skill sets to implement such a device in our school program, or we just can’t afford this kind of luxury.

Why then should you consider 3D printer? Part of the answer boils down to your teaching and learning context and philosophy that your school has adopted.

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6. How parents monitor their teen’s digital behavior by Pew Research

Much like their children, parents of teenagers now live in a world that is heavily influenced by digital devices and online platforms. Among parents of 13- to 17-year-olds, 94% own a desktop or laptop computer; 76% own a smartphone; 72% use Facebook; and 84% go online at least occasionally using a smartphone, tablet or other mobile handheld device…

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7. TVO’s mPower is Rolling Out to Ontario’s Schools!

As the school year begins, TVO is proud to share its latest digital resource to support student learning in Ontario. mPower is a fun, innovative, online game-based resource that engages students in problem-solving and critical thinking through math.

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8. Sneak Peak Podcast with World Renowned, Award Winning STEM Student Maya Burhanpurkar who will be Keynoting at the 7th Canadian EdTech Summit

Podcast

Maya is a 17 year old student, award winning scientist, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and volunteer.

She has been a keynote speaker at TEDx, and featured on several national news programs including Global’s Morning Show, CBC’s The National, and the Huffington Post, and is the subject of an upcoming book by BBC presenter and author Johny Pitts on eight of the most influential youths in the world.

9. The Microsoft Education Transformation Corner

Welcome to Your First Step to Transformation…

Societies in the new millennium are increasingly distinct from those of the 20th century. The rate of change is accelerating, with new discoveries being made at a pace never seen before. A global economy has emerged in which skills in using information and communications technology (ICT) are key drivers of economic competitiveness… [1]

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10. D2L Introduces Virtual Classroom — Collaborative Video Tool Now Available in Brightspace

D2L just improved teaching and learning – again. D2L, the global learning technology leader and creator of Brightspace – which has changed the way organizations, schools and universities educate in more than 50 countries – has added integrated virtual classroom capabilities to its Brightspace Learning Environment.

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September 9, 2016

September MindShare Report – Back2School Edition – Cross Canada Ontario Spotlight

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An Insightful Podcast with the 21st Century Minded Honourable Mitzie Hunter, Ontario Minister of Education

PodcastMitzie Hunter was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2013 as the MPP for Scarborough-Guildwood. She was re-elected in 2014. Mitzie currently serves as Minister of Education. She was previously Associate Minister of Finance, responsible for the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan.

She has worked as CEO of the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance. She champions unlocking the GTA’s potential by ensuring fair and inclusive access to employment and prosperity.

Dear Thought Leader,

Welcome to our back2school edition of the MindShare Report! The 2016-2017 academic year promises to have more innovation and opportunities for teachers and leaders to connect in partnership with industry to transform learning and ultimately student success.

It was a pleasure to connect with the Honourable Mitzie Hunter, Ontario’s newest Minister of Education. She brings a refreshing outlook to her portfolio and really embraces the notion of preparing students for the global knowledge based economy.

Be sure to check out some of the highlights in this issue!

  1. Remembering EdTech Legend Dr. Seymour Papert
  2. Exclusive sneak peak podcast with student keynote National science Award Winner, Top 20 under 20, Maya Burhanpurkar from the Simcoe County School Board
  3. ISTE Conference Reflections Part 2
  4. 57 Days to Go! 7th Canadian EdTech Leadership Summitpresented by MindShare. We’re offering our valued readership a special $50 off coupon code: mslsummit50. This week only!
  5. Top 10 Tips to Create a School of the Future by MindShare in collaboration with the amazing Sylvia Duckworth
  6. How parents monitor their teen’s digital behavior by Pew Research
  7. Our Blogger at Large Tim Gard reviews the Bosch Dremel 3D Printer.

As I prepare for our trip to Oslo, Norway to attend the International Education Partnership Summit to present and receive our Chair’s Best Award next week, I want to thank our many valued partners, advisory board members and education leaders in our network, who inspired the excellence that we strive to achieve on a daily basis.

Until next time, keep the digital learning curve steep!

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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Quote of the Month

“I’m very aware of the need to invest in technology and in new ways of learning. It is reflective of the fact that our students will confront a knowledge economy and a world that is rapidly changing. It is important that Ontario students are prepared and equipped for that.”

— The Honourable Mitzie Hunter, Ontario Education Minister

Cross Canada Spotlight on Ontario

Sneak Peak Podcast with World Renowned, Award Winning STEM Student Maya Burhanpurkar who will be Keynoting at the 7th Canadian EdTech Summit

Podcast

Maya is a 17 year old student, award winning scientist, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and volunteer.

She has been a keynote speaker at TEDx, and featured on several national news programs including Global’s Morning Show, CBC’s The National, and the Huffington Post, and is the subject of an upcoming book by BBC presenter and author Johny Pitts on eight of the most influential youths in the world.

TVO’s mPower is Rolling Out to Ontario’s Schools!

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As the school year begins, TVO is proud to share its latest digital resource to support student learning in Ontario. mPower is a fun, innovative, online game-based resource that engages students in problem-solving and critical thinking through math.

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Ontario Investing $1.1 Billion To Improve School Buildings
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EQAO Celebrates Five Ontario Elementary Schools for Their Math Strategies That Work
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ContactNorth Lands Global Online Learning Conference
ContactNorth 25.08.16

Half of Ontario’s Grade 6 students failed to meet math standard
The Star 31.08.16

Why teachers need to think like entrepreneurs
The Star 06.09.2016

Dremel 3D Printer Product Review

You always get an interesting reaction when you talk about 3D printers. You either get a response that indicates awe, wonderment, and appreciation, or one of indifference. Why exactly does my school need a 3D printer? Isn’t it just another tool that can get in the way of real learning, or expense we simply don’t need? Is a 3D printer going to make that much of a difference in teaching and learning? Or, I like the idea however we don’t have the teachers with the skill sets to implement such a device in our school program, or we just can’t afford this kind of luxury.

Why then should you consider 3D printer? Part of the answer boils down to your teaching and learning context and philosophy that your school has adopted.

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The Microsoft Education Transformation Corner

Welcome to Your First Step to Transformation…

Societies in the new millennium are increasingly distinct from those of the 20th century. The rate of change is accelerating, with new discoveries being made at a pace never seen before. A global economy has emerged in which skills in using information and communications technology (ICT) are key drivers of economic competitiveness.[1]

Education Transformation Framework
As they head back to school this year, school leaders are being faced with both a challenge and an extraordinary opportunity: the chance to rethink and reinvent education to reflect this broader societal transformation. Students need to be prepared with knowledge and skills that will enable them to succeed in this new digital economy. The required skill set now includes not only foundational knowledge in the traditional disciplines but also skills in problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration and communication…

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Created by Sylvia Duckworth

ISTE Reflections Part 2 Canada on the World Stage

image00 (2)It’s hard to describe ISTE if you’ve never been. Hopefully this retrospective inspires you to attend next year! Some 20,000 ed leaders from around the world converged on ISTE late June along with 300 Canadian ed and industry leaders. Canada is without a doubt one of the leaders of the pack each year with keynoters and presenters. The reality is that much of the learning happens outside of the formal program in the hallways, lounge areas, makerspaces and pubs! The International aspect creates for a unique synergy unlike most conferences you’ll attend. Feel free to drop me a note if you’d like to learning more! R.M.
P.S. Of course you can always enter our annual Classroom of the Future Challenge and Qualify to WIN a Trip to ISTE!

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ISTE is really about the people and making connections. Honoured to have had join us at our CanAm Celebration of Excellent (L-R) Michael Furdyk, Robert Martellacci, Angela Maiers, Terry Godwaldt. Truly inspirational leaders in my PLN.

ISTE’S MAKERSPACE ZONE WAS MESSY, NOISY AND CROWDED WHICH MADE FOR AMAZING PROFESSIONAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES!

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Congrats to Canada’s Copernicus who we awarded Best of Show at ISTE for their Innovative New Product (Tech Tub) and Booth Presence with the cool VW van! They will be receiving two (2) comp tickets to our 7th Canadian EdTech Canadian EdTech Summit

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Team Canada at Edutopia’s 25th Anniversary Celebration at ISTE. Name the most Canadian’s possible in the pic and WIN a pair of Passes to the 7th Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit Nov. 3 at MaRSDD Toronto. Email in your answers.

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WIN A Pair of Comp Passes to the 7th Canadian EdTech Summit! Name these Toronto Born twins below who now reside in Boston. They have become World Renowned for their Children’s Books and host A Global “ ? “  Day!  Another hint! Paul on the left is a fellow Pepperdine Alum! Email me your answer!

C21 Canada Spotlight

108th CMEC MEETINGS in JULY FORGE CEO ACADEMY PARTNERSHIPS

The OCED’s active work on the assessment of global competencies in PISA 2018 is described in Global Competency in an Inclusive World. Click to view.  

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Anne Bernard-Bourgeois, Jordan Tinney and Laura Elliott representing C21 Canada during their presentation at the CMEC meeting

CMECgrouppic.jpg-large(Left to Right) David Roberts, Past President & Co-founder, C21 Canada; Jordan Tinney, Superintendent, Surrey School District; Chantal Beaulieu, Executive Director, Council of Ministers of Education, Canada; Anne Bernard-Bourgeois, Superintendent, La Commission Scolaire de Langue Française; Karen Yamada, Vice President, C21 Canada;Laura Elliott, Director of Education, Thames Valley District School Board; Robert Martellacci, President & Co-founder, C21 Canada

The CEO Academy was well-represented from coast-to-coast by Jordan Tinney, Laura Elliott and Anne Bernard-Bourgeois who provided authentic perspectives and a shared national voice.  It was an historic occasion for an external group to be invited inside meetings and it was clear that a forging of relationships occurred.

Perspectives on learning competencies – C21 Canada 7Cs and the role and impact of assessment will be gathered to inform CMEC in their Global Competency initiative.

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K-12 Featured News

Post-Secondary Featured News

International Featured News

Industry News

Research, Funding, Innovation & Start-ups

MindShare Musings

It’s been a great but busy summer as we’ve been hard at work planning a very special 7th Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit—Redefining Schools of the Future is the chosen theme. We’re appealing to a broader audience to include; district and school administrators, edtech solution providers, STEM leaders, trustees, parents, students, architects and furniture providers. I like to say it takes a digital village to raise a child in the 21st century! With that I challenge you to join us for this one-day think tank!

I’m a BIG fan of twitter. With back2school upon us check out thisBeginner’s Guide to Twitter (the crib sheet)

Kudos to OISE Prof Carol Campbell appointed to the Scottish Government International Council of Education Advisers 

Congratulations to MSL Classroom of the Future contest winners St. Thomas More of the OCDSB for their continued leadership!

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Tammy Doyle, a teacher at St. Thomas More School in Ottawa, sits in her classroom equipped with a smart board, Chromebooks and iPads, on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016. After spending 25 years in the classroom, Ontario schoolteacher Tammy Doyle no longer considers herself an educator. She calls herself a “learning partner.” It’s all supported at St. Thomas More elementary school by plenty of technology, with laptops for every teacher, an open and robust Wi-Fi network, a bring-your-own-device policy for students, and plenty of Chromebooks and tablets for those who need to borrow one at school.

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Watch for major shakeups in the Canadian education print publishing space in the coming year. Nelson is leading the way with more disruption to follow. Where there’s chaos there’s opportunity! The publishers have yet to truly figure out how to bridge that gap from print to digital. May I make a suggestion, listen to your customers. To be fair, free is not an option.

In the strange but true category. We’ll do some digging on this one! Brock cancels planned appointment of first female president Wendy Cukier. She was four days away from starting her new job as president.

I felt compelled to share this awesome graphic from twitter that really serves as a reminder of how to engage and motivate colleagues and students. Powerful stuff!

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In closing, I was honoured to be invited to serve on the advisory board of award winning start-up GradeSlam

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Picture (L-R) Phil Cutler, CEO GradeSlam; Robert Martellacci, MIndShare Learning; Roberto Cipriani, founder and CTO, GradeSlam

Remembering EdTech Legend Dr. Seymour Papert

MindShare Learning was honoured to record one of the final podcasts with Dr. Seymour Papert.

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Papert’s work inspired generations of educators and researchers around the world. He received numerous awards, including a Guggenheim fellowship in 1980, a Marconi International fellowship in 1981, and the Smithsonian Award from Computerworld in 1997. In 2001, Newsweek named him “one of the nation’s 10 top innovators in education.”

Featured Conferences

Canarie National Summit, Ottawa, ON | September 22-23

EdNet | Septemer 25-27

Northern Lights GAFE Summit, Yellowknife, NT| October 1-2

ERDI Fall 2016 | October 12 – 5

Alberta’s Blended and Online Symposium | October 23-25

Microsoft Accessibility Cross Canada Workshop Series | Learn about accessibility features that help empower an inclusive classroom.

7th Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit 2016, Toronto, ON | November 3

BIT 16, Niagara Falls | November 9-11

Learning Forward: 2016 Annual Conference: Connecting Landscapes for Learning Vancouver | Dec 3-7

Career Opportunities

Dean, Faculty of Science
MCMASTER UNIVERSITY

Academic Technology Specialist
University of Alberta – Edmonton, Alberta

Director, Information & Communication Technology
Sheridan College

Advisory Board

The MindShare Report is grateful of the guidance and support provided by our esteemed advisory board.
Members include:

Lauren Burman, M.B.A., Chief Client Officer, POSSIBLE
Kevin Custer, Founding Principal, Arc Capital Development
Chip Fesko, Sr. Director of Advertising & Strategic Alliances, George Lucas Educational Foundation, Edutopia Magazine
Ian Fogarty, Educator, Riverview High School | MindShare National Video Challenge Award Winner
Michael Furdyk, Co-Founder, TakingItGlobal
Dr. Eric Hamilton, Associate Dean of Education, Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education and Psychology
Maxim Jean-Louis, CEO, Contact North/Contact Nord,
Gary Kern, Director of Learning, St. George’s School
Dr. Susanne Lajoie, Professor, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University
David Marsi, Senior Manager Training Initiatives, ScotiaMcLeod
Jamie McNamara, Executive Director, Council of Catholic School Superintendents of Alberta
Cheryl Paige, Consultant in Digital Technology Education, Former Principal, Joyce Public School, Toronto District School Board
Sandra Chow, Award Winning Teacher, Toronto District School Board
Ron Sedran, MD, Equity Capital Markets, Canaccord Adams

About Us

The MindShare Learning Report team is made up of the following individuals:
Robert Martellacci, M.A. Ed Tech., Chief Digital Curator
Bradley Grant, B.A Hons., B.Ed., 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. We harness the power of Web 2.0 technologies to feature engaging Vodcasts, podcasts, polling, Canadian educational technology news headlines & upcoming strategic industry events in the K-12, Higher Ed and corporate eLearning market segments. Other elements of the MSL Report eMagazine include: successful practices, ask an educator, ask a professor, research & tech tools, GreenIT and career listings, to support educators and educational technology providers in maintaining a pulse for emerging trends in Canada. mindsharelearning.com/report

Editorial content for the monthly issue is due the third week of each month.
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Learning is a privately held company based in the Greater Toronto Area, Canada. Its hallmark is providing strategic marketing solutions to learning & technology solution providers in the K-12, HED and corporate learning markets, to support new market expansion and revenue growth. MindShare Learning’s partial client list includes: Adobe, Blackboard Inc., EPSON, GlobalScholar, Learning.com, RM PLC UK, Softease Ltd. UK, netTrekker, IMSI (ClipArt.com), CERC (Canadian Education Resources Council), Tech4Learning, Xoolon, NECTAR Foundation and ERDI Canada.

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August 5, 2016

MindShare Report Summer Top 10 – Canadian EdTech Awards Launch

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Dear Thought Leader,

I’m pleased to share our Summer PD Top 10 news stories that illuminate Canada’s international leadership, excellence and innovative spirit!

Speaking of leadership, we’re pleased to announce the launch ofCanada’s EdTech Awards. Nominations are now open in the following categories:

  • K12 Teacher of the Year
  • K12 Administrator of the Year
  • Post-Secondary Professor of the Year
  • EdTech Business Leader of the Year

Award presentations will take place at the 7th Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit, Thursday, November 3 at MaRSDD, Toronto. Startups wishing to participate in the ‘Dragon’s Den’ style competition are encouraged to drop me a note with expressed interest.Registration to the Summit is now open. We hope to see you there!

As we’re preparing for our ‘Back to School’ MindShare Report we welcome your news and success stories.

Until next time, keep the digital learning curve steep!

Robert Martellacci
M.A. EdTech
Chief Digital Curator, The MindShare Learning Report™
President, MindShare Learning Technology™

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1. BC Ministry of Education hires Delta School District Superintendent and CEO Academy Founding Member

C21 Canada would like to extend sincere congradualtions to C21 CEO board member Dianne Turner who has been appointed as Chief Educator for B.C.

The province has hired away the Delta school district’s superintendent for a key role in the Ministry of Education.

Dianne Turner has been with the school district for eight years, helping oversee innovations in teaching in Delta.

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2. A MindShare Moment at ISTE16 with Global EdTech Legend Bruce Dixon from Melbourne Australia

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Bruce Dixon has spent the bulk of his career developing programs that assist governments to make effective use of technology across their education sector.

3. Top 5 PD Tips for Enhancing your Teaching with Technology by Tim Gard

You’ve just finished your year of teaching and your itching for a way to use technology more effectively in your classroom program next year. You’re aware of your need to modify and redefine the teaching and learning tasks you have designed for students so that you can use technology in ways that go beyond your ‘comfort zone’. You have fresh new ideas, an eager attitude and a desire to take some risks. But where do you go to get that PD you need to take your classroom technology program beyond the norm? Where do you go to move your technology integration into a more profound stage of teaching and learning?

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4. An ISTE 2016 Podcast with Jeff Lowe, VP, SMART Technologies on the future of SMART in light of their impending acquisition.

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Lowe brought more than 22 years of marketing experience in technology and telecom sectors. He joined SMART from TELUS, a leading Canadian national telecommunications company, where as vice president of marketing, business solutions, he oversaw a team of 90 marketing professionals responsible for branding, marketing communications, product marketing and channel marketing.

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5. A Canadian Educator’s Perspective of ISTE 2016 Award winning TDSB educator and MindShare advisory board member Sandra Chow

This year, the annual ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) conference and expo was held in Denver, Colorado to 19500+ attendees and exhibitors. Attendees came from 73 different countries around the world, and Canada was definitely well represented in this year’s conference. Not only did we have many Canadians attending the conference as participants, but many influential Canadian educators were also presenters, including our very own Michelle Cordy

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6. $6 million to help connect students with coding, new curriculum and computers

Connecting students with the skills they need to succeed in our changing world is the key goal of British Columbia’s new curriculum – and $6 million announced today by Premier Christy Clark will invest in training for teachers to teach coding and the new curriculum, as well as for computers for classrooms.

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7. C21 Canada announces the Launch of SHIFTING MINDS 4.0: Shifting Systems for Learning and Innovation Schulich School of Business, York University

Two leading documents are a sequel to Shifting Minds 3.0 Redefining the Learning Landscape in Canada. They are designed to help leaders continue to seek evidence and growth of innovative system cultures that promote competencies needed in a digital economy.

Click to download full documents:
Shifting Minds Imagine A New Generation

Shifting Systems Imagine the Possibilities

8. A MindShare Moment with Anne Flynn, Director, EdTech, National School Boards Association, on Community and Communication in Education as Driving Forces for Success

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Dr. Ann Lee Flynn is the Director of Education Technology and State Association Services for the National School Boards Association. For 25 years, NSBA’s Technology Leadership Network has highlighted promising practices and emerging trends at its TLN Site Visits and annual conference by designing programming targeted to the needs of district leadership teams and school board members.

9. Exclusive Podcast with Patricia Gartland, Superintendent, Coquitlam S.D. in B.C. and Stephen Whiffin, Associate Director of Instruction – Learning and Information Technologies on Change Leadership and Innovation

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Coquitlam School District enrolls over 30,000 students in 65 schools and serves the communities of Anmore, Belcarra, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody.

10. Copyright-free material edging out Canadian educational texts

Are Canadian students being forced to learn from foreign textbooks?

That’s the concern of John Degen, executive director of the Writers’ Union of Canada.

“I hear again and again from professors and from teachers saying that they simply don’t feel they have access to enough Canadian works right now,” he told CBC News.

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July 29, 2016

Exclusive Offer to MindShare Network Members! 99 Days to Go! $99 Discount Offer – THIS WEEK ONLY! 7th Annual EdTech Leadership Summit hosted by MindShare Learning

A notice about a Canadian event that some of my readers may be interested in…

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· Redefining Schools for
the Future Today
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November 3rd, 2016 at MaRsDD
Toronto, ON

Dear Thought Leader,

I’m thrilled to invite you to attend our 7th Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit at MaRSDD, one of Canada’s iconic innovation centres in the heart of downtown Toronto.

“Redefining Schools of the Future,” is the theme of this year’s summit. I challenge you, whether you’re an education leader in K12 or HED, or an industry leader, to join us for this one-day highly engaging summit. Connect, inspire and innovate the next generation learning environments as a legacy to our future leaders.

Be sure to checkout our stellear lineup of keynotes and presenters whose passion and expertise will surely arm you with the essential knowledge to transform your learning ecosystem.

Click here to visit the official website for the 7th Annual EdTech Leadership Summit to register and take advantage of our special $99 offer using the discount code MSL 99. 

I look forward to ‘mindsharing’ with you on November 3rd!

All the best,

Robert Martellacci
Conference Chair & President, MindShare Learning Technology

Take $99 off registration with our exclusive discount code MSL99

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speakers & sessions

Featured Speakers

Dr. Karen Billings

As Vice President of ETIN, the Education Technology Network of SIIA, Dr.Billings drives strategic direction, programs, and initiatives for the 180 company members focused on providing technology products and services to the K-12 and postsecondary markets. She has 45 years of experience in the industry and in K-12 and postsecondary classrooms. She has authored four books and numerous articles for education journals, and is a frequent speaker at education conferences.

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Hon. Doug Currie

In January 2015, Mr.Currie, Chair CMEC, was appointed Minister of Education, Early Learning and Culture.

Mr. Currie grew up in District 11 Charlottetown –Parkdale where he currently lives with his two daughters. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Prince Edward Island and a Master of Education degree from the University of New Brunswick.

Follow @DougCurrie

Maya Burhanpurkar 

Maya is a 16 year old Ontario high school student. She has been a recipient of Canada’s Top 20 Under 20 award, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal, Ontario’s Junior Citizen of the Year award, has twice won the Grand Platinum award at Canada’s national science fair for novel discoveries in microbiology and fundamental physics, and has been a finalist at both the Google and Intel International Science Fairs.

Follow @MBurhanpurkar

Ralph Benmergui

MASTER OF CEREMONIES

Ralph Benmergui is an award winning Journalist and Broadcaster whose work spans three decades. Recently Ralph has transitioned into new careers as Director of Communications for the Honourable Glen Murray in both the Ministry of Research and Innovation and Training, Colleges and Universities at Queens Park. Currently Ralph is the Executive Director of Partnership and Strategy in the Office of the President at Sheridan College

Follow Ralph @ralphbenmergui

*Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Robert Martellacci for more information.

July 7, 2016

July/August MindShare Report – Summer Special Edition: Professional Learning – ISTE Can/Am Spotlight

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July/August 2016

Volume 9, No. 5

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Professional Learning Spotlight

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Can/Am ISTE Spotlight

ISTE 2016 Podcasts

C21 Canada Spotlight

K-12 Featured News

Post-Secondary Featured News

International Featured News

Conference Corner

Industry News

Research, Funding, Innovation & Start-ups

MindShare Musings

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About Us

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A MindShare Moment at ISTE16 with Global EdTech Legend Bruce Dixon from Melbourne Australia

Bruce Dixon has spent the bulk of his career developing programs that assist governments to make effective use of technology across their education sector.Podcast

Dear Thought Leader,

Congratulations on a successful year of learning and transformation! Collectively as education and industry leaders we’ve impacted thousands of students who will go on to achieve new heights because of your hard work and dedication to the learning space.

Take the opportunity to savour  the moment and re-charge your batteries with our Summer PD Special Edition – Spotlight on ISTE – CanAm Celebration of Excellence.

Be sure to check out our many highlights!

  1. International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)Conference Denver – CanAm Highlights – Featured podcasts with world renowned educationalist, Bruce Dixon, Ann Flynn, Director, EdTech, National School Boards Association and Jeff Lowe, VP, SMART Technologies on the future of SMART in light of their impending acquisition.
  2. Dianne Turner appointed as Chief Educator for B.C. 
  3. MindShare Learning is Honoured to Win Chair’s Best International Partnership Award & a MindShare Moment with Alex Blackwood, IPN, highlights the upcoming conference in Olso, Norway  
  4. Top 5 PD Tips for Enhancing your Teaching with Technology courtesy of Tim Gard, Blogger at Large
  5. B.C. Invests $6 million in Coding & Computers
  6. Speaking of PD! Take advantage of our $100 Off Coupon Code (MSL100) for our valued subscribers to attend our 7th Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit, November 3rd @MaRsDD
  7. I was honoured recently to be appointed to the ICTC_CTIC Task Force on Driving Change Education and Skills DigitalTalent2020.

This marks our last issue for the summer as we take a breather in preparation for our back to school issue. Please don’t hesitate to drop me a note to share news, or inquire about our other services.

Special thanks to our valued partners, sponsors, contributing writers and members of our team, whose pursuit of excellence inspires each and every issue of the MSL Report to be the best each and every month.

Until next time, have a safe and enjoyable summer!

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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Quote of the Month

“C21 Canada – Canadians for 21st Century Learning & Innovation is a good example of a partnership that brings together national education organizations, private sector companies, educators, and researchers to leverage new learning technologies and build the skills needed in today’s highly competitive, knowledge-based and global economy,” says Dr. Michael Bloom, Vice-President, Industry and Business Strategy, The Conference Board of Canada.“It is through collaborations like C21 Canada that new and effective approaches to teaching and learning take root and find their way into the classroom. Congratulations to Mindshare Learning and 21st Century Learning Associates for their 2016 Global Best Chair’s Award.” 

  MindShare Learning & 21st  Century Learning Associates WIN Global Best Chair’s Award

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Professional Learning Spotlight

Top 5 PD Tips for Enhancing your Teaching with Technology by Tim Gard

You’ve just finished your year of teaching and your itching for a way to use technology more effectively in your classroom program next year. You’re aware of your need to modify and redefine the teaching and learning tasks you have designed for students so that you can use technology in ways that go beyond your ‘comfort zone’. You have fresh new ideas, an eager attitude and a desire to take some risks. But where do you go to get that PD you need to take your classroom technology program beyond the norm? Where do you go to move your technology integration into a more profound stage of teaching and learning?

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Summer Professional Development With MOOCs
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ISTE 2016 Retrospective Part 1

image07MindShare Learning Proudly Partnered with ISTE16 as a Media Associate. Special Thanks to ISTE.

Noisy, messy, fun and collaborative are the words that come to mind in experiencing ISTE2016 in Denver. Quite a contrast to the learning environment I experienced as an aging baby boomer. With some 15,000 plus delegates (over 300 Canadians) on hand there was ample opportunity to connect with old and new friends. For a more in-depth Canadian educator perspective, check out Sandra Chow’s blog, Award winning TDSB educator and MindShare advisory board member.

ISTE PRESS RELEASES 

ISTE and Microsoft collaborate to provide new school planning and professional learning resources

Refreshed ISTE Standards for Students unveiled at ISTE 2016

Infographic: ISTE 2016 by the numbers

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A Canadian Educator’s Perspective of ISTE 2016 Award winning TDSB educator and MindShare advisory board member Sandra Chow

This year, the annual ISTE(International Society for Technology in Education) conference and expo was held in Denver, Colorado to 19500+ attendees and exhibitors. Attendees came from 73 different countries around the world, and Canada was definitely well represented in this year’s conference. Not only did we have many Canadians attending the conference as participants, but many influential Canadian educators were also presenters, including our very own Michelle Cordy

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20160627_151109Microsoft Education is one to watch in 2016-17 thanks to a number of strategic acquisitions and product enhancements

Can/Am ISTE Spotlight

CmFuXkoXIAAeJQ5Special CanAm Presentation: David Smith, Sr. Trade Commissioner, Canadian Consulate Denver (L), Marcy Grossman, Consul General Denver (C), receives a commemorative CanAm event sign from Robert Martellacci, MA EdTech, President, MindShare Learning Technology, Co-founder & President C21 Canada (R)

ISTE CanAm Denver Marks 7th Annual Celebration of Excellence
Over 125 education and industry leaders gathered to connect, share and forge mutually beneficial partnerships in support of student success last Monday afternoon at ISTE in Denver. Jim Flanagan, Chief Learning Officer ISTE gave greetings on behalf of ISTE and expressed a desire to connect more closely with Canada in the future. On the Government of Canada front, David Smith, Sr. Trade Commissioner illuminated Canada as the leading trade partner to the United State’s. There were a number of notable guests including; Keith Kruger, CEO, CoSN; Dr. Karen Billings, VP, SIIA; Dr. Paul Sparks, Program Chair,  Pepperdine U EdTech; Nancy Knowlton, co-founder and CEO of Nureva Inc; the highly sought after keynote speaker,Angela Maiers; ISTE closing keynote, Canada’s Michelle Cordy. MindShare Board members on hand included, Edutopia’s Chip Fesko,Sandra Chow, TDSB; Ian Fogarty, Kevin CusterMichael Furdyk, TakingITGlobal. Notable EdTech players on hand, D2L, Learning Bird,Nureva, Advanced EducationSMART Technologies, Dreambox Learning, Nelson Education, EdTech Team, and West’s Education-SchoolMessenger. It was great meet many new people, especially,Patricia Gartland, Superintendent, Coquitlam S.D. in B.C. With over 300 Canadian education and indutry leaders at ISTE, in key roles, it’s safe to say we’re making our mark on the global stage. If you missed this year’s CanAm watch for the 8th annual in San Antonio next year!  R.M.

CmABZvMUYAAOnNiWelcoming remarks from MindShare’s Robert Martellacci at the recent 7th CanAm Celebration of Excellence in Partnership with the Government of Canada and ISTE

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Partners are all smiles after hosting a succesful Can/Am Reception: Jim Flanagan, Chief Learning Officer, ISTE (L), Robert Martellacci, MA EdTech, President, MindShare Learning Technology, Co-founder & President C21 Canada (C), David Smith, Sr. Trade Commissioner, Canadian Consulate Denver (R)

IMG_0560WIN A FREE VIP TICKET to the 7th Canadian EdTech Summit by naming as many people in this picture as possible who appeared at the Can/Am Celebration at ISTE.

ISTE 2016 Podcasts

Exclusive Podcast with Patricia Gartland, Superintendent, Coquitlam S.D. in B.C. and Stephen Whiffin, Associate Director of Instruction – Learning and Information Technologies on Change Leadership and Innovation

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An ISTE 2016 Podcast with Jeff Lowe, VP, SMART Technologies on the future of SMART in light of their impending acquisition.

 

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A MindShare Moment with Anne Flynn, Director, EdTech, National School Boards Association, on Community and Communication in Education as Driving Forces for Success

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C21 Canada Spotlight

C21 Canada announces the Launch of SHIFTING MINDS 4.0: Shifting Systems for Learning and Innovation Schulich School of Business, York University

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Two leading documents are a sequel to Shifting Minds 3.0 Redefining the Learning Landscape in Canada. They are designed to help leaders continue to seek evidence and growth of innovative system cultures that promote competencies needed in a digital economy.

Click to download full documents:
Shifting Minds Imagine A New Generation

Shifting Systems Imagine the Possibilities

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C21 Canada would like to extend sincere congradualtions to C21 CEO board member Dianne Turner who has been appointed as Chief Educator for B.C.

The province has hired away the Delta school district’s superintendent for a key role in the Ministry of Education.

Dianne Turner has been with the school district for eight years, helping oversee innovations in teaching in Delta.

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K-12 Featured News

Post-Secondary Featured News

International Featured News

Conference Corner

A MindShare Moment with Alex Blackwood, Chief Executive of the International education business Partnership Network (IPN), highlights the upcoming conference in Olso Norway

Alex is the current Chief Executive of the International education business Partnership Network (IPN). An Engineering graduate, he further qualified with a post graduate qualification in education and taught Physics and Mathematics. He became the first Partnership director in Scotland and went on to establish and be CEO of several EBP’s, including for the city of Glasgow.

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ECNO Award

image04 (3)Wayne Toms, ECNO President presents the Dan Cousineau outstanding volunteer award to Ron Plaizier CIO at Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board

Industry News

Research, Funding, Innovation & Start-ups

Building a Digital Innovation Nation
ICTC 28.06.16

Chris Damaren: The Next 5 Years @ University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies
StartupToronto 01.07.16

Harvard Researchers Probe Student Time Spent Using DreamBox Math Software
Education Week 08.06.16

Knowledgehook named BNN’s Top Disruptor of Season 3
Knowledgehook 02.06.16

TORONTO-BASED AKINDI WORKS WITH TINY HEARTS FOR LAUNCH OF SCANTRON ALTERNATIVE IPHONE APP
Betakit 15.06.2016

Toronto is poised to become the next great producer of tech startups
TechCrunch 12.06.16

There’s a Revolution Underway in Education
Daily Commercial News 14.06.16

Premier’s Highly Skilled Workforce Expert Panel Releases Final Report
Government of Ontario News 06.23.16

School leaders, new research say technology helps increase engagement and career readiness
The Financial 07.06.16

MindShare Musings

I was inspired to see my former Mississauga Mayor, Hazel McCallionInstalled as Sheridan’s Inaugural Chancellor recently. She remains an inspiration to all of us. Kudos to Sheridan for having the courage to name McCallion to this high profile post.

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Speaking of convocations, I was honoured to be the guest of Dean Ron Owston’s final convocation as he ended his term at the Faculty of Education at my alma mater, York University. Dr. Owston certainly left his mark with his inspired leadership and innovative spirit that permeated throughout the faculty and beyond.I truly enjoyed listening to theNPR TedTAlkRadio show for the first time recently on my way home from sailing. The theme Nudge really hit home. The following is a short summary and link that I encourage you to tune into as summer listening. I think I’m going to be a regular listener.

Speaking of Nudging… OECD Canadian Report Canada is adjusting to the end of the commodities boom, but new policies are needed to boost productivity and reduce financial stability risks.

My good friend and colleague Maxim Jean-Louis, CEO Contact North and his team continue to make bold strides in the online learning space–Contact North | Contact Nord Research Associate Dr. Tony Bates’ Textbook Now Available in French. With an English version numbering over 16,000 downloads, this ebook is no doubt a best seller and FREE!

I was honoured recently to be appointed to the ICTC_CTIC Task Force on Driving Change Education and Skills DigitalTalent2020. This is important work in dealing with the HUGE skills gap that is only going to get worse if we don’t address it in the short term! Stay tuned for more updates!

Until next time, keep the digital learning curve steep! R.M

Featured Conferences

Startup EdTech Weekend Montreal, QC | July 15-17

EduTeach: International Conference on Advances in Education, Teaching and Technology | July 16-17

Education Industry Summit – ETIN | July 25-27

4th Annual McMaster Symposium on Education and Cognition, Hamilton, ON | August 11-12

TECHNOLOGY-ENABLED LEARNING AND LEADING INSTITUTE, Toronto, Ontario |  Aug 11-12

Canarie National Summit, Ottawa, ON | September 22-23

EdNet | Septemer 25-27

Northern Lights GAFE Summit, Yellowknife, NT| October 1-2

ERDI Fall 2016 | October 12 – 5

Alberta’s Blended and Online Symposium | October 23-25

Microsoft Accessibility Cross Canada Workshop Series | Learn about accessibility features that help empower an inclusive classroom.

7th Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit 2016, Toronto, ON | November 3

Career Opportunities

DEAN, FACULTY OF EDUCATION
University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Director, Educational Partnerships, K-12
Education Officer K-12 TVO

Director, Learning Technologies
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Advisory Board

The MindShare Report is grateful of the guidance and support provided by our esteemed advisory board.
Members include:

Lauren Burman, M.B.A., Chief Client Officer, POSSIBLE
Kevin Custer, Founding Principal, Arc Capital Development
Chip Fesko, Sr. Director of Advertising & Strategic Alliances, George Lucas Educational Foundation, Edutopia Magazine
Ian Fogarty, Educator, Riverview High School | MindShare National Video Challenge Award Winner
Michael Furdyk, Co-Founder, TakingItGlobal
Dr. Eric Hamilton, Associate Dean of Education, Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education and Psychology
Maxim Jean-Louis, CEO, Contact North/Contact Nord,
Gary Kern, Director of Learning, St. George’s School
Dr. Susanne Lajoie, Professor, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University
David Marsi, Senior Manager Training Initiatives, ScotiaMcLeod
Jamie McNamara, Executive Director, Council of Catholic School Superintendents of Alberta
Cheryl Paige, Consultant in Digital Technology Education, Former Principal, Joyce Public School, Toronto District School Board
Sandra Chow, Award Winning Teacher, Toronto District School Board
Ron Sedran, MD, Equity Capital Markets, Canaccord Adams

About Us

The MindShare Learning Report team is made up of the following individuals:
Robert Martellacci, M.A. Ed Tech., Chief Digital Curator
Bradley Grant, YorkU Education Student, Digital Learning Intern
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. We harness the power of Web 2.0 technologies to feature engaging Vodcasts, podcasts, polling, Canadian educational technology news headlines & upcoming strategic industry events in the K-12, Higher Ed and corporate eLearning market segments. Other elements of the MSL Report eMagazine include: successful practices, ask an educator, ask a professor, research & tech tools, GreenIT and career listings, to support educators and educational technology providers in maintaining a pulse for emerging trends in Canada. mindsharelearning.com/report

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