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June 18, 2021

Still Need a Reason to Join Us?

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And another update about the up-coming ISTE conference.

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3 Reasons to Join Us

Still need reasons to sign up for ISTELive 21, June 26-30?

1.  The content: Over 1,000 PD sessions and Mainstage presentations by over three  dozen innovators from education and beyond.
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2.  The archives: We’re recording every session, including posters, playgrounds and all other formats, and you can access the archives for six months!

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3.  The game: The event’s gamification aspects were so popular last year that we’ve upgraded them and added new elements like new mascots, squads and upgraded Easter eggs.

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Sign up today! Then join us June 26-30.

REGISTER NOW

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VIP Invite ISTE21 Virtual – 21st CanAm EdTech ‘Celebration of Excellence Meetup’ Virtual Networking Reception, Monday, June 28, 5-7 pm ET. PLEASE RSVP

An item from a pan-Canadian educational technology organization.

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Dear Thought Leader,

 

On behalf the Government of Canada, ISTE, edWeb & MindShare Learning Technology. and as proud media partners of ISTE21, we are pleased to invite you to our 21st Annual CanAm VIP Virtual Meetup — Celebrating Excellence in Learning and InnovationMonday, June 28th, 2021, 5-7pm ET.
While it’s been a most challenging year, innovation in education has been pivotal in sustaining learning during COVID-19. Congratulations to each of you as educators, leaders and industry partners! We want to celebrate your ingenuity, problem solving skills and empathy that you displayed to sustain learning and help students thrive during the pandemic and beyond.
Our Virtual meetup will provide a great opportunity to connect with friends and colleagues and expand your professional learning network!
We are also thrilled to announce that MindShare Learning is celebrating its 20th anniversary! To that end, we’ll be sharing some exciting news! Including a new logo unveil! CanAm EdTech Alliance Community! Recently released Canadian EdTech Playbook (Florida) commissioned by the government of Canada! Last but not least,  we’re  announcing the winners of Canada’s 13th Schools of the Future Student Engagement Challenge.


Please Click Here to Register. 

 

Feel free to drop me a note if you’d like more information, wish to provide prizes for the event, or learn more about what we do!

 

Special thanks to our partners ISTE, the Government of Canada and edWeb!

I look forward to the opportunity to connect with you! Feel free to share this invite with a valued colleague.

Until next time, Keep the digital learning curve steep!

P.S. It’s not too late to register for ISTE21! Click here to learn more!
Robert Martellacci, MA EdTech
Founder & CEO
MindShare Learning Technology
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June 16, 2021

3 Topics Will Be Critical Next Year. Are You in the Know?

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Another update from the up-coming ISTE conference.

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Get Strategies to Help You
Move Forward With Confidence

Whether you’re a coach, curriculum designer, leader or have just about any other role in education, three critical topics will require your attention in the upcoming school year: social-emotional learning, blended learning and project-based learning.

You can boost your confidence and your skill set on these topics and dozens more at ISTELive 21, June 26-30. Check out a sampling of sessions below, and find hundreds of additional sessions in various formats in the full program.

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In Creating Engaged Citizens With Real-World Project-Based Learning, PBL expert Suzie Boss will share how to tap technology to develop online projects that support active citizenship and address “civics void.”

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During 10 Mobile Tools to Support Blended Learning in Your K-12 Setting, you’ll explore a variety of digital resources you can use to enhance students’ blended learning experience.

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And in The Empowered Learner: Future Ready With Agency and Self-Advocacy Skills, educators will find out how the learning sciences can help students understand the what, why and how of their learning so they are empowered to develop skills to become agents of their own learning.

But you’ve got to sign up to be ahead of the curve!

REGISTER NOW

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June 14, 2021

👀 Check Out This Week’s Final Reveal!

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Another update from the folks behind the ISTE conference.

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U.S. Secretary of Education To Discuss
Reimagining Learning With Equity in Mind

Miguel Cardona, Ed.D., U.S. Secretary of Education, will kick off ISTELive 21 with a message from the Mainstage!

A former teacher, principal and superintendent, Cardona understands that when students return to their classrooms in the fall, school won’t be the same as it was before the pandemic. We’ll need to reimagine learning with equity in mind and ensure all students feel safe in education settings.

Sign up for ISTELive 21, June 26-30,
to hear everything Cardona has to share!

REGISTER NOW

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DESIGNING A NEW LEARNING LANDSCAPE
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International Society for Technology in Education
621 SW Morrison Street, Suite 800, Portland, Oregon, 97205 USA
Virginia: 2111 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201 USA

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June 12, 2021

Know Before You Go – Digital Learning Annual Conference 2021

Note this item about the up-coming DLAC conference.

Hello,

DLAC continues on June 14, in-person for some and online for all! For those who are joining us in either or both modalities, this email contains important information to make DLAC the best possible experience.

For those of you who are joining us in Austin, remember that you have access to the online platform next week and for our DLAC Encore on June 30. We recommend that even if you are planning to mostly join the onsite sessions, that you become comfortable with the online platform, which is called Pathable. Of course, if you are joining remotely, then Pathable is your conference access.

There are two ways to access Pathable: the website (for laptop and desktop computers) and the mobile app (for phones and tablets). If you will be accessing DLAC Online on your computer the entire time, you don’t necessarily need the mobile app. If you will be joining DLAC Online while moving around, or if you will be in Austin, we highly recommend that you download the mobile app.

 

Pathable Tips & Tricks

If you joined the DLAC Online opening on June 8, and are comfortable with Pathable, then you can ignore this section. If you haven’t yet logged into Pathable, we highly recommend that you review this section and log in before DLAC resumes on June 14th at 1:30pm CT.

By now you should have received an email from Pathable with instructions on how to login and access all virtual sessions. If you have not received this email, please email DLAC@executivevents.com immediately, and we will resend it.  This email will come from noreply@pathable.com and often ends up in spam folders, so remember to check there.

Here are important tips and tricks for using Pathable.

  • For the best possible experience and maximum efficiencies, we recommend Google Chrome be used as your main browser.
  • The site will work best if you clear your clear cache files before logging in for the first time.  Throughout the conference, new archived content will be updated, continuously, within the online platform.
  • When using the Search functionality, clicking the GO button to search instead of ENTER on your keyboard will prove more successful
  • View the Conference Agenda by clicking Schedule and Agenda in the Toolbar
    • You may add sessions to your personal agenda by clicking the + sign in the upper right corner of the session block
  • To enter a session, click on the session you would like to attend from the agenda page.
    • You may utilize the Chat and Polls features within each session to network with other conference attendees and speakers.
  • If you experience any technical issues during the event days, please click “Get Support” under the Account tab.
  • Tech support will be available beginning one hour prior to the conference each day to assist you throughout the day with any platform related or technical questions.
  • For any conference related questions please contact DLAC@executivevents.com

 

The DLAC Mobile App

If you will be joining us in Austin or wish to be mobile while remote, download the mobile app!

Download Instructions:

1. Search for ‘DLAC2021 App’ in the Apple or Google Play store

2. Download the DLAC App

3. Create your DLAC App account in one easy step

 

For our DLAC guests joining us in Austin:

Time zones

Pathable is set up to recognize your time zone automatically. However, it depends on your device settings to do so. An easy check if you are visiting Austin from another time zone is to confirm that Pathable is showing the opening session starting at 1:30.

 

Opening session

If you’ve been to DLAC previously (or most conferences for that matter), you may be expecting an opening general session in a big hall with all attendees.

We’re doing an opening session, but due to COVID-19 restrictions we can’t get everyone in a single hall. Therefore we will be broadcasting the DLAC opening from the DLAC Live Studio, for all of our Austin guests and online attendees. If you’ll be in Austin, please join us in Texas Ballroom or Hill Country to view the opening as it will be broadcast into those rooms. Although you are free to join from your hotel room (or anywhere else), we believe that being in a breakout room with your colleagues and friends will be a better start to DLAC. It will also put you closer to the post-session coffee and snacks, and to the sessions to follow! In addition, having more people at the conference level of the hotel when the opening session ends will reduce the elevator delays if everyone tries to come down at once after.

The opening session starts promptly at 1:30. The Texas and Hill Country rooms will open at 1pm.

 

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Austin City Information

The safety and wellbeing of our guests and colleagues is always a top priority. The following services and facilities have been adjusted to address COVID-19 requirements and concerns. Note that these requirements are set primarily by the hotel. For inquiries, please contact the hotel directly.

  • Current food service options:
    • Onsite restaurants are open as listed below. Ordering is done remotely via mobile apps and QR codes. Food is packaged to go, and may be eaten in a variety of places including the atrium area and at outside tables.
    • SWB will be open for breakfast from 7am-11am
    • Marker 10 Bar serves lunch & dinner and is open Mon-Thurs 4pm-10pm & Fri-Sun 12pm-10pm
    • Starbucks, in the lobby, is open daily, 6am-6pm
  • Face coverings – See Hyatt’s Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment policies here.

Please visit Hyatt Care & Cleanliness Procedures for an update on care and cleaning procedures at the hotel.

Please visit Visit Austin City Updates to see COVID updates on dining, attractions, activities and all things fun happening in Austin.

 

We look forward to seeing you as DLAC 2021 resumes next week! If you have any questions, please email us DLAC@executivevents.com.

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