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June 17, 2018

MindShare Learning Report >> Top 10 Canadian EdTech News Stories of the Week >> June 15th

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June 15th, 2018

Dear Thought Leader,

It’s been another amazing and inspiring week in the world of Canadian educational technology, leaderhship and innovation! And one not without controversy!

We are thrilled to announce Adreas Schleicher, Global Education thought leader with the OECD Education and recent author: World Class>>How to Build a 21st Century School System, will be keynoting at our  9th Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit–October 11— ‘Reimagining Sustainable Learning Environments,  University of Toronto, Mississauga campus. Don’t miss your opportunity to participate as spaces are limited!   Early Bird pricing is now available!

Be sure to chekcout our this Week in Canadian EdTech Episode as Stephen Hurley of VoidEd Radio and I discuss the recent CBC Radio article: As Google for Education tools enter classrooms across Canada, some parents are asking to opt-out.  We welcome your further thoughts!

There’s something to be said about Canadian education not resting on its laurels. Here’s a recent article for your interest:
  Canadian Universities Slide In Global Rankings. 

 We’re always looking for content contributors in the way of blogs, podcasts, events and news stories! Please drop me a note to share!

Kudos to Phil Cutler, Co-founder of GradeSlam, past winner of the MindShare Startup Challenge, who Adds ex-Google Machine Learning Expert, Luis Serrano, to his Advisory Board.

Be sure to take some time to enjoy the nice weather and take a pause away from tech! I’m hitting the golf course! Have a great weekend!

Until next time, keep the digital learning curve steep!

Best,

P.S. I’m going to let us go a bit over capacity at  ISTE 18 CanAm Celebration of Excellence Meetup Drop me a note if you’re going to ISTE and would like to attend our meetup. 

Robert Martellacci, M.A. EdTech
President, MindShare Learning Technology™
Chief Digital Publisher, The MindShare Learning Report™
Co-founder & President C21 Canada™Follow us on Twitter @MindShareLearn

“ Canada’s universities are falling behind in a ranking of global institutions, and one key reason may be the country’s focus on increasing the population of international students, leading to larger class sizes.”

 

How Canada’s Universities Rank Globally
(Hint: Not As Well As They Used To)
Huffington Post

 

1. GradeSlam Adds ex-Google Machine Learning Expert, Luis Serrano, to Advisory Board
GradeSlam – April 11th, 2018
GradeSlam today announced it has added ex-Google machine learning engineer and education leader Luis Serrano to its advisory board. Serrano, a Silicon Valley star known for developing Udacity’s world renowned Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence nanodegrees, will work closely with the GradeSlam Labs department as they use data science and artificial intelligence to truly personalize the learning experience for students.
2. Four Winning Schools named in 2018 Samsung Solve forTomorrow Challenge
Education News Canada – June 13th, 2018
On June 12, Samsung Canada announced the final four regional winners in its annual Solve for Tomorrow Challenge, a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)-based education initiative that seeks to ignite student passion in these subjects. This year, Bernice MacNaughton High School (Moncton, NB), Thornlea Secondary School (Thornhill, ON), Meadows West School (Winnipeg, MB) and Westwood Community High School (Fort McMurray, AB) will each receive $20,000 in Samsung technology as a result of their creative and collaborative STEM solutions to real-world issues facing their communities.
3. This Week in EdTech with Robert Martellacci and Stephen Hurley
4. First Year Computing Students impress at app Showcase
BCIT News – June 1, 2018
It was a busy term for first-year BCIT Computing Systems Technology (CST) Diploma students, who impressed the audience with their final projects at the app showcase last week.
5. Transforming Ontario’s colleges in pace with employer demand
George Brown College – June 11, 2018

By Anne Sado,

As our workforce faces an increasingly uncertain future, one of our economy’s engines needs a power boost. Little has been said to address the evolving and essential role of colleges in the development of future talent.

Chronically underfunded but persistently scrappy, colleges ensure current and future generations are ready to face an economy undergoing a revolution by automation, artificial intelligence and big data. And while we’ve evolved consistently for five decades, the next will see changes to employment coming much more quickly and dramatically.

6. Elementary and U of L students combine forces to design educational apps
University of Lethbridge – June 11, 2018

Developing a mobile app that’s educational, fun and free of ads is the goal of a unique collaboration between the Faculty of Education and the Department of New Media at the University of Lethbridge.

7. Slower and lower funding leaves Canadian startups trailing U.S.
A University of Toronto study found that the Canadian innovation sector is lagging behind the U.S. because of the amount of money being invested into the space, and at what rate startup companies get that money.
8. Waterloo joins world’s research leaders to advance blockchain and cryptocurrency
University of Waterloo – June 4, 2018
The University of Waterloo will join top universities across the globe on an initiative designed to advance research and innovation in blockchain, cryptography and digital payment systems.
As the only Canadian participant in Ripple’s University Blockchain Research Initiative, Waterloo will help contribute to the world’s research capacity in cryptocurrency and blockchain. The program will support the Ripple Chair, named to Anwar Hasan a professor of computer engineering who is an expert in cryptography, graduate studies scholarships designed to attract new talent, and a new research fund.
9. As Google for Education tools enter classrooms across Canada, some parents are asking to opt-out
CBC Radio – June 11, 2018
Last October, Riaz Bassari’s daughter came home from her elementary school class with a permission form for G Suite for Education: a set of cloud-based digital learning tools Google offers to schools for free.
10. Why grease can be great: Chemical engineering graduate helps put waste oil to good use
University of British Colombia – May 28th, 2018

Whether it’s French fries on the menu or an entire deep-fried turkey, disposing of used cooking oil can be a headache. Only a small amount of it can be composted, and dumping the rest down the drain can result in blocked pipes. For university food services departments tasked with preparing food for thousands of students, the challenge of disposing used cooking oil is exponential.

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June 13, 2018

June MindShare Learning Report >> Canada’s Learning & Technology eMag >> Updated MindShare Musings, And More!

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June 2018, Volume 11 Issue 4

Dear Thought Leader,

Yesterday I was honoured to interview Andreas Schleicher, Global Director of Education and Skills for the OECD on the launch of his recent book: World Class: How to Build a 21st Century School System.

What struck me and what humbled me was Andreas’ passionate for education and innovation. He reinforced that it’s never been a more exciting time to be in education. Andreas further praised Canada on being one of the top performing countries globally; something that we as Canadians perhaps take for granted. I hope you enjoy the podcast!

Excellent News! I’m pleased to share that Adreas Schleicher will be keynoting at our 9th Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit, October 11.

Other keynotes include best-selling author and education leader, Thomas Murray. Adding their student voice is Ananya Chadha,a 16 year-old Canadian pilot. She is the youngest Brain Computer Interface developer in the world, and has controlled various robots with her brain, and is working with SickKids hospital in genomics.

Thank you for you for your continued support and inspiration in pushing the innovation envelope in Canadian education.

Please keep us in the loop with your news, events and comments. We love to hear from you!

Until next time, keep the digital learning curve steep!

Best,

Robert Martellacci, M.A. EdTech
President, MindShare Learning Technology™
Chief Digital Publisher, The MindShare Learning Report™
Co-founder & President C21 Canada™Follow us on Twitter @MindShareLearn

P.S. Take advantage of the 9th Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit Early Bird Pricing!

 
World Class – How to build a 21st Century School System
In honour of all the graduates this month. Sage words from Ellen DeGeneres.

“The wheels are falling off technology in schools.”

–  Microsoft
5 Ideas for Improving Professional Learning Experience
George Couros – June 5, 2018
It has been and always is, a blessing to be a part of district professional learning days.  These past two weeks, I have been so caught up in the passion of so many teachers who are on “summer break,” that are excitedly taking part in their professional learning.  Their enthusiasm has been contagious and has it has been such an invigorating experience, which I feel puts my learning and excitement into another gear.

Learning to read begins with a single sound. Start your students’ reading adventures on Ooka Island, a foundational reading program for grades PreK–2

Chris Kennedy, Superintendent & CEO, West Vancouver School District & C21 CEO Academy Member Blog

When I get asked about my advice for June, I share a hockey metaphor – “Dump the puck in deep and play the trap.”

June is a great time in schools.  It is full of celebrations.  There are track meets, music concerts, year-end field trips, awards ceremonies, final exams, graduation ceremonies and more.  And the energy, oh the energy!

MindShare was honoured recently to host Anthony Edwards, Superintendent, Peel District School Board Alternative Programs and his team for an Innovation Retreat at the MindShare Workspace. Robert Martellacci, founder & CEO delivered the morning keynote on change leadership and innovation.
The following link captures a nice video retrospective of the innovation retreat that was created by a non-techie team member who had just learned to use the video production tool.
Book your accommodation NOW and get a preferential rate at Courtyard by Marriott, Saturn Lane (walking distance to the Conference venue)
University of Toronto Engineering, Actua and Google Canada present third annual YOUTH Inspiring Future Innovators
Actua – June 5, 2018
The Wheels are Falling off Technology in Schools: Microsoft
The Sydney Morning Herald – June 4, 2018
Even Apple is acknowledging that the “iPad in education” fad is coming to an end
Quartz – May 24, 2018
Work on developing passive air sampler earns this PhD Canada’s top academic award
UofT – June 4, 2018
University of Toronto accelorator launches stream for space startups with Chris Hadfield at the controls
UofT – June 6, 2018
This Week in Canadian EdTech with Robert Martellacci and Stephen Hurley VoicEd Radio
Connected North Program Lauded
Rainy River District – April 18, 2018
Polytechnics Canada Conference Offer Insights into Tomorrow’s Work
Sheridan College – May 22, 2018
Humber Students Win Big at Skills Canada Competition
Humber College – June 8, 2018
Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Dalhousie University Launch Interactive Map to help protect North Atlantic right Whales
Cision – June 6, 2018
Learning Never Stops | Set yourself up for Success this Summer

It’s the home stretch – the last month of school before the much-anticipated and deserved summer break! You’ve worked hard to teach, engage, and inspire your students and you should be proud of your hard work. It’ll soon be time to relax, slow the pace, and spend valuable time with friends and family.

But we know the learning journey doesn’t end with the school year, and here at Microsoft Canada we’ve been gearing up to provide you with resources to sharpen your skills over the summer months, so you can start the new year off with your best foot forward.

We’re excited to share with you Summer School – a five-part digital Professional Development program where you’ll learn how to implement exciting and innovative free tools into your classroom.

Summer School is free to join and allows you to learn at your own pace with two different streams to choose from – Beginner: Summer School 101 for intro level courses and Intermediate: Summer School 201 for those more familiar with some of our tools and who may have participated in Summer School in the past.

The Summer School program will help you #BadgeUp and sharpen your #EdTech skills throughout the summer months! You’ll graduate as a Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator and earn the exclusive Summer School 2018 badge on the Microsoft Educator Community.

Ready to learn? Register now at Microsoft.ca/SummerSchool! We’re also hosting a webinar on June 18th to wrap up the school year and kick-off the Summer School program! Register here for the webinar!

We hope to see you in Summer School!

Kudos to Dr. Gina Cherkowski, CEO, Stem Learning Lab and her team, who continue to do amazing work in inspiring girls in STEM.
Bring a Girl to STEM Day!
River Valley School, Million Women Mentors Canada and STEM Learning Lab Inc. are excited to announce “Bring a Girl to STEM” Day on Saturday!

Congratulations to MindShare’s friend and colleague, Dr. Bill Hogarth, former Director, York Region District School Board, who was recently honoured with a school in his name

Official opening last evening of Bill Hogarth Secondary School in York Region–a stunning reflection of the future by students in a school where the 6Cs (citizenship, character, collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking) are pervasive. Via @MichelFullan1
James Proulx from Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario won this year’s Dan Cousineau outstanding volunteer award

If you have news our an upcoming event to share, please drop us a note!
We love to hear from you!

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

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York University – Toronto, ON, CA
EdTech and Teachers – Technology
Unisus International School, Summerland, BC, CA
Educational Technology Specialist
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Edmonton, AB, CA
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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
Dr. GuyTetrault, Award Winning Sun West Director & CEO
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
Timothy Gard, B.Ed., OCT, M.A, Chief Learning Strategist
Daniel Voci, Web and Graphic Designer
Valerie Rusnov,B.A. Hons., B.Ed., Editor
Filomena Martellacci, Hons., B.Ed., OCT, Editor

About The MindShare Learning Report™
Canada’s 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
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Advertising opportunities are available, please contact,
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Consulting opportunities are available, please contact:
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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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June 11, 2018

June MindShare Learning Report >> Canada’s Learning & Technology eMag >> Featuring Top 10 News Stories, And More!

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June 2018, Volume 11 Issue 4

Dear Thought Leader,

Yesterday I was honoured to interview Andreas Schleicher, Global Director of Education and Skills for the OECD on the launch of his recent book: World Class: How to Build a 21st Century School System.

What struck me and what humbled me was Andreas’ passionate for education and innovation. He reinforced that it’s never been a more exciting time to be in education. Andreas further praised Canada on being one of the top performing countries globally; something that we as Canadians perhaps take for granted. I hope you enjoy the podcast!

Excellent News! I’m pleased to share that Adreas Schleicher will be keynoting at our 9th Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit, October 11.

Other keynotes include best-selling author and education leader, Thomas Murray. Adding their student voice is Ananya Chadha,a 16 year-old Canadian pilot. She is the youngest Brain Computer Interface developer in the world, and has controlled various robots with her brain, and is working with SickKids hospital in genomics.

Thank you for you for your continued support and inspiration in pushing the innovation envelope in Canadian education.

Please keep us in the loop with your news, events and comments. We love to hear from you!

Until next time, keep the digital learning curve steep!

Best,

Robert Martellacci, M.A. EdTech
President, MindShare Learning Technology™
Chief Digital Publisher, The MindShare Learning Report™
Co-founder & President C21 Canada™Follow us on Twitter @MindShareLearn

P.S. Take advantage of the 9th Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit Early Bird Pricing!

 
World Class – How to build a 21st Century School System
In honour of all the graduates this month. Sage words from Ellen DeGeneres.

“The wheels are falling off technology in schools.”

–  Microsoft
5 Ideas for Improving Professional Learning Experience
George Couros – June 5, 2018
It has been and always is, a blessing to be a part of district professional learning days.  These past two weeks, I have been so caught up in the passion of so many teachers who are on “summer break,” that are excitedly taking part in their professional learning.  Their enthusiasm has been contagious and has it has been such an invigorating experience, which I feel puts my learning and excitement into another gear.

Learning to read begins with a single sound. Start your students’ reading adventures on Ooka Island, a foundational reading program for grades PreK–2

Chris Kennedy, Superintendent & CEO, West Vancouver School District & C21 CEO Academy Member Blog

When I get asked about my advice for June, I share a hockey metaphor – “Dump the puck in deep and play the trap.”

June is a great time in schools.  It is full of celebrations.  There are track meets, music concerts, year-end field trips, awards ceremonies, final exams, graduation ceremonies and more.  And the energy, oh the energy!

MindShare was honoured recently to host Anthony Edwards, Superintendent, Peel District School Board Alternative Programs and his team for an Innovation Retreat at the MindShare Workspace. Robert Martellacci, founder & CEO delivered the morning keynote on change leadership and innovation.
The following link captures a nice video retrospective of the innovation retreat that was created by a non-techie team member who had just learned to use the video production tool.
Book your accommodation NOW and get a preferential rate at Courtyard by Marriott, Saturn Lane (walking distance to the Conference venue)
University of Toronto Engineering, Actua and Google Canada present third annual YOUTH Inspiring Future Innovators
Actua – June 5, 2018
The Wheels are Falling off Technology in Schools: Microsoft
The Sydney Morning Herald – June 4, 2018
Even Apple is acknowledging that the “iPad in education” fad is coming to an end
Quartz – May 24, 2018
Work on developing passive air sampler earns this PhD Canada’s top academic award
UofT – June 4, 2018
University of Toronto accelorator launches stream for space startups with Chris Hadfield at the controls
UofT – June 6, 2018
This Week in Canadian EdTech with Robert Martellacci and Stephen Hurley VoicEd Radio
Connected North Program Lauded
Rainy River District – April 18, 2018
Polytechnics Canada Conference Offer Insights into Tomorrow’s Work
Sheridan College – May 22, 2018
Humber Students Win Big at Skills Canada Competition
Humber College – June 8, 2018
Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Dalhousie University Launch Interactive Map to help protect North Atlantic right Whales
Cision – June 6, 2018
Learning Never Stops | Set yourself up for Success this Summer

It’s the home stretch – the last month of school before the much-anticipated and deserved summer break! You’ve worked hard to teach, engage, and inspire your students and you should be proud of your hard work. It’ll soon be time to relax, slow the pace, and spend valuable time with friends and family.

But we know the learning journey doesn’t end with the school year, and here at Microsoft Canada we’ve been gearing up to provide you with resources to sharpen your skills over the summer months, so you can start the new year off with your best foot forward.

We’re excited to share with you Summer School – a five-part digital Professional Development program where you’ll learn how to implement exciting and innovative free tools into your classroom.

Summer School is free to join and allows you to learn at your own pace with two different streams to choose from – Beginner: Summer School 101 for intro level courses and Intermediate: Summer School 201 for those more familiar with some of our tools and who may have participated in Summer School in the past.

The Summer School program will help you #BadgeUp and sharpen your #EdTech skills throughout the summer months! You’ll graduate as a Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator and earn the exclusive Summer School 2018 badge on the Microsoft Educator Community.

Ready to learn? Register now at Microsoft.ca/SummerSchool! We’re also hosting a webinar on June 18th to wrap up the school year and kick-off the Summer School program! Register here for the webinar!

We hope to see you in Summer School!

Tim Monds Retires

Congratulations to MindShare’s friend and colleague, Dr. Bill Hogarth, former Director, York Region District School Board, who was recently honoured with a school in his name

Official opening last evening of Bill Hogarth Secondary School in York Region–a stunning reflection of the future by students in a school where the 6Cs (citizenship, character, collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking) are pervasive. Via @MichelFullan1
James Proulx from Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario won this year’s Dan Cousineau outstanding volunteer award

We welcome your comments, news stories and upcoming events!

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

Educational Developer
York University – Toronto, ON, CA
EdTech and Teachers – Technology
Unisus International School, Summerland, BC, CA
Educational Technology Specialist
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Edmonton, AB, CA
Contact us to learn more about posting your own career opportunity.
Social Media Week 2018
June 12 – 14, 2018
ISTE 2018
June 24 – 27, 2018
EduTeach 2018
July 28 – 30, 2018
ERDI Fall 2018
Oct. 10 – 13, 2018
9th Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit 2018
October 11th, 2018
IOT, Big Data Waste Management Summit 2018
November 6, 2018
IOT, 3rd Annual Intelligent Cities Summit 2018
November 5-6, 2018
MindShare Advisory Board
The MindShare Report is grateful for 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
Dr. GuyTetrault, Award Winning Sun West Director & CEO
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
Timothy Gard, B.Ed., OCT, M.A, Chief Learning Strategist
Daniel Voci, Web and Graphic Designer
Valerie Rusnov,B.A. Hons., B.Ed., Editor
Filomena Martellacci, Hons., B.Ed., OCT, Editor

About The MindShare Learning Report™
Canada’s 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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June 3, 2018

MindShare Learning Report >> Top 10 Canadian EdTech News Stories of the Week >> June 1st

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Dear Thought Leader,

I love the month of June.  With convocation season upon us, it’s time of year to celebrate academic excellence and achievements in learning and innovation. Check out this video link with a medley of recent convocation speeches sure to inspire future careers!

On the K12 front, it’s a time where students and teachers look forward to the much anticipated end of year school celebrations with a sharp eye on the summer holidays. Of interest, the recent report we feature making a link between excessively hot classrooms  and student performance. Given the recent hot spell, I can’t image sitting in a classroom with mid 30’s celsius temperatures with no air conditioning as a student or teacher for that matter!

On the MindShare front, we’re thrilled to announce Best Selling author, Thomas C. Murray as our Opening keynote at the 9th Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit–October 11 and a strategic partnership with the University of Toronto MScSM Program Mississauga as the ‘NEW’ site of our conference which is conveniently located near our MindShare Workspace for our pre-conference Ignite VIP reception.   Super Early Bird pricing ends this weekend!

As we finalize plans for the ISTE 18 CanAm Celebration of Excellence Meetup, be sure to drop me a note if you’re going! It’s not too late to register! We have over 300 educators from across Canada converging on Chicago June 24-27.

We’re always looking for content contributors in the way of blogs, podcasts, events and news stories! Please drop me a note to share!

Until next time, keep the digital learning curve steep!

Best,

Robert Martellacci, M.A. EdTech
President, MindShare Learning Technology™
Chief Digital Publisher, The MindShare Learning Report™
Co-founder & President C21 Canada™

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“Master of Science in Sustainability Management (MScSM) is a unique professional program driven by the goal of a sustainable world. MindShare Learning is a leading EdTech strategy and professional learning events company. Collaborations/partnerships are the essential building blocks of sustainability, and sustainable learning environments are vital for our transformation towards a sustainable world.  MScSM and Mindshare Learning have joined hands in the goal of a sustainable world, and are co-organizing and hosting the 9th Canadian EdTech Leadersrhip Summit–Reimagining Sustainable Learning Environments – at the Institute for Management & Innovation, University of Toronto Mississauga. We look forward for many other collaborative efforts towards the goal of a sustainable world.”

– Prof. Shashi Kant
Director, MScSM
University of Toronto Mississauga

1. MindShare Learning Announces the Opening Keynote Speaker for the 9th Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit, Thomas C. Murray
MindShare Learning – June 1st, 2018
2. OECDedu new book is now available: “World Class: Building a 21st-century school system”
OECD – May 29th, 2018
In a world where the kind of things that are easy to teach and test have also become easy to digitise and automate, it will be our imagination, our awareness and our sense of responsibility that will enable us to harness the opportunities of the 21st century to shape the world for the better.

Tomorrow’s schools will need to help students think for themselves and join others, with empathy, in work and citizenship. They will need to help students develop a strong sense of right and wrong, and sensitivity to the claims that others make.

3. Dr. Alec Couros – 2016 Award for Excellence in Teaching
University of Regina
Known as a gifted and dedicated instructor and a strong leader, Alec Couros has been inspiring students in the Faculty of Education and beyond through his innovative approaches to learning and his engaging subject matter.
4. Canadian Teacher Benjamin Kelly Inspiries Global Goals Project.
TeachSDGs Ambassador for the Global Goals it became very clear that The World’s Largest Lesson called for Minecraft Education’s largest lesson! After crafting the initial plan using a world with 17 villages that would act as hosts for the 17 global goals, the call for participants was launched.
5. Why these Texas kindergartners start each day with a handshake
Twitter – May 30th, 2018
Ashley Taylor, a teacher at Keene Elementary School in North Texas, has her kindergartners start the day with a firm handshake and a smile to make them feel welcome and accepted.
6. Elon Musk, Albert Einstein, and Richard Feynman Explain How to Learn Anything Faster
Inc. – Oct. 26, 2017
Einstein might have revolutionized how we conceive of the world around us, but he didn’t do it by grinding away joylessly at his work.
7. The Learning Partnership Announces “Oasis Skateboard Factory” as 2018 Public Education Champions
The Learning Partnership – May 31st, 2018

On May 31, the Oasis Skateboard Factory, an alternative school design program in Toronto, and TD Bank Group joined the ranks of former Premiers, Prime Ministers and CEOs as they were inducted into The Learning Partnership’s Champions of Public Education Hall of Fame.

8. Studies Show that learning decrease in class rooms when temperatures rise
CTV News – May 30th, 2018
A new study indicates there may be a relationship between the temperature within a school and the academic success of students — a troubling statement considering fewer than a quarter of the public schools in Toronto have full-building air conditioning.
9. Why grease can be great: Chemical engineering graduate helps put waste oil to good use
University of British Colombia – May 28th, 2018

Whether it’s French fries on the menu or an entire deep-fried turkey, disposing of used cooking oil can be a headache. Only a small amount of it can be composted, and dumping the rest down the drain can result in blocked pipes. For university food services departments tasked with preparing food for thousands of students, the challenge of disposing used cooking oil is exponential.

10. This week in EdTech with VoicEd Radio

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MindShare Learning Report >> Top 10 Canadian EdTech News Stories of the Week >> May 25th

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May 25th, 2018

Dear Thought Leader,

Another busy week as we redefine the future of work and learning!

An interesting study of note that is highlighted in this  week’s Top 10 by UBC and McGill researchers focused on the happiness of Canadians living in small towns vs big cities. It’s no surprise that communities that are highly connected, where residents have shorter commutes and lower cost of living, would be much happier. I definitely see some parallels to the education and community we’re creating in the MindShare Workspace and the members we’re attracting. My commute is not two minutes vs 60 minutes in the past. Am I happier? Most definitely and it’s allowed me to be more engaged in my community in the City of Mississauga where we’re helping nurture innovation and a SMART city, collaborating with K12, post-secondary and other community stakeholders.

Congrats to my friend and colleague Dr. Bill Hogarth, former Director of Education, York Region District School Board who was honoured yesterday with a school in his name.

The stage is set for our 14th CanAm Celebration of Excellence Meetup at ISTEChicago, June 25th. We’re honoured to be media partners in North America’s largest EdTech Conference. Drop me a note if you’d like attend! Sponsorship is now closed.

We’re in planning mode for our 9th Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit–”Designing Sustainable Learning Environments ,”  Thursday, October 11. We have limited speaking and sponsor opportunities. For expressed interest, please email me directly.

robert@mindsharelearning.com 

We love hearing from our valued subscribers about your news, events and success stories!

Until next time, keep the digital learning curve steep!

Best, R.

Robert Martellacci, M.A. EdTech
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“When MIT launched its MicroMasters, in 2015, it expected 200,000 students would enroll across all programs; within the first nine months, more than 1.3 million people signed up.”

–  The Atlantic
The Future of College Looks Like the Future of Retail

“He explained that people in cities often have fewer social connections nearby, and feel less connected to their communities than people in rural areas. The authors found that the happiest communities had shorter commute times and less expensive housing…”

–  The Toronto Star
People who live in small towns are happier than everyone else
1. ISTE Announces First Educator Certification for Using Technology in the Classroom
ISTE – May 23rd, 2018
Today, the  International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) announced its first-ever teacher certification based on the ISTE Standards. ISTE Certification for Educators is a competency-based, vendor-neutral certification focused on digital age pedagogy and based on the  ISTE Standards for Educators.
2. Understanding Pre-Teen Tech Use
Pearson Canada – May 24th, 2018
Understanding student technology use goes a long way in helping schools and districts find the best ways to engage students in learning. To give you some insight into pre-teens’ tech use, Pearson spoke with Canadian students in Grade 7 and 8 to learn which technology devices they use most.
3. Researchers have isolated what may be the single most important trait that makes kids successful in school
Business Insider – May 6th, 2018

For years, scientists have documented the downsides of growing up poor.

Studies have shown kids from low-income families are generally less ready to start school. They score lower on vocabulary tests and have more trouble concentrating in class. What’s more, being chronically hungry, unsafe, or neglected can  re-shape a developing child’s brain, dosing it with toxic stress.

4. Team Canada Champion Classroom Chats – streaming live across Canada with Olympians
Canadian Olympic Association – May 9th, 2018
5. Re|focus 2018: Dell commits to using ocean plastics
Recycling Today – May 14th, 2018
Dell Technologies, headquartered in Round Rock, Texas, says it has committed to keeping plastics in the economy and out of the ocean, creating what it calls the first commercial-scale global ocean-bound plastics supply chain,  Nextwave.
6. With an “informed curiosity”, astronaut says you can reach any heights
Canada2067 – Sept. 11, 2017
Look at the world around you. Any spot can be fascinating when you peer closely enough. Chris Hadfield remembers that lesson from elementary school, when a science teacher took his class on a field trip to an actual field.
7. Why Teens Should Understand Their Own Brains (And Why Their Teachers Should, Too!)
nprED – May 15th, 2018

A teenage brain is a fascinating, still-changing place. There’s a lot going on: social awareness, risk-taking, peer pressure; all are heightened during this period.

Until relatively recently, it was thought that the brain was only actively developing during childhood, but in the last two decades, researchers have confirmed that the brain continues to develop during adolescence — a period of time that can stretch from the middle school years into early adulthood.

8. School is One Spoke in the Wheel of Learning & Why This is a Critical Insight for the Future of Education

Etale – May 20th, 2018

School is just one spoke in the wheel of lifelong learning. The more that I engage in conversations about the future of education, and how to promote greater access and opportunity for life and work today, the more important this simple truth becomes to me.

9. We need a new Operating System for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Society’s operating system needs an upgrade. The model we have been using is simply not up to the challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

10. Human error to blame in vast majority of education data breaches
edscoop – May 18th, 2018
The nation relies on teachers to educate our children and help them when they make mistakes. But when it comes to protecting students’ data, it is often the teachers and school staff who mistakenly let bad actors in to school computer systems, officials say.

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