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Can/Am April Edition 2022, Volume 15 Issue 2
To read back Issues click here
This Week in Canadian EdTech with Award Winning Author
Dr Richard Kelly on his New Book, The Nature of Business Transformation along with Dr. Mario Chaisson
Welcome to our monthly CanAm North American-wide EdTech Report. 
 
Full disclosure, I recovered from COVID last week. Fortunately, I was fully vaccinated and wasn't all that impacted. Equivalent to a minor flu bug. I kept it low key and stayed home my mandatory 5 days til I felt no further symptoms. It was ironic that I contracted it during the first week of the removal of masking. I tracked it down to my one of my ice hockey groups. 
 
This after two years of being super careful at our MindShare Innovation space and no issues. We cannot let our guard down fully is the reality. 
 
I had lots of time to think and reflect during my isolation week and did manage to continue to podcast and ponder what's in store for our future of learning beyond COVID. 
 
Our podcast conversations were rich and insightful! Our featured podcast will challenge your leadership thinking with Drs, Richard Kelly and Mario Chaisson on swarm leadership and the analogy of honeybees. Be sure to tune into this and our Unboxing EdTech and the Wacom One! My last but not least podcast features, the EdTech visionary, Keith Kreuger, CEO, CoSN, who is hosting their first f2f Summit in Nashville which I will be attending and reporting from. I am also currently attending (virtually), the ASU+GSV Summit that is in its final day and FREE of charge online. Here's the link to join. If you have a passion for the future of work & learning, this is one not to miss! 
 
I was struck by the recent OECD Education report that shares the notion, "having teachers who are effective at using digital technologies in the classroom can open more pathways for their students. This is just one way that teachers can help to make schools more equitable." Thought provoking and powerful stuff!  Here's the link to learn more.
 
Contracting COVID for me was a wakeup call. In essence, we have an opportunity today and 'moral imperative' as it's been suggested by some, to drastically change the learning landscape for kids, and make it real and relevant as we shift gears into the future. 
 
What you need to know is that there are a great number of passionate educators and leaders, like you, who want to see change happen. It' all starts with a conversation and building community. This is inspiration for the working title for our 13th Fall Canadian EdTech leadership Summit, " The State of EdTech in Canada: Driving Innovation Through Evidence-Based Research." Stay tuned for more details! 
 
Kudos to the recent EdTech Digest Award Winners, our partners, clients and colleagues who excelled at the top of their class -- Edsby, Class, edWeb and Prodigy. Congratulations also go to the GSV EdTech Top 150, including Canadian companies-- Applyboard, Paper Learing, Prodigy and Top Hat. 
 
I hope you enjoy this month's expanded CanAm Edition of the MindShare Report.

 

Please don't hesitate to reach out to me and share your comments, success stories, news, research, and events with us! We love hearing from you! Feel free to call me directly at 416-569-2106, or drop me an email, if we can be of further support to your organization's innovation, or edtech growth plans through our strategic consulting services. 

 

Thank you for the inspiration and kind feedback that motivates our team to provide you with mission critical research and insights to optimize your learning and technology strategy. 

 

Until next time, stay healthy, stay safe and keep the digital learning curve steep! 

 

P.S. This marks week two of the launch of Canada's 14th Schools of the Future Student Innovation Challenge. Be sure to share with your colleagues to enter and WIN awesome tech prizes for your school! The deadline to enter is May 13 Midnight PST!
 
Robert Martellacci, M.A. EdTech
Founder & President, MindShare Learning Technology™
Chief Digital Publisher, The MindShare Learning Report™
Founder, MindShare Workspace--Your Place to Work & Learning
CEO & Co-founder, C21 Canada--Canadians for 21st Century Learning & Innovation

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This Week in Canadian MindshareTV Unboxing Wacom 
One Edition in conversation w/ Dave Bolton
CanAm Spotlight 
We are thrilled to celebrate our EdTech colleagues who excelled at the top of their class! 
This Week in Canadian EdTech MindShareTV with Keith Krueger, CEO, CoSN 'Sneak Peek' CoSN22 April 11-13 #Nashville #edleadership 
Tweet of the Month
Featured Books of the Month
Upcoming FREE edWebinars Hosted by EdWeb.net 
K-12 
OECD Report: Big picture thinking, How to educate the whole person for an interconnected world, Principles and practices
oecd.org/pisa/, April 5, 2022
EdTech Digest 2022 Finalists & Winners
 
edtechdigest.com, April 1, 2022

High school teams compete at FIRST Robotics Competition in Waterloo

 
kitchener.ctvnews.ca, March 26, 2022
Treating Data as our Most Valuable Asset
gettingsmart.com, January 3, 2022

Ed Leaders: Your Path Out of COVID to a Radically Better Future Is Hiding in Plain Sight

nextgenlearning.org, March 15, 2022
Post-Secondary 

Ontario Tech’s connection to metaverse plans for new immersive online social experiences

news.ontariotechu.ca, April 1, 2022

Supporting Indigenous students starting their post-secondary journeys

umanitoba.ca, April 1, 2022

Why I'm Still Bullish About the State of Edtech


edsurge.com, April 1, 2022

Veterinary Students Learning Anatomy Through Virtual Reality

 

news.uoguelph.ca, March 22, 2022

Unleash AI in Higher Education and Research with an End-to-End Platform

 

delltechnologies.com, April 5, 2022
  Career Opportunities
Contact us to post your career opportunities here!
TMX - Edtech Webinar Event
April 6, 2022
Cosn 2022
April 11–13, 2022
AQOPS Quebec conference
April 12–14, 2022
EdTech World Forum 2022
May 30–31, 2022
ISTE LIVE 22: Empowering Educators. Elevating Equity. 
June 26–29, 2022
United Nations Transforming Education Summit September 2022
September, 2022
MindShare Advisory Board
The MindShare Report is grateful for the guidance and support provided by our esteemed advisory board. 

Kevin Custer, Founding Principal, Arc Capital Development 
Chip Fesko, President, Fesko Inc.
Ian Fogarty, Educator, Riverview High School | MindShare National Video Challenge Award Winner 
Dr. Guy Tetrault, Award Winning Sun West Director & CEO (Retired)
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, Practice Management Consultant - Private Wealth (Specialist, Developing Talent), BMO Private Wealth
Mirella Rossi, Superintendent of Education, Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board
Sandra Chow, Award Winning Teacher, Toronto District School Board 
Ron Sedran, MD, Equity Capital Markets, Canaccord Adams
Zelia Capatao-Tavares, Award-Winning Educator, Toronto District School Board
About Us

The MindShare Learning team is made up of the following awesome individuals: 

Robert Martellacci, M.A. Ed Tech., Chief Digital Curator 

Dr. Ron Owston, PhD., Research Associate, University Professor Emeritus, Former Dean of Faculty, York University 

Chris Kim, PhD., Research Associate, Software Engineer, software studio, Fresco Industries
Timothy Gard, B.Ed., OCT, M.A, Chief Learning Strategist
Hanan Mousa, M.B.A, B.C. S. Digital Media Specialist
Ivana Zelich, Mindshare Digital Media Student
Valerie Rusnov, B.A. Hons., B.Ed., Editor 
Filomena Martellacci, B.A. Hons., B.Ed., OCT, Editor

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