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Dear Thought Leader,

As I review our Top 10 News Stories for February, I am struck by the excellence and passion of our education leaders at all levels who are garnering national and international acclaim! Collectively, we have a desire to reach beyond our boundries, despite our provincial education jurisdiction. This speaks to our spirit of innovation and desire to nurture leadership. Hence, it’s no surprise that Canada ranks so highly in the OECD PISA Top10 rankings.

If you haven’t already done so, it’s not too late to enter our 10th Classroom of the Future Challenge! Deadline is fast approaching, Monday, February 19th! Qualify to WIN over $50K in Tech prizes!

Once again, we welcome your responses to our annual reader survey! Qualify to WIN Brian Aspinall’s new book, Code Breaker.

Watch for our new look format of the Mindshare Report coming March 2018! Have a wonderful family day long weekend! 

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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1. Exclusive interview with David Truss, Principal Coquitlam SD43, on his newly released book "Twitter EDU", free downloadable copy  available online.
2. Michael Fullan Podcast on his new book, Deep Learning: Engage the World Change the World.
Robert Martellacci, Chief Digital Curator of the MindShare Learning Report, in conversation with Dr. Michael Fullan. 

Dr. Michael Fullan, a recipient of the Order of Canada, who is a worldwide authority on educational reform with a mandate of helping to achieve the moral purpose of all
children learning.

A former Dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) of the University of Toronto, Michael advises policymakers and local leaders around the world to provide leadership in education.

3. Keith Krueger CEO COSN Shares his insights from the recent World Education Forum in London, England.
4. Canada Spending $50M to teach kids and their Teachers coding
5. Our Micro:bit Story - School District 43 - Coquitlam, B.C., Canada
In January 2018, leaders from School District 43 in Coquitlam, B.C., Canada were invited to present at the prestigious British Educational Training and Technology (BETT) Conference. The focus was on our implementation strategy as it relates to the use of micro:bit and Microsoft MakeCode in SD43 schools. Micro:bit is only one of only a few tools the District has selected to be an integral part of its K-12 Coding Continuum providing both resources and learning support for schools and teachers.

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6. Olympic Makerspace

Winter Olympics Makerspace Project Inspiration

With the Winter Olympics upon us, here’s an excellent blog we stumbled upon courtesy of @tamaraletter to get students into the Olympic spirit.

7. Superintendant Report
Elwin Leroux, Director & Chief Storyteller, Halifax Regional School Board and C21 CEO Academy Member shares in his  blog how can the design of a school promote equitable student-centered learning? Check out the video featuring Dartmouth South Academy.
8. Steam Education
Partnerships between education, municipalities and industry to provide solutions to aging buildings, like the  STEAM School in St.Thomas, Ontario will gain traction in 2018 to create more of a community hub model.
9. Thousands of Kids Draw their Dream Job with Surprising Results
10. Canada Doubles its Commitment to Global Education
With less than two weeks remaining
(February 19 midnight), be sure to enter our contest as every entrant will receive a BONUS gift of an Ergotron standup desk valued at $350! Be sure when you enter our contest to click on this additional  link to receive your desk prize!  Qualify to WIN over $50,000 in EXTREME CLASSROOM MAKEOVER PRIZING! Click  here for more details!
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™ 
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