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Top 10 Issue #222, February 22, 2019

Dear Thought Leader,

Happy Friday! What an inspiring, action packed week it was!

A few notable highlights of the week in Canadian EdTech and beyond!

1. Exclusive Cyber Security Podcast, Future of Education Technology Conference with Jeff Gaynor, former White House Communication Security Officer, U.S. Army Colonel and founder of American Resiliance LLC;
2. As we prepare for the C21 CEO Academy Summit next week in partnership with the Surrey School Distirct, we're pleased to welcome new CEO Academy members: Peter Joshua, Director, Peel DSB; Marianne Mazzoroto, Director, DPCDSB; Lisa Millar, Director, Durham DSB and Christian Michalik, Superintendent, Louis Real School Divsion.
3. Pearson U.S. Sells K12 Division. What does this mean for Pearson Canada. MindShare will do some digging in the coming week to see what the future holds in store.
4. Concordia students are building an app that helps you choose the right university program using AI.
5. Official Press Release of the 11th Canadian Classroom of the Future Challenge. This year's theme is centred around student voice. Video submission deadline, March 29th!
6. Startup Challenge Mississauga Launch, Tuesday, February 26, MindShare Workspace.
7. This Week in Canadian EdTech Spotlight on Dr. Seymour Papert and the STEM movement.
8. We are pleased to be media partners in CaneLearn's Digital Learning Symposium, April 7-9.

We hope you enjoy this week's edition of This Week in Canadian EdTech Top10! Don't forget to send us your comments, news stories and upcoming events!

Until next time, keep the digital learning curve steep!

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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Quote of the Week
Featured Podcast of the Week on Cyber Security in Education 

Jeff Gaynor, President of American Resilience, LLC.
Ted Gorospe, Director of Strategic Alliances and Enterprise Sales at PC Matic Sorrento, Florida

A MindShare Learning Moment With Jeff Gaynor President of American Resilience, LLC. Jeff Gaynor is a National Thought Leader advocate for and practitioner of Critical Infrastructure (and by extension), Business, Community and National Resilience mindsets, metrics, methodologies and technologies. Jeff’s National Security career spans better than a half-century.
And Ted Gorospe Director of Strategic Alliances and Enterprise Sales at PC Matic Sorrento, Florida An analytically strategic entrepreneurial leader with outstanding problem-solving capability with a proven ability to provide exceptional business development and forecast accuracy while maintaining the strictest confidentiality with quota crushing results.
This Week in Canadian EdTech Spotlight on Dr. Seymour Papert 
Robert Martellacci, Founder & Chief Digital Publisher, MindShare Robert and Stephen Hurley, Founder of VoicEd Radio discuss  
1. Welcome New C21 CEO Academy Members
C21 Canada - February 22, 2019
2. Announcing Canada's 11th Classroom of The Future Challenge - February 22, 2019
3. Arts Umbrella launches new pilot program to reach remote schools in Canada
vancouversun: February 21, 2019

One caveat in accessing Arts Umbrella’s programs in dance, theatre and visual arts is that you need to be located in Vancouver. But now, through a joint partnership with TakingITGlobal and the Connected North program, students in some of Canada’s most remote communities can access the award-winning training offered by the arts education organization.

The Northern Arts Connection pilot program launches in Winter 2019 and will engage up to 1,000 young people ages five to 18 at over 41 schools

4. What does the new B.C. budget means for the tech industry?
Straight- February 21, 2019
There’s a lot in the B.C. budget that will be popular with Metro Vancouver voters. MSP premiums are still on course to be eliminated by 2020, the Broadway subway will be part of a $20 billion capital infrastructure investment, and the province is allocating $902 million over the next three years to implement a CleanBC climate plan—an effort that aims to reduce pollution in the region.
5. EDTECH DIGEST Names Top 100 Influencers. MindShare's Robert Martellacci Named in the Top10 Amongst an Esteemed Group of Global Leaders 
EDTECH DIGEST, February 22, 2019
6. Global Online K-12 Education Market – Growth Boosted By Demand, Growing Sales, With Regional Forecast To 2025
Postobserver. February 22, 2019
Online K-12 Education Market Overview:
Online K-12 Education Market Research Report Forecast 2025: is a valuable source of insightful data for business strategists. Online K-12 Education industry report provides the industry overview with growth analysis and historical & futuristic cost, revenue, demand and supply data. The research analysts provide an elaborate description of the value chain and its distributor analysis of Online K-12 Education market. Online K-12 Education business study provides comprehensive data which enhances the understanding, scope and application of this report.
7. Corner Brook teen uses theatrical background to teach kids digital skills

CBC News - February 22, 2019

Mira Buckle is no stranger to local theatre, but the 15-year-old's latest project takes her beyond the stage and into the classroom.

A new play Buckle researched, wrote, directed and produced herself about Internet safety and digital citizenship is teaching younger students in and around Corner Brook how to be responsible and safe online.

8. Concordia students are building an app that helps you choose the right university program using AI
Concordia - February 22, 2019

Antoine Riachi and Dewakar Sundaram want to help future students pick the right program and career the first time, and they're using artificial intelligence (AI) to do it.

The two students from the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science are founding partners of Tesseract Technologies. It’s a startup company with a team of six Concordians that aims to use machine learning to help high-school and CEGEP students determine what post-secondary program would best suit them.

9. City to welcome new pharmaceutical plant and hundreds of students
North Bay Nugget, February 22, 2019

Two major announcements were made Friday at Canadore College including plans for a new pharmaceutical plant in North Bay and a 20-year training agreement that will see 200 or more Nigerian students train here annually.

The students are expected to attend Canadore College as part of a training agreement with Nigeria’s MiST EDUCare Canada Ltd. The training will primarily focus on programs in nursing and respiratory therapy, but could expand in the future to others including aviation and broadcasting.

10. Finally: Pearson Sells Its US K-12 Courseware Business—for $250 Million*
Edsurge. February 18, 2019

Nearly a year after announcing the plan, Pearson has finally sold its U.S K-12 courseware business. The buyer: Nexus Capital Management, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm. The headline value of the sale is $250 million, but the deal structure is broken down into several components. Pearson only gets $25 million in cash upfront. Nexus will pay the remaining amount—$225 million—in three to seven years. After this amount is paid, Pearson is entitled to 20 percent of future cashflow from this business. And, in the event that Nexus later sells this business (after it pays the full $250 million), Pearson will get 20 percent of the net sale proceeds.

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