Can/Am October Edition 2023, Volume 16 Issue 8
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 Award-winning Professor, Dr. Alec Couros, Director of the Centre for Teaching & Learning, University of Regina &#CNDEdTech23 Summit Closing Keynote, Provides a Sneak Peek on the
Future of AI in Education

My recent trip to EdTech Week in NYC provided great inspiration and helps set the stage for the upcoming 14th Canadian EdTech Summit with only 22 Days to go! Join our 'world-class' speakers in iconic Ottawa, CANADA, the nation's capital! Things heat up on Day 1 with a Fireside Chat facilitated by the Dean of Ottawa U's Faculty of Education on ' The Future of Post-secondary Education, Bridging the Gap with K12.'


Speaking of Fireside Chats, one of the most interesting sessions I attended at EdTech Week featured the NYC Schools Deputy Chancellor, Carolyne Quintana on the topic of AI. After an initial district-wide ban, they fully embraced the use of AI and established a research incubator within the district to establish policies around AI. It goes to show that BIG districts can be agile and innovative! 


Issue highlights below

  1. Award-winning Dr. Alec Couros, Director of the Centre for Teaching & Learning, University of Regina Closing Keynote, Sneak Peek on the the Future of AI in Education. Join world-class presenters!
  2. Schools' pandemic spending boosted tech companies. Did it help US students?
  3. Unlocked Labs, a venture that empowers and employs justice-impacted individuals to design and build technology that promotes human flourishing and enables decarceration, captured the $40,000 grand prize at the 14th annual Milken–Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition, EdTech Week, NYC
  4. SETDA State EdTech Trends Report
  5. Cyber Security Month: National approach to cyber security education needed as attacks will only get worse: Teacher 
  6. Awarding Over $5.5 Million For EdTech Innovation in Learning and Research
I'm still processing the reported 9% figure quoted by ISTE's research on professors modelling EdTech to prepare future teachers. This will be a topic of discussion at the upcoming EdTech Summit given the digital transformation upon us and the speed of adoption of AI amongst students. Another reason to attend the Summit! 

As a member of our growing MindShare community, we are grateful for your kind and constructive feedback that motivates our team to provide you with mission-critical research and insights to keep you at the forefront of innovation in education. Do plan to join us at the upcoming Canadian EdTech Summit! I hope to see you there!  


Thanks for being part of the Mindshare learning community. Please share this newsletter with a colleague to help move the innovation needle forward!


Special thanks to our team, valued partners and board of advisors for sharing their passion in moving the innovation needle forward in education across Canada and beyond. 


Until next time, keep the digital learning curve steep!
P.S. We are giving away 5 VIP passes to the EdTech Summit. Teachers or edleaders drop me a 100 word email on what you hope to gain from attending the Summit!
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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14th Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit
 22 Days to Go til the 14th Canadian EdTech Summit! Get ready for enlightening discussions led by our outstanding featured presenters. Register now!

MindShare @ EdTech Week NYC #EdTechWeek2023 

Canadians at EdTech Week NYC. (L-R) Warren Salmon, founder, ONABSE, Kyla Bolden, Founder, Wiz Kid Learning, Robert Martellacci, Founder, MindShare Learning
Picture left entrants in the Milken- Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition. Picutred right, Bill Bass, former ISTE president, welcomes NYC Schools Deputy Chancellor, Carolyne Quintana

Fascinating session at POI Business Interiors on Immersive Learning Experiences Exploring a Diverse Range of Learning Transformations with Steelcase from Blended and Hybrid models to Esports and Beyond!
Thinking of a Career in EdTech but Don't Know Where to Start? Register for our Newly Created Business of EdTech 101 Course
To celebrate the highly anticipated EdTech Professional course, MindShare Learning is running a special promotion $99 for the first 10 people to register for the course launching September 25th!
Sponsor Spotlight
Kami will be attending the 14th Ontario Ed Tech Summit November 2-3rd in Ottawa. As you gear up for the upcoming school year SY23-24, we invite you to explore Kami—a tool designed to enhance education by reducing teacher stress, boosting student engagement, and igniting a passion for learning. 


We invite you to trial Kami and let's revolutionize your classroom together. Contact: or schedule a chat via my Calendly link:

Discover Kami's impact by reviewing our videos here:
8th Canadian EdTech Awards
We are thrilled to announce our 8th Annual Canadian EdTech Awards Honouring Excellence in Innovation in Education. Please submit your nominations by Friday, October 20, 2023
Enter Now! 8th Dragon's Den
Startup Challenge
The 8th Dragon Den's Start-Up Challenge—inspired by the hugely popular TV show Dragon's Den. This challenge is an opportunity for EdTech startups across North America to showcase their innovative solutions. In this competition taking place at the 14th Canadian EdTech Summit 2023, each participant can give a 2-minute pitch to showcase their innovative EdTech solutions and impress our expert panel of judges, comprised of North America's leading EdTech thought leaders. The winning startup will get the opportunity to be mentored by MindShare Learning in their EdTech Incubator Program for a year and receive an exclusive booth space at FETC. Please complete the form below to enter your EdTech start up into this years challenge!
SETDA State EdTech Trends Report

SETDA is excited to release the first follow-up to the annual State EdTech Trends Report, an analysis of feedback from state education and technology leaders through surveys administered in collaboration with Whiteboard Advisors. Whereas last year’s report highlighted states’ preoccupation with the implementation of EdTech fueled by trillions in federal stimulus funds, this year’s report catalogs the ways states are adjusting to a world in which technology is ubiquitous and unavoidable and where new and emerging innovations ike ChatGPT create never-before-seen opportunities and risks for learning.

Read the 2023 report and data here!
 C21 Canada Spotlight
Happy Cyber Security Awareness Month
Strengthen your cyber security muscles this October! We are joining Get Cyber Safe in celebrating #CybersecurityAwarenessMonth with the theme "Step up your cyber fitness." Learn More
Tweet of the Month
Featured Books of the Month
Upcoming FREE Professional Learning edWebinars Hosted by our Parntner

One-to-One Laptop Program Expands to Full Scope in Secondary Schools, September 20, 2023

Connecting the North: Ontario supporting Indigenous communities, September 29, 2023

Schools' pandemic spending boosted tech companies. Did it help US students?, October 9, 2023
Unleashing Ed Tech’s Out-of-School Learning Potential, October 5, 2023
National approach to cyber security education needed as attacks will only get worse: Teacher, October 10, 2023

Learn AI now or risk losing your job, experts warn, Septemer 27, 2023

Awarding Over $5.5 Million For Edtech Innovation in Learning and Research, October 4, 2023

RoboGarden in Collaboration with the University of Calgary Continuing Education to Launch New Machine Learning and AI boot camp., October 4, 2023

Waterloo Engineering Outreach launches the Travelling STEM program, October 4, 2023

As AI Chatbots Rise, More Educators Look to Oral Exams — With High-Tech Twist, October 5, 2023
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October 9-12, 2023         
International Conference on Information Technology for Higher Education
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Ontario Edtech Export Business Mission to DIDAC India APPLY NOW
October 16-19, 2023         
14th Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit
November 2-3, 2023         
29th ICDE World Conference 2023 Costa Rica
November 6-10, 2023             
November 7-8, 2023             
EduTech East
November 21, 2023
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, Digital Media & Marketing Associate
Valerie Rusnov, B.A. Hons., B.Ed., Editor 
Filomena Martellacci, B.A. Hons., B.Ed., OCT, Editor

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