Can/Am December Edition 2023, Volume 16 Issue 10
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 This Week in Canadian EdTech MindShareTV Podcast Featuring Jennifer Womble, Education Catalyst, Conference Chair, FETC, EdTech Leader, Editor on the upcoming FETC Conference
Jan 23 - 26, 2024, Orlando, FL

Welcome to the latest edition of Can/Am, Volume 16 Issue 10 - your gateway to the forefront of Canadian EdTech innovation! In this special post-Canadian we are excited to share insights, updates, and highlights from the thriving landscape of educational technology to the latest trends in generative AI in education.


Speaking of which, a must watch podcast! This Week in Canadian EdTech MindShareTV podcast with the impressive, Harvard double degree graduate, Priten Shah, CEO, Pedagogy.Cloud & Author of AI and The Future of Education. 


Top Highlights:

  1. MindShareTV Podcasts: Dive into This Week in Canadian EdTech MindShareTV podcasts, featuring thought leaders like Jennifer Womble, Education Catalyst,  Conference Chair at FETC, discussing the upcoming FETC Conference, Dean Vendramin, Prime Minister Award & Canadian EdTech Teacher of the Year just back from Ottawa, MindShareTV InnovateHERs Podcast Series  and celebrating and Ramy Ghattas, Co-Founder & CEO of Logics Academy, CSEdWeek.
  2. Take advantage of your FETC - MIndShare Special Discount Code for Canadians: We're thrilled to offer a special 10% discount code, CANADA10, for all Canadians interested in registering for upcoming events. MindShare is once again honoured to be a media partner at FETC! Speaking of partnerships we're thrilled to also welcome our new consulting client, STEAMWorks Studio 
  3. Mark your calendar for the 28th FETC MindShare Can/Am Reception, "Celebrating Excellence in Learning & Innovation," on January 25th at FETC 2024, Orlando, Florida. RSVP now to secure your spot! New Sponsors are welcome! 
  4. Educational Insights: Explore the latest trends and developments in Canadian education, including the results of the OECD PISA 2022 Study and engaging podcast episodes from the MindShareTV InnovateHERs series.
  5. C21 Canada Spotlight: Get an exclusive look at the collaboration with Ryan Donaghy, Deputy Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, Government of New Brunswick, at the MindShare Workspace for a site visit and future collaboration opportunities.
  6. Career Opportunities: Discover exciting career opportunities in the education and technology sector, including positions at Microsoft, Compugen, and D2L.
  7. Upcoming Events: Stay informed about key events on the horizon, such as the FETC Future of Education Technology Conference and SXSW EDU.


As we wrap up the year, we extend our gratitude for being an integral part of the MindShare learning community. To that end, we are creating a Canadian EdTech Alliance Slack Channel to connect members of our Canadian EdTech Alliance as well as interested education leaders for opportunities to pilot products & services. Our goal is curate connections that lead to the development of the best possible learning solutions for teachers and students. Please drop me an email if you are interested in joining!


Watch for our final 16th Annual Holiday Issue>> Top 23 Newsmakers in Canadian EdTech for 23 next week! We welcome your suggestions!  


Feel free to share this newsletter with your colleagues to inspire and propel innovation in education.


Until next time, keep the digital learning curve steep!
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

Follow us on Twitter @MindShareLearn @c21can @mindsharework
 This Week in Canadian EdTech MindShareTV podcast with Priten Shah, CEO, Pedagogy.Cloud & Authour of AI and The Future of Education
We are Excited to Share a Special Discount Code for all Canadians! Use Code: CANADA10 for 10% off the total cost of any registration!
You are invited to the 28th Can/Am Reception, "Celebrating Excellence in Learning & Innovation" Thursday January 25th at FETC 2024, in Orlando Florida
MindShareTV Podcast with Archbishop M. C. O'Neill Catholic High School's Dean Vendramin, Recipient 2023 Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence in STEM & Canadian EdTech Teacher of the Year
EdTech Industry Spotlight
 This Week in Canadian EdTech MindShareTV podcast with special guest Ramy Ghattas, Co-Founder & CEO, Logics Academy, on celebrating CSEdWeek
Measuring Up: Canadian Results
of the OECD PISA 2022 Study
The Performance of Canadian 15-Year-Olds in Mathematics,
Reading, and Science
MindShareTV InnovateHERs Podcast Series
Episode 10 In Conversation with, Lezli Baskerville, President & CEO & Pam Mayer founder, eMindsets Academy. Garner insights on why Purpose-Driven Entrepreneurial Women Rise to the Top
 C21 Canada Spotlight
 It was a pleasure meeting and hosting Ryan Donaghy, Deputy Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, Government of New Brunswick at the MindShare Workspace today! We look forward to further collaborations
Featured Books of the Month
Upcoming FREE Professional Learning edWebinars Hosted by our Parntner
Check out STEAM Works Studio Canada's
DIY Winter Circuits

Unwrap the joy of an early Christmas surprise! 🎅🎁 Elevate this festive season with our delightful DIY Winter Circuits, where STEAM meets holiday magic! Glide through our whimsical step-by-step tutorial videos on YouTube & watch your holiday STEAM-powered simple Winter Circuits creations come to life with radiant LEDs!✨

Dive into the holiday spirit with us at or simply scan the QR code for more info. Make it a season of learning for kids with festive fun that lights up their curiosity! 🎄🌟

PDSB and Canada Learning Code partner to support students through Future Pathways program, November 30, 2023

Happy birthday, ChatGPT! What’s in store for K-12 schools next year?, November 30, 2023

Nurturing Digital Well-Being in K-12 Schools Through Collaborative Family Partnerships, December 4, 2023
Biden-Harris Administration Announces $277 Million In Education Innovation and Research Grants to Help Address Academic Recovery, December 5, 2023
Leading AI Company Launches Classroom Assistant Built on First Large Language Model Designed Uniquely for Education, November 7, 2023

U of T’s plan to become climate positive expanded to all three campuses, December 4, 2023

Pioneering program at York has students working full-time, December 1, 2023

UNB launching the province's first satellite into orbit, November 28, 2023

Ontario Tech University promotes sustainable commuting solutions through scooter demonstration event, December 5, 2023

'Like a bouncy castle' for science, new inflatable planetarium will teach young people about night sky, December 5, 2023
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FETC Future of Education Technology Conference
January  23-26, 2023         
28th Can/Am Reception, "Celebrating Excellence in Learning & Innovation" FETC 2024
January 25, 2023         
March 4-7, 2023         
ISTE Conference 
June  25-26, 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
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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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