Can/Am February Edition 2024, Volume 16 Issue 11
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 This Week in Canadian EdTech MindShareTV Special Unboxing Edition, Unboxing Open Parachute: A Platform to Help Implement Innovative Well-being Programs Featuring Dr. Hayley Watson, CEO, Co-Founder & Tom Pastro, Co- Founder & COO

We are thrilled to bring you the latest edition of the CanAm February EdTech Report, Volume 16, Issue 11. This special Future of Education Technology Conference #FETC24 edition is packed with insights, highlights, and forward-thinking trends in the realm of educational technology, reflecting on our recent Canadian Trade mission to Orlando and the educational renaissance period we are entering as predicted in our Top10 EdTech Trends for 2024.


FETC 2024: A Global Stage for Innovation

Our journey began with the FETC 2024, where Team Canada's Trade Mission shone brightly. A BIG thank you to each participant who contributed to this event's success, with gratitude expressed to Matthew Waldron, Canadian Trade Commissioner on the ground in Florida co-organizer of the mission with MindShare. A little trivia for you! Did you know that the state of Florida is the #1 trade partner to Canada?


The 28th CanAm EdTech Reception, "Celebrating Excellence in Learning & Innovation," marked one of our best ever, thanks to our partners, sponsors, and the esteemed leaders in education who joined us. Your dedication to fostering a community of innovation continues to inspire. The singing of our respective Canadian and American Anthems was a truly unifying experience. Mental note to provide song sheets for next year! Congratulations to Jennifer Womble, FETC, Chair and the team for putting on one of the best ever events! We greatly value our Can/Am partnership!


Podcasts and Panels: Voices of EdTech

Our lead unboxing podcast is not to be missed featuring Dr. Hayley Watson, Co-founder & CEO of Open Parachute. This edition also features highlights from the "This Week in Canadian EdTech MindShareTV Podcast," where the Edutech Guys delved into the latest trends in EdTech optimization within classrooms. I was honoured to be interviewed by the EdTech media legend, Kevin Hogan's on the FETC floor offered an exclusive sneak peek into the top 10 Emerging EdTech Trends for 2024, signaling exciting developments on the horizon.


Insights and Inspirations

The U.S. Department of Education's 2024 National Educational Technology Plan sets a new benchmark for our collective journey towards integrating technology in education. This, along with the spotlight on C21 Canada, underscores the global drive towards embracing technology for better learning outcomes.


This issue's Quote of the Month by State Superintendent Chris Reykdal, emphasizes the synergy between human inquiry and AI, reminding us of the importance of a balanced, reflective approach to technology in education.


Knowledge and Growth Opportunities

Featuring an array of professional learning webinars and insightful articles, this issue provides valuable resources for educators aiming to stay ahead of the curve. From high-impact tutoring programs to the potential of esports in reversing educational trends, and the innovative use of AI in various educational settings, we've covered a spectrum of topics that promise to enlighten and engage.


Career Opportunities and Professional Learning Oppportunties

Lastly, we spotlight exciting career opportunities within the EdTech sphere, from executive roles to engineering positions, emphasizing the growing demand for professionals in this evolving field. Don't miss the FREE edWeb webinars this month and our conference listings!


As we look ahead, we remain committed to exploring the intersections of technology and education, aiming to empower educators, learners, and the EdTech community at large. Thank you for joining us on this journey of discovery and innovation.


Please do share this newsletter with your colleagues to inspire and propel innovation in education. We further welcome you to reach out to us if we can be of further assistance in supporting your digital transformation and storytelling capabilities through our value added services.


Until next time, keep the digital learning curve steep!
P.S. We are thrilled to be launching our 16th Canadian Schools of the Future 'Student Invention' Challenge March 1! New sponsors are welcome! DM me to learn more! 
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
FETC Spotlight
 FETC Team Canada Trade Mission Highlights! Thank you to everyone that participated!
 Thank you to our Partners, Sponsors, and Valued Education leaders for Attending our 28th CanAm EdTech Reception "Celebrating Excellence in Learning & Innovation" at FETC 2024!
 This Week in Canadian EdTech MindShareTV Podcast
 Featuring the Edutech Guys on Emerging EdTech Optimization Trends in the Classroom
 Kevin Hogan, Content Director, eSchool News @FETC with Robert Martellacci, president of MindShare Learning giving a 'sneak peek' into the top 10 Emerging EdTech Trends for 2024 
Building CanAm Learning Community Connections with North American Education & EdTech Industry Leaders at Thai Thani Restaurant Orlando
That's a Wrap on The Future of Education Technology Conference: One of the Best Ever!
U.S. Department of Education NEW Report 2024 National Educational Technology Plan
 C21 Canada Spotlight
 Quote of the Month
AI is a powerful tool, but it only enhances learning if students and educators embrace an ‘H→AI→H’ approach,” State Superintendent Chris Reykdal continued. “ Start with human inquiry, see what AI produces, and always close with human reflection, human edits, and human understanding of what was produced.
Featured Books of the Month
Upcoming FREE Professional Learning edWebinars Hosted by our Parntner
B.C. launches concrete actions to keep kids safe, healthy, January 26, 2024

FETC 2024: Could Esports Reverse the Trend of K–12 Boys Falling Behind?, January 26, 2024

Research to Impact: Four Steps to Build a Successful Edtech Enterprise, January 26, 2024
D2L Helps Educators Generate Practice and Quiz Questions with Generative AI Beta Program, January 29, 2024

High Impact Math Tutoring Pilot Program Yields Positive Outcomes for Students in Underserved Louisiana Schools, January 25, 2024

UCalgary's 24-hour coding competition offers students networking and growth opportunities, January 22, 2024

Using AI to empower art therapy patients, January 24, 2024

Amazon Web Services, U of A team up to make the power of AI more accessible, January 29, 2024

edstudiO: Interactive learning space at uOttawa, January 18, 2024

Bill would fund AI training through schools, nonprofits, January 5, 2024
  Career Opportunities
Contact us to post your career opportunities here!
March 4-7, 2024        
COSN 2024
April 8-10, 2024         
uLead 2024 Conference, Council for School Leadership of the Alberta Teachers' Association
April 14-16, 2023         
ASU + GSV Summit
April 14-17, 2024        
June 15-16, 2024         
ISTE Conference 
June  25-26, 2024
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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