Can/Am April Edition 2024, Volume 17 Issue 2
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 MindShareTV podcast in Goes International to India in Conversation with Dr. Poonam Singh Minhas, Principal of Gyan Anant Vidyalaya. They talk about School Design Thinking and How They Infused the UN SDG’s Within

Dear Mindshare Learning Community,


As we embark on the April edition of  the MindShare Can/Am EdTech Report, I'm thrilled to share with you the latest developments, insights, and inspirations shaping the future of education. Our journey together continues to evolve, fueled by your dedication, innovation, and passion for transformative learning experiences.


In this edition, we delve into the heart of educational transformation with our Global MindShareTV Podcast, where we explore school design thinking and the integration of UN Sustainable Development Goals within educational frameworks. Join us in conversation with Dr. Poonam Singh Minhas, Principal of Award Winning, Gyan Anant Vidyalaya, as we uncover the strategies shaping the schools of tomorrow. I look forward to a site visit to one of the most innovative schools we've ever featured.


Select Ontario School Boards Boldly Sue Social Media Giants for $4.5B. This Week in Canadian EdTech TV in conversation with EdTech commentator, Dwayne Matthews on Ontario school boards suing social media giants for $4.5B Boards call for companies to ‘remediate’ costs and ‘redesign’ TikTok, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.


Furthermore, our UnBoxing EdTechTV segment invites you to envision the future of learning alongside visionary leaders like Steve Brown, CEO, Nelson. Together, we explore the realms of Gen AI and the Edwin Classroom,  paving the way for innovative educational practices featured as one of the key prizes in the Schools of the Future Challenge.


Our journey extends beyond borders as we shine a spotlight on the recent ASU Smart Cities Region Summit, where I was invited to engage in discussions surrounding AI-based SMART City applications. We're committed to driving forward initiatives like our our new startup, Livable.AI, aimed at empowering communities to 'Live Well. And Be Happy!' We welcome more partners to join us on this journey! We look forward to our collaboration with ASU rate #1 for innovation in America!


Closer to home, we celebrate milestones in education with the unveiling of the Collaborative Learning and Technology Centre (CLTC) by the Peel District School Board. This state-of-the-art hub embodies the essence of 21st-century learning, emphasizing STEAM programming and community empowerment. 

Quotable " A space for creativity and discovery, it's also a gateway where students can explore ideas and technologies that will shape tomorrow." ~ Rashmi Swarup, Director, Peel District School Board & C21 Canada, CEO Academy member. 


EdTech Award Winners Announced. Amidst these highlights, we pause to reflect on the profound impact of educational leaders, as echoed by Victor Rivero, Editor-in-Chief of EdTech Digest. Your relentless pursuit of innovation shapes the landscape of education, inspiring generations to come.


As we navigate through articles, events, and career opportunities, let us remain steadfast in our commitment to unlocking the full potential of education. Together, we stand at the forefront of change, poised to embrace the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.


Join us on this journey of transformation as we champion the 16th Canadian Schools of the Future Challenge, paving the way for innovative solutions that redefine the educational landscape.


I encourage you to share this newsletter with your colleagues to inspire and propel innovation in education. Your support and collaboration are invaluable as we navigate the complex digital transformation journey together.


Thank you for your insights, inspiration and for being an integral part of our MindShare Learning community. Together with our awesome team and collaborators, let's keep the digital learning curve steep and continue to celebrate the achievements and contributions of our colleagues and next generation leaders!


With gratitude and anticipation on what's to come!
P.S. We are honoured to be media partners at the upcoming CoSN24 EdTech Conference in Miami, April 8-10. Drop me a note if you're going to CoSN24 and would like to connect!
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
 Mindshare UnBoxing EdTech TV with Steve Brown CEO of edwin, Nelson, one of Canada’s most visionary ed leaders as they explore the future of learning, Gen AI, the inspiration for the 16th Challenge & the Edwin Classroom!
ASU Conference Spotlight
MindShare Learning Founder and CEO, Robert Martellacci, attends the ASU Smart Cities Region Summit! 
It was an honour to attend the recent ASU SMART Cities Summit Exploring the Future Impact of GenAI. One of the key motivators to attend, we are currently working on a new project Livable.AI to help people 'Live Well. And Be Happy!' This rounds out our three company pillars: Live.Work.Learn. If you are interested to learn more, please drop me a note! BTW, did you know that ASU was voted the #1 leading university for Innovation in America? Over Harvard and MIT! I was truly impressed with my time spent at ASU!
Dr. Lev Gonick, fellow, York U alum and ASU CIO opened the conference (Top pic) Below left, Robert Martellacci connects with fellow Canadians, Dr. Lev Gonick; Jeff Melanson, Unity; Dr. Mark Rosleland, ASU Sustainability Prof. (right) That's a wrap for one of the conference delegates going home in an autonomous car!
 C21 Canada Spotlight
Peel District School Board: The future of education is here with the opening of the Collaborative Learning and Technology Centre (CLTC)
In today's rapidly evolving world, education must adapt to prepare students for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. In March 2024, Peel District School Board (PDSB) and the City of Brampton unveiled a significant milestone in their ongoing partnership: the opening of the new Collaborative Learning and Technology Centre (CLTC). The CLTC is not just a building; it is a state-of-the-art technology hub focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) programming. From cutting-edge amenities to modern design, this space is set to empower PDSB students and the community with the skills of the future.
 Quote of the Month
 “ Like our world, the whole of education—from K-12, higher education, workforce learning sectors—is currently in flux. To the fierce, persistent, and indefatigable innovators, leaders, and trendsetters of edtech—we salute you!” 
--Editor-in-Chief of EdTech Digest, Victor Rivero, The EdTech Awards 2024 Finalists & Winners Announced
Featured Books of the Month
It's our pleasure to announce that MindShare Learning CEO, Robert Martellacci, will be a featured speaker at the Mental Health Summit. It will take place on May 17, 2024, in Calgary!
This Week in Canadian EdTech TV in conversation with Dwayne Matthews on Ontario school boards suing social media giants for $4.5B Boards call for companies to ‘remediate’ costs and ‘redesign’ TikTok, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat
Upcoming FREE Professional Learning edWebinars Hosted by our Award Winning Partner
Featured GenAI Tool of Week
Your spring break reboot + The Generative Age podcast turns 1!
In a world increasingly dominated by screens, I encourage you to see this break as an opportunity to detach and embrace the offline world, allowing you to recharge and find inspiration.
Ontario school boards sue social media giants for $4.5B March 28, 2024

The future of education is here with the opening of the Collaborative Learning and Technology Centre (CLTC), March 25, 2024

Unlocking the Power of Creativity and AI: Preparing Students for the Future Workforce, March 20, 2024

Fraser Institute News Release: Higher spending on K-12 education does not result in better student outcomes, March 21, 2024

What themes are emerging from state AI guidance?, March 19, 2024

Western Engineering launches women-only training for advanced machining, March 20, 2024
ASU class explores how ChatGPT Enterprise can assist in scholarly writing
ASU, March 27, 2024

Digital Media Literacy Becoming a Graduation Requirement, March 26, 2024
SAT will be taken entirely online for the first time in the U.S. this weekend, March 08, 2024

VIU carpentry students learn by building tiny home, March 20, 2024
  Career Opportunities
With Thanks to Jeff Patterson, Founder & CEO, Gaggle for his awesome weekly careers in EdTech curation!
Contact us to post your career opportunities here!
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        
CAP 2024 Toronto, Canadian Association of Principals
April 23-26, 2024        
MoodleMoot Canada 2024
May 1-4, 2024        
Mental Health Summit
May 17, 2024        
ECNO Conference
June 2-4, 2024        
June 15-16, 2024         
ISTE Conference 
June  25-26, 2024         
EDUCAUSE Annual Conference
October 21-24, 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
Hana Elsayed, 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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