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Can/Am April Edition 2021, Volume 14 Issue 2
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This Week in Canadian EdTech MindshareTV with Special Guests, Dr. Steve Joordens and Dwayne Matthews on Avoiding the 'Great Snap Back,' and the Future of Education

I'm pleased to share our April Special CanAm EdTech MindShare Report capturing highlights from across North America.


The acceleration of vaccinations gives us hope that Canada will begin to return to some sense of normalcy in the coming weeks as our neighbours to the south are beginning to enjoy. 


Stay safe and stay positive my friends and colleagues in these challenging times, your students and kids need your inpsiraiton and support!


We can look forward to brighter days ahead, along with reimagined schools harnessing the innovative spirit and shift this past year by ed leaders, teachers and students.


Kudos to you for rising to the challenge and embracing change for the betterment of our students and their well-being. The notion that, "it takes a digital village to raise a child in the 21st century," has never rung more true today. A BIG shoutout to our EdTech industry partners whose apps and learning platforms enabled us to sustain learning and going beyond what was ever imagined. We couldn't have done it without their essential tech tools and support.


To that end, each month we will be spotlighting Canadian and U.S. EdTech solution providers. This month's MindShareTV feature recorded podcast is U.S. EdTech industry thought leader Rita Ferrandino, Founding Partner, Arc Capital. Rita's deep knowledge and insight on trends and school district needs in the way of PD for teachers, SEL solutions and more, makes her podcast essential listening for both education and EdTech partner. Rita also sheds light on some of the massive Fed funding investment in education in the U.S. and priority areas.


Canada's D.J. Cunningham, Founder & CEO, LEARNstyle offers excellent insight in the SpecEd space and how they transformed their business to provide online PD support for teachers and students as well as online STEM camps. His IEP platform and inspiration to launch his company due to his personal challenges as a student, is heart-warming. 


Issue highlights:

  1. Release of the 2021 Canadian Twitter Hash Tag Infographic.
  2. C21 Canada CEO Academy--A B C's of High School Programming Recorded Webinar.
  3. Canadian EdTech solution providers take note! Register for the Florida EdTech Industry Playbook Webinar launch May 12th co-hosted by Mindshare Learning & the Canadian Consulate of Miami.
  4. Ed Leaders Spotlight>>MindShareTV Recorded Podcast with Dr. Julie Mueller, Associate Dean, Laurier University, Faculty of Ed on the CanCode Program Impact on K12 Education in Canada. 
  5. Looking ahead to next month. Watch for the launch of the 13th Schools of the Future [Student] Engagement Challenge >> Share How you Innovated to Engage your Students to Thrive in Challenging Times
  6. Congrats to Canada's Leading EdTech Companies Selected in the Ed Digest Global EdTech Awards. Checkout the full list of winners in this issue!


I hope you enjoy our enhanced CanAm EdTech Report featuring North America-wide news, research, events careers and success stories and more! 


We are especially grateful during these challenging times for the valued support of our community: educators, parents, edleaders, sponsors, partners and advisory board members, and our team, who inspire excellence in everything we do and help make this report possible. 


Please don't hesitate to reach out and share your stories, news and events with us! We love hearing from you! 


Until next time, stay healthy, stay safe and 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

CAN/AM EdTech Industry Spotlight 
This Week in Canadian EdTech MindshareTV with Rita Ferrandino, Founding Partner, Arc Capital Development, on exploring the future of learning post pandemic and the role of EdTech companies as partners to learning in helping students to thrive and succeed
This Week in Canadian #EdTech Sector Partner Spotlight #MindShareTV #Podcast with @DJCunningham CEO @learnstyle
Specializing in #IEP #Speced #CODING & #ProD
EdLeader Spotlight>>This Week in Canadian EdTech MindshareTV with Dr. Julie Mueller, Associate Dean, Laurier Univerisity, Faculty of Education.  On the CanCode Progam Culminating. Was it a success? What's in store for the future?  How will faculties of education across Canada pivot beyond #Covid
Congratulations to Canada's Winners of this Prestigious Competition
"Quote of the Month"
"The pandemic has really catapulted pedagogy in a way that is more engaging for students and really is more reflective of deep learning and the global competencies that we want our students to develop." 
- Marianne Mazzorato,
Director of Education/CEO, Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board
C21 Canada 10th Anniversary Webinar Panelist
Featured Books of the Month
C21 Canada 10th Anniversary CEO Academy 
  Webinar Series: The A B Cs of High School Programming
Upcoming Webinar! Register Today! 
Mindshare Learning is a Proud Media Partner with Equity & Access PreK-12! Enjoy the latest issue of 'Equity & Access PreK-12" the online journal  Now available!


The science show must go on: Bison Regional Science Fair going digital; fair’s founder Dr. Anju Bajaj talks about pivoted annual showcase

Winnipeg Free Press, April 7, 2021
Working Toward Digital Equity in K–12 Education
Edtech Magazine, March 29, 2021
Hybrid Helpers: School Districts Successfully Navigate the New Normal
Edtech Magazine, March 24, 2021

Education Technology Has Come a Long Way During Pandemic, but More Work Required to Protect Privacy and Keep Students Safe

prnewswire, March 31, 2021

This Middle School Engaged Struggling Students and Gave Them a Voice in a Virtual World

Edsurge, March 30, 2021


After COVID-19: What’s Next for Online Learning? A worldwide address by John Baker, President and CEO, D2L


Contact North, March 22, 2021
Read Full Story

National Online Learning Program FREE for All Canadians Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic


Newswire, April 6, 2021
Read Full Story

How medical students at Queen’s University are revamping their curriculum to include diverse skin tones


the star, March 31, 2021

Microsoft Canada expands its skills program to 8 more colleges and universities


itworldcanada, March 24, 2021

Canada Ranked Among The Top Countries Where Students Say Their Mental Health Is Suffering


Narcity, March 2, 2021
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How to Use OBS Studio to Energize Your Zoom Presentations: Engage Your Students and Enrich Learning hosted by Ron Owston                                                          
April 9, 2021 
DELL Tech Interactive Virtual Education Roadshow                                                            
April 21, 2021 
EdTech Week 2021 The virtual conference for the education innovation community.                                                               
April 19-22, 2021 
EdTech World Forum 2021                                                                   
May 25-26, 2021 
ISTE Live 21: Designing a New Learning Landscape
June 26-30, 2021
ICITE 2021 - 9th International Conference on Information Technology in Education
July 10–11, 2021
MindShare Advisory Board
The MindShare Report is grateful for the guidance and support provided by our esteemed advisory board. 
Lauren Burman, M.B.A., Chief Client Officer, POSSIBLE 
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. GuyTetrault, 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, Senior Manager Training Initiatives, ScotiaMcLeod 
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, Educator, Toronto District School Board
About Us

The MindShare Learning Report team is made up of the following individuals: 

Robert Martellacci, M.A. Ed Tech., Chief Digital Curator 
Timothy Gard, B.Ed., OCT, M.A, Chief Learning Strategist 
Hanan Mousa, Associate Digital Media Specialist
Ivana Zelich, Mindshare Digital Media Student
Valerie Rusnov,B.A. Hons., B.Ed., Editor 
Filomena Martellacci, B.A. Hons., B.Ed., OCT, Editor

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