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Can/Am June Edition 2021, Volume 14 Issue 4
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This Week in Canadian EdTech MindShareTV with Keith Krueger, CEO, Cosn & Paula Maylahn, Director of Research, on their recently released report, The State of EdTech Leadership Survey 2021

As we prepare to put a wrap on the 2020-2021 academic year, let's be sure to celebrate our successes and show gratitude to those who helped support learning in new and innovative ways--Congratulations to the graduates, teachers, parents, siblings and grandparents, who helped get you across the finish line!


This past year will be a defining moment in modern history. It was by no means perfect and I'm not going to debate the merits of EdTech because if it didn't exist there would have been very little sustained learning. What's exciting is what lies ahead. The bubonic plague was followed by the Renaissance era-- mass innovation, creativity and embracing of the arts. Dr. Michael Fullan talks about the return of roaring 20's! 


Let's not kid ourselves as we have a lot of work ahead of us in this country. The recent discovery of the 215 children's graves at the residential school in Kamloops, followed by the recent London, Ontario murders of a Muslim family reminds us that we as Canadians we need to do better and right the wrongs. 


You, we as parents, teachers, employers have an opportunity to truly redefine our work & learning communities to allow for true inclusivity and tolerance, where everyone feels at home and has a voice. Canada is one of the most envied and desirable countries in the world to live. The 7C's of C21 Canada have never been more foundational to our country, students and leaders of tomorrow. And specifically this one....




       " Canadians place value on the history and culture which shapes our country and its people. Indigenous people wish to see their culture reflected in Canadian education policy, programs and services. Canadians must be global citizens with a clear identify of their own along with sensitivity and respect for the diversity which sustains the country."

                                                                                  -- C21 Canada, 7Cs Shifting Minds 4.0

Our thoughts and prayers are with all residential schools' victims and families across Canada and the Afazaal family in London. 

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 to me and share your stories, news and events with us! We love hearing from you! Or, call me at 416-569-2106. 


Until next time, stay healthy, stay safe and keep the digital learning curve steep! 


P.S. Only 2 Days to Go! Canada's 13th Schools of the Future Challenge with a twist! Teachers share a blog, video, podcast on how you engaged your students in deep learning! 
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

2 Days to Go! Schools of the Future Student [Engagement] Challenge 
This Week in Canadian EdTech TV Unboxing Dell Tech Awesome Prizing >>Schools of the Future Challenge Deadline June 11th with Katina Papulkas, Sr. Education Strategist 
"Quote of the Month"
"#COVID forced schools to go digital, but we need to reimagine what learning can be and how technology can help us reach that goal."              
  - OECD Education
Digital education for a strong recovery:
 A forward look
Global Conference 
OECD NEW Report Looks at the #NewFrontiersForEducation
CAN/AM EdTech Industry Spotlight 
Edtech Leadership Survey Report 2021
CoSN’s annual survey gathers data on the responsibilities of U.S. K-12 IT Leaders, the nature of their digital ecosystems, and their educational technology challenges. This year, IT Leaders faced unique challenges due to the pandemic. As a result, pandemic-related questions, such as the use of video conferencing and parental engagement strategies, were added to this year’s survey. Responses to these questions, along with the year-over-year changes in some of the standard questions, provide deeper insight into the current realities of IT Leaders
Featured Books of the Month
GWG Esports Highlight Reel


Colleen Russell-Rawlins Appointed TDSB Director of Education, June 8, 2021


Morinville school aims to create tech savvy students with new advanced computer science program

CBC News, May 30, 2021
Students Present Their Vision for a Better Education System to 1,400 Staff 
lrsd, June 2, 2021

How Indigenous science could help us with our sustainability and diversity crisis, June 4, 2021

OECD Digital Education Outlook 2021: Pushing the Frontiers with Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Robots

oecd-library, June, 2021

NEW! Three Practical Tips for New and Returning Post-Secondary Instructors

Dr. Chris Kim, MindShare Learning Research Associate, Software Engineer, software studio, Fresco Industries


While Toronto’s post-secondary students look forward to some form of near-normal summer in a city that seems to have its sights on reopening, many instructors and administrators are already gearing up to prepare for the uncertain Fall semester ahead.
As many universities and colleges across the province announce their strategies to gradually reopen their physical campuses come September, many instructors are left to wonder whether their expectations should remain consistent with the previous academic year, and what they can do to lead another semester with confidence. Having watched the remote learning sector evolve and grow over the better part of the decade, I now find myself offering some tips and words of advice (and perhaps comfort) to new and returning instructors, derived from my own experience on both sides of the podium. Below, I would like to share three keywords that served me well in the context of online learning.



Looking Ahead: Computing and IT in 2021 and beyond, May 28, 2021
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Fort Erie international school takes tech education online, June 1, 2021
Read Full Story

ETS Integrates With ApplyProof for Seamless Test Score Verification, May 26, 2021

Ontario Supports Innovative Mental Health Projects at Postsecondary Institutions


news.ontario, Mayl 28, 2021

New program combines business and IT essentials for today’s market


cna, May 26, 2021
  Career Opportunities
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US Education Industry & Association Conferences
via Frank Catalano, April, 2021 
Spectrum Educational Supplies Webinar: The Amazing Introduction of Arduino Education in Canada and How it works for your student both in the classroom and remote learning
June 10, 2021 
How to Use Zoom in the New (Blended) Normal: Models for Student Inclusion and Engagement Hosted by Dr. Ron Owston                                                                
June 10, 2021 
EdTech World Forum 2021                                                                   
June 24-25, 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
Denver Global Landing Pad 
August 24–October 5, 2021
FETC Future of Education Technology Conference
January 25–28, 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 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, 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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