Can/Am Back to School September Edition 2021, Volume 14 Issue 7
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C21 Canada Exclusive Podcast Featuring
Dr. Michael Ryan, World Health Organization
Welcome to our14th edition of the Back-to-School CanAm K12 & Post-Secondary Learning & Technology eMagazine. We are pleased to see students returning to in-class instruction which is essential to their well-being.
There are no doubt challenges ahead, however, with the many lessons learned, along with innovative and effective teaching tools & practices that emerged, it promises to make for an impactful year to help students get back on track and enjoy a sense of normalcy in school. 
I'm pleased to share with you an exclusive podcast with Dr. Michael Ryan, Executive Director, Health Emergencies Programme, World Health Organization, who provides a snapshot of our pandemic world and the vital role of education in Future-Proofing learning. 
It's been a hectic summer as we've been immersed in planning our 12th Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit. " Beyond a Criss to Future-Proofing Learning, the theme for this year's event taking place Online, October 27-28.  Announcing our featured world-class presenters in this issue! Be sure to take advantage of our generous Early Bird special!

Issue Highlights:

  1. Recorded Wacom Webinar with the amazing and talented sketchnoter, Sam Bradd, Drawing on the Right Side of Learning
  2.  MindShare Launches EdTech Charity Golf Tourney in Support of Bridging the Digital Divide. Mark your calendars for September 27 at Royal Woodbine, Toronto
  3.  Explore EdWeb Free Webinars 
  4.  Best selling author & educator, Barbara Bray podcast on her new book: Define Your Why?
  5.  MindShare partners with Convergence.tech on the Future of Learning Summit, September 23rd.
  6. This Week in Canadian EdTech Unboxing Special Edition MindShareTV Podcast episode with Dave Bolton, Wacom Canada featuring One by Wacom tablet for learning
  7. MindshareTV podcast with award-winning educator & doctoral candidate, Devon Caldwell on back-to-school tech integration planning in a pandemic world. What's working?
  8. This Week in Canadian #edtech #BacktoSchool #Podcast w/ education leader Jacob Lingley, Program Director, Brilliant Labs on Coding, STEM and CanCode. 

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


Educators and EdTech industry leaders, do drop us a note if you are interested in contributing a blog or podcast in a future report. 


We are especially grateful during the pandemic for the valued support of our community: educators, sponsors, partners, students, parents, advisory board members, and our team. You inspire excellence in everything we do to help support your collective efforts in helping every student thrive. 


Please don't hesitate to reach out to me and share your success stories, news, research and events with us! We love hearing from you! Feel free to call me at 416-569-2106 if we can be of further assistance with our strategic consulting services. 


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


P.S. Be sure to checkout the release of the MindShare Learning Marketplace 2.0 with vast FREE resources and a listing of top EdTech solution providers across Canada and the U.S. 
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

"NEW" MindShare Learning Marketplace 2.0
This Week in Canadian EdTech MindShareTV Podcast with award-winning author, speaker, coach, podcaster, 
Barbara Bray, Exploring her new book, Define Your Why
"Quote of the Month"
“The next real vaccine for a pandemic world is education
  - Dr. Michael Ryan,
World Health Organization recorded podcast
CAN/AM EdTech Industry Spotlight 
This Week in Canadian EdTech Unboxing Special Edition MindShareTV Podcast episode with Dave Bolton, Wacom Canada featuring One by Wacom tablet for learning
This Week in Canadian EdTech MindshareTV with award-winning educator & doctoral candidate, Devon Caldwell on back to school tech integration planning in a pandemic world. What's working?
We'll be back on Tuesdays Starting Next Week!
Featured Books of the Month


Strategies to Feel less overwhelmed this September!

By Janet Omstead, September 1st, 2021
SO many things to do, especially when summer ends and our “routines” get back into swing around work and school. Trying to find the time to get things done feels overwhelming, right?
This Week in Canadian #edtech BacktoSchool Podcast w/ education leader Jacob Lingley, Program Director, Brilliant Labs on Coding, STEM and CanCode
Upcoming FREE edWebinars Hosted by EdWeb.net 


Mental health must be part of curriculum as students cope with COVID-19 pandemic, say experts

globalnews.ca, August 18, 2021

Trox Buyback Program Helps Schools Maximize Technology Investments by Converting Retired and End-of-Life IT Assets into Cash or Credit Toward New Devices

prnewswire.com, August 23, 2021

Education spending on public schools rises in the Maritimes; Nova Scotia sees highest per-student spending increase in the country

educationnewscanada.com, August 27, 2021
Edsby Introduces New Social Emotional Check-Ins for K-12 School Districts and Regions
edsby.com, August 23, 2021

Instead of focusing on what was lost, schools should honour what students gained during the COVID-19 pandemic

theglobeandmail.com, August 28, 2021


What Canadian college students can expect during another pandemic school year

macleans.ca, August 25, 2021

upGrad Inc. Expands Its Study Abroad Portfolio by Partnering With Canada's University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) & Yorkville University for Degree Programs


financialpost.com, August 24, 2021

Six McGill students receive Canada's largest science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) scholarships

educationnewscanada.com, August 27, 2021

Hamilton student and CEO wins national award for life-changing invention


insauga.com, August 25, 2021

U of T Engineering outreach program helps Black high school students access STEM programs


utoronto.ca, August 23, 2021
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Denver Global Landing Pad 
August 24–October 5, 2021
Equity and Inclusion Indigenous Innovations and Contributions in K to 12
September 20, 2021
Social and Emotional Learning | Shift to Positive: Create a better world with social media and technology
September 20, 2021
Big Data & AI Toronto: Time to Accelerate 
October 13–14, 2021
FETC Future of Education Technology Conference
January 25–28, 2022
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. 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, 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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