Top 10 Issue #282, September 23, 2021
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MindshareTV [Recorded] Podcast with Schools of the Future Award Winning Educator Kamla Rambaran TDSB. As a master teacher Kamla provides a glimpse into today's classroom, the challenges and opportunities for student Growth and Well-being . Her innovative spirit and positivity gives us hope for what in store this school year.

Dear Thought Leader, 


Today's podcast with Schools of the Future Challenge Winner, master teacher, Kamla Rambaran, TDSB gave me hope for what's in store for this coming school year.  Her positivity and thoughtful care for her students makes me look forward to visiting her school later this year to see tech infused pedagogy in action. Be sure to have a listen!


Today marks Education Technology Day! I can't help reflect on my K12 schooling experience vs the classroom of the future today. The slide ruler was leading-edge back in the day and in my final year of high school I bought my first Texas Instruments calculator. Kudos to TI for their ability to pivot and sustain their innovative product offerings. The pandemic has enabled us to discover some amazing EdTech tools that became mission critical. Checkout our curated EdTech marketplace that has a vast array of tools to meet your needs, many of which are FREE!  


Issue highlights:

  1.  Award-winning Kamla Rambaran MindShareTV podcast
  2. SD43 Student Science Experiment going to Space, AGAIN!
  3.  Richard Culatta, CEO, ISTE to keynote at Canadian International EdTech Summit, October 27-28 
  4.  Dell Technologies Blog Series Features Award Winning, STEM, Girls Who Game educator, Melissa Burns
  5. Canada Launches World’s First Inclusive Work-Integrated Learning Program in Virtual Reality
Mark your calendars for September 30th as we commemorate the survivors of residential schools and remember the children who did not survive by wearing an orange shirt. You can buy your T-shirt via Nelson with proceeds going to a charity supporting Indigenous communities. 


I hope you enjoy this week's Top 10 curated news stories that really provide a national lens and pulse for some of the incredible innovation happening across our vast Canadian landscape. 


Special thanks to you, our loyal readership, our team, board of advisors and valued partners, who enable us to share and stay connected with you on a weekly basis through our growing community.


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

P.S. 44 Days to Go! 12th Canadian International EdTech Leadership [Online] Summit--" Moving from a Crisis to Future-Proofing Learning." Mark your calendars October 27-28. Teachers WIN a FREE VIP conference pass by writing a max 250 word submission on how important EdTech is to your teaching day and what you hope to gain by attending. 10 Tickets are up for grabs! 
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Tweet of the Week  

" Simone Biles to fans: ‘We can come out on top of this and we’re going to be OK’

Olympic star Simone Biles' life has been marked by profound challenges. She wants to pass on positive mental health lessons during the Gold Over America Tour coming to Southern California.
Featured Book of the Week 
Stephen Kosslyn is an experienced, thoughtful and insightful educator who is committed to deep and active learning.
At the heart of this book are five key principles from the science of learning that will help to ensure that that taught materials stick in students’ minds:
(1) deep processing,
(2) chunking,
(3) building associations,
(4) dual coding, and
(5) deliberate practice.
For each, he offers not only suggestions but examples and exercises. This book is a solid and insightful read of value to faculty and instructional designers.
Officially Launching Tomorrow! 

K-12 Top News Stories 
1. Ed Tech Access and Competency Make Virtual Learning Options Equitable
edtechmagazine.com, September 17, 2021
A mandate in Ontario, Canada, requires all school districts in the province to provide a virtual learning option to K–12 students for the 2021-2022 school year. Over the summer, families were asked whether they wanted their students to learn virtually or in person. Many districts sent surveys as late as they reasonably could (while still having enough time to prepare), to ensure that parents had the most up-to-date information when deciding.
2. Desjardins commits $2.55 million to Canadian youth amid back-to-school season
www.newswire.ca, September 22, 2021
MONTREAL, Sept. 22, 2021 /CNW Telbec/ - As students head back to school and return to in-person learning, Desjardins Group continues its support to youth by investing a total of $2.55 million in donations, grants, scholarships and sponsorships amid the new school year.
3. Pearson and Knowledgehook collaborate to enhance blended learning and increase math support in schools
finance.yahoo.com, September 21, 2021
Pearson and Knowledgehook are collaborating to bring two mathematics resources together in a way that brings Canadian educators and students the best of two worlds. The two companies bring shared aspirations, common approaches, and complementary products that enhance mathematics education in Canada.
4. How this education company is using tech to take the load off teachers
theglobeandmail.com: August 18, 2021
It was after their teacher friends started regularly dropping out of social commitments that entrepreneurs Rakesh Kamath and Carl Mascarenhas got the idea for their education technology company JoeZoo Inc. The pair, who aren’t teachers, didn’t understand just how challenging and time-consuming it was grading students’ work. 
5. SD43 Student Science Experiment going to Space, AGAIN!
sd43.bc.ca, September 16, 2021
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) will be sending a student-designed science experiment to the International Space Station (ISS) as part of the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program.
Students of all ages in SD43 have an opportunity to participate in the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program (SSEP) run by the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE). 


Post-Secondary Top News 
6. Edmonton Woman to Represent Canada at the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards
whatsyourtech.ca, September 13, 2021
A University of Alberta undergraduate student will be representing Canada with her start-up, TalkMaze, at the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA). After beating out students from all over Canada to win the national championship, Ghalia Aamer will be moving on to the global competition taking place in 2022.
7. Trend Micro partners with Carleton University to launch STEM program for women

.itworldcanada.com: September 7, 2021
Global cybersecurity firm Trend Micro announced it has partnered with Carleton University to launch the Women in Engineering and Information Technology (WiE&IT) program to support women pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
8. Schulich Leaders aim to put their love of technology to work solving problems and helping others
ualberta.ca: September 17, 2021
Six exceptional students beginning STEM studies at the U of A this year have received a financial boost to help them realize their educational and entrepreneurial dreams.
9. The Evolution of Higher Education: 5 Global Trends To Watch
boundless.utoronto.ca: August 30, 2021
Higher education has gone through tremendous change during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the face of uncertainty, it’s become evident that institutions with prior investment in digital technologies are emerging more agile and resilient. For example, online communities have helped 30% of students feel more connected with other students during this time.
10. Canada Launches World’s First Inclusive Work-Integrated Learning Program in Virtual Reality
valdostadailytimes.com: September 16, 2021
A thousand Canadian post-secondary students, who traditionally face barriers to learning, will soon have meaningful work-integrated learning experiences with industry experts on a virtual campus.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS for #vBIT21 Bring IT, Together! closes this Sunday!
Now’s the time to submit your proposals for upcoming November conference!
Professional Learning for Ontario Educators
September 1- November 16, 2021                           
CANeLearn: Pandemic Successes ~ Lessons Learned
September 24, 2021                           
Contact North: FREE 1hr Webinar: EdTech for Teachers by Teachers. With Fred Dixon of Blindside Networks.
September 30, 2021                           
12th EdTech Leadership Summit 2021 'Shifting from a Crisis to Future-Proofing Learning 
October 27-28, 2021                           
FETC Conference 
January 25-28, 2022                           
Cosn 2022
April 11-13, 2022                           

Parent Corner 

Parent Teaching Resources 
1. How to Optimize Working Memory in the Classroom
2. Parent Engagement is Important to Student Success

At the Council of Ontario Directors of Education (CODE) it is our goal to offer resources that will help families as they guide their children in learning skills that are essential for success at school and throughout life.

CODE has produced a series of resources with input from parents across Ontario. We invite you to scroll down the page and read a short description of these resources then follow a link to learn more and access the resources for any or all of the topics that have been covered to date.
3. Kids Educational Websites For Learning At Home

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