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This Week in Canadian EdTech MindshareTV Podcast with Tom D'Amico, Director of Education, Ottawa Catholic School Board, Winner K12 School District of the Year Award

Dear Thought Leader, 


Happy family literacy day! 


While the insightful and inspiring 13th Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit -- " Driving Innovation Through Evidence-Based Research," has come and gone, the conversations continue! As we are compiling Summit insights, research, podcast recordings and highlights in our 3rd edition of Canadian EdTech Crisis Preparedness Playbook, we encourage you to join the conversation by sharing your thoughts and insights via the QR code in this report and via #CDNEdTech22 on twitter. 


Congratulations to the Canadian EdTech Award Winners announced at the Summit! 

  • K12 Districts of the Year Ottawa Catholic School Board
  • K12 Leader Educator of the Year Zelia Capitao-Tavares, McMurrich Junior Public School, TDSB
  • Post-Secondary Professor of the Year Dr. Christine Walsh, University of Calgary
  • Canadian EdTech Company of the Year Paper Learning
  • Canadian EdTech Startup of the Year Vireo

Special thanks to our presenters, sponsors and delegates for helping make this year's Summit our best ever! 


I would be remissed if didn't extend our sincere thanks to Dilson Rassier, Dean of Education, McGill University, Faculty of Education and his team for their unparalleled support as our Summit host partner.


Be sure to checkout Michael Chechile's Top 10 Canadian EdTech Summit takeaways! 


As for my BIG takeaway, I've never been more optimistic about the future of education in Canada given the incredibly passion stakeholders who joined us at the Summit that embrace the innovative spirit that makes us leaders and not followers on the global stage. It's not about technology, but about people and the human spirit, leveraging the right tech tools at the right time to help all students thrive.   


I hope you enjoy this week's Top 10 Canadian EdTech Report powered by MindShare Learning. 


Also featured in this report from the Summit is the Cross Canada Checkup Recorded Podcast. 


Feel free to call me directly at 416-569-2106, or drop me an email, if we can be of further support to your organization's innovation transformation, or edtech growth plans through our strategic consulting services and our recently launched Canadian EdTech Alliance!


Thank you for the inspiration and kind feedback that motivates our team to provide you with mission critical research and insights to optimize your learning and technology strategy as we approach the end of the school year and critical planning for back to school.


Until next time, keep the digital learning curve steep!
P.S. Watch for the CanAM EdTech Report Coming your way next week!
Robert Martellacci, M.A. EdTech
President, MindShare Learning Technology™
Chief Digital Publisher, The MindShare Learning Report™
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CEO & Co-founder, C21 Canada™

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13th Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit 2022 Highlights
A Global Perspective on the State of Education: Opening Keynote, Dr. Tracey Burns,Chief Research Officer, Senior Analyst, OECD (Seconded) , National Center on Education and the Economy
On Courageous Leadership Sustaining Learning in a War-torn Region: Opening Keynote, Rahmatullah Arman, Founder & President, Teach For Afghanistan 
Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit Opening Session: (L-R) Rahmatullah Arman, Dr. Tracey Burns, Dr. Dilson Rassier, Dr. Fabrice Labeau, Robert Martellacci, Michael Chechile 
Congratulations to Phil Cutler & Roberto Cipriani Co-Founders Paper Learning and team on being named Canadian EdTech Company of the Year for 2022!
On behalf of the Canandian EdTech Summit Sponsors, Robert Martellacci presents a $10,000 donation to Dean Dilson Rassier, McGill U, Faculty of Education Host Partner
The always insightful Fireside Chat moderated by Robert Martellacci, with panelists,
Dr. Adam Dubé, Maxim Jean-Louis, Artur Rodrigues, Karen Yamada, Geoff Edwards
That's a wrap with an inspiring Closing Keynote, Philip Cutler, CEO, Paper Learning past winner of the Canadian EdTech Summit Dragon's Den Education Edition 2015.
Cross Canada Checkup Panel Recorded Podcast
Coming Soon! Please Contribute your
Thoughts & Ideas!

 Quotes of the Week
C21 Canada Spotlight

Michael Chechile is a member of the CEO Academy Alumni and the former Director General of the Lester B. Pearson School Board in QC.
"On October 19 and 20, I was fortunate to attend and emcee the #CDNEDTECH22 at the Faculty of Education at McGill University.
While we heard many amazing and inspirational presentations, there were many common threads: equity; inclusivity; access to education; everything boils down to relationships, community and people.
Praise for our educators who are better equipped than ever before to make progress during COVID-19."
Michael's TOP TEN Takeaways:
  1. COVID-19 helped students be good visual learners. We will see a shift in student behavior as we go back to ‘normal.’ Heart of education is relationship and we will need to rebuild relationships.
  2. We will see the impact of learning due to COVID-19 in the next two years.
  3. Reflect on lessons learned from our journey in what is best for students and educators: What stuck? What did not stick? What did we learn?  
  4. Keep digitization priorities in classrooms & equity of access. ‘Inequity is not an option!’ 
  5. Technology has altered how we live work and interact demanding literacy.
  6. Giving + engagement = IMPACT
  7. Success in everything we do in education is all about the people.
  8. Need to be cognizant of digital substitutions.
  9. Focus on equitable use of technology, what makes a good learning tool, advocacy.
  10. Make students ‘creators’, not ‘consumers.’
This Week in Canadian EdTech MindShareTV podcast with Jennifer Corriero, Co-founder & ED, Taking IT Global on Student-led Micro Grants Canadian Project
its Inspiration & Impact
Book of the Week
The Godmother of Silicon Valley, legendary teacher, and mother of a Super Family shares her tried-and-tested methods for raising happy, healthy, successful children using Trust, Respect, Independence, Collaboration, and Kindness: TRICK.
Esther Wojcicki—“Woj” to her many friends and admirers—is famous for three things: teaching a high school class that has changed the lives of thousands of kids, inspiring Silicon Valley legends like Steve Jobs, and raising three daughters who have each become famously successful.
What do these three accomplishments have in common? They’re the result of TRICK, Woj’s secret to raising successful people: Trust, Respect, Independence, Collaboration, and Kindness.

K-12 Top News Stories 
1. Manitoba Government invests $3.2 million in 38 new projects under Teachers’ Idea Fund, October 26, 2022
The Manitoba government is investing $3.2 million in 38 new projects under the Teachers’ Idea Fund, Education and Early Childhood Learning Minister Wayne Ewasko announced today.
“Manitoba’s Teachers’ Idea Fund provides teachers, staff and school leaders with the resources needed to develop innovative projects that support high-quality learning and positive outcomes for their students,” said Ewasko. “Our government is pleased to approve projects that will support the mental health and well-being of students and educators, and help make classrooms and schools across the province places of innovation, discovery and excitement.”
2. A Youth Microgrant Success Story: How #RisingYouth enabled 7,000 youth-led community impact projects, October 27, 2022
A swan song, it has been said, often resonates with the most bittersweet of notes. This year marks one such moment in what has been a remarkable journey for Jennifer Corriero and Michael Furdyk. You may not have heard of either of these individuals, unless of course you are one of the thousands of young people all across Canada who have benefitted from their #RisingYouth Community Service Grants over the past five years.
The story of #RisingYouth actually begins back when Corriero was a high school student in Ontario. Students in that province are required to complete 40 hours of volunteer community service in order to receive their graduation diploma. When it came to her own pursuit of those hours, Corriero admits that she found the task daunting. “Finding placements,” she says, “was a challenge, for sure.”
3. In honour of Cyber Security Awareness Month, OCSB Shares Cyber Security Resources, October 14, 2022
In honour of Cyber Security Awareness Month, the Ottawa Catholic School Board will be sharing cyber security resources with our students, staff and parent community. From October to December, our OCSB community will explore four key themes established by the Educational Computing Network of Ontario (ECNO). These themes are aimed at strengthening our cyber security, online safety, and online privacy.
4. Manitoba students to solve downtown problems with Minecraft, October 20, 2022
Level Up: Winnipeg is a collaborative project between Microsoft, the City of Winnipeg, and school divisions across Manitoba. Students will be able to explore a digitized version of Winnipeg's downtown and be challenged to solve the problems facing the troubled area using Minecraft: Education Edition.
Teacher Chris Heidebrecht said the game has become an invaluable learning tool.
"Not only do you have the ability to go into an endless creative world, there's also the ability now to structure lessons around specific learning goals, and to have kids participating in an engaging and collaborative way around things that connect to the curriculum," he said.
5. K-12 Education Technology Spend Market Size Is Projected To Surpass USD 56.49 Billion by 2031, October 26, 2022
The Global K-12 Education Technology Spend market is projected to reach USD 56.49 Bn by 2031, from USD 11.85 Bn in 2021, at a CAGR of 25.0% from 2022-2031.
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, October 26, 2022 / -- K-12 Education Technology Spend Market to See Major Boost in coming years.
Due to the rising consumption of different products, the value sales of the global "K-12 Education Technology Spend" market have been increasing. The statistics and data are collected at a regional level, consolidated, and synthesized globally to estimate the overall K-12 Education Technology Spend market sizes. In this report, 2021 has been taken as the base year, while 2020 is the historical year. The forecast year for the report is 2031 to approximate the size of the K-12 Education Technology Spend market.

Post-Secondary Top News 
6. Nursing students enter virtual reality world
ENC: October 19, 2022
The college opened two VR learning rooms with a total of 11 workstations at the Helen Glass Centre for Nursing in September.
Kimberly Workum, director of the Clinical Competence Assessment Centre and digital strategy at the College of Nursing, said VR learning has been a vision of the college for several years, but the COVID pandemic played a role fast-tracking the platform, as it gives a more immersive learning experience than other virtual learning tools. 
"If another pandemic or some other reason comes up that we can't do in-person clinical, this could be done remotely if students have their own VR headsets," Workum said.
7. Rent-a-robot idea brings creative spark back to building industry October 13, 2022
For every flourish of creativity on a construction site, there’s hours of mind-numbing repetition, whether it’s cutting, fastening or forming.

But what if mobile, rentable robots armed with tools could tackle the tedious work, freeing up people to pursue interesting tasks and ideas? Returning that creative time to construction workers is a key motivator for the founder of MI Toolbox, and Dr. Alicia Nahmad, PhD, says she imagines a less-repetitive building industry will help reinvigorate the trade.
8. Province approves new University of Niagara Falls Canada October 25, 2022
NIAGARA FALLS, ONT. — Ontario’s newest university, the University of Niagara Falls Canada, has announced plans to welcome its first students in 2024 following approval of its status by the Government of Ontario.
9. Cybersecurity talent crisis needs increased education investment and diversity opportunities, say cyber experts October 26, 2022
Canada faces a shortfall of 25,000 workers in the cybersecurity sector, according to the Information and Communications Technology Council.
Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne announced an investment of $80-million towards the creation of the Cyber Security Innovation Network on Feb. 17, intended to help address the shortage of cyber security workers.
10. New online course offers a primer on all things energy. Experts give learners a foundation for understanding one of the greatest global challenges of our time.
U of A, October 25, 2022
A new open online course from the University of Alberta aims to give learners a foundation for understanding one of the greatest global challenges humanity has ever faced. 
“Energy issues are so central to just about everything in the world today,” says Brad Hayes, course instructor for 21st Century Energy Transition: How Do We Make It Work?
Hayes has spent much of his career doing outreach and education on energy issues, and he felt there would be widespread public interest in a course on the energy transition. He connected with Anne Naeth, director of the U of A’s Energy Systems signature area, and the two surveyed the energy-related educational offerings before identifying a gap in the market.
Professional Learning Events 
SETDA Leadership Summit and Ed Forum Conference
November 6-9, 2022                           
OASBO-ICT Conference 2022
November 17-18, 2022                           
IT4K12 Conference 2022 
November 17-18, 2022                           
2022 Annual NYSCATE Conference Events
November 19-22, 2022                           
FETC Conference
Janurary 23-26, 2022                  

Teacher/Parent Resources Corner 

Parent Teaching Resources 
1. CyberStart Canada Program 
NOW OPEN for FREE Registration! Put your puzzle-solving skills to the test and discover your hidden talent for cybersecurity with 200+ fun games and challenges. CyberStart Canada provides high school girls* with free access to a beginner-friendly and enjoyable cybersecurity learning experience.
2. Happy Media Literacy Week October 24-28! Let’s all come together to celebrate digital media literacy awareness.
Check out the Media Literacy Week Teachers’ Hub bought to you by Media Smarts & supported by Canadian Teachers' Federation. Click HERE
3. ESports with Minecraft Resources   
Capture the energy and passion of esports and build pathways for future ready skills, inspire STEM learning, and support social-emotional development with esports in Minecraft: Education Edition. Discover engaging challenges, playbooks and lesson plans, plus educator trainings to bring esports to your learners.
Lessons Plans & Worlds: Explore 24 standards-aligned lessons and esports arenas designed to help students build future ready skills and have fun in creative challenges.

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