Can/Am November Edition 2022, Volume 15 Issue 9
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This week in Canadian EdTech MindShareTV podcast in conversation with Alexandre Chamberland, Founder & President Vireo, Canadian Startup of the Year Winner #CDNEdTech22
Welcome to our CanAm EdTech Report top news and highlights in learning & technology across North America.
Today we observe Remembrance Day in Canada, honouring the men and women who served in the Canadian Armed Forces from WW1 to present day. 
In this issue, we're excited to share critical insights, trends, and research in the K12 & higher education space to help you optimize and refine learning for and with your students.
I'm pleased to share a few highlights below:
  1. How does Finland’s top-ranking education system work? 
  2. MindShareTV Innovate HER Podcast Series Episode 4 featuring Co-author Kathy Hurley, with guests Silver McDonald & Jane Kubasik, Why purpose-driven entrepreneurial women rise to the top
  3. CMEC Copyright Consortium and National Education Organizations Release New Edition of Copyright Matters!
  4. This Week in CanAm EdTech MindShareTV Unboxing Edspaces Conference with Jolene Levin, CEO, Norva Nivel US, a leading global innovative school furniture design company on Emerging Trends on emerging trends 
  5. MindShare Learning is planning a Canadian Trade mission in collaboration with the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) as part of our CanAm 'Celebration of Excellence' event, January 23-26 New Orleans. Drop us a note if you are interested in participating in the trade mission and CanAm Event! EdTech startups check out the FETC Pitchfest opportunity!
  6. Congratulations to my fellow Pepperdine U EdTech alum, Julia Fallon, Executive Director SETDA and her team in celebrating 20 years at their recent SETDA Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. Checkout their Spotlight and the recently released: Cybersecurity Frameworks: What K-12 Leaders Need to Know
  7. New eSports hub opens at University of Waterloo campus
We hope you enjoy this month's CanAm Edition of the MindShare Report.
As your partner in EdTech innovation and digital transformation we encourage you to share our eMagazine with your colleagues as part of your leadership in nurturing 21st century learning models to help all students thrive.


Please don't hesitate to reach out to me to share your success stories, news, research, jobs, people on the move and events with us! We love hearing from you! 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, or EdTech growth plans through forging strategic alliances or tapping into our consulting services. 


As a member of our growing MindShare community, we are grateful for your kind and constructive feedback that motivates our team to provide you with mission critical research and insights to keep you at the forefront of innovation in education. Please keep your news and comments coming!


Special thanks to our team and board of advisors for sharing their passion in moving the innovation needle forward across Canada and beyond. 


Until next time, keep the digital learning curve steep!
P.S. What for the soon to be released Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit Crisis Preparedness Playbook! Check out the 'sneak peek' Fireside Chat Cross Canada Panel of Experts Recorded Podcast in the Issue! 
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
Thank you to McMurrich P. S. Rooms 209 & 213 Students for creating these Remembrance Day Inspired Agamographs⁦
Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit Fireside Chat Panel [Recorded]
The State of EdTech in Canada: 'Driving Innovation Through Evidence-based Research’
Thank you for Attending the 13th Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit
Hosted in partnership with McGill University
CAN/AM EdTech SETDA Spotlight
Sketchnote of Reflections from the
SETDA Conference 2022
Congratulations to SETDA  on Celebrating its 20th Anniversary!
Tweet of the Month @SETDA
MindShareTV Innovate HER Podcast Series Episode 4 featuring Co-author Kathy Hurley, with guests Silver McDonald & Jane Kubasik, Why Purpose-Driven Entrepreneurial Women Rise to the Top
MindShare Learning is planning a Canadian Trade mission to FETC as part of our Canam 'Celebration of Excellence' event. Drop us a note if you are interested in participating in the trade mission and CanAm Event! Check out the FETC Pitchfest!
Showcase your innovative product to over 190k K-12 education decision-makers & teachers. Apply to present
at the 2023 Future of Education Technology Conference's
Pitchfest in New Orleans, LA, on Jan. 24 -26, 2023.
This Week in CanAm EdTech MindShareTV Unboxing Edspaces Conference with Jolene Levin, CEO, Norva Nivel US, a leading global innovative school furniture design company on Emerging Trends on emerging trends
Canadian EdTech Spotlight
Kudos to our Schools of the Future Contest Winner, Teacher, Dean Vendramin for his innovative spirit to engage students >> Game on: Esports club fuels connection, creativity at Regina high school | CBC News
All is quiet in a second floor classroom at Archbishop M.C. O'Neill High School in Regina as students finish their assignment before lunch.
But shortly after they're dismissed, the room buzzes with life again as a new group of students, laughing and shouting, take over the room — but they aren't there to hit the books.
C21 Canada Spotlight
Inspiring Collaborative Inquiry, the C21 Canada CEO Academy of school district CEOs continues its pan-Canadian network guided by key priorities summarized in SCHOOL BEYOND COVID-19: Accelerating the changes that matter for K to 12 Learners. In a recent coast-to-coast ConCall, CEO Leaders focused on the global labour shortage, sharing local innovations that address contact delivery for students, professional learning and accreditation, and partnerships that target equity for students, teachers and communities driven by local and jurisdictional needs.
Featured Books of the Month
Upcoming FREE edWebinars Hosted by

D2L Launches Brightspace Creator+ to Help Simplify Course Creation, November 8, 2022

Two Nonprofits Merge in Push for More Evidence of Impact in Ed Tech Decisions, November 3, 2022
SETDA Releases Cybersecurity Frameworks: What K-12 Leaders Need to Know, October 20, 2022
CMEC Copyright Consortium and National Education Organizations Release New Edition of Copyright Matters!, November 1, 2022
How does Finland’s top-ranking education system work?, February 19, 2022

Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity students stand out in American cybersecurity challenge, November 1, 2022

New esports hub opens at Waterloo campus, October 25, 2022

Black Founders Network celebrates a year of Black excellence in entrepreneurship, November 1, 2022

Calgary's growing tech sector turning heads, November 2, 2022

Google Canada opens doors to new office in downtown Montréal and commits $2.75 million towards Québec's tech ecosystem & digital skills training, November 2, 2022
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EdTech World Summit 2022
November 15-16, 2022         
OASBO-ICT Conference
November 17-18, 2022         
IT4K12 Conference 2022 
November 25-26, 2022         
FETC Conference 
Janurary 23-26, 2023       
March 6-9, 2023         
Cosn Conference
April 11-13, 2023         
ISTE Conference
June 25-28, 2023
MindShare Advisory Board
The MindShare Report is grateful for the guidance and support provided by our esteemed advisory board. 

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, Practice Management Consultant - Private Wealth (Specialist, Developing Talent), BMO Private Wealth
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, Award-Winning 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, M.B.A, B.C. S. Digital Media Specialist
Ivana Zelich, Digital Media Associate
Valerie Rusnov, B.A. Hons., B.Ed., Editor 
Filomena Martellacci, B.A. Hons., B.Ed., OCT, Editor

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