Can/Am December Edition 2022, Volume 15 Issue 10
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This Week in Canadian EdTech MindshareTV with Marc Lijour, VP Capacity Building and Innovation, ICTC, on the recent Cyber Security Attack on Durham District School Board in Ontario
Welcome to our December CanAm EdTech Report top news and highlights in learning & technology across North America.
Today's lead podcast with Marc Lijour, VP Capacity Building and Innovation, ICTC, was inspired by the recent spree of cyber attacks, including the most recent one on the Durham District School Board in Ontario that virtually paralyzed the District's communication and technology systems. Coincidentally, yesterday was International Computer Security Day. Marc speaks to the vulnerability of school systems and the need to be proactive in educating system stakeholders.
In this issue, we 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 in this issue below:
  1. C21 Canada Podcast Series featuring CEO Robert Martellacci in conversation with Dr. Bonnie Schmidt, Founder and President, LetsTalkScience, Spotlight on STEM Learning: Snapshot of a Decade
  2. MindShareTV Innovate HERs Podcast Series Episode 4 featuring Co-author Kathy Hurley, with special guests, Margaret Huber, former Canadian Ambassador and Laura Smulian, contributing writer, Why purpose-driven entrepreneurial women rise to the top
  3. This Week in Canadian EdTech MindshareTV with Dr. Matt Rhoads on his New Book 'Crush It from the Start: 50 Tips for New Teachers'
  4. 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
  5. Watch for the soon to be released Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit Crisis Preparedness Playbook! Check out the lunchtime inspiring (recorded) keynote with Dr. Peter Balyta, President, Texas Instruments Education Division that promises to engage the STEM aficionados that includes a flying drone! 
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. Watch for our Top 22 Newsmakers of the Year in EdTech for 2022 later this month!
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
Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit 
Lunchtime Keynote Dr. Peter Balyta [Recorded]
The State of EdTech in Canada: 'Driving Innovation Through Evidence-based Research’
Topic: Engineering the future through STEM education – a corporate perspective
Dr. Peter Balyta, Texas Instruments, President, Worldwide Education Business, Corporate VP, University Research & Corporate Citizenship
Special MindShareTV InnovateHERs Podcast Series Episode 5 featuring Co-author Kathy Hurley, with guests Laura Smulian & Margaret Huber. Discover why purpose-driven entrepreneurial women rise to the top!
CAN/AM EdTech Spotlight
This Week in Canadian EdTech MindshareTV with Dr. Matt Rhoads on his New Book ‘Crush It from the Start:
50 Tips for New Teachers’
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.
Canadian EdTech Spotlight
Canada Learning Code Week
During Canada Learning Code Week, students around Canada will collectively code to unlock Emoji World! Teachers, with you as the Commanders, and us as your co-pilots, we can do great-big, galactic-sized things. Get started by getting featured lesson plans delivered right to your inbox. It’s code time, go time!
C21 Canada Spotlight
C21 Canada Podcast Series featuring CEO Robert Martellacci in conversation with Dr. Bonnie Schmidt, Founder and President, LetsTalkScience, Spotlight on STEM Learning: Snapshot of a Decade
Featured Books of the Month
Upcoming FREE edWebinars Hosted by
Durham school board systems down after ‘cyber-incident’, November 27, 2022

EdTech and Smart Classrooms Market Revenue to Hit US$232.9 billion by 2027- Report by MarketsandMarkets, November 25, 2022

VictoryLink and RoboGarden Canada collaborate, November 24, 2022
InnovateK12 and Agile Evolutionary Group Announce Strategic Partnership, November 29, 2022
Sandpiper Ventures Announces Lead Investment in Shoelace Learning, November 8, 2022

New research from Deloitte Canada reveals growing gaps in Canadians’ access to technology and digital skills, November 23, 2022

Innovative teaching method allows students to take a field trip without ever leaving the lab, November 24, 2022

WorldSkills Team Canada 2022 Competitor Takes Home Bronze in Heavy Vehicle Technology, November 28, 2022

University of Victoria satellite set to blast into space, November 22, 2022

EDUCAUSE 2022: A 'Digital Garden' Approach Promotes Digital Literacy, November 3, 2022
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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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