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Dear Thought Leader, 

Happy Victoria Day across Canada and National Patriots' Day (Quebec).
This past week I was honoured to be a part of the C21 Canada secretariat team that organized the C21 CEO Academy Summit Public Education and Technology in 2023 - A National Conversation: Accelerating the Changes that Matter for K-12 Learners in Canada.  School district Superintendents/Directors, CIOs and industry partners gathered in Toronto for this annual Summit. Special thanks to host site partners Toronto Metropolitan University & Microsoft Canada. Checkout the C21 highlights section for more insights!
One of the BIG takeaways from the C21 Summit--"Education provides a lens into the future through the eyes of a student." Our opportunity is to leverage and harness student voice at all levels of education to build innovative & sustainable learning environments for all students to thrive on the global stage. Stay tuned for more to come in the form of a national call to action!
Be sure to checkout our lead podcast! This Week in Canadian MindShareTV Unboxing Montreal Based Startup MooZoom with Jean-Philippe Turgeon, Founder & CEO, "Teach SEL in 10 Minutes a Day."
We are thrilled to have forged a partnership with North America's largest EdTech Conference ISTELive23 in Philadelphia as media partners. MindShare community members drop me a note if you are going and would like to attend our 26th CanAm Celebration of Excellent Networking VIP Reception. Limited sponsor opportunities are also available!
Win two Comp Passes to ISTELive23 Philadelphia valued at $1,250 U.S.! Educators and Ed Leaders simply write a 250 word blog sharing why you'd like to attend ISTELive23 and how you leveraged tech infused pedagogy this year to engage your students!  
Issue highlights:  Too many to mention today! Please scroll down and share with your colleagues! 
Excellent News! We are extending the 15th Schools of the Future [Student Invention] Challenge Deadline to Wednesday, May 31, 12 Midnight PST. We recognize the many challenges teachers and students have faced this year and would like to allow for extra time to enter. 

I hope you enjoy this week's Top 10 Canadian EdTech Report powered by MindShare Learning. Do reach out to us to share your innovation, or digital transformation story!


Feel free to email, or call me directly to discuss how we can support your digital transformation strategy and EdTech growth plans for 2023!


Special thanks to our team, student interns and advisory board members for their incredible commitment and support in raising the bar of excellence each week! 


In closing, we are always looking for MindShareTV newsworthy stories to share around learning & innovation across Canada and beyond. And, do let us know how we can help you with you EdTech implementations as that's our wheelhouse as well!  


Until next time, stay healthy, stay safe, and keep the digital learning curve steep!
P.S. K12 and Post-secondary institutions in Canada take note! Millions of dollars are available to you as a result of a settlement for software, hardware and PD vouchers. Click here to learn more! Let us know if you'd us to assist with this opportunity?
Robert Martellacci, M.A. EdTech
President, MindShare Learning Technology™
Chief Digital Publisher, The MindShare Learning Report™
Founder, MindShare Workspace
CEO & Co-founder, C21 Canada™ -- A not for profit, Canadians for 21st Century Learning & Innovation

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C21 Canada CEO Academy Summit 2023 Spotlight

A National Conversation Beyond COVID-19: Accelerating the Changes That Matter for K to 12 Learners in Canada

Toronto, Ontario: Wednesday, May 17, 2023 - C21 Canada is honoured to host the CEO Academy Leader Summit in Toronto, May 17-18th, 2023 to connect, reflect and continue the national conversation on Public Education and Technology; Beyond COVID-19: Accelerating the changes that matter for K to 12 learners in Canada. The summit will be hosted in partnership with Toronto Metropolitan University, The Ted Rogers Schools of Management and Microsoft Education Canada, coinciding with the prestigious Canadian Innovation Week, celebrating innovation, that sparks inspiration and fosters the growth of the next generation of innovators.


“C21 Canada is honoured to host this year’s CEO Academy National Summit in partnership with TMU and Microsoft Canada. It is fortuitous that this week marks Canadian Innovation Week which is foundational to C21 Canada--Canadians for 21st Century Learning & Innovation,” said Robert Martellacci, CEO & Co-founder, C21 Canada.

C21 Summit Delegation Exploring Innovative Learning Environments in downtown Toronto at Jean Lumb P.S. TDSB
(Above Left Photo) Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board presenting on their inclusive ICT strategy (Right Photo) C21 Canada Secretariat, Robert Martellacci, CEO & Co-founder, Karen Yamada, Innovation & Learning lead & David Roberts, President & Co-founder Kicking off Day 1
(Above Left Photo) TMU President Dr. Mohamed Lachemi receives a token of appreciation from the C21 Secretariat for TMU's much valued partnership following his lunchtime talk on TMU's innovative experiential learning strategy infusing the campus with learning  zones (incubators) across the faculties (L-R) David Roberts C21 Canada; Dr. Bonnie Schmidt, CEO, Let's Talk Science; Dr. Lachemi; Robert Martellacci, C21 Canada; Karen Yamada, C21 Canada. (Right Photo) Michael Furdyk, Co-founder TakingITGlobal receives the Shift Minds Award for his excellence and impact on the lives of students in the north through the ConnectedNorth Program. 
C21 CEO Academy CEO Academy Summit --The Past is Prologue -- Technology in Public Education (L-R) David Roberts, C21 Canada; Pauline Clarke, Chief Supt, Winnipeg S.D.; Martyn Beckett, former ADM OnEd; Laura Elliott, Executive Director, CODE; Kevin Godden, Supt Abbotsford S.D. on screen
Robert Martellacci, CEO, C21 Canada kicks off Day 2 of the C21 Summit at the host partner site of Microsoft Canada.
The eSports Girls Who Game presentation led by Katina Papulkas, Senior Education Strategist, Dell Technologies Canada, was one of the highlights of the Summit. Pam Pelletier, Dell Technologies Canada President, learning with students. Special thanks to the team from McMurrich Public School in the TDSB. 
Public Education and Technology in 2023 ~ A National Conversation 
C21 Canada Board and CIO Alliance Collaboration. Panel Members (L-R): Joe Simms, Sales Director, Compugen; Moderator: Bonnie Schmidt, President, Let’s Talk Science; Peter Prochilo, Superintendent of Education, Sudbury Catholic District School Board; Stephen Whiffin, Director of Instruction and CIO, SD 43 Coquitlam; Peter Singh, Chief Technology Officer, Toronto District School Board, CIO Alliance, Chair

TMU's is a global leader in nurturing experiential learning through their learning zones situated throughout the Toronto downtown campus and in Brampton. TMU is also supporting other post-secondary institutions around the world to establish similar incubation learning models.
Deadline Extended to Wednesday,
May 31,12 Midnight PST

Quote of the Week  

“To me it’s not about just doing things online, it is about enhancing our teaching and learning activities.”
- Professor Ilana Bayer, McMaster University
Book of the Week


Educators will have a vital role to play in the rapidly emerging artificial intelligence revolution.


Humanity and technology are teaming up to unleash a brand-new world of possibilities filled with groundbreaking advances that will allow us to reimagine teaching and learning!
K-12 Top News Stories
1. Saskatoon students help mobility-limited kids by building electronics, May 9, 2023

Students at Montgomery School in Saskatoon are learning about building electronics by helping make electronic adaptive switches for kids with movement-limiting disabilities.

The Hack-a-Toy event is put on in partnership between the school and Neil Squire’s Makers Making Change Program, and gives kids the chance to create these devices with soldering irons and 3D printing.

Over 100 students from Grades 5 to 8 are participating in the Tuesday event.
2. The Government of Canada invests in artificial intelligence and teaching French as a second language from early childhood, May 10, 2023

Teaching French as a second language is essential to encouraging bilingualism and promoting the French language in Canada. The Government of Canada recognizes the importance of supporting continuous minority-language education from early childhood to the post-secondary level, and we are proud to support innovative initiatives that will help us meet this goal.


Today, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, announced more than $2 million in funding to Voilà Community Help for two projects that use metaverse technology to support French-language teaching. Minister Petitpas Taylor was joined by Arielle Kayabaga, Member of Parliament (London West).
3. HMH Acquires Canadian EdTech Company Classcraft, April 26, 2023

BOSTON – May 11, 2023 – Learning technology company HMH today announced the acquisition of Quebec-based education technology company, Classcraft. The acquisition will bring to HMH a best-in-class engineering team and innovative functionality that improves the customer experience, empowering educators and supporting student engagement.


“HMH looks forward to welcoming the talented team from Classcraft into the HMH community,” says Peter George, Chief Technology Officer at HMH. “Montreal is already home to an HMH technology Center of Excellence, and we are thrilled to begin working together to bring innovative learning experiences to even more students and educators.”
4. Teachers say B.C. school teens showed improved grades and social skills after a ban on phones, May 6, 2023

When British Columbia school counsellor Tulani Pierce started noticing mental health trouble in some of her students last year, she said it gave her an idea: ban cellphones in the classroom.


They were distracted and they had a hard time putting their phones away, she said.

It's been five months since students at Chatelech Secondary School on B.C.'s Sunshine Coast have been banned from using their cellphones without permission, and Pierce said they've seen promising results.
5. D2L Acquires Connected Shopping Ltd., makers of Course Merchant, May 10, 2023

TORONTO, May 10, 2023 /CNW/ - D2L Inc. (TSX: DTOL) ("D2L" or the "Company"), a leading global learning technology company, today announced the acquisition of Connected Shopping Ltd., a SaaS e-commerce and course catalog company and maker of Course Merchant. The companies already have a longstanding integration partnership, and this acquisition will allow D2L to deliver Course Merchant as a part of its own suite of products to address the growing needs of higher education and training organizations worldwide.


Course Merchant is designed for selling courses online and currently serves more than 200 global customers across the higher education and corporate markets. The platform offers a front-end course catalog, coupled with a robust and efficient payments and enrollments system, to support continuing education and workforce development organizations servicing the upskilling market.

Post-Secondary Top News 
6. New investor and renderings revealed for CEBRA and ZAS-designed IC2: University of Toronto establishes the Sam Ibrahim Centre May 16, 2023

Monday, May 15, the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) held an official partnership announcement ceremony. President at the Arrow Group of Companies, Sam Ibrahim, invests 25 million dollars in a partnership with the University of Toronto Scarborough, Canada, which transforms the Instructional Centre Phase 2 (IC2) into the Sam Ibrahim Centre for Inclusive Excellence in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Leadership, the university revealed.


In front of invited guests and in a live transmission, the University of Toronto Scarborough officially unveiled CEBRA’s and ZAS Architects + Interiors’ renderings of the Sam Ibrahim Building and the Sam Ibrahim Centre designs. An applauding audience was presented with renderings of the building exterior, the Power Technical Staffing Lounge and the KGS Research Math and Stats Help Centre inside the building, the auditorium of Arrow Innovation Hall, as well as the interior design of the Sam Ibrahim Centre for Inclusive Excellence in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Leadership. See the renderings at the top of the article.
7. The Government of Canada awards Concordia University a historic $123M research grant to electrify society and decarbonize communities April 28, 2023
Canadian Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry François-Philippe Champagne announced today that Concordia University will receive a Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) grant of $123,160,035. The grant, which will be distributed over seven years, will support the activities and initiatives encompassed in Electrifying Society: Towards Decarbonized Resilient Communities.
8. Dell announces three new AI/ML managed services May 9, 2023

The first impulse of many artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) model builders and application developers, says Dell Technologies, is to turn to easy-to-consume public cloud services, but there may be cost issues and integration challenges with existing systems and data.


Additionally, it adds, the rise of large language models such as ChatGPT and Bard necessitates increased compute power and big data sets for AI/ML training. “This raises cost and privacy concerns – driving even more businesses to own their AI/ML operations and management.
9. George Brown College Ready to Tackle Climate Change Challenges with the Launch of The BrookField Sustainability Institute, May 18, 2023

George Brown College (GBC) took a huge step forward in addressing what the United Nations calls "the defining issue of our time" with the launch of the Brookfield Sustainability Insititute (BSI), a first-of-its-kind, college-based centre of excellence in Ontario to tackle challenges posed by climate change. 


BSI works with businesses, governments, not-for-profit organizations and other institutions to create tangible solutions for building sustainable communities, and it aims to address climate change issues through talent development and research. We celebrated the official BSI launch on May 18 with trendsetters and innovators of the banking and building sectors and with the support of political leaders, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who shared words of support via video.
10. Investing in Canadian Education Technology: Transforming the Way We Learn May 11, 2023

The pandemic taught us a lot when it comes to how we live. One area that saw an immense amount of expansion was technology. It wasn’t just Canadians having to work from home that changed, however. It was also changing the way Canadians learned from home.


Now, there is a transformation underway for how Canadians learn. And education technology is a large part of our future. While it may not be immediate, there are educational technology stocks that could see huge growth in the next few years, and beyond.
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Ontario EdTech Trade Mission to India: Exploring India’s Edtech Sector Webinar 
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Explore 2023 STEM, Robotics and Coding in Education for Educators 
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Ecno Conference 
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ISTE Conference  
June 25-28, 2023                           
26th CanAm ISTE Reception "Celebrating Excellence in Learning & Innovation" (Save the Date) 
June 27, 2023                           
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14th Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit (Save the Date)
November 2-3, 2023                           
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EduTech East
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Teacher/Parent Resources Corner 

Parent Teaching Resources 
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2. Let's Talk Science Projects 
Engage your students in hands-on investigations with real-world examples of local-to-global challenges that develop their problem-solving skills for STEM concepts. Each project includes ready-to-use, curriculum-aligned resources.
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Dr. GuyTetrault, Award Winning Sun West School Division, 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, Principal, 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
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