Can/Am February Edition 2022, Volume 14 Issue 11
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A MindShare Learning Moment Featured Podcast with Phil Cutler, CEO, PAPER Learning at FETC Orlando 
It was heartwarming to attend the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC22) in Orlando and to be amongst fellow Canadians including, George Couros (keynoter), exhibitors:SMART Technologies, D2L, ESL Library Netsweeper, to name a few. 
Congratulations to Montreal based, Paper Learning, one of the lead FETC sponsors, who first attended FETC as a prize after winning our Startup Challenge some five years ago. Fast forward to 2022 where they were the talk of the show with their full-court press marketing efforts having garnered $100 million U.S. in private equity funding. Have a listen to my interview with Phil Cutler, CEO, in this issue as he reflects on his start-up journey and his vision of democratizing tutoring services through school districts. Not surprisingly, his success came in the U.S. first. 
Another notable EdTech player at FETC, who has Canadian roots is CDI Computers, now rebranded Bluum and thriving in North America. They remind me of my TLC days with Kevin O'Leary (Mr. Wonderful) at the helm, where through M&A, we became one of the largest EdTech players globally. Yet we don't embrace our own in Canada. Hence, an opportunity and a challenge to identify the best tools for schools to help teachers help students thrive! Perhaps we all need to do a better job in gaining a greater appreciation for our world-class talent and technology and embrace our own!  
Be sure to have a listen to our FETC Featured podcasts, including one with the most notable EdTech leaders in the U.S., Keith Krueger, CEO, CoSN, who shares his trends for 2022. 
FETC generated some 10,000 attendees. And, to my amazement our 23rd CanAm Celebration of Excellence meetup had the largest attendance ever, 154 which led us to cut off registration. 
No question, I was apprehensive about attending FETC, however, being amongst education peers, there was a comfort level where people were respectful of distancing and masking. The promising news is that we sense strongly, given all the data, this pandemic is nearing its end and face to face conferences will once again be the norm. 
It was wonderful to re-connect with colleagues, connecting with new peeps face to face and catchup on lost time. 
A quick final FETC story and highlight involving Elon Musk making an impact on sustaining learning in Texas. I met a Superintendent at FETC who lamented about his large rural student population and lack of internet access. His district's problem-solving solution was to partner with SpaceX’s Starlink Satellite Internet service to hover over the region. Problem solved! The future of learning requires agile and innovative public-private partnerships to help support students thriving in the 21st century!


Please don't hesitate to reach out to me and share your success stories, news, research, and events with us! We love hearing from you! Feel free to call me at 416-569-2106 if we can be of further assistance with our strategic consulting services.  


Many thanks to the thousands of educators, leaders and education technology colleagues, who contribute vastly to this massive North American learning ecosystem. 


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


P.S. Watch for the launch of  Canada's 14th Schools of the Future Challenge February 17 at the Dell Technologies Education Roadshow!
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
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FETC Spotlight 
FETC 2022 -EduTech guys podcast with Robert Martellacci discussing Canadian International EdTech Trends for 2022 
A MindShare Learning moment podcast with Keith Krueger, CEO, CoSN at FETC Conference 
A MindShare Learning moment podcast with Dr. Kari Stubbs, VP Strategy, BrainPOP at FETC 
A MindShare Learning moment podcast with Bill Stoyke,
VP Sales, Smith Systems
A MindShare Learning moment podcast with Kevin Hogan, On the Launch of the Hogan Report, at FETC
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This Week in Canadian EdTech MindshareTV podcast with
Vivian Lee, Team Lead, Work Integrated Learning Program
ICTC on the Innovative WIL Program & Course Offerings
Quote of the Month
Featured Books of the Month
Upcoming FREE edWebinars Hosted by EdWeb.net 
C21 Canada Spotlight - New Members
Xello Named Winner of Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence: Best of 2021 in Secondary Education Category
newswire.ca, February 1, 2022
Learning in the Metaverse
fenews.co, January 24, 2022

Fastest-Growing EdTech Provider Trox + Tierney to “Bluum” Under New Brand

eschoolnews.com, January 26, 2021
Innovation and collaboration at FETC2022 permeate conversations
exbulletin.com, January 28, 2022

Top re:Invent 2021 announcements for K12 education

aws.amazon.com, January 27, 2022

Vancouver ranked world's seventh best city for tech, with education a key strength

dailyhive.com, January 28, 2022

One of Coursera's most popular online courses is Facebook certificate program in marketing analytics. It's designed to get you job-ready in 5 months.

businessinsider.com, January 24, 2022

Seizing a digital future: Now is the time for universities to create a broader vision for a digital future that is inclusive, international and interdisciplinary. 

uwaterloo.ca, January 24, 2022

Telus partners with uOttawa to transform its campus into a ‘5G-connected innovation hub’


mobilesyrup.com, January 24, 2022

ApplyBoard Reinvents How Higher Education Institutions Navigate the Global Talent Competition with First Ever Insights Tool

financialpost.com, January 25, 2022
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February 17, 2022
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April 11–13, 2022
EdTech World Forum 2022
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ISTE LIVE 22: Empowering Educators. Elevating Equity. 
June 26–29, 2022
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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
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