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Dear Thought Leader, 


Happy Spring Break to colleagues celebrating this week! It's a well-deserved breather and great opportunity to get unplugged and outdoors with your family! Be sure to checkout our parents' corner to get some inspiration on a wide range of activities! 
Incidentally, today at noon ET on MindShareTV I'll be speaking with Play expert and Health Coach Janet Omstead on tips for getting active outdoors with your family. It is our hope that we can alleviate the stressors impacting the well-being amongst Canadian families, many of whom continue to live in crisis.
Speaking of MindShareTV, our featured podcast is a fascinating conversation with architect Klaudio Muca, from CEBRA in Denmark. He recently published the Wise Journal multi-media eBook that includes research and case studies exploring the intersection of architecture, the future of work, living and learning. Be sure to checkout the episode!
I hope you enjoy this week's Top 10 curated news stories that provide a national and international lens and pulse for some of the incredible innovation happening across our vast Canadian landscape and beyond. STEM once again takes centre stage in this issue with CanCode back and the province of Ontario revamping the curriculum to embed STEM through K-8 science and a focus nurturing women in STEM. 
We're thrilled to be launching our 14th Schools of the Future [Student] Innovation Challenge next week highlighted in this issue. We're challenging teachers K12 teachers across Canada to engage students in real-world problem solving projects with the school community infusing the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Teachers qualify to WIN awesome awesome Maker Space tech tools & resources for your School! 
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We love hearing from you and truly appreciate the sharing of news, jobs and welcome your suggestions for MindShareTV podcast guests!  Please do inquire about our strategic marketing and pedagogical EdTech consulting services.
Until next time, stay healthy, stay safe and keep the learning curve steep!
P.S. Checkout the MIndShareTV Unboxing EdTech Podcast featuring Class which layers on a robust set of teaching tools on top of Zoom!
Robert Martellacci, M.A. EdTech
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Featured Book of the Week 
The WISE Journal - How architecture affects human emotions and cognition (PDF)
The WISE Journal is a constant and more informed investigation into the relationship between architecture, humans, and human activities. 
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K-12 Top News Stories 
1. Ontario unveils new science curriculum for students in Grades 1 to 8
cbc.ca, March 8, 2022
Ontario has unveiled a new science curriculum for Grades 1 to 8 students, with a focus on "modernizing" lessons to include more hands-on learning, engineering design and coding. 
The province is also introducing a new de-streamed science course for Grade 9 students. Updates are set to take effect in time for the 2022-23 school year. 
2. Ontario Establishes Esports Scholarship
news.ontario.ca, March 11, 2022
TORONTO — The Ontario government is investing $1 million over two years in a scholarship for postsecondary students in esports and related programs – a rapidly growing industry in the province. The Ontario Esports Scholarship program will offer financial assistance to students enrolled in programs related to the game design, development, marketing, and innovation industry that may lead to a career in similar fields.
3. Emeritus, Part of the Eruditus Group, Secures US$350 Million Debt Financing from CPP Investments
newswire.ca, March 7, 2022
The edtech company will use funding to fuel mergers and acquisitions around the world.
MUMBAI, India, March 8, 2022 /CNW/ - Emeritus, the global leader in making high-quality education accessible and affordable to individuals, companies, and governments around the world, has secured US$350 million in debt financing from Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments) through its subsidiary CPPIB Credit Investments Inc. This funding will be used by Emeritus to fuel mergers and acquisition as part of a robust global growth strategy.
4. Ontario's recovery action plan missing long-term vision
peopleforeducation.ca, March 9, 2022
Time-limited tutoring program star of recovery plan. The largest component of the Recovery Action Plan will support nine months of tutoring programs managed by school boards.
The province has allocated $175 million in time-limited funding for tutoring for the period from April to December 2022. Boards must have programs in place by April 1st, and half of the funding must be spent by the end of August 2022. A further $1.4 million increase is also being provided for tutoring programs provided by TVO/TFO.
5. Canada committed to matching Alberta’s historic $390-million funding commitment for new high-speed internet infrastructure in rural, remote and Indigenous communities across Alberta. A total of $780M to help eliminate the digital divide
alberta.ca: March 9, 2022
“Today, the Government of Canada committed to matching Alberta’s historic $390-million funding commitment for new high-speed internet infrastructure in rural, remote and Indigenous communities across Alberta. Our investment has now unlocked a total of $780 million in public sector funding to help eliminate the digital divide.
“This builds on our previous dollar-for-dollar agreement of $300 million announced in December 2021, more than doubling broadband investment in the province.

Post-Secondary Top News 
6. Be the Change You Want to See in Canada: Apply Now for the Prime Minister’s Youth Council!
canada.ca: February 22, 2022
OTTAWA–GATINEAU, March 10, 2022 Young Canadians have innovative ideas and unique perspectives on how to shape the future of Canada.
Today, the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, and the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister of Women and Gender Equality and Youth, are inviting Canadians aged 16 to 24, from every region, background and lived experience, to apply online for the Prime Minister’s Youth Council at canada.ca/youth-council before midnight on April 10.
7. Lethbridge College and Liquid Avatar Technologies creating a campus in the metaverse
lethbridgecollege.ca, March 3, 2022
Lethbridge College’s Centre for Technology, Environment and Design (CTED) has announced that it is partnering with Liquid Avatar Technologies Inc., a publicly traded global blockchain and fintech solutions company, to launch a first of its kind work-integrated learning opportunity for students. Liquid Avatar Technologies is providing 9,000 plots of land within its Aftermath Islands Metaverse – a network of spaces where users can create a virtual world parallel to their physical one. Students will begin engaging in the new program and mentorship opportunities by the end of the winter 2022 semester.
8. Alberta government announces $1 million to support women studying in STEM fields

edmontonjournal.com, March 8, 2022
The Alberta government is putting $1 million into new post-secondary supports in an effort to get more women working in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.
9. These Canadians are helping Black history become part of everyday learning in schools

cbc.ca: March 10, 2022
While walking high schoolers through the Vancouver neighbourhood where the historic Black community of Hogan's Alley was located, Ruby Smith Díaz sometimes asks the teens to snap a photo of something that resonates with them. 
10. Cybersecurity and the Gender Gap

theglobeandmail.com: March 8, 2022
Let’s Talk Science and the Royal Society of Canada have partnered to provide Globe and Mail readers with relevant coverage about issues that affect us all – from education to the impact of leading-edge scientific discoveries
Craig White is an Education Specialist with the Professional Learning team at Let’s Talk Science.
The emergence of e-commerce platforms, the Internet of Things, Blockchain and other disruptive technologies, have made cybersecurity a fast-growing career sector. Technical skills are required but many young people, and young women, in particular, are missing out on opportunities because of misunderstandings and lack of support.
Professional Learning Events 
World Education Summit
March 21-24, 2022                           
Let's Talk Science Professional Learning: Coffee and a Keynote: Meenoo Rami - Learning online through play, safely
March 26, 2022                           
April 4-6, 2022                           
Cosn 2022
April 11-13, 2022                           
ISTE Live 2022: Empowering Educators. Elevating Equity. 
June 26-29, 2022                           

Parent Resources Corner 

Parent Teaching Resources 
1. March Break Math Activities for Kids 
Online math games for kids. 
2. Let's Talk Science March Break Events 
Join Let's Talk Science for a STEM learning event!Let's Talk Science offers a variety of online events. Whether you're an educator, student or volunteer, Let's Talk Science has something that fits into your lifestyle.
3. What to do with the family in Toronto during March Break
There is plenty of family fun to be had across the GTA on this March Break. There are both indoor and outdoor activities to entertain the kids with the City of Toronto encouraging families to take advantage of the numerous free and affordable activities available this week.

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Mirella Rossi, Superintendent of Education, Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board
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