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This Week in Canadian EdTech MindShareTV SaskEd Innovative Educator, Dean Vendramin, Past Winner of the Schools of the Future Contest Shares the Impact on his Teaching Practice

Dear Thought Leader, 


Happy Victoria Day! Today marks the final day to enter the Canadian Schools of the Future [Student] Innovation Challenge.  Share an awesome authentic learning moment video captured with your students and qualify to WIN awesome EdTech Prizes for your school and classroom! We recognize the challenging year it's been for teachers and students and look forward to reviewing your awesome and innovative videos! 


I'm elated to share with you our 300th Anniversary Top10 EdTech Weekly Report Issue! It's been an incredible journey with you as we've witnessed amazing innovation and transformation in education. We welcome your input on what you'd like to see next.


This past week I was honoured to be co-hosting the C21 CEO Academy Summit in partnership with Louis Riel School Division and Winnipeg School Division (since we were last in the Yukon pre-pandemic) along with education leaders from across Canada, where we explored indigenizing education through truth and reconciliation. It was an incredibly moving experience to deepen my knowledge of the history of indigenous communities and to embark on a journey of reconciliation and call to action. With some 1 million plus students represented at the Summit, it makes me hopeful for the potential of our not-for-profit to make a collective national impact on K12 education through our partner members. Checkout the highlights in this issue.


I hope you enjoy this week's Top 10 Canadian EdTech Report anniversary edition powered by MindShare Learning. 


Please don't hesitate to reach out to me and share your comments, success stories, news, research, 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 our strategic consulting services.


Thank you for the inspiration and kind feedback that motivates our team to provide you with mission critical research and insights to optimize your learning and technology strategy as we approach the end of the school year and critical planning for back to school.


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


P.S. Save the dates! October 19- 20. MindShare to host the 13th Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit in partnership with McGill University in Montreal. Stay tuned for more details! 
Robert Martellacci, M.A. EdTech
President, MindShare Learning Technology™
Chief Digital Publisher, The MindShare Learning Report™
Founder, MindShare Workspace
CEO & Co-founder, C21 Canada™

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This Week in Canadian EdTech MindShareTV in conversation with Dr. Steve Joordens, UofT, Psychology Professor, Unpacking the 'Great Innovation Snapback'....Connecting the Dots on Well-Being
The Future of Digital Learning: Creating Equitable Opportunities for All Students [Recorded Webinar] 
C21 Spotlight
School reconciliation experiences shared at education conference
Winnipeg Free Press May 21, 2022
Superintendents from across the country — who, combined, represent more than one million K-12 students — capped off a two-day C21 Canada CEO Academy event with a panel discussion at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on Thursday.
Roughly two dozen school board leaders listened to local educators and prominent Winnipeggers share perspectives on implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action.
“Teachers who take the time out of their day to get to know the person, to get to know the students, are the real ones who are making steps to reconciliation,” said panellist Jody Lynn Ross, a student in the Winnipeg School Division’s Indigenous teacher development program, Build From Within.
This Week in Canadian EdTech MindShareTV Unboxing the Serious Play Conference June 13-15 in Orlando, Florida
Awards Program to Honour Top Companies and Leaders! 
MindShare is proud to join as a sponsor of the inaugural Excellence in Equity Awards, presented by the American Consortium for Equity in Education. This awards program is designed to acknowledge the invaluable contributions of both educators and industry to improving opportunity and outcomes for all students. 
We are sponsoring a special category, Best Canadian Company, set up specifically to recognise your efforts! Further, there are 16 additional categories for companies and leaders, in which you can also submit a nomination 
EdTech Professional Learning Spotlight 
Behind the Product Scene: Shape Up
Truly impactful products will always be a reflection of team dynamics — built on their shared beliefs and ambitions. While it’s the guiding principle for our front-facing brand, the conviction that "Relationships are everything" has also suffused our work process. As a result, we’ve put a lot of intention and resources into the practices and tools that fuel collaborations within (and between) our teams.

 Tweet of the Week  

Featured Book of the Week 
Reimagining Digital Learning for Sustainable Development is a comprehensive playbook for education leaders, policy makers, and other key stakeholders leading the modernization of learning and development in their institutions as they build a high value knowledge economy and prepare learners for jobs that don't yet exist.
Currently, nearly every aspect of human activity, including the ways we absorb and apply learning, is influenced by disruptive digital technologies. The jobs available today are no longer predicators of future employment, and current and future workforce members will need to augment their competencies through a lifetime of continuous upskilling and reskilling to meet the demands of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

K-12 Top News Stories 
1. Inksmith partners with taking IT Global to equip educators with coding skills and tools through CanCode 3.0
inksmith.ca, May 16, 2022
Waterloo, ON – May 17th, 2022 - Following last year’s success, InkSmith and Taking IT Global (TiG) have teamed up again to offer a completely free webinar series funded through the Government of Canada’s CanCode 3.0 grant. The webinar series, entitled, “Coding for Climate”, is a free professional development opportunity for Canadian educators.
2. Class Reaches Definitive Agreement to Acquire Blackboard Collaborate
class.com, May 19, 2022
I’m proud to be the co-founder of two trailblazing edtech startups. As you might expect, I’m even prouder to be the father of three children. They are the reason I co-founded Class – when I saw the challenges they were having during the pandemic engaging with their classes online on Zoom, it inspired me to push technology forward to unlock the full potential of live learning online for everyone.
But that wasn’t my first foray into the world of online education. Back in 1997, I co-founded a company called Blackboard, which brought to market one of the first commercially available enterprise learning management systems (LMS).  
3. Students ahead of the game at Tech Hub
winnipegfreepress.com, May 15, 2022
Videogaming is all-consuming at Tech Hub — but make no mistake, the hands-on digital media course for teenagers in the Seven Oaks School Division is not all fun and games.
"I did not expect code scripts to be as complicated as they are," said Felicity Patton, a Grade 10 student who spends her weekday afternoons at a quiet studio on Albert Street, the program’s Exchange District campus.
4. Saskatchewan Announces Funding for Educational Events in the Information Technology and Green Energy Sectors
saskatchewan.ca, May 18, 2022
Today, the Government of Saskatchewan announced a one-time investment of $158,000 from Innovation Saskatchewan and the Ministry of Immigration and Career Training to the Saskatoon Industry Education Council, in partnership with Siemens Canada, to create awareness about careers in the Information Technology (IT) and green energy sectors. 
The funding will support the Saskatoon Industry Education Council (SIEC) to host educational events for high school students to help them find a career that connects their passion and natural talents with current and future opportunities in the IT and green energy sectors. The educational component and resources expose students to renewable energy technology and resources, human influence on ecosystems, electricity generation, and IT connectivity.
5. Toronto high school team wins 2022 CyberTitan cybersecurity competition
itworldcanada.com: May 18, 2022
For the second year in a row the same six-member team from a Toronto high school has won the annual CyberTitan cybersecurity competition for students from Canadian middle and high schools.
The winning team from William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute, called Unavailable For Legal Reasons, scored top points in the fifth annual  simulation test, it was announced Wednesday afternoon at an online ceremony.

Post-Secondary Top News 
6.Western University, RBC and The Globe and Mail collaborate to offer free, online entrepreneurship course
rbc.com: May 16, 2022
TORONTO, May 16, 2022 - Western University's Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship, powered by the Ivey Business School, in collaboration with RBC Future Launch and The Globe and Mail, is proud to launch The Founder's Journey – an Entrepreneurial Process, a free, online course that guides participants through a step-by-step approach to nurturing and growing a new venture. The program offers a formal education opportunity for Canadians to develop and hone their entrepreneurship and business skills.

"We believe entrepreneurship is a process that can be taught," says Eric Morse, Executive Director of Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship. "Our world-class researchers and instructors are excited to share their expertise and experience to help take potential entrepreneurs beyond the start of an idea toward building a successful new business. Whether someone is an ambitious self-starter with an active business, or eager to learn and test the waters, this course will equip them with the knowledge and skills to support their unique entrepreneurial journey."
7. Turning CO2 into shampoo and lawn furniture? U of T startup doing what ‘no one has done before’
utoronto.ca: March 8, 2022
When Christine Gabardo joined CERT Systems in 2019, she found herself in the midst of a five-year global competition to address rising greenhouse gas with breakthrough technologies.

The team had reached the semi-finals of the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE thanks to a process that fuses chemistry, materials science and mechanical engineering to transform CO2 into ethylene – used to make an assortment of everyday items, from shampoo to fabricated plastics and mattresses.
8. Canadian Innovation Week 2022: Innovate To Inspire
univcan.ca: May 17, 2022
Young Canadians are changing the world, one step at a time. From their new perspectives to their engaging passion, these are the innovations that inspire.
Engineering students at McGill University, Bernadette Ng and Tirza Pang, began to develop ideas on how rural communities could access clean water when their trip to build water pipelines in Latin America was cancelled due to the pandemic. With a team from varying undergraduate programs, the students designed a device that could clean water through a carbon filter and ultra-violet rays, producing ready-to-drink water in a few hours. This month, team members will test their device in Honduras to help with water access.
9. Inaugural Digital Innovation Summit sparks big ideas
blogs.unb.ca: May 18, 2022
The inaugural Digital Innovation Summit, hosted by the McKenna Institute and the University of New Brunswick, saw big names in New Brunswick industry come together to talk digital transformation.

“If we want to maintain our momentum forward, it is necessary to involve all stakeholders in the conversation,” says the Hon. Frank McKenna, founder of the institute. “To at once nurture an incoming workforce, reskill the existing and prioritise innovation in our industries, we must all be pulling in the same direction.”
10. Dell Launches Solar Community Hubs
mypossibilit.com, May 18, 2022
Dell Technologies is working with Computer Aid, Intel, and Microsoft to launch the Solar Community Hubs strategy to improve access to technology, healthcare, and workforce skills for remote communities around the world.
The Solar Community Hubs will be built with Dell Technologies-enabled solutions, and look to feature 5G, edge computing, and other services.
Professional Learning Events 
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Ontario Tech's 2022 - Future of Education Conference 
May 24-26, 2022                           
Actua's IDEAS Summit 2022
May 26-27, 2022                           
EdTech World Forum 2022
May 30-31, 2022                           
ECNO Conferences: “IT: Integral Today – Securing the Future”
June 5-7, 2022                           
Serious Play Conference 
June 13-17, 2022                           
ISTE Live 2022: Empowering Educators. Elevating Equity. 
June 26-29, 2022                           
24th Annual CanAm Meetup "Celebrating Excellence in Innovation & Learning" Save the Date 
June 28, 2022 @ 5:30-7:30pm                           
United Nations Transforming Education Summit September 2022
September 2022                           
13th Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit Save the Date
October 19-20, 2022                           
IT4K12 Conference 2022 
November 25-26, 2022                           

Parent Resources Corner 

Parent Teaching Resources 
1. Cyberbullying Resources: Digital Literacy for Parents
Below are several categories of relevant cyberbullying resources.
2. Let's Talk Science Events 
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. Hour of Code Activities
Try a one-hour tutorial designed for all ages in over 45 languages. Join millions of students and teachers in over 180 countries starting with an Hour of Code.

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The MindShare Learning Report team is made up of the following individuals: 

Robert Martellacci, M.A. Ed Tech., Chief Digital Publisher

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 
MindShare Advisory Board 
The MindShare Report is grateful for the guidance and support provided by our esteemed advisory board. Members include: 
Laurent Burman, M.B.A., Chief Commercial Officer, Sound Commerce 
Kevin Custer, Founding Principal, Arc Capital Development 
Chip Fesko, Principal, Chip Fesko & Associates
Ian Fogarty, Educator, Riverview High School | MindShare National Video Challenge Award Winner 
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
Sandra Chow, Award Winning Teacher, Toronto District School Board (On Leave serving as a Director of Technology & Instruction at a School in China
Ron Sedran, MD, Equity Capital Markets, Canaccord Adams

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