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Dear Thought Leader, 


This past week I was honoured to attend and present at the Education Research & Development Institute (ERDI U.S.) in Baltimore as member of their Education Expert Network. It was truly an inspirational and collegial professional learning exercise where the learning was powerful throughout the two days I attended. I find the social learning as robust as the formal sessions where I connected with colleagues and expanded my network making new friends. 


One of the highlights was meeting Dr. Dennis Peterson, who informed me that he recently retired after 52 years as superintendent of Minnetonka Public Schools. This puts Dr. Peterson in the 'Legend' category with an unparalleled record.  I asked the next obvious question, what was your secret to longevity and success?  "Each day I asked myself what I can do better," he declared. Stay tuned for a one-on-one MindShareTV podcast coming soon with Dr. Peterson.


Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Ferrari, CEO and her team for putting on an excellent ERDI Summer Institute. 


Be sure to checkout our Inaugural InnovateHERS MindShareTV Podcast Series featuring edtech legends, co-authors Kathy Hurley and Dr. Barbara Kurshan, and Lisa Schmucki, founder & CEO EdWeb.


Below are 5 Tips I garnered from my summer professional learning conferences to date:

  1.  Embrace the growth mindset. What can I do better? Inspired by Dr. Peterson. How can we support teachers better to help kids thrive?
  2.  Balance your life. The majority of leaders I meet in education and industry lead a busy, but balanced life. The majority exercise or enjoy recreational activities that help keep them sharp. As we get back to in-person meetings and conferences. It's becoming more challenging as zooms continue to occupy excessive amounts of time. I always take my workout gear on the road and have had some memorable morning runs in some of the most beautiful regions of North America.
  3. Relationships and the power of your human networks matter. I had the good fortune of connecting with my long-time mentor, former colleague and friend, Kathy Hurley, who received the ERDI Distinctive Mentor Award for her relentless support of the education and technology sector. An unparalleled 'connector,' who has taught me being humble and always paying forward will create goodwill. 
  4. Find the Joy in everything you do! I had the pleasure of connecting with fellow Canadian, Dean Shareski, on my way to ISTE recently at the airport. He is the author of Embracing the Culture of Joy. Apparently, my wife thinks I enjoy my life too much, so I must be doing a pretty good job at it! 
  5. Embrace Courageous Leadership. The pandemic inspired many things, one of which is the ability to face fear head on. I continually remind myself of the threat of the 'Great Snapback,' a phrase coined by Dr. Steve Joordens, UofT psychology professor. We've made great strides to innovating education overcoming many barriers. Fear is the greatest inhibitor if we allow it. Embrace it and you will thrive! 


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


Be sure to check out the amazing parent resources featured this week that includes STEM resources from Let's Talk Science and the TRCA! 


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 transformation, or edtech growth plans through our strategic consulting services and our upcoming Fall EdTech leadership Summit.


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. Be sure to checkout >> A MindShareTV Learning Moment with the legend, Marc Prensky, author, keynoter, Best known for the phrase "Digital Natives - Digital Immigrants" on Unleashing the Power of 2 Billion Kids
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CAN/AM Spotlight 
MindShare CEO Robert Martellacci presented on North American EdTech Trends 
ERDI US Summer Institute Baltimore along with
Kathy Hurley
Always great to connect with our Canadian colleagues from Paper Learning who sponsored the dinner at ERDI Baltimore recently
A MindShareTV Learning Moment with the legend, Marc Prensky, author, keynoter, Best known for the phrase "Digital Natives - Digital Immigrants" on Unleashing the Power of 2 Billion Kids

 Tweet of the Week
MindShare CEO Presented at the TDSB Summer Institute
C21 Canada Innovation
Global EdTech
Industry Spotlight 
World Youth Skills Day: The power of partnerships
Today, World Youth Skills Day, is a natural moment for us to reflect on how we can collectively support the almost 2 billion young people without adequate access to skills and opportunities.
STEAM Summer Camp is in Full Swing at the MindShare Workspace
Featured Book of the Week
This practical guide for college and university instructors explains how to design and prepare your courses to be adaptable for a full range of learning environments―whether that’s online, hybrid, or face-to-face traditional campus teaching.
Author Bruce M. Mackh unpacks a comprehensive instructional design approach to curriculum and instruction that is suitable for all modalities and allows you to pivot quickly, regardless of how the course will be delivered.

K-12 Top News Stories 
1. New summer school classes aim to reignite learning after pandemic disruptions, July 10, 2022
Just a few days into Gibson-Neill Memorial School's inaugural summer math camp, New Brunswick teacher Katie King was already hearing loud and clear how much students — and their parents — are appreciating the new initiative. 
The Fredericton elementary school introduced the new program this past week: over five condensed school days, King and her colleagues mixed math lessons in indoor and outdoor classroom spaces with healthy doses of physical activity.
2. Setting a national standard for K-12 cybersecurity, June 16, 2022
The onset of the coronavirus pandemic set off a revolution in the classroom as teachers and students traded in textbooks for laptops and chalkboards for Zoom dial-ins, transitioning to what will soon be two years of remote and hybrid learning. While this increased use of technology transformed how teachers deliver instruction and students learn, it also significantly widened the cybersecurity threat landscape.
3. Lingo Media chosen as official English language learning partner for Colsubsidio Schools in Colombia, July 13, 2022
Lingo Media Corporation (TSX-V:LM), the Toronto-based education technology language-learning and content development company, said it has further expanded its reach in Colombia by securing an English language learning agreement with Colsubsidio Schools.
Under the agreement, Lingo Media will provide a complete suite of digital education products available through its subsidiary, Everybody Loves Languages Inc (ELL). Colsubsidio is implementing ELL's proprietary learning management system and its Campus Premium English course and testing suite.
4. ASU Prep Digital Teams Up With Google Public Sector to Develop Streaming Educational Curriculum With Universal Access, July 13, 2022
PHOENIX — ASU Prep Digital, an accredited online K-12 school offered through Arizona State University, has partnered with Google Public Sector, to make remote immersive learning technology more accessible to students across the United States and around the world. ASU Prep Learning Cloud is a streaming solution that empowers schools to deliver innovative and interactive 3D learning experiences to students using low-bandwidth devices. The technology was developed on and is powered by Google Cloud.
This new platform invites students to solve challenges by immersing themselves in interactive settings made possible by technology. For example, students can watch geologic formations emerge through simulations rather than reading about it in a textbook. Students can also explore human organs in 3D or examine a plastic mannequin. This brings topics like erosion, hydrolysis, and human anatomy to life.
5. Ottawa signs $1-billion agreement to fund First Nations education in Quebec, June 14, 2022
Ottawa is giving $1.1 billion over five years to First Nations communities in Quebec to help fund education.
A signing ceremony for the agreement was held Thursday on the Mohawk territory of Kahnawake, south of Montreal. The agreement is the result of 10 years of negotiations between Ottawa and the First Nations Education Council.

Post-Secondary Top News 
6. Harvard Developed AI Identifies the Shortest Path to Human Happiness July 2, 2022
Deep Longevity, in collaboration with Harvard Medical School, presents a deep learning approach to mental health.

Deep Longevity has published a paper in Aging-US outlining a machine learning approach to human psychology in collaboration with Nancy Etcoff, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School, an authority on happiness and beauty.
7. MUN hopes new artificial intelligence hub could grow the next Verafin July 8, 2022
If we're lucky they won't be building Skynet, but Memorial University is hoping students at its new Centre for Artificial Intelligence fill a talent gap in Newfoundland and Labrador's tech industry. 

The school is launching three new one-year graduate programs, in software engineering, artificial intelligence, and data science — all beginning in September, and all already full.
8. U of G Partners on Launch of Digital Resource for Indigenous-Led Conservation July 11, 2022
A new digital resource co-hosted by the University of Guelph will celebrate and develop the growing movement of Indigenous conservation and to inspire further conservation initiatives.  
The IPCA Knowledge Basket launched last month provides information and guidance to support Indigenous governments and conservation groups as they implement their visions of conservation on the lands and waters in their traditional territories.
9. Government of Canada marks World Youth Skills Day with major investments in skills and innovation projects July 13, 2022
GATINEAU, QC, July 13, 2022 /CNW/ - Young people and students have a pivotal role to play in Canada's economic recovery and future growth. In the run-up to World Youth Skills Day on July 15, the Government of Canada is highlighting the importance of equipping young people with the skills they need and remains committed to helping them gain relevant experience for an evolving job market.
Today, Salma Zahid, Member of Parliament for Scarborough Centre, on behalf of Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, announced significant investments to help provide youth and post-secondary students with innovative skills training and learning opportunities over this summer and in upcoming years.
In the spirit of World Youth Skills Day and this year's theme, "Transforming Youth Skills for the Future," the Minister highlighted investments that are helping to provide innovative skills training and learning opportunities to tens of thousands of youth and students.
10. Researcher uses ‘fuzzy’ AI algorithms to aid people with memory loss, July 14, 2022
A new computer algorithm developed by the University of Toronto’s Parham Aarabi can store and recall information strategically – just like our brains.

The associate professor in the Edward S. Rogers Sr. department of electrical and computer engineering, in the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, has also created an experimental tool that leverages the new algorithm to help people with memory loss.
Professional Learning Events 
United Nations Transforming Education Summit September 2022
September, 2022                           
2022 Annual NYSCATE Conference Events
November 19-22, 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. K-8 Educational Games 
Explore games for all ages.
2. STEM Activities from Let's Talk Science Outreach
Videos, resources and activities from our Let's Talk Science Outreach sites across Canada!
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority’s (TRCA) At Home With Nature e-Learning videos, activities, lesson plans, and additional resources are designed to help families, as well as teachers and their classes, deepen their knowledge of nature, ecology, the environment and their place in it.

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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
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