Can/Am September Back2School Edition 2022, Volume 15 Issue 7
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This Week in Canadian EdTech in Conversation with Dean Dilson Rassier, McGill Faculty of Education, Co-Chair Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit for a 'Sneak Peek'
This Week in Canadian EdTech MindShare Unboxing Podcast TV with 2022 Schools of the Future National Winner Amanda Rose,
On BacktoSchool and how they will leverage their new tech tool Prizes to engage their students.
Welcome to our Back-to-School Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit Special Edition of the CanAm EdTech Report. 
After a surreal last couple of years, it is great excitement that Canadian and U.S. school districts resumed in class instruction.
Having just been in conversation with Dr. Steve Joordens, U of T  professor psychologist and EdTech startup founder this week, who coined the phrase the "Great Snapback," I was reminded of the importance of human interaction to achieve optimal performance and happiness. And, after witnessing one of the most innovative periods in modern education, teachers' tendency to want to return to the way things were. 
While I'm for the most part preaching to the converted, we must be mindful of our leadership in demonstrating the positive aspects of tech infused pedagogy that enabled us to sustain learning in a crisis and the potential to help students thrive beyond COVID. 
In this issue, we're excited to share critical insights, innovations and research in the K12 & Higher Education space to help you optimize and refine learning with your students. We further hope you will take the opportunity to join us at the 13th Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit--"Driving Innovation Through Evidence-Bases Research." We welcome you to join us in-person in Montreal, or online at no cost to you. 
Bellow are a few highlights in this packed Back to School Issue not to miss! 
  1.  Inspiring MindShareTV podcasts featuring EdTech Summit speakers and a sponsor, Dr. Dilson Rassier, Dean, Faculty of Education, McGill University & Co-Chair Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit; Amanda Rose, Peel SB teacher and national winner, Schools of the Future Challenge Winner & Andy Singh, Founder & CEO, TeqFocus, Gold Sponsor CDN EdTech Summit
  2. L.A. Unified Hit with a Ransomware Attach as School Resumes
  3. Tim Gard's Top 10 EdTech Tips for teachers to engage students in the new normal & Top EdTech Tools for Schools 2022 
  4.  SETDA Releases U.S. State EdTech Trends Report to be presented at the CDN EdTech Summit
  5.  Lingo Media's ELL company announces partnership to Infuse Hollywood movies in its English Language Learning platform
  6. Online Learning at a Turning Point: Five Promising Developments | via TeachOnline 
  7.  36 Days to Go! 13th Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit--' Exploring the State of EdTech through Evidence-Based Research' in partnership with McGill University. AWS Announced as Platinum Sponsor. Dr. Tracey Burns, Senior Analyst Opening Keynote, Phil Cutler, CEO, Paper Learning & past EdTech Startup-up Challenge winner closing keynote. Nominate your Canadian EdTech award picks! Don't miss our on Early Bird Special Ends Tomorrow!
  8. EdTech Industry colleagues please join us at the MindShare Launch of the Canadian EdTech Industry Alliance & Canadian K12 EdTech Innovation Grant Program at the 2nd Annual EdTech Industry Golf Tournament at Royal Woodbine, September 26, 9 and Dine event in Toronto.
We hope you enjoy this month's expanded CanAm Edition of the MindShare Report.
As your partner in EdTech innovation and digital transformation we encourage you to share our eMagazine with your colleagues as part of your leadership in nurturing 21st century learning models to help all students thrive.


Please don't hesitate to reach out to me to share your Back to Schools plans, news, research, jobs, people on the move 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 forging strategic alliances or tapping into our consulting services. 


We are grateful for your kind feedback that motivates our team to provide you with mission critical research and insights to keep you at the forefront of innovation in education. Please keep your news and comments coming!


Until next time, keep the digital learning curve steep!
P.S. Canadian Education & Industry leaders take note! Don't forget to Enter or Nominate a Colleague or Partner in the 7th Canadian EdTech Awards! 
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
CEO & Co-founder, C21 Canada--Canadians for 21st Century Learning & Innovation

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Register Now for the 13th Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit
Hosted in partnership with McGill University, Oct. 19-20, 2022
Top 10 Tips For Initiating and Supporting a Successful Year Using Educational Technology - By Timothy Gard, Chief Learning Strategist
As you return to the classroom, don’t forget to develop a list of those things you will need to do to implement technology across the curriculum successfully. Use the tried-and-true backward planning approach. Where do you want to be by the end of the year? If you’re a seasoned veteran, then consider this design approach monthly. Where do you hope to be by the end of each month? Take the time to plan this out using your favourite planning tool! In no particular order, check out some of what you can do to help you develop a successful school year using technology.
You are invited to the Launch of the Canadian EdTech Alliance & 2nd Annual Fall EdTech Industry Charity Golf Tournament in support of TDSB! Register NOW!
CAN/AM Canadian EdTech Summit Spotlight
This Week in Canadian Edtech MindShareTV Podcast with Canadian EdTech Summit Gold Sponsor  
@Teqfocus Founder & CEO Andy Singh,
On his Inspiration for Supporting Education Globally
New research from UNICEF: Responsible Innovation
in Technology for Children: Digital technology, play and child well-being
New Report: Equity, Cybersecurity Top List of State Education Technology Edtech Trends
Canadian EdTech Industry Spotlight
AWS EdStart
AWS EdStart launched in Canada June 22 at AWS Summit Toronto and Collision Conference and is currently accepting interested applicants. AWS EdStart, the AWS educational technology (EdTech) startup accelerator, is designed to help entrepreneurs build the next generation of online learning, analytics, and campus management solutions in the AWS Cloud. The program is designed to enable EdTech startups to move faster with specially tailored benefits. Apply today. Not a EdTech startup? Explore how else AWS is supporting the education community, schools and institutions.
Quotes of the Month
C21 Canada Spotlight
Featured Books of the Month
Upcoming FREE edWebinars Hosted by

A cyberattack hits the Los Angeles School District, raising alarm across the country, September 7, 2022

Lingo Media’s Everybody Loves Languages Enters into Strategic Partnership with Row 9-Digital to Feature Hollywood Films in its Language Learning Products, September 13, 2022
2022 CoSN Back-to-School Survey Reveals Increasing School District Technology Funding for Devices and Cybersecurity, August 23, 2022

Montreal school board to create virtual school for vulnerable students

CBC News, August 24, 2022
Lumio Tops Veracity Verification Scores in Accessibility and Student Engagement, September 13, 2022

McMaster’s Digital Learning Strategy will enhance learning, improve accessibility, August 23, 2022

McGill Launches Sylvan Adams Sports Science Institute to Advance World-Leading Research into Sports Science and Human Performance, August 31, 2022

Study probes privacy concerns of classroom technology, August 26, 2022

Riipen and Saskatchewan Polytechnic create work-integrated learning opportunities, August 25, 2022

New equity, diversity and inclusion toolkit helps Humber professors instill a sense of belonging in their classrooms, August 26, 2022
  Career Opportunities
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United Nations Transforming Education Summit September 2022
September, 2022
13th Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit 
October 19-20, 2022
Edspaces: Designing the Future of Education 
November 2-4, 2022         
IT4K12 Conference 2022 
November 25-26, 2022
MindShare Advisory Board
The MindShare Report is grateful for the guidance and support provided by our esteemed advisory board. 

Kevin Custer, Founding Principal, Arc Capital Development 
Chip Fesko, President, Fesko Inc.
Ian Fogarty, Educator, Riverview High School | MindShare National Video Challenge Award Winner 
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
About Us

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

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

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
Valerie Rusnov, B.A. Hons., B.Ed., Editor 
Filomena Martellacci, B.A. Hons., B.Ed., OCT, Editor

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