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This Week in Canadian EdTech MindShare TV Podcast with Rahmatullah Arman, President & Founder, Teach for Afghanistan 
 'Sneak Peek' at what to expect from his keynote at CDNEdTech22 Montreal

Dear Thought Leader, 


This week I honoured to connect with two fascinating education leaders on MindShareTV podcasts: Rahmatullah Arman, President & Founder, Teach for Afghanistan and Dr. Adam Dube, McGill University Faculty of Education. My first conversation centered around the inspiration for Teach for Afghanistan and sustaining learning in a wore torn region. Arman (as he prefers to be called) was most inspirational and lends insight to the notion of well well-being and creative problem solving to sustain learning in a crisis for students. 


Dr. Adam Dube shared his research and collaboration along with doctoral students in partnership with Ubisoft Montreal on engaging students through gaming curriculum they co-created. Equally fascinating is his research around the lack of scrutiny over thousands of apps available on apps stores. Checkout his twitter quote:


"(The) Biggest #edtech space is apps, app stores have no standards for what can call itself educational, most apps are garbage, app stores could do A LOT more to help consumers. We wrote a paper suggesting a ‘nutrition label’ for EdApps." via Dr. Adam Dube @psychgrad. We also featured Dr. Dube in the Quote of the Month on how he proposes to address this significant problem. 


Clearly greater alignment is needed between education and industry and speaks to the value of strategic partnerships. Dr. Dube also addressed the growing importance of EdTechs creating Chief Pedagogical Offer role for quality assurance purposes. He further speaks to the challenges of data privacy and cybersecurity. 


Speaking of which both Rahmatullah Arman and Dr. Adam Dube, will be presenting at MindShare's 13th Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit -- " Driving Innovation Through Evidence-Based Research," in partnership with McGill University, October 19-20. Check out the stellar speaker lineup! We are especially honoured to have past EdTech Startup Challenge winner, Phil Cutler, CEO, Paper Learning keynoting, whose company recently achieved unicorn status as a startup valued at over $1 Billion! It's no too late to enter our Canadian EdTech Leadership Awards today celebrating teaching and industry partner leaders achieving excellence in their area of specialty! Winners to be announced at the Summit! 


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


Be sure to checkout the amazing teacher/parent resources featured this week! 


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 active and keep the digital learning curve steep!
P.S. Last chance to register! Canadian EdTechs join us September 26 for the 2nd Annual Canadian EdTech Industry Charity Golf Tourney in support of the launch of the Canadian K12 EdTech Innovation Fund Grant
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Join us for the 2nd Annual Fal EdTech Industry Charity Golf Tournament! In support of GTA school boards as part of the launch of the Canadian K-12 EdTech Innovation Grant
This Week in Canadian EdTech MindShare Podcast TV with Dr. Adam Dube
Sneak Peek at Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit Presenter to share his work with Ubisoft on an educational game series and more!
Adam Dube's PhD students Ubisoft Educational Game Series called Discovery Tour
CAN/AM Spotlight 
Accelerating success for Canadian entrepreneurs in the $254B education technology market - Consulate General of Canada in New York, April 1, 2022
Education technology, or Edtech, focuses on improving learning outcomes for students and enhancing quality teaching. Edtech solutions use connected devices, rich media content, artificial intelligence, gamification and even robots to help teachers create innovative learning environments and personalized experiences that let students learn at their own pace or in their own style and that aren’t constrained by a physical classroom.
This Week in Canadian EdTech MindShare Podcast TV with 2022 Schools of the Future National Winner Dean Vendramin,
on how they will leverage their new tech tool Prizes to engage their students.

 Quote of the Week  

How do we fix this? We argued that @AppStore and @GooglePlay should require developers to provide information on the benchmarks in the app store pages. Just like 
@Apple requires privacy via Dr. Adam Dube @psytcgrad
C21 Canada Spotlight
C21 Canada CEO Academy alumni, Michael Chechile (former Director General, LBPSB to MC upcoming Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit, joined Robert Martellacci, C21 Canada CEO & MindShare founder this week for a site visit and a planning session.
Book of the Week
The current news landscape is driven by clicks, with every social media influencer, trained and citizen journalists chasing the same goal: a viral story. In this environment, where the race to be first on the scene with the most sensational story often overshadows the need for accuracy, traditional strategies for determining information credibility are no longer enough. Rather than simply helping students become savvy information consumers, today’s educators must provide learners with the skills to be digital detectives – information interrogators who are armed with a variety of tools for dissecting news stories and determining what’s real and what isn’t in our “post-truth world.”

K-12 Top News Stories 
1. Carnegie Learning Only K-12 Finalist for Dept. of Education $1Million XPRIZE, September 20, 2022
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Carnegie Learning today announced the company’s research team, UpGrade by Carnegie Learning, has been selected as a finalist in the XPRIZE Digital Learning Challenge. UpGrade is the ONLY K-12 education team to make it to the finals. XPRIZE is a global competition to modernize, accelerate, and improve the technology and processes for studying effective learning and education.
2. Clever Expands to Provide Secure Access to Digital Learning in Canada, September 13, 2022
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 13, 2022 /CNW/ -- Clever, the digital learning platform used in over 70% of U.S. K-12 schools, today announced that its platform is available to use across Canada in the English language. 

Clever provides schools with a free portal where students get easy access to all the digital learning tools they use for their classes, eliminating the need to remember unique usernames and passwords for each tool. The company also offers an optional paid identity management product designed specifically for K-12 schools. 
Clever's expansion in Canada comes alongside school administrators' and teachers' growing need to simplify access to digital resources and ensure the privacy of student information.
3. Amazon Canada Employees Surprise Four Canadian schools with over 500 LEGO sets, September 14, 2022
Toronto, Ontario (September 14, 2022) - To support the next generation of Canadian innovators and increase access to STEM learning opportunities for local communities across Canada, Amazon Canada employees teamed up with FIRST Robotics, an organization focused on engaging youth in mentor-based programs to build STEM skills, and the LEGO Group, to deliver over $20,000 CAD worth of surprise STEM toys to elementary schools from coast-to-coast.
4. Tech & Learning Names Winners of the Best for Back to School 2022 Awards, September 3, 2022
As schools get ready for the 2022-23 school year, Tech & Learning's Awards of Excellence program, “The Best Tools for Back to School” is designed to help our readers find the most impressive products and solutions that will support their work in any learning environment. Eligible products included hardware, software, curriculum, and more, all divided by grade levels to make it easier for readers to find the solutions they need.
5. eSports competitors, enthusiasts see bright future for gaming in Canada with new venue, August 18, 2022
Jamie Craven’s first eSports tournament was held in a pub in his hometown of Leeds, in Northern England. Now the eSports competitor known as “Insight” – a nickname Mr. Craven assigned himself as a teenager after searching the dictionary for “the coolest word” he could find – represents Toronto on the global stage.

The 22-year-old gamer says he’s spent much of his professional video gaming career living out of a suitcase, but now the Call of Duty player is getting ready to compete in his adopted hometown. In late 2021, the City of Toronto approved the construction of a new entertainment venue that will be purpose-built to host eSports competitions, giving Mr. Craven’s team – the Toronto Ultra – a permanent home, while solidifying the city and country’s place within the global eSports community.

Post-Secondary Top News 
6. New e-learning platform launches to help Canada's 400,000+ nurses build their skills September 20, 2022
TORONTO, Sept. 20, 2022 /CNW/ - With the lingering effects of COVID-19 continuing to cause significant burnout and disrupting clinical learning, a new e-learning platform, created by award-winning health-care practitioners, is now launching with the support of the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) to help nurses build their skills., created by a group of Canadian physicians and nurses, launches today to help nurses improve their clinical skills in seven clinical specialties. And with nearly 66% of nurses suffering from burnout and nearly 1 in 3 contemplating leaving the profession, services to help with professional development could not have come at a better time.
7. New exhibit at Guelph Museums celebrates local women in STEM September 19, 2022
The stories of local women in science, technology, engineering and math will be told in a new exhibit at the Guelph Museums.

Iron Willed: Women in STEM is a travelling exhibition from Ingenium Canada, an organization which makes museum exhibits focusing on national stories. The exhibit will be on display at the Guelph Museums starting Sept. 17 until Feb. 20, 2023.
Dawn Owen, curator at the Guelph Museums, said the museums was approached years ago by Ingenium Canada about hosting the travelling exhibition. "We were immediately interested, and one of the reasons why we were interested is because we knew there many, many, many phenomenal women in STEM disciplines, right here in our community," said Owen.
8. Three Schulich Leaders join UBC Applied Science September 15, 2022
Three recipients of the 2022 Schulich Leader Scholarship — Sarthak Tyagi, Monorama Joshi, and Ethan Chan — have joined UBC Engineering.
Valued at $100,000, the award aims to help create “the next generation of technology innovators” by identifying and supporting the “top entrepreneurial-minded STEM student[s]” in high school graduating classes across Canada. Schulich Leader Scholarships are Canada’s most coveted undergraduate STEM scholarships. Out of a pool of 350,000 candidates, 100 are awarded to entrepreneurial-minded high school graduates enrolling in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math program at 20 partner universities across Canada.
9. Venture for Canada receives an additional $23.2 million in funding from The Government of Canada September 15, 2022
Venture for Canada (VFC), where Canada’s next entrepreneurs are cultivated, announced it received $23.23 million in additional funding from the Government of Canada.  The funding received by VFC will support 6,097 students to participate in VFC’s programs over the next two years. 
VFC’s programs provide Canadian post-secondary students with the opportunity to develop entrepreneurial skills through working at small and medium-sized businesses. Students participating in VFC’s programs gain practical work experience, receive entrepreneurial skills training, and connect with peers. 
These programs are funded by – and funded in part by – the Government of Canada’s Student Work placement Program and the Innovative Work-Integrated Learning Initiative.
Venture for Canada is committed to disproportionately serving individuals underrepresented in Canada’s entrepreneurial ecosystems, focusing on equity, diversity, and inclusion. So far in 2022, 70.5% of VFC’s participants identify as being BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Colour), newcomers, folks with disabilities, students living in rural communities, 2SLGBTQ and/or women studying STEM (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics).
10. How UBC Sauder’s new Dean Darren Dahl embraces curiosity and positivity in business, August 4, 2022
Darren Dahl may be new to his role, but he’s no stranger to the UBC Sauder School of Business. From PhD student in 1992 to the newly-appointed Dean in 2022, he has been an increasingly important part of the school for the past 30 years.
Professional Learning Events 
13th Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit 
October 19-20, 2022                  
SETDA Leadership Summit and Ed Forum Conference
November 6-9, 2022                           
2022 Annual NYSCATE Conference Events
November 19-22, 2022                           
IT4K12 Conference 2022 
November 25-26, 2022                           
FETC Conference
Janurary 23-26, 2022                  

Teacher/Parent Resources Corner 

Parent Teaching Resources 
1. Let's Talk Science Stem at Home
1,000s of free activities to ignite curiosity and innovation
2. Math Storytime Application 
Math Storytime helps parents and caregivers explore simple math concepts with their children through creative storytelling, stunning illustrations, interactive animations, and offers lively discussion ‘bubbles’ to guide parents and caregivers as they engage with their young learners. Stories also feature a "Read to me" function as well as an option for parents and caregivers to record their own story-reading voice.
3. Bring the World to Your Classroom
PBS and your local station have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more just for teachers like you.

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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
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