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Top 10 Issue #280, July 20, 2021
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This Week in Canadian EdTech MindShareTV Podcast with 
Dr. Mario Chaisson, Chair 8th Atlantic Education Institute
July 26-Aug 6

Dear Thought Leader, 


Happy Summer! I trust you've taken some time with family and friends to decompress after the year its been.



Just last week we had fantastic news in Ontario with many restrictions lifted allowing life to return to a greater sense of normalcy. I'm excited to share that our MindShare Work & Learning space is now operating at a greater capacity.  Do drop by and visit our 'one of a kind innovation centre,' if you happen to find yourself in Mississauga. Incidentally, it will be home to this fall's 12th Canadian EdTech Leadership [Hybrid] Summit--" Reimagining Learning Environments." Mark your calendars! October 27-28. Drop me a note regarding presenter or sponsor opportunities! 


Issue highlights:


  1. Dr. Mario Chaisson featured MindShareTV Podcast shares highlights on the upcoming Atlantic Education Institute August 26- August 6. MindShare is honoured to be a presenter at next week's Institute!
  2. Congratulations to our Schools of the Future Spirit Award Winners: John Sarte, iHub Secondary School, SD43; Benjamin Kelly, Caledonia Regional School, NB; Debbie Michailidis, TDSB Virtual School; and Shannon MacDonald, Bridgeway Academy, N.S. 
  3. OECD Dream Jobs, Teenager Career Aspirations and the Future of Work Report 

Be sure to checkout our PD events section and our parent corner featuring great resources. 


I hope you enjoy this week's Top 10 curated news stories that really provide a national lens and pulse for some of the incredible innovation happening across our vast Canadian landscape. 


Special thanks to you, our loyal readership, our team, board of advisors and valued partners, who enable us to share and stay connected with you on a weekly basis through our growing community.


Please don't hesitate to connect with us to share news, or inquire about our strategic consulting services.


Until next time, stay healthy, stay safe and keep the learning curve steep!

P.S. Join us for some great summer PD to learn more about the burgeoning EdTech Industry Sector at our Summer Bootcamp, August 17th!
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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Congratulations to our Schools of the Future Spirit Award Winners! 
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Quote of the Week  

"Over the next decade, 750,000 young Indigenous Peoples will move through the education system and into early careers, at a time when advanced technologies are transforming every sector in the country," said John Stackhouse, Senior Vice-President, RBC. "Preparing Indigenous youth for this digital future is essential to Canada's long-term prosperity and the ongoing process of reconciliation.
- John Stackhouse, Senior Vice-President, RBC 
Featured Book of the Week 
Online learning, blended learning, socially distanced classrooms, educational technology, safety protocols, instructional models, organizational logistics, and educator burnout are all realities presented by the toggled term. Navigating the Toggled Term: A Guide for K-12 Classroom and School Leaders sets the stage not only for the present but also well into the future to help K-12 classroom and school leaders navigate online learning, blended learning, integrating educational technology tools with effective research-based instructional strategies, and moving between various educational settings at the instructional and organizational level. This book provides experienced and novice classroom teachers and school leaders with best practice instructional and organizational frameworks integrated with mainstream educational technology tools to navigate the challenges of teaching students of all ages in an ever-changing world.
Consulate General of Canada's Bi-Coastal EdTech Accelerator Program: Apply Today!

K-12 Top News Stories 
1. Skills for Success, July 7, 2021
The advancements in automation, artificial intelligence, and other technological advancements have significantly impacted workplaces, the labour market, and economies resulting in decline in the need for physical and manual skills and increased need for social-emotional skills that are not easily replaced by computers.  
2. MindFuel is Building Canada's Youth Innovation Sector in Support of Economic Diversification, July 12, 2021
CALGARY, AB, July 12, 2021 /CNW/ - MindFuel is on a mission to empower Canadian youth to be at the forefront of innovation and technological advancements, creating future economic diversity and success thanks to support from Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD).
3. Lingo Media's Everybody Loves Languages Announces Partnership with StudentApply, Amplifying Benefits to Institutions, Teachers and Students, July 12, 2021
TORONTO, July 12, 2021 /CNW/ - Lingo Media Corporation (TSXV: LM) (OTC: LMDCF) (FSE: LIMA) ("Lingo Media") subsidiary, ELL Technologies Ltd., DBA as Everybody Loves Languages ("Everybody Loves Languages" or the "Company"), an EdTech company that is 'building a multilingual world' through innovative online technologies and solutions, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a global alliance  with StudentApply, an integrated admissions platform connecting international students and recruitment partners with the world's leading educational institutions.
4. Indigenous-led schools are a way to redress legacy of residential schools: Educator July 12, 2021
TORONTO -- Leaders of Toronto's first Indigenous cultural school say institutions like theirs are a way to redress the injustices and legacies of the residential school system in Canada.
5. OECM partners with Dell Technologies to offer curated Professional Learning experiences for Ontario educators, June 24, 2021
OECM to host interactive, application-based professional learning for Ontario educators beginning this summer! Seeking immediate feedback from School Board, College and University sector customers about key priorities for virtual sessions.

Post-Secondary Top News 
6. Royal Canadian Air Force Foundation Announces Additional Scholarships for Students in Flight Schools or Pursuing a Career in Aviation, July 12, 2021
TORONTO, July 12, 2021 /CNW/ - The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Foundation is pleased to announce an additional scholarship for post secondary students in flight schools or pursuing a career in aviation.
7. Innovation leaders lauded at Digital Transformation Awards July 14, 2021
The pandemic has been all about pivoting in the face of unprecedented challenges, and the winners of IT World Canada’s Digital Transformation Awards prove just how well it can be done.  
8. Sheridan's Digital Stage partnership project - Expanding the Canvas July 10, 2021
Sheridan College partnership explores emerging technologies for the performing arts such as projection mapping, virtual reality, and wearable technology.
9. Confederation, Humber and Seneca Partner to Promote Indigenous Leadership through proposed new degree program June 29, 2021
Thunder Bay, ON and Toronto, June 29, 2021 /CNW/ — Confederation College, Humber College and Seneca are collaborating to develop an Indigenous Leadership degree program.
10. Professor Carol Campbell wins public education advocacy award July 16, 2021
During its annual general meeting on July 15, the Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF/FCE) celebrated the accomplishments Dr. Carol Campbell with their Public Education Advocacy Award.
2021 Atlantic Education Institute: A New Direction in Education
July 26- August 6, 2021                           
Ontario Tech Teaching and Learning with Technology conference
August 16-19, 2021                          
ISTE Summer Learning Academy
August 2-13, 2021                           
ASU+GSV Summit
August 9-11, 2021                           
Microsoft Education SummerEd live sessions
August 3-25, 2021                           
FETC Conference 
January 25-28, 2022                           

Parent Corner 

Parent Teaching Resources 
1. MAD Science: At Home Activities 
2. Learning Resources you can count on

Impactful Resources for Students in Grade 1-8. Understand the curriculum requirements and use them to make a plan for your child or immediately access engaging resources and activities to get your child learning now. Use these resources on their own or as a supplement to existing learning at school, online, or at home.
3. Learn from home with Ocean School!
We've combed through Ocean School to put together a few weeks of our favourite materials. There's an educational video and a student activity for each week day. 

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About Us

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, Associate Digital Media Specialist

Ivana Zelich, Digital Media University Intern
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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