Welcome to our August Edition of the CanAm EdTech Report.
It's great to be back in the saddle here at the MindShare Workspace after an energizing sailing regatta in Georgian Bay last week. Being part of a team executing highly technical tasks is challenging, rewarding, and frightening at times when you face six foot waves! In case you're wondering, we finished a strong second!
I trust by now you've had time to decompress from the year it's been and are now turning your attention to prepare for back to school.
We're immersed in planning for our 12th Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit. Future-Proofing Education is the theme for this year's edition taking place in a hybrid form, October 27-28. Check out our featured presenters in this issue!
Exclusive MindShareTV Podcast with Deborah Quazzo, ASU+GSV Summit Co-Founder
Canada's Dr. Lindy Ledohowski, Founder of EssayJack, MindShareTV Podcast shares her inspiration for her startup success recently acquired by Wize.
Canada's Squiggle Park and Applyboard, two EdTech startups making waves
Tony Wan, Reach Captial Analyst, MindShareTV CanAM Spotlight podcast on why North American edtechs are coming of age
Save the Date! 12th Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit--Future-Proofing Education, October 27-28 [Hybrid]. Check out our newly announced presenters! Limited presenter and sponsor opportunities are still available!
Ontario unveils back to school plans to mixed reviews.
I hope you enjoy our enhanced CanAm EdTech Report featuring North America-wide news, research, events, careers, success stories, and more! We'll be taking a two-week break and resuming with our back to school issue later this month.
Educators and industry leaders, drop us a note if you are interested in contributing a blog or podcast as part of our summer professional learning focus.
We are especially grateful during the pandemic for the valued support of our community: educators, sponsors, partners, students, parents, advisory board members, and our team. You inspire excellence in everything we do to help support your collective efforts in helping every student thrive.
Please don't hesitate to reach out to me and share your stories, news, and events with us! We love hearing from you! Or, call me at 416-569-2106.
Until next time, stay healthy, stay safe and keep the digital learning curve steep!
P.S. Save the Date for our Summer EdTech Industry Bootcamp August 17!
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
The MindShare Report is grateful for the guidance and support provided by our esteemed advisory board.
Lauren Burman, M.B.A., Chief Client Officer, POSSIBLE
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. GuyTetrault, 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, 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
Ron Sedran, MD, Equity Capital Markets, Canaccord Adams
Zelia Capatao-Tavares, Educator, Toronto District School Board
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, Associate Digital Media Specialist
Ivana Zelich, Mindshare Digital Media Student
Valerie Rusnov, B.A. Hons., B.Ed., Editor
Filomena Martellacci, B.A. Hons., B.Ed., OCT, Editor
About The MindShare Learning Report™ Canada's Learning & Technology eMagazine
Our mission is to transform education by sharing knowledge of 21st Century innovative best practices and success stories in the Canadian education market space and beyond.
MindShare Learning is Canada’s leading EdTech strategy, news and events media company. We counsel education and technology leaders in understanding the emerging needs of learners to succeed in the 21st Century global knowledge-based digital economy.
MindShare Learning’s partial client list includes: Adobe, Blackboard Inc., Bosch Dremel, C21 Canada, Cisco Canada, Epson America, Follett, Global Scholar, Intel Canada, Microsoft Canada, Ontario Ministry of Education, Research Machines (RM) PLC UK, SMART Technologies, Steelcase.