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This Week in Canadian EdTech MindShareTV Prime Minister's Awards Winners Edition with Julie Arsenault & Amanda Green, Teacher Colleagues for Launching Student Innovation through STEM Collaboration

Dear Thought Leader, 


Happy Monday! With the holidays just around the corner, you are no doubt looking forward to a well deserved break to recharge and reflect on the unprecedented year it's been. Watch for our Top 22 for 22 Newsmakers of the Year in learning & technology next week! We welcome your picks too! 


Kick-off your morning with an inspirational podcast featuring this Week in Canadian EdTech MindShareTV Prime Minister's Awards Winners Edition with Julie Arsenault & Amanda Green.  These teacher Colleagues were honoured for Launching Student Innovation through STEM Collaboration. 


I am looking forward to moderating this afternoon's webinar, 4pm ET.  C21 Canada>> TECHNOLOGY in PUBLIC EDUCATION ~ A NATIONAL CONVERSATION >>  
" Exploring the Digital Equity and Learning Gap: What Are the Strategies, Tools, and Platforms School Boards and Districts are Leveraging to Support Teachers & Students." Register here.


Our highly popular product review feature is back! Check out the Frontrow Juno Product Review by our educator in residence, Tim Tim Gard, Chief Learning Strategist. Please drop me a note if you have a product, or wish to recommend one that you feel is worthy of a test drive! 


Last chance to participate! Receive a FREE copy of the Canadian EdTech Crisis Preparedness Playbook. Complete our 5 question survey to garner deeper insights on how you were impacted, or made an impact to sustain learning and help students thrive. 


Special thanks to our MindShare clients, friends and community members for joining us at last week's memorable MindShare Workspace 5th Anniversary Holiday party! As we continue to drive digital transformation to enhance work & learning, it's never been more evident that it's about people and building community to help each other thrive.


I was honoured to attend the inaugural EdMarket Leadership Summit recently in FL exploring trends and challenges impacting education solution providers. It definitely inspired my thinking as I prepare to pen my Top 10 EdTech trends for 2023. 


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


Feel free to call me directly to discuss challenges and opportunities around your digital transformation strategy, or edtech growth plans for 2023!!


Speaking of 2023, For those education and industry leaders planning to attend the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) in New Orleans, we are planning a Canadian trade mission, that will include our 25th CanAm VIP Celebration of Excellence Networking reception and session on the Top 10 EdTech Trends for 2023. Drop me a note if you are interested in joining us, or sponsoring the event. 


Our 'New' Growth Mindset Learning Adventure Site Visits kicked-off last week with Quantum Lifecycle Partners, an environmental sustainability company focused on reuse and recycling of IT products. This environmental sustainability company is one to watch for 2023 and sure to make an impact on education.


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 planning and implementation in the classroom and across your school district.


Special thanks to our team and advisory board members for their incredible commitment and support in raising the bar of excellence each week! 


Until next time, stay healthy, stay safe and keep the digital learning curve steep!
P.S. Launching this February the 14th Schools of the Future Innovation Challenge. New sponsors are welcome! 
Robert Martellacci, M.A. EdTech
President, MindShare Learning Technology™
Chief Digital Publisher, The MindShare Learning Report™
Founder, MindShare Workspace
CEO & Co-founder, C21 Canada™ -- A not for profit, Canadians for 21st Century Learning & Innovation

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Growth MindSet Learning Adventure>> Quantum Lifecycle Partners Visit
Memory lane! Thanks to Jim Drohan, VP Business Develoment for an insightful tour on how Quantum extends the life of tech offering school solutions.
Frontrow Juno Product Review 
By Tim Gard, Chief Learning Strategist
Classroom speaker systems have become a staple of modern classrooms. The reason for this is evident since teachers and students rely on clear, concise and uniform sound to communicate properly and powerfully, and the technology is easily accessible. Teachers need to share a clear message, and students need to be able to process this message to think about and reflect on the content. A dynamic multi-modal digital experience, including a powerful sound system, empowers teachers and students. This dynamic experience enhances classroom learning, engagement, and student achievement. The message is often lost if students are straining to hear what you are attempting to communicate.
If you are teaching languages, clear teacher sound is an absolute necessity. How often do you see students with their personal dynamic sound experiences via their earbuds or headphones of choice outside the classroom? Once they enter classrooms, they are underwhelmed by poor sound experiences. FrontRow Juno meets the needs of schools and districts looking to provide premium sound experiences at an affordable price. Teachers and students can then improve the outflow of information and benefit the communication experience from every ‘voice.’
International: MindShare CEO Attends Recent Inaugural EdMarket Leadership Summit
Inaugural EDmarket Leadership Summit in Punta Gorda, FL  Jim McGarry, Kathy Hurley, Ann McMullan, Berj Akian, Rachel Van Aken, Jennifer Ferrari, Angela Nelson,  Evan St. Lifer, Adam Hall, Tyler Gough, Jeff Patterson, Lillian Kellogg, David Solomon, Cathy Zier,  Terry Crane, Jim Kirchner, Chuck Amos., Brett Woudenberg, Jolene Levin, Eric Jones and Robert Martellacci. CEO’s and executives explored business challenges and emerging trends for 2023 in learning and innovation. It was an honour to be amongst Legends and Leaders that has inspired a future podcast series by that name!
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 Quote of the Week
OECD Meeting of Education and Skills Ministers Key Issues Paper
C21 Canada Spotlight
Technology in Public Education
National Webinar Series Happening Today!
Book of the Week
Newly-revised version of the FREE quick-read ebook/slideshow EMPOWERMENT TODAY—CREATING EMPOWERMENT HUBS is now available!

K-12 Top News Stories 
1. D2L Adventure: Expanding Digital Resource Offering for K-12, November 29, 2022
TORONTO, Nov. 29, 2022 /CNW/ - D2L, a global learning technology company is bringing users additional functionality through D2L Adventure, adding some of D2L's best curriculum-aligned digital resources supported by D2L Brightspace, an industry-leading learning innovation platform. D2L Adventure features high-quality digital course content for learners in grades one to nine in North America, designed and supported by a team of education experts to help educators focus on what matters most: their students.
2. Technicity West: A lot can be done to improve cybersecurity with few resources, December 8, 2022
Canadian municipalities and school boards facing financial constraints can still do a lot, short of overhauling their infrastructure, to boost their cybersecurity, a Technicity West panel on cybersecurity in the public sector was told this month.
3. Carnegie Learning Announces New Canadian Headquarters, December 7, 2022
PITTSBURGH — Carnegie Learning, a leader in artificial intelligence for K-12 education and formative assessment, today announced the establishment of their new Canadian Headquarters in the heart of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.
The new corporate office is in the iconic Atlantic Place building, the largest Class A office space in St. John’s, located in the heart of downtown. Construction on the space is currently underway with the project completion estimated in mid-June. The open floorplan will include collaborative areas, encourage innovation and new ideas to drive the next generation of education technology.
4. Saskatchewan Distance Learning Corporation New Treasury Board Crown for Online Learning, December 7, 2022
The Government of Saskatchewan has established a new treasury board crown corporation to oversee centralized online education in the province through a planned acquisition of Sun West School Division's Distance Learning Centre (DLC). 
The DLC will be called the Saskatchewan Distance Learning Corporation. It will operate as the head office and main hub for online education in the province.  
"The DLC is a well-established operation with skilled staff, robust technology, and a wealth of courses to provide a ready-made foundation for the centralized model," Education Minister Dustin Duncan said. "This acquisition ensures that all students will have access to high quality online education regardless of where they are living in the province."
5. Quebec Education Ministry fumbled remote learning, auditor general finds, December 7, 2022
Quebec's Education Ministry lacks data about the true scale of the pandemic's effect on learning setbacks, the province's auditor general, Guylaine Leclerc, has found. 
The auditor's report, presented to the National Assembly on Wednesday, identified shortfalls by the Education Ministry during the pandemic, including overspending on videoconferencing equipment, inadequately supporting school service centres and failing to invest in tutoring and other help for students.

Post-Secondary Top News 
6. Launch of Centre of Excellence for Digital Innovation, December 2, 2022
FREDERICTON (GNB) – The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development has launched the Centre of Excellence for Digital Innovation. It is designed to give students the chance to explore different career paths and get hands-on learning experiences.
The centre is being initially funded by the Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour and the federal government, through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA). Other funding streams are being developed with the support of industry partners.
7. Personalization Beyond Imagination September 23, 2022
As technology advances, introducing us to new, immersive virtual worlds, so must our approach to online learning. Let's have a look how virtual learning can be tailored in the near future to suit the needs of every single learner inclusively and in an immersive manner.
8. George Brown College introduces a new cyber security education program December 5, 2022
George Brown College (George Brown) has launched a new Cyber Security for IT Professionals program at the Centre for Continuous Learning. It builds on George Brown’s commitment to further education in digital skills and put students at the forefront of the digital economy.
9. Esports Can Benefit the Educational Sector by Improving Student Skills and Engagement, says Info-Tech Research Group November 24, 2022
The value of esports is especially prevalent at the post-secondary level for student development, recruitment, and retention.
TORONTO, Nov. 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ - Esports is an activity where video games are played competitively by professionals and is a growing trend in the education sector. Esports is popular among a wide range of students, including those that may not be interested in traditional sports and may otherwise see little extra-curricular involvement on campus. As many professionals and IT teams in education may be unfamiliar with esports, Global IT research and advisory firm Info-Tech Research Group has published a new industry blueprint titled Develop and Mature an Esports Program in Education to address this emerging opportunity.
10. Ontario Supporting Learners and Jobseekers Wherever They Are
Contact North | Contact Nord’s online learning centres providing flexible access to virtual training for rewarding careers
Ontario,  December 9, 2022
 The Ontario government is providing over $4.7 million to Contact North | Contact Nord, giving learners in underserved communities flexible access to innovative virtual learning and training opportunities. This investment supports 13 online learning centres equipped with Extended Reality (XR) technology, and a laptop and internet loaner program.
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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
Ron Sedran, MD, Equity Capital Markets, Canaccord Adams

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