Top 10 Issue #284, October 20, 2021
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Dear Thought Leader, 


7 Days to Go! MindShare Learning virtual stage is set to Host 12th Canadian International 
EdTech Leadership Summit, October 27-28 Online. 3D Custom Remo Immersive Environment to be Showcased as the Summit Learning Platform. Sneak Peek view of the environment in this issue! There is still time to register, however spaces are limited! Join the conversation on future proofing learning to help all students thrive! All registration proceeds to support ConnectNorth project in support of Indigenous students.



Issue highlights:

  1.  Dr. Rummet Billan on Well-being and mindset to help all students thrive.
  2.  Hoyin Cheung, Remo CEO Podcast earns Quote of the Week on Humanizing technology and learning. Watch podcast
  3.  It's not to late to enter the 6th Canadian EdTech Awards! Friday Deadline!
  4. FREE webianrd today! C21 Canada 10th Anniversary CEO Academy Webinars Truth and Reconciliation: What Can School Systems do?
    October 20th, 2-3pm ET 
  5. Four in five Canadian students want a post-secondary education that matches their digital lifestyle, KPMG study.
  6. Media Literacy Week (MLW) is an annual event promoting digital and media literacy across Canada. Schools, libraries, museums and community groups organize events and activities throughout the week. 
  7. Spark a conversation with your students around mental health with this collection of FREE NFB resources, specifically created for #k12 primary and secondary students.

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. 


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In closing, I'm offering VIP passes to the first 10 MindShare community educators who email me to express an interest in attending our upcoming Canadian EdTech Summit.


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

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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This Week in Canadian EdTech MindShareTV Podcast on the 12th Canadian EdTech Leadership Online Summit sneak peek with Dr. Mario Chiasson on Leading Beyond a Crisis to Future Proofing Learning

Quote of the Week  

Through the pandemic remote learning has accelerated in adoption. However, real learning still must be truly interactive between people in a live and immersive environment and not solely relying on one to many experiences. The future of learning will fall on educators that make online learning a true interactive experience and not a passive video watching experience.” 
Hoyin Cheung, Founder & CEO, Remo MindShareTV Podcast. Watch 10 Minute video below to learn more about how Remo is Humanizing Technology & forging a partnership with Mindshare Learning at #CDNEdTech21
Sneak Peek at the MIndShare Custom Canadian International EdTech Summit Environment, October 27-28
This Week in Canadian EdTech MIndShareTV Podcast with world-renowned school design architect, Randy Fielding on school design thinking to optimize learning in a pandemic & beyond. schoolpatterns.com
Featured Book of the Week 
C21 New Back to School Resource  

K-12 Top News Stories 
1. Spark a conversation with your students around mental health with this collection of FREE NFB resources, specifically created for #k12 primary and secondary students. #Wellbeing #mentalhealth

NFB, October 16, 2021
Spark a conversation with your students around mental health with this collection of resources, specifically created for primary and secondary students. 
These mini-lessons and playlists look at the many ways our mind and body deal with stress, fatigue, sadness, and anxiety. 
2. B.C. expands anxiety education resource to high school teachers, students
bc.ctvnews.ca, October 7, 2021
VANCOUVER - The B.C. government is expanding a resource to help students with anxiety by now offering it to high schools.
3. Pearson and Canadian edtech partner to level up digital math support across Canadian schools
itworldcanada.com, September 21, 2021
Educational publisher Pearson Canada and Canadian edtech vendor Knowledgehook have announced a partnership designed to provide digital support for teachers and students to improve mathematics education in Canada.
4. Ontario reading test scores inflated by assistive technology, report says
cbc.ca: October 11, 2021
Scores for Ontario standardized-reading tests have been inflated by the use of assistive technology, according to a recent report.
5. Online SEL Can Help Students Overcome Struggles and Barriers
thejournal.com, October 13, 2021
Lately, it’s impossible to miss the news stories about the pandemic and the resulting long-lasting effects on student mental health. The last year and a half have taken a toll on all of us, and especially on our nation’s young people.
Whether students were in-person or remote, school was hard last year — and this year may not be easier. As a school counselor, I am always amazed at kids' resilient ability to adapt. But I continue to see the effects of social isolation and learning loss walking through the school doors every morning. The chatter in school halls, sharing in my office, and social media feeds full of parent worries tell the same story. So many of our students struggle with focus. They feel overwhelmed and lost. They are struggling to learn. Given what I am hearing from students, I can imagine that this is the same reality every school faces today.

Post-Secondary Top News 
6. Four in five Canadian students want a post-secondary education that matches their digital lifestyle
newswire.ca: October 8, 2021
TORONTO, Oct. 12, 2021 /CNW/ - Four in five Canadian post-secondary students feel the COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed their expectations of a higher education experience and want a tertiary education that matches their digital lifestyle, finds new poll research by KPMG in Canada.
7. Smart displays that show information through fabric may be the next wave of wearable tech
uwaterloo.ca, October 12, 2021
Researchers have developed an innovative display that shows information through clothes and other fabrics.
The new technology, which the researchers are calling PocketView, uses LED lights to display basic information. It can function as a stand-alone piece of tech or could be incorporated into existing or next-generation smart devices.
8. U of T’s 2021 Schulich Leaders: building tech solutions for an inclusive future

utoronto.ca: October 4, 2021
For the University of Toronto’s 10 new Schulich Leader Scholars, leadership is about helping others—through the power of technology, innovation, and big ideas.
9. How instructional designers enabled the great shift to digital learning amid COVID-19
universityaffairs.ca: October 13, 2021
More than 18 months into the pandemic, we have learned much about the extreme efforts university administrators, professors and students have made to adapt to our radically different circumstances — but what about the contributions of instructional designers?
The professionals who support the effective design, development and delivery of courses have been largely absent from public discussions about the emergency shift to remote teaching on university campuses. Yet, their expertise has been key to allowing these institutions to continue serving students.
10. Does post-secondary education need an overhaul?
hrreporter.com: October 12, 2021
Many Canadians feel it’s time for a change in the post-secondary education system.
Almost nine in 10 (88 per cent) expect their school to provide the "easy-to-use and straightforward" digital customer service experience they expect in other walks of life.
Media Literacy Week (MLW) is an annual event promoting digital and media literacy across Canada. Schools, libraries, museums and community groups organize events and activities throughout the week. 
October 25-30, 2021                           
12th EdTech Leadership Summit 2021 'Shifting from a Crisis to Future-Proofing Learning 
October 27-28, 2021                           
Virtual Bring IT Together
November 5-6, 2021                           
FETC Conference 
January 25-28, 2022                           
Cosn 2022
April 11-13, 2022                           

Parent Corner 

Parent Teaching Resources 
1. Parents and Caregivers as Partners Virtual Conference 2021
Join TDSB October 16 & 17 to learn strategies to support your child, connect with experts and other parents, and hear from our inspiring keynotes. 
2. ParentSquare Earns iKeepSafe COPPA Safe Harbor, FERPA, and California Student Data Privacy Certifications
3. Discovery Education: 500 Free Learning Activities

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Mirella Rossi, Superintendent of Education, Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board
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