Note that the State of the Nation: K-12 E-Learning in Canada report is featured in this newsletter.

May 2016

Volume 9, No. 5

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Cross Canada Spotlight on Quebec

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Dear Thought Leader,

The Canadian digital learning evolution or revolution? That is the question we ponder in our June MindShare Report – Cross Canada spotlight on Quebec.

All too often we see examples of new shiny tech tools entering a classroom without real planning or purpose. Innovation is also rediscovering what worked in the past. Is Dr. Papert finally coming of age?

This issue is packed with insights and significant developments in the learning & technology space across Canada and beyond.

Be sure to check out the following highlights in this issue:

  1. Governor General David Johnston talks innovation with Cantech Letter at C2MTL
  3. Innovation That Sticks Case Study Report: Ottawa Catholic School Board–Leading and Learning for Innovation, A Framework for District-Wide Change
  4. Exclusive Podcast with Dr. Susanne Lajoie, McGill University on EdTech Trends Across the Disciplines
  5. Exclusive Podcast with Rod Allen, Superintendent Cowichan Valley School District on Change Leadership and Innovation
  6. 7th Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit Nov 3 @MaRSDD Early Bird Special Available. Global EdTech Expert, Dr. Karen Billings, VP Education, SIIA Announced as Keynote. Ralph Benmergui, former CBC TV Host, Journalist and Producer
  7. EdTech Blogger at Large Tim Gard Weighs in on the Digital Learning Evolution vs Revolution Debate.

With University and College classes wrapped up and K12 near a conclusion, we express our gratitude for the inspiration and passion that emanates from the many stories that we garnered and shared throughout the academic year.

Special thanks to you our much valued members of our MindShare Learning Community, our sponsors, advisory board and team for making this past year our best ever!

Until next time, keep the digital learning curve steep!

P.S. We’re pleased to be hosting our 7th CanAm Celebration of Excellence Partnering Reception at ISTE16 June 27th in Denver. Drop me a note if you’re going and would like to attend!

Robert Martellacci
M.A. EdTech
Chief Digital Curator, The MindShare Learning Report™
President, MindShare Learning Technology™

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K-12 Featured News


Advisory Board

The MindShare Report is grateful of the guidance and support provided by our esteemed advisory board.
Members include:

Lauren Burman, M.B.A., Chief Client Officer, POSSIBLE
Kevin Custer, Founding Principal, Arc Capital Development
Chip Fesko, Sr. Director of Advertising & Strategic Alliances, George Lucas Educational Foundation, Edutopia Magazine
Ian Fogarty, Educator, Riverview High School | MindShare National Video Challenge Award Winner
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
Jamie McNamara, Executive Director, Council of Catholic School Superintendents of Alberta
Cheryl Paige, Consultant in Digital Technology Education, Former Principal, Joyce Public School, Toronto District School Board
Sandra Chow, Award Winning Teacher, Toronto District School Board
Ron Sedran, MD, Equity Capital Markets, Canaccord Adams

About Us

The MindShare Learning Report team is made up of the following individuals:
Robert Martellacci, M.A. Ed Tech., Chief Digital Curator
Bradley Grant, YorkU Education Student, Digital Learning Intern
Paul Sohor, YorkU Business Student, MindShare Business Intern
Valerie Ruston, B.A. Hons., B.Ed., Editor

About The MindShare Learning Report™
Canada’s Leadership, 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. We harness the power of Web 2.0 technologies to feature engaging Vodcasts, podcasts, polling, Canadian educational technology news headlines & upcoming strategic industry events in the K-12, Higher Ed and corporate eLearning market segments. Other elements of the MSL Report eMagazine include: successful practices, ask an educator, ask a professor, research & tech tools, GreenIT and career listings, to support educators and educational technology providers in maintaining a pulse for emerging trends in

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About MindShare Learning
Learning is a privately held company based in the Greater Toronto Area, Canada. Its hallmark is providing strategic marketing solutions to learning & technology solution providers in the K-12, HED and corporate learning markets, to support new market expansion and revenue growth. MindShare Learning’s partial client list includes: Adobe, Blackboard Inc., EPSON, GlobalScholar,, RM PLC UK, Softease Ltd. UK, netTrekker, IMSI (, CERC (Canadian Education Resources Council), Tech4Learning, Xoolon, NECTAR Foundation and ERDI Canada.

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