How do prefer to
augment your skills?
Publisher Vodcast with Dr. Gary Bitter
Welcome to the Celebration of Excellence - PD Summer Special
edition of the MindShare Learning Report.
In this issue, we spotlight Canada's leadership at the
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference 2010
Denver, Colorado recently, where some 400 education and industry leaders
Canada made their mark from award winning teachers, to keynote
and award-winning industry leaders. Our exclusive Vodcast interview
live-streamed at ISTE '10), features EdTech pioneer, Dr. Gary Bitter,
Arizona State University, who was instrumental in establishing
served as the first elected president some 30 years ago.
In case you missed ISTE, here's a link to ISTE Connects that harnesses much of
the knowledge sharing post-ISTE-a great PD site and PLN opportunity. I'd also encourage you to follow the twitter hash tag that has been
MindShare Learning once
again made its mark at ISTE '10 in
Denver, proudly co-hosted with the Canadian Consulate (Denver),
SMART Technologies (congrats again on the recently announced IPO
ISTE 2010 a Can/Am EdTech Networking reception. Some 120 invited
education and industry leaders from across North America enjoyed making
connections. In addition, we honoured two of Canada's most tech savvy
educators: Kathy Cassidy, Saskatoon School District and Kamla
Rambaran, Toronto School District, winners of the
Learning Digital Classroom Challenge.
the highlights of ISTE '10 was meeting up
again with child prodigy Adora Svitak, who we interviewed at
says the world needs "childish" thinking: bold ideas, wild creativity
and especially optimism. In case you missed her on TED, here's the link,
Most inspiring! Did
I mention she's 12!
We're thrilled to share with you the many conference
highlights of ISTE '10 in this digital issue and other national news
across Canada that we encourage you to share with your colleagues. MindShare Learning was honoured to be featured in the Educational Resources Supplement that appeared in the National Post recently.
I want to thank both education and industry leaders for your
to excellence and continuing support of the MindShare Learning Report.
In closing, this publication would not be possible without the
dedicated support of our MSL Report team, many contributors and advisory
A special note of thanks to our generous sponsors, who make this
possible. Please take the opportunity to click and explore their
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Until next time, have a safe a enjoyable summer! Cheers, R.
Robert Martellacci, M.A. EdTech
Publisher & Managing Editor, The MindShare Learning Report™
President, MindShare Learning™-- Connecting Education & Business to Support Student Success
Before printing think about the Environment. Avant l' impression, il faut penser à l'Environnement.
|Quotes of the Month
"Education is most reticent to change, It's not about age, it's about
mindset. I do think it's possible to inspire change at the grassroots."
Cator, Director of Education Technology, U.S. Department of Education,
2010 Keynote Panel.
We tweeted a lot during
#ISTE 2010. We hit almost 10,000 tweets by 2,195 people. There were
approximately 18,000 people at ISTE 2010. I wonder how we can get the rest of
the folks on Twitter. Can you imagine how much our PLN would grow? (I mean both
Professional as well as Personal Learning Network).-- Parentella Blog
Century Spotlight -- Celebrating Canada's EdTech
Leadership & Excellence @ ISTE '10
made its mark at ISTE 2010 with some 400 Canadian education and industry
leaders in attendance. This year's conference, that attracted record
attendance with some 16,000 delegates, was very upbeat and positive over
years with renewed sense of spirit and enthusiasm amongst the delegates
exhibitors. It appears that EdTech is achieving the tipping point and
the mainstream classroom. One of the highlights was the MindShare
- Canadian Consulate Networking event sponsored by SMART Technologies in
association with ISTE and CeLEA. Some 120 guests packed the Canadian
Consulate. Special thanks to our sponsors and the Canadian Consulate (Denver) for their generous support.
I personally enjoyed exploring the Special Interest Group (SIG) Poster
where we had the opportunity to experience first-hand the excellent work
professors, teachers and students.
an exhibitor perspective, Canada was well represented with the likes of
Technologies, OpenText and Faronics.
Learning was once honoured to be a proud partner of ISTE. We hope you
digital retrospective of ISTE '10! R.M.
Check out my
product tour of the SMART Technologies exhibit on YouTube.
Learning - Canadian Consulate Can/Am Networking Reception
MindShare Learning Report Publisher, Robert Martellacci (Left) pictured with fellow Canadian, Dean Shareski, ISTE Educator Award Winner, Ladan Amirazizi, Consul & Senior Trade Commissioner and Don Knezek, CEO, ISTE
Hail to the Victors! SMART Technologies team along with netTrekker and NECTAR foundation sponsors pictured with Microsoft-MindShare Learning Contest winners, Kamla Rambaran, Kathy Cassidy and last year's contest winner, Mali Bickley.
Team Ontario educators make their mark at ISTE
MindSharing at ISTE President's Reception: Karen Cator, Director of EdTech, U.S. Dept of Education; Dr. Garry Stager, adjunct professor, Pepperdine U and Robert Martellacci, MSL Report Publisher
Paul Weatherhead, GM, Blossom Learning
to Paul Weatherhead, GM, Blossom Learning, Winners of the Scholastic
Administrator Best in Tech 2010 Award in
the Professional Development category, presented at the ISTE 2010 conference. Click Here to watch our interview with Paul.
Exclusive Podcast Interview with Jennifer Corriero and the TakingIT Global Team upon returning from ISTE '10 where Jennifer moderated one of the keynotes
Jennifer Corriero is co-founder and Executive Director of
TakingITGlobal, a non-profit organization with the aim of fostering
cross-cultural dialogue, strengthening the capacity of youth as leaders
and increasing awareness and involvement in global issues through the
use of technology. In 2005, Jennifer was named a Young Global Leader by
the World Economic Forum and in 2007, as one of Canada's Top 100 Most
Powerful Women by the Women's Executive Network and as a York University
Bryden Alumni Award winner.
Jennifer has a Masters in Environmental Studies from York University,
and has been a youth engagement strategy consultant for a range of
organizations including Microsoft, TD Bank, VanCity Credit Union,
Ontario Science Centre and the Canadian Government.
Ontario Trillium Foundation Future Fund will grant $2 million to
support skills training in Ontario's green economy
Ontario Trillium Foundation will announce $2 million
in Future Fund grants to four community projects. Organizations will use the
funds to create green jobs and promote systematic change in green jobs skills
development and training.
SSHRC offers funds for
study of digital economy
Montreal, Quebec, 07/07/10
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
today announced a Presidential Fund Initiative aimed at engaging academics in
research on the digital economy.
Seneca receives a total of
$2.3 million from federal government to expand open source research
Polytechnics Canada 03/06/10
will receive a total of $2.3 million in federal funding over five years for
open source technology research as part of the Natural Sciences and Engineering
Research Council of Canada's College and Community Innovation Program (CCI).
The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology) made
the announcement as part of $15 million in funding for 12 new projects where
colleges work with their communities and local businesses to get new innovations
from the campus into the marketplace.
Government of Canada supports Science and Engineering
graduates as they enter the workforce
to an investment by the Government of Canada at universities across the
country, young researchers will have an opportunity to expand their
professional and personal skills to prepare for the workplace. The Honourable
Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), made the
announcement while speaking at Dalhousie University.
Focus on funding, not the Fraser report
the most important thing to acknowledge about the Fraser Institute schools
report is not so much what it does or does not say, but that it diverts our
attention from more pressing issues in education. The ranking came out and
there were no surprises. With some variations, we have seen pretty much the
same findings about Nanaimo schools.
Read More Funding Opportunities...
K12 Feature Headlines
Technologies files for proposed initial public offering
Inc., a global provider of interactive whiteboards, today announced that it has
filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission and
a preliminary prospectus in each of the provinces and territories of Canada relating
to a proposed initial public offering of its Class A Subordinate Voting Shares
in the United States and Canada.
Alberta's Education System
A discussion paper
by Alberta Education argues that new legislation is necessary to
public education in the province. Key areas of change include raising
of compulsory school attendance, providing need-based instructional
ensuring public education is available to children who are legal
Alberta. Other policy topics include early learning, inclusive
student-centered education, technology for learning and innovation, and
parental and community engagement.
dispels common ed-tech myths
the findings: New teachers aren't more likely than veteran teachers to
Contrary to popular opinion,
aren't any more likely to use technology in their lessons than veteran
teachers, and a lack of access to technology does not appear to be the
reason why teachers do not use it: These are among the common
education technology that new research from Walden University's Richard
W. Riley College of Education and Leadership appears to dispel.
Miramichi named SMART Showcase
announces that the city of Miramichi, New Brunswick, has been recognized
SMART Showcase Community. Since Miramichi organizations began
products to the community in November 2008, local businesses, government
nonprofit organizations have witnessed increased customer engagement and
Read More K12 Feature Headlines...
Web 2.0 Tools
Aviary for Education, has been reviewed in this publication before, however they have just released an education portal specifically designed for educators and students. See the image below for the online applications available.
You can now create private student accounts, manage assignments and projects, and ensure that all content and images are
100% student safe.
|K-12: Upcoming Events
Event: .......iEARN International Conference & Youth Summit
Date: ......... July 12 - 17, 2010
Location: ....Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario
2010 ABEL Summer Institute: Creating the Future Now
From August 23-25 2010, the award-winning Advanced
Broadband Enabled Learning (ABEL) program will host its ninth annual ABEL
Summer Institute (ASI), ASI 2010: Creating the Future Now.
The Internet and interactive technologies have
revolutionized how we communicate, collaborate and generate ideas and
knowledge. How do these changes affect classrooms? How can we stay ahead of the
curve and prepare our students for their future? ASI 2010 will explore these
questions by investigating the effective use of technology for teaching,
learning, and for building and sustaining professional learning communities.
to IT: Nature, not profit, is the bottom line
World Canada 10/06/10
activist David Suzuki
was in Toronto this week, where he gave a keynote on sustainability
in business. Suzuki spoke with ComputerWorld Canada
afterwards about the IT industry's role in an economy that depends on
consumption and steady growth, and why the IT sector must agree that nature,
not profit, is the bottom line.
solar car race in Springfield attracts middle school students
Using soda cans,
solar panels and a variety of lightweight materials middle school students from
all over New England showcased their model solar powered cars during the
Northeast Sustainable Energy Association's Junior Solar Sprint. Arianna Grindrod, education director for the
association, said there were 130 schools from across the northeast
participating in the event held Sunday at the High School of Commerce.
energy and green technology are new thrust areas for Canada-India ties
Infrastructure, energy and green technology are
expected to propel Canada-India business ties into a different league in the
coming years, Peter Hall, Chief Economist, Export Development Canada said June
15. Hall was addressing around 100 members and invited guests at the Speaker
Series of Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce at a downtown hotel in Toronto. "Overall, the economic opportunities between
Canada and India are growing exponentially, especially in certain select spheres
such as infrastructure, energy and green technology," Hall said.
2010 Smartest and Greenest IT departments in Canada
After a four month coast to coast search, The Quest
for Canada's Smartest IT announced the winners of Smartest and Greenest IT
departments in Canada at a gala event in Toronto last night. Info-Tech Research Group received
over 70 nominations from companies across the country. The winners are.... Canada's
Smartest IT for Community Empowerment: Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board. Dufferin-Peel
successfully supplies thousands of special needs students with assistive
technology on a daily basis.
of Canada invests in community environmental project
Colin Mayes, Member of
Parliament for Okanagan-Shuswap, on behalf of Canada's Environment Minister,
the Honourable Jim Prentice, today announced funding from the EcoAction
Community Funding Program for two new environmental projects in Vernon, British
Columbia. A total of $82,213 in federal funding will support the protection of
natural habitat and encourage community education
Educator, Toronto District School Board
Software Review: Microsoft Sharepoint
wikis, discussion forums, document sharing, personal work sites, and more. Why
wouldn't you like Microsoft's SharePoint technology? SharePoint is Microsoft's
solution for engaging a team of people who need to collaborate on common tasks
and projects in a networking environment with seamless integration with Microsoft Office and Outlook. Created for business initially, SharePoint has taken
the education community by storm, or at least it has South of the border. The reason
for this adoption is pretty obvious: a collaborative
and safe working environment that empowers teams to work collaboratively using
blogs, wikis, personal and shared work sites and more without having to use
separate online sites or tools and a multiple number of logins. Moreover, the
technology can be tweaked to become what you want it to be using a vast array
of templates and plug-ins. All good for education! Read on to find out more
about Microsoft's SharePoint technology from a teacher's perspective!
|Post Secondary Education
- Visiting Professor
Gary Bitter is a Professor of Educational
Technology at Arizona State University and Executive Director of Technology
Based Learning & Research (TBLR). He has received lifetime achievement
awards from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and
the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) as well as outstanding
alumnus awards from Kansas State University and Emporia State University. His
groundbreaking research and development of digital curricula and professional
development materials is poised to transform PreK-16 and adult learning
environments. At Arizona State University, his research focus is on such areas
as the impact of integration of technology into curricula on student
achievement and attitude, the impact of information technology fundamentals on
the digital divide and the future of technology. Gary's accomplishments are
exemplified in his numerous journal articles, books, book chapters, conference
presentations, invited talks, funded projects, and innovative courses. Gary
also has an enviable record for leading successful research and development
Post Secondary Education Feature Headlines
key to today's MBA programs
professionals who want to advance through the ranks recognize the value of an MBA, but
many want to acquire the degree without interrupting their career. Western
Canadian universities are finding creative ways to respond to this growing
demand for flexible
powers distance learning
rise of online streaming video and expectation of instant access to quality
information on the web has given distance learning a boost. Whether
as part of a formal degree program or as a component of a lifelong learning
commitment, technology is powering an educational revolution. Distance learning
once struggled with the disconnect between professors and students since
lessons had to be mailed and conversations could only take place over the
College's panic over Panama campus
few years ago, Durham College was poised to take on the world. Under the
leadership of then-president Leah Myers, the publicly funded institution
embarked on an ambitious program to establish campuses and export curriculum to
students in India and Panama. But by 2008, two years after the international
expansion began in earnest, it all lay in shambles. The college invested
$500,000 it now considers a loss in a campus in Bangalore, India, that never
welcomed a single student. It spent another half a million dollars on the
Panama experiment, which did eventually graduate students in late 2009. But
those students promptly sued the college, claiming programs they had been
promised weren't delivered.
textbooks are so expensive
price of textbooks is a constant source of frustration for students. When
proposed changes to the Copyright
Act were announced earlier this month, the education sector
followed the crowd and focused
attention on the protection of digital locks that make it illegal to bypass the
locks, even when using copyrighted material would be otherwise permitted.
Post Secondary Education: Upcoming Events
Chicago, IllinoisEvent: .......2010 EDUCAUSE Institute Leadership Program Date: ........
Boulder, ColoradoEvent: .......2010 Emerging Technologies for Online ConferenceDate: ........
Fairmont Hotel, San Jose, California
Event: ........Edge Conference 2010: Date: .........
October 12 - 15, 2010Location: ....
Memorial University of
Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland
Event: ........2010 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference
Date: .........October 12 - 15, 2010
Location: .... Anaheim, California
Canadian Publisher Seeking K12 Contract
A leading Canadian educational solutions
provider is looking for per diem presenters to communicate the features and
benefits of a high-quality digital instructional resource, customized for
Canadian schools, which will enable education leaders to easily and
cost-effectively implement a digital-based learning environment that engages
and inspires students.
If interested, please forward your
credentials to email@example.com
Research and Innovation
is key to prosperity, says think-tank
report argues against government cuts in education as a means to dealing with
sky-high deficits. That was the approach Ottawa took in the mid-1990s, and it
would be a mistake to do it again, the institute said. Canada once invested in
education at nearly the same per capital rate as the U.S., but has fallen behind
by as much as 21 per cent.
learning for all students in the digital age
United States, we have made new federal investments in innovation and
excellence in education. This is a promising and necessary step from my
perspective as president of the International Society for Technology in
Education (ISTE) and in my role as Director of Professional Development
Technology-Based Learning and Research for Arizona State University
new Innovation Center. I urge further investment in education technology
make sure all the world's children are prepared for the challenges and
opportunities of the Digital Age.
How Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Dramatically Increased Science Scores
Discovery Education Case Study
When North Carolina began testing for science, Dr. Peter Gorman came to a realization. After six years of intense focus on math and reading, his school district - Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS)- was not engaging his kids in science. Somewhere along the way, his teachers' interest in the subject had given way to the more pressing-and tested-disciplines. "They would avoid the subject as much as possible," says Dr. Gorman, "and in some cases, not teach science at all." Dr. Gorman decided to change the district's approach to science instruction and teacher preparedness from the ground up.
North-South Action Group urges Education for All be
made a reality
The Policy Action Group on Learning (PAG-L) of the Commission on
Globalisation has released a critical review of the progress being made on the
international initiative known as Education for All (EFA). The report entitled
Education for All: What would it take to become a success? was presented today
at the International Economic Forum of the Americas/Conference of Montreal.
Despite progress and advancements in some countries, the report notes that
overall the six key goals aimed at achieving EFA, established in 2000 by the
World Education Forum in Dakar, Senegal, will not be reached by the stated
timeline of 2015.
TECH-savvy principal in Ringwood is leading the way in the use of technology in
Victoria's schools. Michael Phillips, Ringwood Secondary College's top teacher
for the past 13 years, has been awarded $50,000 to research how to integrate
information and communication technology into classrooms. The prize for
outstanding leadership was presented at the prestigious Victorian Education and
Excellence Awards last month
Prosperity and health literacy go hand in hand
An international panel on health literacy says health literacy is linked
to economic recovery and prosperity. The panel discussion was held today at the
International Economic Forum of the Americas/Conference of Montreal in
collaboration with the Canadian Council on Learning. Health literacy refers to
the ability of individuals to access and use health information to make
appropriate health decisions and maintain basic health. Health literacy can
have a direct impact on the social and economic well-being of individuals and
can help reading disorders, experts say
-- some of it no further than your local electronics store -- is being used
more widely to help people with reading difficulties. But many experts caution it should be
considered a support and not a cure-all. "It shouldn't be used in place of remediation but in conjunction
with it," said Michelle Halsey, executive director of the Canadian branch
of the International Dyslexia Association
thinking inside the box
a dozen teachers in Richmond will find themselves in the pedagogical equivalent
of a mobile home next year -- portable classrooms -- when full-day kindergarten
is implemented. They may want to talk to Grace Ho about how to cope with the
constraints of teaching in the equivalent of a big box. The Cambie secondary
school teacher has been recognized by CDW Canada, a technology products
company, for the creativity she showed in finding novel ways to use technology
in a classroom that has none.
Epson Canada delivers classroom solutions
to create an engaging learning environment
This year, Epson has
delivered Educators with new ultimate presentation tools in order to provide
innovative all-in-one solutions to engage their classroom environment.
Read More on Research and Innovation...
Summertime Music: The Creative Season
Hawaiian Musician Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwoʻole
Summertime can be the most creative season for young people because of all the free time to explore their artistic talents without the pressures of school life. In this edition of the Youth File
, I will take a look at how a music project can teach you about connecting education and technology through music and how we're collectively creating new spaces for music making, learning and sharing. Contributed by Aislinn Malszecki
MindShare Musings..."The Connectors,
Leaders and People on the Move"
The end of a school year marks milestones, memories and change. This
year is most memorable both personally and professionally with the
recent graduation of our twins, who enter high school and a new chapter
in their lives. Dad is so proud of his boys.
Seems we're entering
era of baby boomer retirement frenzy as there are a number of them
across Canada amongst school district CEO's; including some of my
acquaintances through ERDI Canada (all of who will be missed!) in, Gail
Bagnall Superintendent retires....Gail, you will be missed!
Kwasnitza as Superintendent of Lord Selkirk School Division
July 1st. Director of Education Jean
Hanson to retire at the end of the
school year ...Bruce Bourget has
been appointed Rainbow District School
Board's superintendent of schools. Another notable mention goes to another ERDI Education partner
in James McCracken, who
announced his retirement effective August 31,
2010. Mr. McCracken has been director of education for 7 years and an
educator for 34 years.
Another ERDI Canada all-star, Wayne Joudrie, Halton District School
Board joins the Teachers Credit Union board as a means of keeping
occupied when he retires this summer. Prairie South School District Brenda Edwards also joins Wayne in
retirement at the end of the summer. A common bond these folks share is
their association with ERDI Canada and a national perspective on
teaching and learning. The good news is that it opens the door for the
new breed who were mentored to step into their new role. I won't be
surprised to see these folks re-surface in other roles in the education
space where their vast knowledge can continue to be harnessed. The
Vancouver board of education loses three senior managers to
retirement... associate superintendents Sonia
Hutson, Gary Little and Lynn Green.
A Canadian EdTech
legend, in Doug Peterson retires
as of September from GECDSB. I always admired Doug's passion for making a
difference and staying at the forefront of innovation. He's been an
inspiration to all of us in the education space in Ontario and beyond. However, Doug does plan to continue with the hosting of the always
awesome RCAC conference in London, Ontario and teaching at the
University. So, to my vendor buddies expect Doug to be touching base
soon for prizes! Stepping in for Doug will be Chris Knight, who will be
the Teacher Consultant for Technology with the Greater Essex County
District School Board in Windsor, Ontario.
Peter Skillen, YMCA School (left), joins Doug Peterson (centre) and Brenda Sherry, UGDSB/ECOO Conference Chair, in conversation at the MindShare Learning - Canadian Consulate reception at ISTE '10 in Denver
This just in.... StatsCan Canadian Internet Use Survey which is worth a
read...very telling stats on how kids spend time on the next and the
narrowing of the digital
divide. Read More
the Discovery Education front, Clint Perez, VP @ Discovery Education
was kind enough to share the following link
news...congratulations to Scott Kinney on his promotion to SVP of Global
Professional Development, Policy and Education Outreach.
Naz (Nazreen) Motiar checked in from the TDSB and former Chair, ECOO to share that she's accepted a VP position with York Region DSB at North - Black River PS. Congrats! Speaking of the TDSB, it was very cool to connect Dr. Chris Spenceand and MindShare Learning advisory board member, Dr. Greg Malszecki, York University for lunch recently...they go way back. We had a fascinating informal discussion reflecting on this past year and looking into the future. TDSB is definitely a district on the move! Speaking of which here's an interesting new career move... TDSB system Superintendent Karen Grose has been appointed to Coordinating Superintendent of Futuristic Schools. Another sign of things to come!
Here's a school district that helps put things in perspective...Red Deer Public School District superintendent Don Falk started his career in education in 1973, photocopiers and cell phones were unheard of and film reels were at the peak of audiovisual equipment. Sounds like a great theme for a book writing project in retirement Don!
On the hiring front, Jim Costello has been appointed the new director of education for the Lambton Kent District School Board, who takes over from Gayle Stucke. Hamilton's John Forbeck has been named the new director of education in Grand Erie District School Board.
On the honorary doc front, I enjoyed attending "Dr." Bill Hogarth's convocation at York University which was most inspiring. I'll always remember his convocation address, particularly his reference to Dr. Einstein and his view on the most important source of energy on earth - the human spirit. Another notable name receiving an honorary doctorate this spring, Don Tapscott. Here's how I learned about it, Dr. Don shared the news on twitter.... "I'm so honored and excited to be receiving a Honorary Doctor of Laws today from McMaster University and to give the convocation address."
Unfortunately, we're out of time and will report on other people on the move in our Back2School edition this coming September.
We're pleased to be a part of your professional learning network (PLN).
All the best! R.M.
York University Convocation recognizes one of Canada's leading educationalists, Dr. Bill Hogarth (Centre); York University vice-president Research & Innovation, Dr. Stan Shapson (left) and Dr. Ron Owston, Director, York University Institute for Research on Learning Technology (right), long-time associates who shared in the celebration
Congratulations to Sherry Mason AMDEC Coordinator/District e-Learning Contact Avon Maitland District School Board winner of the MindShare Learning Report Flip HD Video Camera at the TEDxOntarioEd event this past spring.
Advisory Board Members
The MindShare Report is grateful of the guidance and support provided by our esteemed advisory board. Members include:
Dr. Greg Malszecki, Department of Kinesiology & Health Sciences, York University
Dr. Ron Owston, Director, Institute for Research on Learning Technology, York University
- Dr. Eric Hamilton, Associate Dean of Education, Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education and Psychology
Cheryl Paige, Principal, Joyce Public School, Toronto District School Board
- Jamie McNamara, Superintendent of Schools, St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Schools, Leduc, Alberta
Joni Turville, B.Ed, M. Ed (Instructional Technology), Educator, AISI Coordinator, St. Albert Protestant Schools
Timothy Gard, Educator - Media Literacy & Technology, Toronto District School Board
Gary Kern, Principal, Technology & Innovation, West Vancouver School District
Ron Sedran, MD, Equity Capital Markets, Canaccord Adams
Marty Keast, President, Pearson Learning K-12 Canada
David Marsi, AVP, Learning & Development, Invesco Trimark
Chip Fesko, Sr. Director of Advertising & Strategic Alliances, George Lucas Educational Foundation, Edutopia Magazine
The MindShare Learning Report team is made up of the following individuals:
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