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4 REASONS TO JOIN OUR SUMMIT Why and Who should Join

Insights

Gain valuable insights & best practices to future proofing learning through evidence based research

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EdTech Trends

Gain valuable insight on emerging global & national trends driving innovation in education through real world case studies

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Networking

Network with top education and industry thought leaders in person and virtually

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Who Should Attend?

Senior Level Leadership K-12, Post secondary & EdTech Industry Partners, Policymakers, Teacher Leaders, Investors, Students, Parents & EdTech startups, who are passionate about refining the future of learning to help all students thrive

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Robert Martellacci

Founder & Conference Chair

Dear Distinguished Education Colleagues,

 This past week while at the ICDE World Conference in Costa Rica, I had the opportunity to reflect on and process the memorable and powerful professional learning that took place at the 14th Canadian EdTech Summit.

What’s crystal clear to me from participating in both the #ICDEWC23 and #CDNEdTech23, while the focus was on tech-infused pedagogy, delegates truly value the human connections that catalyze learning and communities of practice.

It was so great to meet up with long-time friends and colleagues, and make new friends too! I love the collegial aspect of the education community that is unlike any other sector that binds us together because of our life’s working in making a meaningful impact on the lives students.

As we strive to accelerate the shift away from the archaic ‘industrial model of learning,’ it’s the evolving teacher-student relationship has never been more essential given the increasingly complex fast moving world students are facing today. Hence, we need to support and value educators like never before to keep and attract the best and the brightest to the profession. For they carry the key to unlock the full potential in students, to become agile and resilient globally minded leaders and learners.

While the Summit was a success on many levels, now the real work begins in collectively address BIG challenges ahead of us in education given the unprecedented rise of generative AI, daily threats from cyber hackers, student-wellbeing and overcoming the digital inequities and sustainability that continue to plague systems.

It truly takes a collective village, and one that not only embraces AI, but more importantly HI (Human intelligence) to keep us grounded.

The Summit demonstrated to me that we have the collective knowledge and will across Canada and beyond to make change happen in an accelerated pace. We need to continue to share success stories like Ethan’s, our grade four student presenter, who received a standing ovation for his innovative award-winning SDG invention project. Ethan and other students (and educators) I meet in my travels give me hope for the future!

MindShare is pleased to share the recipients of 8th Annual Canadian EdTech Awards Honouring Excellence in Innovation in Education announced annually at the Canadian Edtech Summit. In no particular order,

K12 Educator of the Year – Dean Vendramin, Archbishop M.C. O’Neill Catholic High School
Post Secondary Educator of the Year – Andy Hargreaves, Visiting Professor at the University of Ottawa
K12 District of the Year – Louis Riel School Division
EdTech Company of the Year – LEARNstyle
EdTech Startup of the Year – Athlete Tech Group – Training Ground

Special thanks to our host partners, OCSB, U of Ottawa Faculty of Education, Algonquin College, speakers, sponsors, delegates and our team for helping make our 14th Canadian EdTech Summit our best ever!

See you in Toronto at CDNEdTEch24!

Until next time, keep the digital learning curve steep!

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
https://mindsharelearning.ca/

Geoff Edwards

Superintendent of Learning Technologies Ottawa Catholic School Board

Dr. Michael Fullan

Professor Emeritus, OISE/University of Toronto, Co-Director of New Pedagogies for Deep Learning

Superintendent of Learning Technologies at the Ottawa Catholic School Board. Responsibilities for the St. Joseph and Notre Dame Families of Schools.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Fullan, Order of Canada, is the former Dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, and Professor Emeritus of the University of Toronto. He is co-leader of the New Pedagogies for Deep Learning global initiative (www.deep-learning.global).

Fullan served as Premier Dalton’s Special Policy Adviser in Ontario from 2003-2013. He received the Order of Canada (OC) in December 2012 and holds five honorary doctorates from universities around the world. His ‘interim autobiography’, Surreal Change, covers his pre-Covid-19 Pandemic period to 2018. Michael and his colleagues are now working diligently on field-based comprehensive system change in several countries. The goal of this work focuses on the ‘humanity paradigm’ —a deep care and commitment to all living things including equity and equality in the service of helping all humans cope and thrive in complex societies of the 21st century.

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Hosted by Ottawa Catholic School Board at St. Paul High School

St. Paul High School

2675 Draper Ave, Ottawa, ON K2H 7A1

8:00 - 8:30 AM

REGISTRATION, LIGHT BREAKFAST & EXPLORE EDTECH SHOWCASE

8:30 - 8:45 AM

WELCOME, FIRST NATIONS LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND OFFICIAL GREETINGS

Robert Martellacci, Founder & Conference Co-Chair

Geoff Edwards, Co-Chair, Superintendent of Learning Technologies Ottawa Catholic School Board

Tom D’Amico, Director of Education, Ottawa Catholic School Board (Briefing on OCSB's Deep Learning Journey)

Michael Fullan, Summit MC, Professor Emeritus, OISE/University of Toronto, Co-Director of New Pedagogies for Deep Learnings

8:45 - 9:30 AM

Daniel Sax

OPENING KEYNOTE

Daniel Sax

Co-Founder and CEO at Canadian Space Mining Corporation

Topic:

Inspiring the Next Generation: Solving Big Problems in Space and on Earth

9:30 - 10:30 AM

CROSS CANADA CHECK UP PANEL: The State of EdTech

Gain Valuable Insights From Canadian and Global Experts on The State of EdTech in Canada

10:30 - 11:00 AM

HEALTH/ NETWORKING BREAK/ EXPLORE EDTECH SHOWCASE

11:00 - 11:30 AM

Dr. Michael Fullan

SPOTLIGHT KEYNOTE

Dr. Michael Fullan

OC, Professor Emeritus, OISE/University of Toronto

Topic:

Activating Community-Minded Change Leaders: Transforming Society Through Deep Learning.

11:30 - 12:00 PM

Steve Brown

SPOTLIGHT KEYNOTE

Steve Brown

President & Chief Executive Officer, NELSON

Topic:

Adapting Education to a Rapidly Changing World

12:00 AM - 1:00 PM

LUNCH TIME, NETWORKING & EXPLORE EDTECH SHOWCASE

Design Thinking Group Exercise on Sustainable Learning Environments

1:00 - 1:30 PM

DRAGON'S DEN STARTUP CHALLENGE

The 8th Dragon Den's Start-Up Challenge—inspired by the hugely popular TV show Dragon's Den. This challenge is an opportunity for EdTech startups across North America to showcase their innovative solutions. In this competition taking place at the 14th Canadian EdTech Summit 2023, each participant can give a 2-minute pitch to showcase their innovative EdTech solutions and impress our expert panel of judges, comprised of North America's leading EdTech thought leaders. The winning startup will get the opportunity to be mentored by MindShare Learning in their EdTech Incubator Program for a year and receive exclusive booth space at FETC. Please complete this form to enter your EdTech start up into this year's challenge!

1:30 - 2:00 PM

EXPERT PANEL PRESENTATIONS

1. CIO Panel Designing Scalable Futureproof Learning Environments with a Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Lens

Moderator: Geoff Edwards, Superintendent of Learning Technologies, Ottawa Catholic School Board

Panelists:

  • Diane Doersch, Senior Director of Information Technology, Digital Promise
  • Peter Singh, Executive Officer – IT Services, TDSB
  • Peter Prochilo, Superintendent of Education, Sudbury Catholic District School Board
  • Kurt Binnie, Director Innovation and Technology, Lester B. Pearson School Board
  • Timothy King, 2023 Cisco Netacad Innovation Architect & Shooting Star winner. IT & cybersecurity technician who thrives in emerging tech spaces, ICTC

2:00 - 2:30

2. A CanAm Lens to Empowering, Courageous Leadership in achieving Sustainable Digital Transformation in Education embracing both AI & HI

Moderator: Kathy Hurley, President, Kathy Hurley Consulting LLC, Co-Founder, Girls Thinking Global & Former EVP Pearson Foundation and Industry Consultant

Panelists:

  • Lisa Schmucki, Founder & CEO, edWeb.net
  • Jennifer Ferrari, CEO & President,  Education Research & Development Institute
  • Kristina Ishmael, Deputy Director, Office of Ed Tech U.S. Department of Education
  • Berj Akian, Founder & CEO, ClassLink
  • Julia Fallon, Executive Director, SETDA

2:30 - 3:00

3. Designing Your Ultimate Learning Environment of the Future 

Moderator: Karen Yamada, Chief Learning Office & CFO, C21 Canada

Panelists:

  • Dr. Mario Chiasson, Director of Research, Innovations and Change Management at District scolaire francophone Sud
  • Helen Pereira-Raso, BA (Hons), BEd, MEd, Head of School, (HTS) Holy Trinity School
  • Luc Goudreault, CEO, Vireo
  • Michael Campbell, President, Advancing Global EDU
  • Fred Dixon, CEO of Blindside Networks, Co-Founder of BigBlueButton

3:00 - 3:30 PM

HEALTH / NETWORKING BREAK / EXPLORE EDTECH SHOWCASE

3:30- 4:15 PM

Dr. Alec Couros

CLOSING KEYNOTE

Dr. Alec Couros

Director, Centre for Teaching and Learning at University of Regina

Topic:

The Promises and Challenges of Generative AI

4:15 - 4:30 PM

WRAP UP & CLOSING REFLECTIONS

Conference Chairs, Closing Reflections and Call to Action.

4:30 - 5:00 PM

HEAD OVER TO ALGONQUIN COLLEGE FOR THE CLOSING RECEPTION

7 Minute drive over to Algonquin College.

Algonquin College Ottawa Campus: 1385 Woodroffe Ave, Nepean, ON K2G 1V8

Reception Location: The Restaurant International, 1385 Woodroffe Avenue, Building H

 

5:00 - 5:15PM

Welcome to Algonquin College

Enjoy Site Tours & a Closing Networking Reception

5:15 - 5:30 PM

PRESENTING The 8th CANADIAN EDTECH AWARDS

We are thrilled to announce our 8th Annual Canadian EdTech Awards Honouring Excellence in Innovation in Education (Nominate Here!).

5:15 - 7:00 PM

CLOSING NETWORKING RECEPTION AT ALGONQUIN COLLEGE

Hosted by University of Ottawa

Fairmont Château Laurier

Canadian Room

1 Rideau St, Ottawa, ON K1N 8S7

 

3:00-5:00 PM

SITE TOURS of the University of Ottawa Newly Renovated State of the Art Faculty of Education Resource Centre (Optional)/ Registration at the Fairmont Chateau

For Site Tours:

University of Ottawa Faculty of Education Resource Centre, 145 Jean-Jacques-Lussier Private, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5

For Registration:

Fairmont Château Laurier, Canadian Room, 1 Rideau St, Ottawa, ON K1N 8S7

5:00 - 6:00 PM

WELCOME/ OTTAWA LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT/FIRESIDE CHAT

Summit Welcome

  • Robert Martellacci, Founder & Conference Co-Chair
  • Richard Barwell  –Dean & Full Professor, University of Ottawa
  • Tom D’Amico –Director of Education, Ottawa Catholic School Board

FireSide Chat Panel

"The Future of Post-secondary Education, Bridging the Gap with K12"

Moderator: Richard Barwell  –Dean & Full Professor, University of Ottawa

The Panelists

  • Maxim Jean-Louis: Chief Executive Officer of Contact North | Contact Nord
  • Doug Currie: VP Corporate Services, Strategic Development and Stakeholder Relations, Holland College
  • Katina Papulkas: Senior Education Strategist, Dell Technologies
  • Dr. Barbara “Bobbi” Kurshan, Public/Private Company Board Director, C-Suite Executive, Audit, CEO, Author
  • Diego Magalhaes: Chief Technologist for AWS focused on Education and Partners for the Public-Sector team in Canada
  • Clive-Anthony Stanberry: Data Engineer, NFL

6:00 - 7:30 PM

27th CAN/AM NETWORKING RECEPTION

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