Connecting to Success in Today’s Classroom
Join fellow education and industry leaders for this one-day Summit opportunity to learn, connect and gain valuable knowledge from leading global educational technology experts. This year’s theme, "Connecting to Success in Today’s Classroom," aims to accelerate the pace of change and innovation to better prepare future leaders with the essential skills to succeed in the 21st Century Global knowledge-based economy.
MindShare Learning is pleased to host the 3rd Annual Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit in support of our mission to push the 21st Century learning envelope in Canada and strengthen the connection between education and business.
This one-day summit will focus on current hot topics in the K-12 and post-secondary education technology space, aiming to further engage stakeholders in shaping today’s direction of a vital sector.
“What a fantastic conference. From top to bottom, even the finishing touch of sharing the framed photo, what an excellent experience. I made some wonderful connections and felt like my presence was worthwhile. I am hopeful to hear about any other future events, and of course, to be part of the MindShare Learning Report.”
—Pamela Putman, Area Partnership Manager, Imagine Learning
“Wide range of high profile leaders in Education. Great opportunity to network and to keep abreast of current trends and solutions to challenges.”
“Excellent opportunity to connect with others who are not just in favour of technology, but are trying to implement it.”
Jay Collier is founder and executive director of The Compass LLC, a consultancy focused on digital strategy for innovative learning organizations.
As a consultant to the Maine Department of Education — which is providing statewide leadership for a transition to learner-centered education — he has conducted a online needs analysis, developed a cross-media news service, and launched a statewide online collaboration platform for educators.
For over 25 years, Jay has been scouting, curating, and editing learning media during assignments at WGBH/Boston, PBS, and MIT. He managed online communications programs at Dartmouth and Bates Colleges.
Topic: Digital strategies for connected learning: A student-centered approach
Keith R. Krueger (CAE) is CEO of the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), a national nonprofit organization that serves as the voice of K-12 technology leaders, especially school district CTO’s, who use technology strategically to improve teaching and learning. He has extensive background in nonprofit/association management and is particularly interested in using information technologies for education, health and libraries. He received a Masters of Arts in Public Affairs from the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota.
He serves on the Advisory Boards for eSchool News, and Scholastic Administor Magazine, GetNetWise and Generation Y. He is a past Board Member for the Organizations Concerned about Rural Education (OCRE) and served for many years as Board Member and Treasurer of the National Committee on Technology in Education & Training (NCTET). He has been honored as an eSchool News IMPACT 30 key national leader in educational technology.
Mr. Krueger has a global reputation as a key thought leader. He has represented the National Science Foundation on a joint EU/US committee planning a joint research agenda for eLearning, and served as a delegate to various United Nations and G8 international ICT in education meetings. He has organized senior level U.S. delegations to visit Australia, Asia and Europe to examine best practices in educational technology.
Topic: Learning to change, changing to learn: Reimagining learning & the role of the education technology leader
DEN Global Community Manager, Discovery Education Canada
Dean Shareski is a Digital Learning Consultant with the Prairie South School Division in Moose Jaw, SK, Canada. A specialist in the use of technology in the classroom. He holds a Masters of Education in Communications and Technology through the University of Saskatchewan. And a sessional lecturer for the University of Regina.
As of January 2012, Dean is the Community Manager of the Canadian DEN or Discovery Educators Network.
Jamie McNamara (via Skype), Superintendent, STAR Catholic Schools.