MindShare Learning and the Canadian Consulate, San Diego host the Can/AM Partnering Reception at ISTE 12

Pictured above (L-R) Mario Diez, Consulate of Canada in San Diego, Seth Richardson, contest winner; Dr.Camille Rutherford; Dr. Don Knezek; Heidi Siwak, contest winner; Lisa Stockley, Canadian Consulate of Canada in San Diego; Chip Fesko, MindShare Learning Advisory Board; Shelley Wright, contest winner;  Gary Kern, MindShare Learning advisory board member

ISTE CEO Don Knezek was awarded Mindshare Learning’s Pinnacle Award yesterday during the Canadian/American partnering reception at ISTE 2012. Dr. Camille Rutherford, associate professor of education at Brock University and MindShare board member, presented the award, which recognizes Knezek’s long-time commitment to improving global education through effective learning technology.

Master of ceremonies reflections

“Watching the winners of the Mindshare Learning 21st Century Classroom Video Challenge interact with Canadian consul, Lisa Stockley at the Mindshare Learning Can/Am reception, highlighted the commonalities in the work that the Canadian Consulate and Canadian educators perform. All three of the award winners were involved in projects that not only supported 21st century teaching and learning, but like the consulate, they also served to support global citizenship, international partnerships and enhance Canada’s international reputation. Being a part of this unique event was a great opportunity to witness the impact of the Canadian education system can have on the rest of the world.”
– Dr. Camille Rutherford

Thank you to our generous sponsors: ISTE, Pearson, Tech4Learning, Smart Technologies Pictured above: (L-R) Nita Seng, Tech4Learining; Chris Allen, Pearson Canaada; Sarah Acord, SMART Technologies and Dr. Camille Rutherford

MSL Video Challenge winner Seth Richardson with Gary Kern.

Chip Fesco with MSL Video Challenge winner Shelley Wright.

SMART Tecnologies team poses near the end of the event

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