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CEO Academy delivers Pan-Canadian message of Learning Innovation to CMEC at C21 CANADA SUMMIT 150, Charlottetown, July 19th to 21 st , 2017
As Superintendents/Directors from across Canada, we are uniquely positioned to provide advice,
perspective and information on policies that support learning for all students… By coming together and
having authentic dialogue about the supports that provinces need, our intent is to influence governments
across Canada to help them develop policies that support innovative and engaging learning
environments… required to empower teachers, schools and districts.
Excerpt from the CEO Academy Charter of Beliefs, April 2015
On July 7th, 2016, the CEO Academy made a historic debut at CMEC that led to an invitation to provide a Pan-Canadian perspective on Learning and Technology Innovation to K to 12 Education Ministers on July 20 th , 2017 and opening the doors at CMEC to outside stakeholders for the first time.
The CEO Academy presentation focused on system culture (6 drivers) with exemplars of learning engagement gathered from all CEO Academy districts across the country. A video capturing students engaged in global competencies (7Cs) concluded the presentation. Questions of interest from Ministers opened meaningful dialogue and set the stage for continued alliance and advocacy.
A delegation of 30 C21 Canada Board and CEO Academy members attended the Learning and Technology Innovation Roundtable presentation and discussion with 7 members of the CEO Academy leading the presentation.
Working on the presentation was a daunting task to ensure the final product represented us all. It really came together when CEOs gathered face-to- face for critical and constructive feedback to shape overall key messages. The best part for me was to see a final product illustrating a journey of improvement that is sometimes hard to see in our day-to- day work.
Elwin LeRoux, Superintendent, Halifax Regional School Board
The opportunity to collaborate with colleagues across Canada on our presentation to capture what is happening was both a challenging and enriching experience. I am inspired by the wonderful work taking place in all our districts and am excited about the possibilities that come from sharing our stories of innovation and deep learning.
Denise Andre, Director of Education, Ottawa Catholic School Board
(L-R) Martellacci, President, C21 Canada, Dr, Bonnie Schmitt, President & Founder, Let`s Talk Science, Honorable Doug Currie, Minister of Education, Early Learning and Culture, Patricia Gartland, Superintendent of Schools, School District 43, Karen Yamada, Vice President, C21 Canada
Toronto, ON, August 3, 2017 — C21 Canada, a leading notforprofit organization promoting the accelerated change in teaching and learning practices across Canada hosted their annual awards reception Friday, July 21 in Charlottetown, PEI during Canada’s historic 150th birthday. This year’s reception honored Dr. Bonnie Schmitt, President & Founder, Let`s Talk Science and the Honorable Doug Currie, Minister of Education, Early Learning and Culture.
The board of C21 Canada–Canadians for 21st Century Learning and Innovation, had the great pleasure of announcing the National Shifting Minds Award winners for 2017 in the categories of System and Individual. This year’s recipients are:
The Honorable Doug Currie received the Shifting Minds National Award from C21 Canada for distinctive achievement in the field of 21st Century learning and innovation in the System Award category. System Awards are presented to recognize the work of enlightened educators working together to advance 21st century models of learning and teaching in Canada. C21 Canada’s awards recognize and celebrate leadership excellence in advancing teaching and learning practices in Canada consistent with our Shifting Minds 1.0 vision and framework document and our Shifting Minds 3.0 Redefining the Learning Landscape in Canada.
Currie is the current chair of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada and is also co-chair of the National Early Learning and Childcare Framework committee, with federal Families, Children and Social Development Minister Duclos.
Dr. Bonnie Schmitt received a Shifting Minds National Award from C21 Canada for distinctive achievement in the field of 21st Century learning and innovation.
Dr. Schmitt received the award in the Individual Category. Individual Awards are presented to recognize the work of enlightened leaders working together to advance 21st century models of learning in Canada. C21 Canada’s awards recognize and celebrate leadership excellence in advancing teaching and learning practices in Canada consistent with the Shifting Minds vision and framework document. “Education in Canada is world-class but our national system is dynamic and complex. It has been a privilege to work with many talented people over the past 25 years to help youth develop the competencies they need in a world underpinned by science and technology” said Dr. Bonnie Schmitt, “It is a special honour for this work to be recognized with the Shifting Minds award.”
“We recognize and applaud what Bonnie has accomplished through her excellent work at Let’s Talk Science, where she will continue to demonstrate her thought leadership and passion for lifelong learning through technological innovations,” said Robert Martellacci, President, C21 Canada.
The Shifting Minds Awards coincided with the semiannual meeting of the C21 Canada CEO Academy of Canada made up of the top CEO’s/Superintendents from across Canada. The C21 Canada CEO Academy established this past year has the participation of the most innovative and progressive CEO’s from public school systems across Canada coming together to share and provide insight, leadership and direction to a 21st century learning, innovation and technology agenda.
About C21 Canada
C21 Canada is a national, not for profit organization that advocates for 21st Century models of learning in education. Their belief is that 21st century models of learning must be adopted in public education on an urgent basis to position Canadians for economic, social and personal success in the high skills, knowledge and innovation based economy.
For more information contact: Robert Martellacci, President, C21 Canada Mobile: 4165692106 email@example.com www.c21canada.org.
Praising Canada’s Leadership in Education on the Global Stage at the C21Canada150 Summit, PEI
BIO: As a key member of the OECD Senior Management team, Mr. Schleicher supports the Secretary-General’s strategy to produce analysis and policy advice that advances economic growth and social progress. He promotes the work of the Directorate for Education and Skills on a global stage and fosters co-operation both within and outside the OECD. In addition to policy and country reviews, the work of the Directorate includes the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), the OECD Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC), the OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS), and the development and analysis of benchmarks on the performance of education systems (INES).
Before joining the OECD, Mr. Schleicher was Director for Analysis at the International Association for Educational Achievement (IEA). He studied Physics in Germany and received a degree in Mathematics and Statistics in Australia. He is the recipient of numerous honours and awards, including the “Theodor Heuss” prize, awarded in the name of the first president of the Federal Republic of Germany for “exemplary democratic engagement”. He holds an honorary Professorship at the University of Heidelberg.