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Media Advisory: Official Launch-5th Annual MindShare Learning 21st Century National Classroom Video Challenge

-The Search is on for Canada's Top 21st Century Teachers!- (September 26, 2012)

DUNDAS, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 09/26/12 -- MindShare Learning(TM) and supporting sponsors are set to officially launch their 5th Annual MindShare Learning 21st Century Classroom Video Challenge on Thursday, September 27, 2012, at 10:00 am EST.

Our 5th annual contest challenges Canadian K-12 teachers to create and upload a 2-4 minute video showing how their 21st century teaching practices, using technology, have played a vital role in engaging and motivating their students in the classroom. "This year's theme is to celebrate Canadian teachers embracing 21st century skills and technology to support student success," says Robert Martellacci, president, MindShare Learning.

New this year, the focus of the contest is not just on the technology tools but also on how teachers are engaging their students in developing their 21st century learning skills.

Submissions will be accepted until midnight EST on Friday, December 14, 2012.


The official announcement of the 2012/13 three "Grand Prize Winners" will be on February 6, 2013. Winners will receive a classroom technology prize package valued at over $10,000 for their school.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------- WHAT 5th Annual MindShare Learning(TM) 21st Century Classroom Video Challenge Official Launch. The event will honour last year's Central Canada winner, Ms. Heidi Siwak, who will share her contest experience and discuss how she integrates educational technology into her classroom to support student success. The kickoff will also provide detailed information about this year's updated contest rules and prizes and tips on how to create the video submission. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- WHO The MindShare Learning team will be joined by our 2011/12 contest winners, education technology experts, contest sponsors and participating media. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- WHEN Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 10:00am EST ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- WHERE Dundas Central Public School Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board 73 Melville Street, Dundas, ON, L9H 2A2 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Media Opportunities: Media will have the opportunity to take photos of state-of-the-art technology in action at the school and interview Mr. Robert Martellacci and Ms. Heidi Siwak, Mr. Barry Morlog, principal about the video challenge.

About the MindShare Learning Report - Canada's Leadership, Learning & Technology eMagazine. Our mission is to accelerate the digital transformation in education to support student success. We thrive on sharing 21st century innovative best practices and success stories across Canada and beyond. We "walk the digital talk" by harnessing the power of Web 2.0 technologies to feature engaging podcasts, polling, Canadian educational technology news headlines & upcoming strategic industry events in the K-20, corporate eLearning, and lifelong learning market segments in Canada.

http://mindsharelearning.ca

Contacts:
MindShare Learning
Robert Martellacci
President & Publisher
416.569.2106
robert@mindsharelearning.com
www.mindsharelearning.ca


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