Okanagan Zonal Conference at RSS and Math Symposium at RMS
"Converting to What Counts" February 17th, 2023
Keynote: 8:30 am to 10:00 am
Morning Session: 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Afternoon Session: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm / 3:00 pm
The conference is at Rutland Secondary School 705 Rutland Road North and Rutland Middle School (Math Symposium) 715 Rutland Road North, in Kelowna. There are also a few sessions which are off-site or virtual.
Click here for session descriptions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Dt6pWSHuQG2MIuSDQmRmJ9dn2PnJpy5Rv9j4t_Y_Ic/edit?usp=sharing
Registration via EventBrite and Sched will be available January 27th at 3:30 pm until February 10th at 12:30 pm.
Purchase a ticket at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/cota-and-zone-professional-development-day-and-math-symposium-february-17-tickets-525156496217 *ZONAL ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER WITH SD EMAIL ADDRESSES
Featured Keynote Speaker: Jessica Holmes
Jessica Holmes Celebrated Comedian | Author | Mental Health Advocate
Beloved comedian Jessica Holmes has brought the house down opening for giants such as Ellen DeGeneres, Russell Peters, Jerry Seinfeld, and Oprah Winfrey. She has performed at Just For Laughs and The Second City, and starred in the comedy series, The Holmes Show and Royal Canadian Air Farce. Her hilarious take on life’s challenges as well as her unique knack for impersonating celebrities have audiences in stitches. Holmes, like millions of North Americans, has struggled both with post-partum depression and, as she puts it, “regular, run-of-the-mill, garden-variety depression”. Striving to help end the stigma around mental health issues, she openly shares her personal stories with the humour she’s known for, bringing light to what can often be a dark topic. Holmes’ funny and inspiring book, Depression The Comedy: A Tale of Perseverance, takes readers deeper into her mental health journey with validation and warmth. She is also grateful to help further reduce the stigma around mental illness as a Bell Let’s Talk celebrity ambassador. Holmes’s greatest joy is helping people take simple, sustainable steps towards fulfillment and well-being, one laugh at a time. Follow Holmes on Twitter and Instagram at @happyfeetholmes.
- Teachers SD# 19, #22, #23, #53, #67, #83: No charge (Paid by local)
- CUPE SD# 23: no charge (SD# 23 will look after)
- CUPE SD# 53: no charge (SD# 53 will look after)
- UBCO Interns/Teacher Candidates: UBCO covers
**CUPE SD# 19, 22, 67, and 83: $35/full or part day** **ALL Other Districts and ALL Administrators: $70/full or part day**
*ZONAL ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER WITH SD EMAIL ADDRESSES
COTA members: Please complete a Self-Directed form if you are not attending the conference (drop down menu "Professional Development" and then "Personal Pro-D (Self Directed)" *Be sure to submit before February 7th, 2023.
Please consult this tutorial if you have any questions: https://www.mycota.ca/pro-d-blog/2020/05/06/directions-on-how-to-use-the-self-directed-professional-development-online-form-on-mycota.ca/
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Barb Huva at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-860-3866.
Please complete the COTA pro-d presenter application if you are interested in presenting at the Summer Conference August 28th-30th. The deadline to apply is May 26th, 2023.
Programs in Professional Development for February 17th, 2023 are brought to you by SD# 19, 22, 23, 53, 67 and 83 Teachers' Associations.