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October Pro-D

COTA October 21st, 2016 Professional Development Day

SD#23 Registration
Out of District Registrants - Please email with your workshop choices
Fee for Out of  District: $90/full or part day(payable at door by cheque or cash)

Theme: A Time of Change

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Phil McRae

Forecasting the Future of Education: Technology, Personalization and Change

Societies around the world are in the midst of a period of 'transformation' unlike any other time over the last 100 years.  Phil will highlight several significant trends that will change the landscape of teaching and learning in British Columbia over the next two decades. In this keynote, Dr. McRae will also explore the tensions around technology, choice, individualization, and Big Data and some ways in which the profession of teaching must both inform and (re)shape the transformation of schools for the 21st Century.

Dr. McRae will also be leading a workshop on "An Open Discussion About Achieving a Fine Balance in a Rapidly Changing World".

Dr. Phil McRae is an Executive Staff Officer with the Alberta Teachers’ Association and an Adjunct Professor within the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta where he earned his Ph.D. He was the Director of the Alberta Initiative for School Improvement (AISI) at the University of Alberta from 2005-2009, and taught several graduate courses in the Master of Education in Educational Studies (MES) program. Phil has worked in many secondary and post-secondary educational contexts while living and teaching in the Middle East (United Arab Emirates), Asia (Japan), Europe (Spain), and in Alberta, Canada with the Lethbridge Public School District and at Red Crow College with the Blood Tribe (Kainai First Nation). Publications and media available at:


Times & Location

Keynote:         8:30am to   9:45am
Workshops:  10:00am to 11:45am
Lunch:            11:45am to 12:15pm
Workshops:  12:15pm to   2:00pm

Location: Dr. Knox Middle School
1555 Drysdale Blvd, Kelowna, BC


S.D. #23: no charge
SD#23 non-COTA members: $35.00
All Other Districts: $90/full or part day(payable at door)

Out of District Registrants:

How to Register:

Please email with your workshop choices.


$ 90 full or part day – Cash or cheque only, payable to COTA at the door

Accomodation: Four Points by Sheraton Kelowna Airport
Special COTA Rate of $119.00 until October 1st. After that date will be upon availability

Click here for Online Hotel Registration

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