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October 21st, 2022 Provincial Pro-D Day “Restock Your Pedagogical Toolkit”

COTA October 21st, 2022 Professional Development Day  “Restock Your Pedagogical Toolkit”

We are excited to offer you some fabulous professional development sessions October 21st at MBSS (and a few other locations). Our theme is “Restock Your Pedagogical Toolkit”. Our time frame will be 8:30-2:30. Keynote 8:30-10, then the morning session 10:30-12, and the afternoon session 1-2:30. There will, however, be some full day offerings as well as half day too. and a couple of sessions run until 3.  

Registration via Sched and EventBrite will commence October 3rd and close October 14th.

View session descriptions here:

The link went live at 8 am October 3rd: (See sign up details below). Please complete this form ONLY if you have dietary restrictions and will be present at lunch at MBSS Oct 21st:

Keynote speaker: Chief Clarence Louie


Chief Clarence Louie      Indigenous Inclusion, First Nation Leadership, & Economic Development Expert

Chief Clarence Louie is a sought-after speaker and a successful entrepreneur who has been Chief of the Osoyoos Indian Band for over 36 years. Chief Louie is one of six First Nations leaders to emphasize economic development in American Indian communities as a means to improve people’s standard of living. Louie is one of the longest running chiefs in Canada, elected in 1984, leading his community for four decades. He is known for focusing on economic and business independence to strengthen his community.

Keynote:    8:30 am to   10 am
Workshop session 1:   10:30 am to 12 pm
Workshop session 2:   1:00 pm to 2:30 pm


COTA Members: no charge           SD#23 CUPE members: no charge 
UBCO Interns: UBCO covers        COPAC/PAC: no charge                                                                                                                                                                              All Other Districts and Administrators: $70/full or part day

Space is limited, so please sign up as soon as possible to ensure your spot.

SD#23 Employees, you MUST sign in using your SD#23 email or learn account and indicate COTA or CUPE. 

Step 1: Click on sign up if you don't have a sched account.  If you have a sched account, login as usual.

Step 2: Mouse over the session you would like to attend, click on Add to MySched.

Step 3: Repeat for other sessions. You can only select one session per time slot.

Step 4: Click on Saved to my Sched.

Step 5: You can print, download and email yourself your schedule. If you email it, you may have to unjunk it.

Programs in Professional Development brought to you by the Central Okanagan Teachers' Association

If you are interested in presenting at a COTA Professional Development Day, please go to Call for Presenters and fill out the application form. We are taking applications for our February 17th, 2022 Regional Conference. Due date is January 6th, 2023.