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Summer Pro-D



We are excited to bring you this years summer institute.

Special Guests


Dr. Hayley Watson - Monday, August 31st Keynote

How teachers and schools can embed practical mental health skills-building into their daily interactions with students, and a simple perspective that helps them understand and relate to student mental health as well as taking care of their own wellbeing. The purpose is to inspire teachers to know their value and importance in the lives of students, and to start the year off with an understanding of how to manage the stresses of their role. Starting the year with this sense of purpose and support will help teachers feel more confident and less overwhelmed with the tasks in front of them.

August 31st - Workshops

September 1st - Workshops

September 2nd - Workshops

Times & Location

Keynotes:      08:30 am to 10:00 am
Workshops:  10:05 am to 11:45 pm
Lunch:            12:00 pm to   12:45 pm
Workshops:  12:50 pm  to   2:30 pm


SUMMER INSTITUTE FEES and Registration: Will open in June

Please click on Tickets (can click on tickets below as well) to register. Choose the appropriate ticket type and select 1. Scroll down and click on Order Now. Fill in your information (SD#23 COTA and CUPE members, please use your SD#23 email address. You can use a different password). Click on complete registration. Click on the workshops you would like to attend. If you are sucessful, a small window pops up saying " Saved to My Sched". You cannot select another session in the same time slot. Each session saved will be indicated in the pop up window. Click on Saved to My Sched when done. You can now print your schedule or email it to yourself. You may have to look in your other or junk mail box. You may see or change your schedule by logging in to
To change a session, unclick the session you are in and click on the new session.

Ticket Types: When you register, choose the appropriate group that you belong to.

  • COTA  Members $35.00/day
  • SD#23 TTOCs will be covered by the TTOC fund
  • CUPE SD#23 will be covered by the district CUPE pro-d fund
  • UBCO Interns
  • Administration and Out of District Teachers $90.00/day

 * above fees are for a full or partial day

 *no refunds after June 30th
We operate on a cost recovery model. Withdraws after June 30th cost all COTA members.

View the COTA Summer Institute 2020 schedule & directory.

Please Note - COTA MEMBERS should fill out their self-directed pd form even if you plan on attending this conference. Emergencies arise and having a back up plan (self-directed pd form) will allow you to make up these summer in lieu pro-days during the year.


If you are interested in presenting at the next COTA Professional Development Day, please go to Call for Presenters (now accepting applications for our Summer 2020 Institute) and fill out the application form. Our deadline for the Summer Institute is May 15th.


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