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Summer Pro-D

COTA SUMMER INSTITUTE 2020

Theme: Connection, Community and Wellness

We are excited to bring you this years summer institute.

Covid19 Order - You are prohibited from permitting the gathering of people in excess of 50 people at a place of which you are the owner, occupier or operator, or for which you are otherwise responsible.
This order extends until May 30th, 2020 at which time it may be revised, cancelled or extended.

To ensure the safety of our educators and guests, we have decided to host an online conference. We will have interactive webinars with expert presenters and facilitators. The sessions will in be thirty minutes, one hour, to one and a half hour time slots. There will be opportunities to ask questions, plan, and collaborate with colleagues. 

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.

 

 

Tuesday, September 1st - Keynote

Dr. Deborah MacNamara is a Clinical Counsellor and Developmentalist, on Faculty at the Neufeld Institute and Director of Kid’s Best Bet, a counselling centre for families. She is author of the best selling book Rest, Play, Grow: Making Sense of Preschoolers (or anyone who acts like one), which has been translated into 9  languages (French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, German, Danish, Estonian, Korean, and Mandarin) and is available in audiobook. Rest, Play, Grow makes sense of young children through developmental science and is what every child wished their adults understood about them.  Her first children’s picture book, The Sorry Plane, illustrated by Zoe Si, is available in English and soon to be Russian. The Sorry Plane is about respecting the feelings of children and supporting their emotional development.

Deborah is a dynamic teacher and experienced counsellor who makes developmental science come to life in the everyday context of home and classroom, including complex behavioural and learning problems.

Deborah travels nationally and internationally, speaking to child and adolescent development issues to groups including the United Nations and the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education. She regularly presents to parents, educators, child care professionals, social workers, the foster and adopt community, and health care professionals, sharing her insight and passion for making sense of kids. She is a developmentalist at heart who is continually fascinated by the mysteries and beauty inherent in human maturation.

Deborah completed a two-year post doctoral internship with Dr. Gordon Neufeld, is an award winning researcher, and has over 20 years experience as a teacher and counsellor working with leading institutions such as the University of British Columbia, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, the Canadian Mental Health Association, and the Vancouver School Board. Deborah regularly appears on radio and TV, her articles appear in parenting magazines, websites, and newsletters across Canada and internationally. She resides in Vancouver British Columbia with her family and consciously works to create an attachment village for her children to grow up in.

Wednesday, September 2nd - Keynote

Dr. Bathseba Opini

 

Registration: Click here to register

Location: Online

August 31st - These are suggested times only. Presenters will will determine the times based on the needs of their type of session.

9:00 A.M. to 10:15 A.M. Keynote Presentation plus Q&A

Dr. Hayley Watson

10:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. Morning sessions plus Q&A

11:30 A.M. to 12:15 P.M. Lunch and Health Break

12:15 P.M. to   2:30 P.M. Afternoon Collaborative activity (There will be a list of activities with a link to a virtual room and facilitator)

September 1st

9:00 A.M. to 10:15 A.M. Keynote Presentation plus Q&A

10:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. Morning sessions plus Q&A

11:30 A.M. to 12:15 P.M. Lunch and Health Break

12:15 P.M. to   2:30 P.M. Afternoon Collaborative activity (There will be a list of activities with a link to a virtual room and facilitator)

September 2nd

9:00 A.M. to 10:15 A.M. Keynote Presentation plus Q&A

10:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. Morning sessions plus Q&A

11:30 A.M. to 12:15 P.M. Lunch and Health Break

12:15 P.M. to   2:30 P.M. Afternoon Collaborative activity (There will be a list of activities with a link to a virtual room and facilitator)

SUMMER INSTITUTE FEES

Click on the session you are interested in. Complete the registration. For additional sessions, click on save to my sched. You will not have to reregister. 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 Sched.
To change a session, unclick the session you are in and click on the new session.

Fees:

  • COTA  Members - No extra charge (covered by summer deduction of $20 per member)
  • 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 - UBCO covers fee
  • Administration and Out of District Teachers $70.00/day (will be billed after institute)

 * 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.

 

 

View the COTA Summer Institute 2020 schedule & directory.

 

 

 

If you are interested in presenting at the next COTA Professional Development Day, please go to Call for Presenters (now accepting applications for our October 23rd 2020 Conference) and fill out the application form. Our deadline is October 1st, 2020.

 

 

 


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