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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 Webinar

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.

 

 

Registration: Middle of June

 

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 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 30th.

We are looking for educators who are interested in leading a half day, one, two or three day workshops that focus on our theme: Connect, Communicate and Wellness.

The morning sessions are workshops or presentations. The expectation is that the session wouldn’t be longer than 45 minutes leaving 15 minutes for a Q&A. If you are doing a day session, you can continue on in the afternoon. The afternoon sessions are for collaborating.  We are looking for facilitators who are interested in a topic that they would like to collaborate on with other educators.

Expectations:

Complete the application form by May 30th. (https://www.mycota.ca/conferences/apply.html)

Applications must include:

  • a title
  • indicate whether it is a session (AM) or collaborative activity (PM)
  • a description of the session
  • the target audience/grade level
  • an explanation outlining how session meets the selection criteria in the comments section of the application

 

 


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