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COTA Summer Conference 2018

Jun 15, 2018 jjamison

Registration and the brochure is now available. Go to
for links. Use Employee register.

We have five options available for this summer's conference.

Option 1 - Indigenous Summit - when you sign up for this summit, you are in for three days. This summit is open to teachers, administrators, teacher's in training and CUPE. You do not need to sign up for any activities on the Tuesday or Thursday. Electives are offered on the Wednesday. Please register for these. We are still waiting for a few possible sessions and will post them when they come in. On Thursday, we have the Water Ceremony, Learning Experience Stations, Feast Gathering and Making Commitments. One of the activities available is the Paddle for Reconciliation. Sign up sheets for particular times will be at beach. A salmon feast will be served for lunch.

The afternoon on Thursday is a time of celebration as well as reflecting, discussing, sharing stories, and looking ahead at what act you can commit to in your reconciliation journey. Put your ideas into writing and share them with a friend. The focus for COTA’s upcoming Inquiry Projects will be aligned to acts of reconciliation. This will be a good opportunity for you and your team to have time during the year to work on your project.

Participants are not to park on the WFN land on Tuesday and Thursday. We will have buses available to take you to the sites. You will need to sign up on Employee Connect for this. Times and locations will follow soon.

Option 2 - Mindfulness - You may sign up for one, two, or three days. The sessions will be located at Okanagan College in room E103.

Option 3 - Reggio Inspired Environment - This is offered on Wednesday and Thursday at Pearson Road Elementary School in the Hub.

Option 4 - Curriculum Focus - These sessions are located at Okanagan Mission Secondary School,  Mount Boucherie Secondary School and Hollywood Road.

Option 5 - BCTF Boundaries Workshop - This workshop is offered on August 29th at Okanagan College in room E105.


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