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COTA Summer Institute and Self-Directed PD Plans

Jun 19, 2018 jjamison

Summer Professional Development

August 28th, 29th, and 30th

All COTA members are required to attend the COTA Summer Institute or fill in a self-directed pro-d plan. The online application is available in the member’s section of Once logged in, mouse over the heading on top titled Professional Development. Scroll down and click on Personal Pro-D (Self-Directed). Select Summer Pro-d and fill out the form. You will need to enter your principal and pro-d reps email address. This form must be submitted by June 30th. The activities can be completed anytime between July 1st and June 30th of that school year.

We suggest that all members fill in this form in case of an emergency and you are unable to attend the Summer Institute.

If you are a TTOC who is looking for a contract, then you might want to attend the Summer Institute. There is no charge to you.

Failure to meet our pro-d obligations for the summer will result in one not getting paid for the three days over spring break. 

June 30th is the last day to apply for the self-directed pro-d for contract teachers. If you miss this day, and you want to get paid for the three days over spring break, then you still have the opportunity to sign up for the Summer Institute.

Registration for the Summer Institute is now open and will stay open until one week prior to the Institute (this is to help our members who forgot to fill in their self-directed pd forms). However, for planning purposes, we need to have a good idea of the numbers by June 30th.

There will be no Summer Institute refunds after June 30th.

You can register for the Summer Institute on Employee Connect.

Go to Employee Connect.
Click on Workshop/Worksop list/Category/choose COTA Pro-D/

Have a wonderful summer!

Thank you,



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