Category: COCA Retreat

2015 COCA Retreat – June 9th & 10th hosted by KPRDSB

Details are being finalized for the upcoming 2015 Annual COCA Retreat.

This event is open to both COCA members and those who are not (yet) COCA members.

Attendees are invited to come for Tues or Wed or for both days.


Cost:  Free for COCA Members

Attendees who are not COCA members will be charged $30 per day.


Please complete the following survey to help us know who will be coming:


The Retreat is being hosted by KPRDSB at their Education Centre.   Here is the address:
1994 Fisher Drive Peterborough, Ontario K9J 6X6
via Google Maps:


On Tues June 9th, the hi-lights of the day include:

  • Keynotes from John Malloy (Assistant Deputy Minister – Ministry of Education) & Pauline Beggs (Curriculum Services Canada)
  • Sessions on OSSEMOOC, Digital Citizenship resources, SAMR Resources led by members of the OSAPAC Committee

On Wed. Jun 10th, the hi-lights of the day include:

  • 2015 COCA Annual Meeting
  • hands-on workshop using Mindomo (one of the newest applications licensed by the Ministry through OSAPAC).

A full tentative agenda for the two day event can be found on the following page:



Here is the booking information for the hotel:

Please note the tight timeframe for booking at this rate

Holiday Inn, Peterborough Waterfront
150 George Street North
Peterborough, Ontario

Rate and Information:

The discounted rate of $119.00 will apply for our standard city view guestrooms with 2 beds.  Additional room types will be available for an upgrade fee.  Room rates are subject to 13% HST and 3% Destination Marketing Fee.  Guests will have until May 13th to book their guestrooms at the discounted rate and after this time period, our regular rates will apply.  Guests can contact our hotels reservation office from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday to book—1-866-258-5181 is the direct line.  A credit card is required to book.


If you have any questions, you can direct them to one of the members of the Committee:  Harry Niezen, Bill Mackenzie or Wanda Knowlton.






COCA Retreat 2014 Planning – Urgent!

COCA Retreat 2014 – Urgent!

a) We are getting our catering arrangements in place, so please go onto the Google Form as soon as possible to indicate the dates you’ll be with us for the COCA retreat and any food restrictions/preferences we should be aware of:

b) Make your hotel arrangements based on the information below:

Hampton Inn Barrie –
Reservations – 1-800- HILTONS or call the hotel directly
Group Code – SCC, Group Rate until May 10, 2014
Queen Traditional – $109/night, King Studio – $119/night


Thanks for your prompt attention to this,
Lynda, Julie, Steve and Brenda