goodwill towards others
In the initial years of OCTE, award winners, presenters, guest speakers and tech ed supporters were recognized via material gifts such as portfolios, pens, mugs, and other conventional gifts. In 2009, it was decided that a more appropriate, community-focused...
due diligence for shop teachers
This is an Adobe Connect Session on Due Diligence presented by PSHSA with OSBIE that every tech teacher should see. It includes the concepts of due diligence, legislation, shop design, shop setup, recognizing and reducing risks, reviewing policies and procedures and ends with more resources that are available. Check it out!
organizational accomplishments from 2016-2017
Did you know that OCTE did all these great things in 2015-2016? And there will be another list to track for 2016-2017. Thanks to our membership, leads, and partners who support us.
strategies for promoting your technology program
Technology teachers are often the forgotten group that works with students no one else likes to teach, or at least this is one of the perceptions.
Premier's highly skilled workforce expert panel releases final report
The Premier's Highly Skilled Workforce Expert Panel today released its final report, which will help Ontario develop an integrated strategy to meet the needs of our dynamic economy for today and tomorrow.
We want all technological education teachers in Ontario to be able to think through the stages of their projects and learning activities they do with students. Submitting your lesson through SafetyNET means you have a reflective lens for before, during and after you have fun with your students, and protect yourself as a professional educator.
A .pdf print out of QR codes for teachers is available with cut lines for teachers to stick onto their classroom tools, equipment, and processes. Students will be able to view the video in a class session, re-review on their devices, listen to the .mp3 to lessen the download, or look at the video content transcription. There are lesson plans that go with each one.
OCTE Best Practice resources are resources and lesson plans submitted by teachers like you. These resources are made available thanks to the commitment and involvement of partners from across Ontario.
Emphasis Course safety documents were written by OCTE members sponsored by the Ministry of Education in 2015.
Are you or someone you know considering a career as a technological educator? Check out the program at York University.
To meet the needs of the candidates, the program offers a variety of delivery options, a credit for prior learning and experience, and instructors who are certified technology teachers with industry experience.
The Ontario Council for Technology Education is run by a dedicated, highly skilled group of volunteers and we want your input and skills!
Click here to learn more about how you can help promote and advance technological education from the kindergarten to post-secondary level.
The 2018 Technological Education survey is now open, and your responses will help inform future directions for OCTE and the Ontario Ministry of Education! Please make it a priority to click here or on the image below to complete the survey.
Communications Technology is not always on our safety radar as much as "hard" tech programs but it is just as important to consider ergonomic safety elements when working with computers. Read this basic checklist on ensuring the health and safety of employees (and students) using computers and print a copy of this "Proper Computer Posture" infographic for your classroom.