Advance Tech Ed by Volunteering with OCTE
The Ontario Council for Technology Education is run by a dedicated, highly skilled group of volunteers and we want your input and skills!
Be a Voice for Progress in Tech Education
The 2018 Technological Education survey is now open, and your responses will help inform future directions for OCTE and the Ontario Ministry of Education!
Congratulations to our 2018 OCTE Award Winners!
Meet the winners of the 2018 OCTE Awards, presented at this year's OCTE Conference: Rising to the Challenge of Building Tomorrow’s Opportunities.
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.
SAFEdocs documents were written by OCTE members sponsored by the Ministry of Education in 2013 and align safety resources to the 2009 Technological Education curriculum document.
Emphasis Course safety documents were written by OCTE members sponsored by the Ministry of Education in 2014 and look similar to the SAFEdocs, but contain additional safety content that align to the Emphasis Course codes which can be found at http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/curriculum/secondary/techedemphasiscourses.pdf
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.
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.
As part of our commitment to social responsibility and community support, OCTE is proud to dedicate our annual charitable donation to this outstanding organization. Click here to read more.
One of the major hazards in any shop is the untrained
student. This must be considered when planning projects and activities. Never
assume they have the skills and knowledge. Always confirm. Ask for a
demonstration. Skills can weaken over time if not used. Build in refresher
training. This benefits everyone.