• SHSM & OYAP Hospitality Programs Leading Through Nutrition Technology

    SHSM & OYAP Hospitality Programs Leading Through Nutrition Technology

  • STEM Activities Give Students the Freedom to Think Critically and Creatively

    STEM Activities Give Students the Freedom to Think Critically and Creatively

  • Supported by Dedicated Tech Educators and Programs, Students Can Achieve Great Things

    Supported by Dedicated Tech Educators and Programs, Students Can Achieve Great Things

  • Teaching Technological Education Lets Us Share Knowledge That Builds Industry

    Teaching Technological Education Lets Us Share Knowledge That Builds Industry

  • Hands-on Experiential Learning Creates Environments for Innovation

    Hands-on Experiential Learning Creates Environments for Innovation

  • Hands-on Resources for TXJ Hairstyling and Aesthetics, Personal Care

    Hands-on Resources for TXJ Hairstyling and Aesthetics, Personal Care

  • Early introduction of STEM activities fosters a lifelong love of learning.

    Early introduction of STEM activities fosters a lifelong love of learning.

  • Transportation students, small engines

    Transportation students, small engines

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    Glengarry Students Compete to Build Wind Turbines

Take Tech Posters

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OCTE 2020 conference hotel information

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OCTE RESOURCES

Welcome to OCTE's Online Resource Site! Teachers are encouraged to amend, revise, edit, and adapt this material for educational purposes. Our Online Learning material covers Elementary, Secondary, Experiential Learning and SHSM subjects.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Find your next great resource. Click to browse OCTE's online resources library

CONSIDERING A CAREER IN TECH ED?

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.

Click here for more information

Sponsors & Affiliations

Proudly Supporting the Canadian Welding Foundation's Mind Over Metal camps

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.

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Safety Tip of the Month

These days of online learning can mean a change in your normal method of instruction, e.g. physical shop to stationery office style. Ergonomics becomes an important consideration in your health and safety. The following tips should be considered when working in this type of environment:

Seating

  • Get a good chair; being comfortable will make the experience more enjoyable for you and the students (constant squirming can be distracting)

Workspace Organization

  • Keep the things you use regularly within arm’s reach, e.g. mouse, sticky notes, pens/pencils, telephone

Practice good posture

  • Sit up straight in your chair
  • Relax your shoulders

Change it up

  • Take frequent short breaks to stretch and stand up

Lighting

  • Be sure the room is well lit, especially if you are video conferencing
  • Be aware of screen glare; prolonged exposure can result in sore/tired eyes

Above all, relax!