awards

Browse the available awards below, view the nomination form, and start to think about who you could nominate next year. To sponsor an award or if you have any questions about the awards or the nominations process, please contact the Awards Committee via email.

awards available for nomination annually

OCTE Excellence in Teaching Award - Elementary

Purpose: To recognize an Elementary Teacher who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to present the technology component of the Science and Technology curriculum and who is dedicated to the promotion of Science and Technology Education.

Criteria: Current member of OCTE and the Ontario College of Teachers; Develops and implements creative and engaging components which integrate technology and its applications in the Science and Technology curriculum; Demonstrates a commitment to professional development and life-long learning.
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OCTE Excellence in Teaching Award - Secondary

Purpose: To recognize a Secondary Teacher who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to present the technology component of the Science and Technology curriculum and who is dedicated to the promotion of Technological Education.

Criteria: Current member of OCTE and the Ontario College of Teachers; Demonstrates an outstanding commitment to teaching and promoting Technology through the delivery of a creative and engaging program; Demonstrates a commitment to the furtherance of Technological Education school and board-wide; Promotes careers in technology through apprenticeship or co-op programs, or other career advancement activities; Demonstrates a commitment to professional development and life-long learning.
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Technological Education Leadership Award

Purpose: To recognize an individual who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to the promotion and furtherance of Technological Education at a school, board and provincial level. One award will be presented. Multiple recipients may be presented.

Criteria: Demonstrates an outstanding commitment to Technological Education through the support or delivery of creative and engaging programs; Demonstrates an outstanding commitment to the furtherance of technological education through active involvement and leadership roles; Demonstrates a commitment to professional development and life-long learning.
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OCTE Certificate of Recognition

Purpose: To recognize an individual, group or organization who has shown outstanding support for and contributions to the continued development of Technological Education at a school, board or provincial level. Multiple recipients may be presented.

Criteria: Demonstrates an ongoing commitment to supporting and promoting technological education through an active involvement in one or more of the following activities or related activities: curriculum development; providing professional development opportunities; support of apprenticeship or co-op programs; sponsorship of student projects, competitions or other programs.
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Dick Hopkins Award

Purpose: Initiated by OCTE and Skills Canada to recognize an outstanding technical educator in recognition of Dick’s active participation and promotion of Skills competitions and events.

Criteria: Chosen by a selection committee. Click here to view the application.
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At the OCTE Awards show, we also present The Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan (OTIP) and the Ontario Teachers’ Federation (OTF) Teaching Awards. These awards recognize the excellence of our teachers in publicly funded education. There are three categories for the awards: elementary school teacher, secondary school teacher and beginning teacher in the first five years of teaching. A teacher can be nominated by anyone - teachers, students, parents, or general public. Further information is available at http://www.teachingawards.ca.


past award winners

2016

Technological Education Leadership - Dave Lewis

Certificates of Recognition - Dave Kipp, Mike Sampson, Ramil Andaya

OCTE Excellence in Teaching - Elementary - Ingrid Munson

OCTE Excellence in Teaching - Secondary - Tyler Graham

Dick Hopkins Award - Kevin Shea

2015

Technological Education Leadership - Mike Sewell Limestone DSB

Certificates of Recognition - Randy Lindsey Toronto DSB, Collin Wilson Toronto DSB

OCTE Excellence in Teaching - Elementary - Richard Michaud - Conseils des ecoles catholique de langue francaise du Centre-Est

OCTE Excellence in Teaching - Secondary - Tom Mercante - Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic DSB

Dick Hopkins Award - Glenn Ellis OCDSB

2014

Technological Education Leadership Peter Svec - Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic DSB

Certificates of Recognition Tom O’Brian Hamilton Wentworth DSB, Debra Erkkila Hamilton Wentworth DSB, Tom Mercante Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic DSB,

Darrin Saywich Duffering Peel Catholic DSB

OCTE Excellence in Teaching - Elementary Pamela Pillon Thames Valley DSB

OCTE Excellence in Teaching - Secondary Mark Flanagan Huron Perth Catholic DSB, Rich Neufeld Hamilton Wentworth DSB

Dick Hopkins Award - David Lewis Halton DSB

2013

Technological Education Leadership Kevin Kilinskas PPCDSB, Wayne Cramp TVDSB, Terry Hoelke RCDSB, Jeff Piro AMDSB

OCTE Excellence in Teaching - Elementary Darren Foy Rainbow DSB

OCTE Excellence in Teaching - Secondary Jeff Ste. Marie TVDSB, Rob Collings AMDSB, Steve LeBel GECDSB

Dick Hopkins - Paul McDonough OCDSB

2012

Dick Hopkins Award - Slawomir Dobrowoski, BHNCDSB

2011

Dick Hopkins Award - Ray Morrison, Bluewater DSB & Cheryl Lovell, Greater Essex County DSB


2010

Technological Education Leadership - Bob Moulton

Certificate of Recognition - Michelle Ouellette, Ryan Wineberg

OCTE Excellence in Teaching - Elementary Ian Darling

OCTE Excellence in Teaching - Secondary Roy Smith

Dick Hopkins Award - Dario Rossit, Greater Essex County DSB & Randy Dyck, Waterloo Region DSB

2009

Technological Education Leadership - Gary Berscht, Kevin Shea

Certificate of Recognition - Paul Cheeseman, Mike Mariano, Dave Kipp, Tom Mlekuz

OCTE Excellence in Teaching - Elementary Terry Wilkinson

OCTE Excellence in Teaching - Secondary Ed Zombeck, Michael Gretzinger

Ontario Cosmetology Teacher of the Year - Annette Ryan

Dick Hopkins Award - David Graves, Halton DSB & Bud Halpin, Bluewater DSB

2008

Dick Hopkins Award - Sergio Borghesi, Niagara Catholic DSB


2007

Dick Hopkins Award - Robert Darling, Grand Erie DSB

2006

Dick Hopkins Award - Dan Kroetsch, Waterloo Catholic DSB

2005

Dick Hopkins Award - Bob Chambers, Limestone DSB