Introduction to Take Tech
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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.
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.
Whether in the shop or on the job site, the coming of summer and warm weather creates hazardous conditions:
Fatigue-Fatigue is more than just feeling a little tired – it's a form of impairment. It reduces mental and physical functioning, affect judgment and concentration, slow reaction time, and lower motivation.
Distraction-Students suffer distraction as the weather warms arrives and the end of the school year nears. This will be enhance due to covid as students want to get out and “do stuff”. Even with the modified school year and delivery methods, the lure to get outside, the good weather, is great.
Dress for Warm Conditions and PPE- For most professions, dressing for the weather simply means dressing in light, breathable clothing that will keep you cool without presenting additional risks (such as tripping hazards). However most jobs require the use of PPE and PPE can be heavy and in warm weather it can increase the risk of heat stress. The trick is to balance dressing for the weather with dressing safely. Adjust your work routine as necessary e.g., if you have to wear a welding jacket, be sure to take frequent breaks and stay hydrated.