• 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

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    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.

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    Transportation students, small engines

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  • Glengarry Students Compete to Build Wind Turbines

    Glengarry Students Compete to Build Wind Turbines

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

Staying healthy and safe at work is important. No matter what your job, it is important to reduce your risks of injury and illness at work. Here are some tips to help make your workplace safe:

  • Understand the risks. Once you know the particular hazards of your job and workplace, you can take steps to reduce your risk of work-related injury or illness.
  • Reduce workplace stress. Stress can lead to sleeping difficulties and problems with concentration. These days common causes can include Covid-19 (changing working conditions, fear of exposure), homelife issues (for staff and students-parental job security) and conflicts between students, colleagues and administration. Express your concerns and seek assistance to reduce/eliminate stress.
  • Take regular breaks. Staying fresh and alert will help you avoid injury and burnout.
  • Consider Ergonomics. When planning a task consider ergonomics e.g. use mechanical aids whenever possible to lift, carry, move materials. Use ergonomically designed furniture. Prolonged sitting can cause fatigue and muscle strain...
  • Wear proper PPE. Remember you are in the environment continuously. Hearing protection, safety goggles, gloves and a full-face mask can dramatically reduce your risk of injury, however if they do not fit comfortably, they can be the cause of distraction
  • Talk over any concerns. When in doubt, ask.Seek assistance from your department head, administrator, board health and safety officer, etc.

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