eNewsletter for Ontario Teachers • February 2017
Submissions for the It’s Your Job student video contest will be accepted until March 3, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
It’s Your Job challenges Ontario’s secondary school students to create an original video no longer than two minutes in length that can be used in social media to show the importance of working safely on the job.
Prior to entering videos to the contest, please make sure submission packages include the following:
The first, second and third place teams will be awarded cash prizes - up to $2,000! In addition, each winning school will receive a prize equal to the total prize awarded to the winning video team from that school.
Science Teachers’ Association of Ontario (STAO)’s Safety Mindedness Teacher Training Resource is an interactive online training program that trains teachers on common safety-related issues that may arise in typical Science (Grades 9–12) and Science and Technology (Grades K–8) programs. In addition, the training program emphasizes to teachers the importance of creating a culture of safety mindedness in their classrooms.
Ontario Council for Technological Education (OCTE) has also developed a suite of safety resources for teachers. OCTE’s safety resources are subject-specific (e.g., resources are available for Construction Technology, Green Industries, Hairstyling and Aesthetics and more!) and will be of particular interest to secondary school teachers delivering the Grades 9-10 and 11-12 Technological Education curriculums.
The Ministry of Labour has an educational video entitled Know Your Rights. The video provides viewers with an overview of core employment standards under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA). The ministry encourages educational institutions to use the video as a resource to help students understand their rights under the ESA. There are additional Employment Standards resources on the ministry’s website.