George King was the president of OCEA from 1986-1987. As president, George was tireless in his quest to ensure that OCEA achieved the status of a professional organization that was dedicated to ensuring the best for Cooperative Education – the best resources, the best and most qualified teachers, the best experiences for all students. George believed that no other program in our educational system impacted so directly on the relationship of school to community than Cooperative Education.
In 1991, OCEA’s Award of Excellence was renamed the George King Award of Excellence to honour the man many believed embodied the very foundation of this award – quality, excellence, integrity. The George King Award of Excellence is the highest, most prestigious award that OCEA can bestow.
This award may be presented annually to an individual who has distinguished himself or herself by making an outstanding local, regional and provincial contribution to Cooperative Education and Experiential Learning over a number of years. Submissions must be completed on the George King Award of Excellence template. In addition, a maximum one-page typed summary should be included to further support your nomination.
When nominating an OCEA member for this prestigious award, please keep in mind the example(s) for each of the criterion can be used only once. If one example meets several criterion, clearly make the connection.
For example: Conference Participation
• Conference Presenter (Professional Instruction)
• Conference Chair (Leadership)
• Conference Planning Team Member (Organization)
• Conference Reviewer for the OCEA e-News (Contributor to professional publication)
Submissions must include the following information / example(s) to support that the candidate nominated:
- Is a current member of OCEA.
- Has completed a minimum of Cooperative Education Part 1 Additional Qualifications.
- Has provided professional instruction in Cooperative Education and other forms of Experiential Learning at the local, regional and provincial levels by:
- Presenting, conducting, and/or contributing to workshops, meetings and conferences
- Providing Cooperative Education training at the local, regional and provincial levels
- Contributing to on-site or on-line AQ courses
- Writing curriculum resources that benefit students and colleagues
- Developing teacher resources that benefit students
- Writing articles, reviews and reports for the OCEA news or other professional publications
- Has provided leadership in Cooperative Education and other forms of Experiential Learning at the local, regional and provincial levels by:
- Developing partnerships, e.g., co-terminus, community, associations, that benefit students
- Organizing conferences at the local, regional and provincial levels
- Advocating on behalf of experiential learning to various audiences, e.g., administrators, ministry, federations, community, parents, educational associations
- Writing experiential learning proposals for ministry consideration
- Participating in ministry initiatives that promote Cooperative Education and other forms of experiential learning
- Conducting research, follow-up studies or surveys that benefits the delivery of Cooperative Education and other forms of Experiential Learning
- Supporting and spearheading initiatives such as BRIDGES, OYAP, Student Success at the local, regional and provincial levels
- Completing Cooperative Education AQ courses (levels1, 2 and/or Specialist)
- Teaching and/or being actively involved in Cooperative Education for a minimum of five years