Teachers turn to online lesson tool

NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli and Member for Londonderry Bart Bassett today visited Llandilo Public School to celebrate the success of Program Builder, an online tool for teachers implementing the new K-10 syllabuses in NSW schools.

"Last year I launched this innovative technology designed to make the task of planning lessons to match the new syllabuses much easier," Mr Piccoli said.

"The Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) saw an opportunity to help teachers with their lesson preparation when digital syllabuses replaced the old paper version. BOSTES has been proven right.

"Program Builder was developed in consultation with teachers and I am pleased to say that after one year there are more than 50,000 teachers using it in NSW.

"It has also made it much easier for teachers to share insights and lesson materials and BOSTES reports 17,000 resources have been shared in the first year of Program Builder."

Bart Bassett MP for Londonderry congratulated the teachers at Llandilo Public School who use Program Builder to support the learning experience they deliver to over 300 students.

"Principal Bruno Zuliani informs me that his staff love the ease of use and the ability to prepare lessons that truly reflect the requirements of the NSW syllabus," Mr Bassett said.

"This is testimony to the passion and commitment of teachers in our region."

BOSTES Chief Executive Carol Taylor said Program Builder helps deliver quality teaching.

"Enhancements now allow teachers to see at a glance how their programs are covering the syllabus and provides integration with the national resource, Scootle," she said.

"We are proud of Program Builder as it enhances the ability of teachers to plan for what they do best – educate our children."

Program builder is at: https://pb.bos.nsw.edu.au/

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