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Thursday, 18 Feb 2016

New Technology Education Inspector

Mark Tyler recently joined BOSTES as the Inspector, Technology Education. He comes with extensive teaching experience in NSW schools and overseas, including 20 years as Technology Head Teacher. He also previously worked with DET Curriculum Support Technology Unit and BOSTES, as the Supervisor of Marking for Industrial Technology (Practical), and recently collaborated on the eBook of exemplar work samples for Industrial Technology.

“Technology education is one of the most exciting areas of the curriculum and vital to meeting the challenges of tomorrow. I’m looking forward to working with schools and teachers in this new role,” he said.

Mark Tyler, who also co-organised the InTech showcase of HSC Industrial Technology Major Projects for the past six years, is also looking forward to the launch of Shape 2015, the new BOSTES HSC showcase. Shape 2015 will bring together 25 Design and Technology, Textiles and Design and Industrial Technology projects in a combined exhibition.

“This combined display of HSC projects is a significant event in the recognition of Technology curriculum.

“These projects represent achievement at the highest levels by HSC students and reflect the commitment to Technology education across NSW schools,” he said.

Shape 2015, which includes seminars and workshops providing guidance and advice to Design and Technology students, is at the Powerhouse Museum from Friday 26 February until Sunday 8 May.

In addition to Shape 2015, Texstyle (for Textiles and Design students) will still be held at the Stitches and Craft Fair from Thursday 3 March to Sunday 6 March, and InTech (for Industrial Technology students) will be held at the Sydney Working with Wood Show at the Sydney Showground, Homebush from Friday 24 June to Sunday 26 June.

Information on all the HSC Showcases is on the BOSTES website.

For more information, contact:
Mark Tyler
Inspector, Technology Education
mark.tyler@bostes.nsw.edu
(02) 9367 8454

For more information about HSC showcases, contact:
Maureen Stevens
Events Coordinator
exhibitions@bostes.nsw.edu
(02) 9367 8309