Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards news

icon Subscribe by email

Enter your details to receive the weekly BOSTES Bulletin e-zine. Privacy Policy

twitter icon Follow us on


Media releases icon Media releases

Review all media releases.

Media enquiries icon Media inquiries

These contact numbers are for journalists only. Students, teachers and other members of the public should refer to the Contact Us page for the most relevant contact for their enquiry.

Thursday, 10 Mar 2016

NSW represented at ITEEA conference in Washington DC

Alesha Bleakley, who recently joined the BOSTES team as Senior Curriculum Officer, Technology Education, gave a presentation at the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) conference in Washington, DC, earlier this month. She outlined the findings of her recent research into international technology education at the conference, where the 2016 theme was 'Collaborating to build a diverse STEM literate society'. Her research was result of a Churchill Fellowship awarded in 2014, which enabled her to visit six countries to study their technology curriculum.

Alesha also showcased student work samples from NSW schools to display the quality, rigour and STEM-related skills demonstrated by students in their project based learning in technology education. 

IMG_8602 2

(left to right: Australian delegates Prof. John Williams, Stephen Clayton, Peter Thompson, Ruth Thompson, Dale Wellham, Alesha Bleakley at the 2016 ITEEA conference.)

Alesha, who worked previously with BOSTES as a Cross Curricular STEM Project Manager, will have the opportunity to manage technology syllabus development in her new role. She has recent teaching experience in NSW schools as a technology educator and is also the NSW representative at the Design and Technology Teachers' Association (DATTA) Australia.

For more information about ITEEA visit their website.

Applications are now open for 2016/2017 Churchill Fellowships. Details are available on the website.

For more information, contact:
Alesha Bleakley
Senior Curriculum Officer, Technology Education
(02) 9367 8247