Universal teaching resources to facilitate lesson planning
Teachers in NSW will now have access to a full suite of sequenced teaching resources to help them plan their lessons.
Feedback from more than 4,000 teacher workload review submissions identified the need for universal teaching resources.
These results are supported by a recent national study by the Grattan Institute. His research found centralized resources could save teachers an average of three hours a week – with 86% of teachers across Australia saying they ‘always’ or ‘often’ don’t have enough time to plan lessons. high quality courses.
Premier Dominic Perrottet said the new resources would have a game-changing impact on teachers’ workloads.
“Teachers have told us how much they love their profession, but the main burden of their time is finding or producing high-quality teaching resources,” he said.
“We want to ease that workload by providing online access to universally available learning course materials that they can tap into to free up lesson planning time each week.
“This will be further supported by over 200 new administrative and support staff in schools from the fourth term, to enable our teachers to focus on what they love – teaching.”
Education and Early Learning Minister Sarah Mitchell said the new resources will transform education in New South Wales.
“It’s a game-changer for teachers in NSW,” she said.
“Teachers have told us that finding or creating high-quality resources that align with the curriculum is the first tax on their time.
“We have listened carefully to our teaching staff, developing high-quality, centralized and universally available online learning materials that they can rely on.”
Mitchell also said the new universally available resources will improve student outcomes at all levels.
“It’s not about taking creativity out of teaching — that’s what our teachers do best. It’s about providing teachers with a basic recipe for student success, while allowing them to contextualize how they use the ingredients to achieve the best results for their students,” she said.
A tender process is currently underway for qualified organizations to partner with the NSW Department of Education to develop the new quality assured online curriculum content, which will begin rolling out from the fourth quarter 2022.