Pete is a renowned expert in fostering self-efficacy among girls in the field of computer science. He has dedicated his research and work towards this cause, and is often sought after by institutions across Europe for his guidance. As an EU Code Week Ambassador, he has been instrumental in promoting coding skills and digital literacy among young people.
Over the course of his career spanning more than 15 years, Pete has contributed significantly to computing education. He has produced, edited, and authored resources for numerous leading organizations in the field, including the BCS, the BBC, Hodder Education, INEOS, the Royal Society, the European Space Agency, and PG Online. Pete's expertise extends to teaching computer science at the secondary, primary, and postgraduate levels.
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Julie has a great enthusiasm for computer science education. She is currently working with teachers and schools through the National Centre for Computing Education, while also carrying out doctoral research into the development of adolescent cognitive development. Julie’s work in cognitive and affective psychology has provided valuable insight which is relevant to her work in computing education. She is a specialist in computer science education and has a doctoral candidate in psychology.
Dave is head of computing at a large secondary & sixth form college in West Sussex. Following a career in the tech industry, he switched to teaching in 2015 in the hope of inspiring the next generation of young engineers, especially girls. CAS master teacher, Raspberry Pi certified educator, Isaac Computer science trainer, NCCE facilitator with the single goal of helping teachers develop confidence in sharing this amazing subject with their students.
Michael is a CS specialist. He has managed CS departments in Kent and Medway for 26 years. Seconded to a number of universities and schools, Michael has designed and delivered curricula for adults students. Much of his career has been devoted to working with teachers as an SLE, CAS Master Teacher and supporting BCS, CAS and other NGOs. Michael works with individuals and groups. A fundamental driver for Michael is the need to explore the purpose of computing, turning the abstract into practical example.
Thomas is Assistant Head of Digital Learning and Assistant Director of Education at an Independent girls’ school in the South East of England. His expertise and main interest areas cover Digital Strategy and Implementation, Digitally enhanced Teaching and Learning, CPD for teaching staff, Computer Science (especially for girls) and the promotion of external links between schools and companies.