My name is Nicki Maddams (@GeekyNicki on Twitter) and I am an Advanced Skills Teacher in Computing and Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert based at Hartsdown Academy in Margate, Kent. I have a degree in computing and I have been teaching for 8 years now and particularly enjoy developing computer science resources. My main focus in school is teaching sixth form and developing our key stage 3 curriculum to meet the new computing requirements. As an AST I am also available for outreach work with other schools on request. I am also open to employment opportunities within the Maidstone and Medway areas of Kent, click here to view my CV.
A particular passion of mine is the use of Kodu Game Lab as a tool for teaching basic programming skills to young people. For this I received the award for “Cutting Edge Use of Technology for Learning” at the Microsoft Partners in Learning Global Forum last year in Prague.
I live in Kent with my fiancé, Kevin, and two cats, Niles and Daphne. I am currently learning to play the piano in my spare time; having achieved Grade 1 last year I am now working towards Grade 2.