My name is Nicki Cooper (previously Maddams) (@GeekyNicki on Twitter) and I am subject leader for Computing as well as an Advanced Skills Teacher and Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert at Northfleet School for Girls in 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 developing our key stage 3 curriculum to meet the new computing requirements. As an AST I am available for outreach work with other schools on request, mainly in London and Kent; to see a full range of my expertise 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 husband, Kevin, and two cats, Niles and Daphne. I am currently learning to play the piano in my spare time; having achieved Grade 2 last year I am now working towards Grade 3.