Mar 16, 2018

Beverly Clarke - Computer Science Teacher

Computer Science Teacher: Insight into the computing classroomIncreased focus on computer science has recently brought about the new national curriculum in computing. It is the role of the Computer Science Teacher to not only understand the curriculum and subject inside out and teach it to their classes but also to influence their pupils perceptions of computing and how it will shape their futures. This book explores the role of Computer Science Teacher in a secondary school environment. An overview of secondary school computing is covered, along with what the role encompasses, the attributes, knowledge and skills required to be a success and useful standards, tools, methods and techniques you can employ. Case studies and quotes from schools and current teachers are also included. 

Beverly Clarke 

Beverley Clarke is a former student of St. Joseph's High School, Guyana
Beverly started her computing career working in IT support for a county council, this was followed by further roles in IT support for corporate IT companies. Having grown up in different countries, she did not see a computer until she was twelve. She embraces the computing curriculum as a guide for developing all of our futures nationally and globally, and is a keen proponent of computational thinking. She is a former secondary school teacher and Director of Computing. Beverly is now an Author, Education Consultant and Computing At School (CAS) Outreach Support for the South West region. Her book- “Computer Science Teacher – insight into the computing classroom”, was published in August.

As well as being a qualified teacher, Beverly is a Chartered IT Professional (CITP) and is National Professional Qualification in Senior Leadership (NPQSL) qualified. She is the subject matter expert for BBC Bitesize videos on Computational Thinking, and specialises in the Key Stage 3 element of the new Computing curriculum.

Within schools, Beverly has successfully led departments, been seconded to “Sharing of Best Practice teams” and managed whole school projects. She also works with BCS – Chartered Institute for IT, writing subject material and delivering workshops to trainee teachers.

She has spoken at a variety of conferences such as Surrey Subject Leaders, numerous Computing At School (CAS) hub meetings, the Future Sync Conference and at the CAS South West Regional Conference.

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