This blog is aimed at anyone with an interest in issues relating to learning and teaching Computing generally and also a place to highlight what Computing education is really like in Scotland. My hope is that it will become a useful resource for new teachers training to join us and also for existing teachers looking to hear about another colleague’s experiences in the classroom.
I’m Peter Donaldson and I’m currently employed full time as a principal teacher at Crieff High School in charge of Computing, Business Education and Enterprise. Like many Computing teachers in Scotland I have a degree in Computer Science, in my case from the University of Edinburgh. I also have over 13 years experience in curriculum development, technical skills training, presenting and leadership at an institutional, local and national level. Along with Professor Quintin Cutts, I recently helped to create and manage a national programme of professional learning for Computing teachers across Scotland on behalf of the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. PLAN C was awarded best education provider/training programme for 2016 at the Digital Technology awards organised by Scotland IS.
You can find out more
- about me by visiting my linked in profile
- following my twitter account @MattersOfCS
- by viewing some of the presentations I’ve made at various conferences on Shareslide
- by visiting my youtube channel CSMatters which will have videos for teachers and pupils
- by joining CAS Community to download various teaching resources I’ve created and shared.