Member – Zali Collymore-Hussein

Zali Collymore-Hussein has over 25 years’ experience in the design and delivery of Computing/ ICT training for teachers in a range of settings from school level to borough wide, and across phases. She is a Stem Ambassador, a Code Club volunteer and is involved in supporting the BBC’s School Report Team to incorporate the new computing curriculum into their project. This has led to some work with the Raspberry Pi Foundation.

Her experience has been gained through a diversity of roles including Primary Learning Resources Adviser, secondary school ICT Co-ordinator, Head of ICT, Manager of Lewisham City Learning Centre (CLC) and Lewisham e-Learning Team Leader where she led the testing and embedding of new and existing technologies across the curriculum of many schools within and outside the borough.

More recently, Zali has finished working on a 2 year, European funded research project with Goldsmith’s College’s, ‘Teaching Teachers to Teach with Technology’.  This has given her the opportunity to investigate the strengths and weaknesses of training models and confirmation of why teachers are still struggling with technology in the classroom.

Zali is currently funded by the Mayor’s London Schools Excellence Fund in a computing project with two Primary Schools and a Secondary School. The aim of the project is to increase the computer programming knowledge and confidence of KS1-KS3 teachers to deliver the new Computing Curriculum. Teachers will be supported to develop activities that are fun and foster pupil creativity, reasoning and problem solving. The project will come to a close in August 2014.

Her areas of expertise are:

  • KS2-4 new Computing Curriculum
    • Teacher CPD
    • Curriculum development
    • Curriculum resourcing
    • Creation of high quality resources
    • ICT audit
  • Programming in Scratch and Python
  • GCSE Computing
  • Adobe Dreamweaver, HTML and CSS
  • Video Editing with Adobe Premiere and other software
  • Digital photography and graphic manipulation in Adobe Photoshop  and Fireworks
  • Advanced MS Excel, Access and Word
  • Podcasting: Audio editing with Adobe Soundbooth or Audacity