WORKING WITH MARK
Mark Dorling is a multi-award winning and internationally recognised educator and an accomplished public speaker. He has earned a reputation for being at the cutting edge of Computing education and is probably best known for founding the Digital Schoolhouse project as well as leading various national projects for the Computing At School group.
Mark is so passionate about seeing all young people receive a high quality Computing education that he left his office role helping to lead Computing At School to continue developing the Computing education agenda by working on a range of exciting projects whilst also studying for a part-time PhD in Computer Science Education at Queen Mary University of London.
Mark is currently working with a number of Multi Acedemy Trusts (MATs) to support school improvement, setting up new free schools and develop school direct initial teacher education (ITE) provision. He also works with a range of education suppliers and training providers, charitable organisations, lecturing at University ITE providers and international governments.
Get to know Mark a little better by watching one of his presentations or interviews listed below. If you would like to work with Mark he is always open to new and exciting opportunities.
Taiwan Interview 2016
Interview on teaching Computing and Computational Thinking
Learning and Teaching Expo 2016
Keynote presentation in Hong Kong talking about ‘Planning, teaching and assessing Computational Thinking’
DfE Interview 2014
DfE interview focused on the changes to the National Curriculum and Computing At School group
BETT Arena 2013
Part of the OCR team giving a keynote presentation in London on ‘Tips to Improving Teaching Computing Science’
DfE Interview 2013
DfE interview on ‘Teaching Computer Science through dance’
DfE Get into teaching 2013
DfE interview focused on encouraging more people into a teaching career
About Mark Dorling
Who is Mark? Why work with him?
Mark has a first-class computing degree and is a primary-trained teacher with many years of both primary and secondary teaching, lecturing (teacher training), commercial educational training and industry experience. He has taught in both all ability and selective schools, leading the introduction of computing across all school key stages several years ahead of government changes.
Mark is a former founding Board Member of the Computing At School group and later went to work for them as National CPD Coordinator where he led various national initiatives funded by the Department for Education and other partner organisations, However, Mark is probably best known for founding the Digital Schoolhouse project at Langley Grammar School and this pioneering work into the teaching of Computer Science gained him national and international recognition.
Mark played a leading role in developing the 2014 National Curriculum Computing Programmes of Study. In 2015, he was involved in the Department for Education consultation on ‘Assessment without levels’ and was part of the successful Livingstone Free Schools bid team. More recently, Mark contributed to the Department for Education working groups for both education text book guidence and EdTech.
In 2016, Mark was awarded fellowships for both MirandaNet and the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. He was also invited to be a founding member of the Innovate My School Educational Advisory Board as well as judging both the 2017 BETT and ERS Awards.
Here are just some of the projects & publications Mark's recently been involved in:
Computational thinking rubric
Teaching Computing Unplugged in Primary Schools
Digital Schoolhouse 101 #ComputingFAQs
Computational thinking guidance for teachers
A guide to support Senior Leaders with embedding Computing
Computing At School QuickStart Computing
Primary Computing in Action
Planning and assessing computing and computational thinking
Introducing Computing: A guide for teachers
Teaching networks and communications
Computing at school secondary guidance
Computing Progression Pathways
Lessons in Teaching Computing in Primary Schools
Embedding computational thinking: moving from graphical to text-based languages.