NewTechKids is super chuffed to announce that Margot Phillipps has joined our team as an advisor.
Margot is a high school teacher in New Zealand who has taught Computing and Math at the high school and polytechnic level for 35 years. She also founded programs such as Young Women’s Programming Contest and Programming Challenge 4 Girls in addition to the New Zealand Olympiad in Informatics. New Zealand is a leader in computer science education, home to the popular CS Unplugged initiative which introduces students to computer science concepts without using any computers or technology.
Deborah Carter, NewTechKids’ Founder, came into contact with Margot through her work as a member of the Computer Science Teachers Association’s International Committee.
According to Deborah, “Margot is a wealth of information and experience when it comes to teaching computer science. Her years of teaching experience means that she has developed techniques and insights which help her engage a broad range of students, including girls. NewTechKids looks forward to collaborating with her as we move forward in transforming how we teach technological innovation and computer science education to students, especially those with no or very little previous exposure to technology education.”