'Dr Mark' Biddiss – formerly a gas-man turned space-scientist and lecturer – is now a Science & Maths Education Provider, Teacher Trainer and Author.
He is listed on the GTC’s register of approved providers and is recognised by many who have seen him as one of the UK’s leading and sought after “inspirational” education providers to both teachers and pupils alike.
Dr Mark was co-founder and co-director of ProEducation Ltd, along with Dr Jasmine Pradissitto, which they started in 1996. Dr Mark was responsible for devising their highly popular ‘Amazing Magical Science’ and ‘Amazing MatheMagical’ shows and hands-on pupil workshops for 5 to 14 year olds, as well as their ‘INSPIREscience’ and ‘INSPIREmaths’ teachers’ CPD days.
INTRODUCING 'DR LEA'!!!! Due to demand, my sister 'Dr Lea' has agreed to team up with me from April 2013! We have worked together since the late 1990s, where Dr Lea originally joined the team at ProEducation, where she trained to deliver all the science and maths shows and hands-on workshops, and eventually became co-Director.
She now has her own mainly southern England-based company: 'COOL HOUSE FOR LEARNING'.
Read more about Dr Lea here:
Since 1997, Dr Mark and Dr Lea have visited many hundreds of schools with their novel and lively pupil shows, hands-on workshops and teachers' CPD/INSET sessions (the CPD is mainly delivered by Dr Mark). They have presented to thousands of teachers and hundreds of thousands of pupils.
To date, Dr Mark has written and produced eighteen teachers' and pupils' resources titles in the format of printed books, CDROMs, innovative Video-Enhanced CDROMs, e-book digital downloads and HD-DVDs. These resources are used by thousands of teachers across the UK and overseas, and are recommended by a number of teacher training colleges.
In 2012 Dr Mark, in collaboration with a film production company, filmed and released six innovative educational DVD sets of science experiments. Dr Mark's material is also behind the 'EasyHomeScience' website pitched especially at home educators. The same multi-media approach is intended for Dr Mark's maths material (when he can make the time to edit it all!)
Dr Mark's client list includes many high-profile clients, including local government education authorities, and he is a regular invited speaker at numerous teachers' conference events all over the UK, including over ten years at the TES events. Two of Dr Mark's books were originally commissioned by the Royal Albert Hall in London, UK, and another two by a leading educational products supplier.
Dr Mark's was featured in a Teachers' TV programme about his work: 'INSPIRATIONS: Magical Science & Maths'.