Looped 2017 is at Wellington High School on Friday the 2nd of June.
Director, E-Learning, CORE Education
With a background as a teacher, principal, teacher educator and education policy advisor, Derek’s role at CORE, as Director of e-Learning, perfectly combines his passion for teaching and learning together with his long-held fascination with the use of technologies in education. Derek is regarded as one of New Zealand education’s foremost future-focused thinkers, and is regularly asked to consult with policy makers and government agencies regarding the future directions of New Zealand educational policy and practice. He coordinates the development of CORE’s annual Ten Trends that are widely referenced by educators and educational leaders.
Judge Andrew Becroft
Judge Andrew Becroft was appointed the Children’s Commissioner for New Zealand for a two year period from June 2016. Prior to that he was the Principal Youth Court Judge of New Zealand from 2001 to 2016; and a District Court Judge from 1996 to 2001. After graduating from Auckland University in 1981 with a BA/LLB (Honours) degree, he practised in Auckland until 1986 when he then assisted with the establishment of the Mangere Community Law Centre and worked there until 1993. He then worked as a criminal barrister in South Auckland until his appointment to the District Court in Whanganui, from 1996. Judge Becroft is a former council member of the Auckland District Law Society and the New Zealand Law Society. He is the Patron of the New Zealand Speak Easy Association Inc., which assists those with various forms of speech impediment, and is the Chairperson of the Board of the Tertiary Students Christian Fellowship (NZ) Inc.