Facilitator: Panel 3 | Empowering Schools, Teachers and Students through Technology

Derek Wenmoth

Derek Wenmoth

Organisation: CORE Education
Role: Director
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Location: New Zealand

Derek is currently director of eLearning at CORE Education, a not-for-profit education research and development organization based in Christchurch, New Zealand.

With a background as a teacher, principal, teacher educator and education policy advisor, Derek’s role at CORE 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 NZ education’s foremost Future Focused thinkers, and is regularly asked to consult with policy makers and government agencies regarding the future directions of NZ educational policy and practice. He coordinates the development of CORE’s annual ten trends that are widely referenced by educators and educational leaders.

He is a regular speaker at conferences both nationally and internationally, and maintains a blog on matters relating to e-learning and other aspects of interest to educators.

In recognition of his work in this area, Derek was designated one of 2008’s “Global Six” by the George Lucas Educational Foundation which recognizes individuals making a difference in education.