Panel Members – 4 November 2021

Claire Amos

Principal at ASHS, NetSafe Board, William Pike Challenge Advisory Board, Network for Learning Advisory Panel, Google Certified Innovator, co-founder @DisruptEDNZ. Passionate about family, shoes, tattoos and leading change in education

Claire is Principal at Albany Senior High School in Auckland, New Zealand. She was also one of the three foundation Deputy Principals at Hobsonville Point Secondary School. Claire has worked for a variety of schools and educational organisations in her twenty- plus year teaching career. This has included working at a number of new and established secondary schools as well as working on various national projects with the New Zealand Ministry of Education, the Network for Learning and, and the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. Claire was a member of the Teachers Council and was a founding member of the Education Council of Aotearoa and is currently a board member of NetSafeNZ. Claire is also a member of Global Women NZ and co-founder of DisruptEDNZ.

Claire is passionate about her family, education, design and tattoos, living by the mantra – “you can never be overdressed or overeducated”.

Link to talks:

Realising the Future of New Zealand Education – Festival of Education

The Digital Blue Yonder – AUT SOTEL Conference 2018




Prof. Stephen Marshall

Director, Centre for Academic Development at Victoria University of Wellington

Professor Stephen Marshall (PFHEA) is Director at the Victoria University of Wellington Centre for Academic Development. Stephen leads Victoria University Digital Vision and Strategy for Learning and Teaching initiatives and researches in the areas of organisational change in higher education, quality, benchmarking, plagiarism and academic integrity, intellectual property, and the development of educational policy and strategy supporting and encouraging the effective use of technology. He is co-creator of the internationally recognised and applied e-learning maturity model (eMM, and author of the 2018 Springer book: Shaping the University of the Future: Using Technology to Catalyse Change in University Learning and Teaching. Singapore: Springer Singapore. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-7620-6.

Dr Steve Leichtweis

Head of eLearning Group, Ranga Auaha Ako | Learning & Teaching Design Team at University of Auckland

Steve is the Head of the eLearning Group at the University of Auckland (UoA), first with the Centre for Learning and Research in Higher Education (CLeaR) and now with Ranga Auaha Ako, the University’s central Learning and Teaching Design Team. Ranga Auaha Ako assisted with the University’s transition to emergency remote learning during the COVID-19 lockdown. He is also a long-standing member of the Australasian Council of Open, Distance and e-Learning (ACODE) and is currently a member of their executive board. His research interests include the use of learning analytics to inform and support better learning design and the personalisation of student communication at scale through tools like OnTask