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Future Fit?

  • AUT University: Sir Paul Reeves Auditorium (WG Building) 2 Governor Fitzroy Place Auckland 1010 New Zealand (map)


Join us to learn more about the 21C skills our young people will need to thrive in the new world of work – tenacity, creativity, curiosity and a growth mindset amongst them.

How can you help your children and students to develop these critical skills that employers are increasingly demanding?

Hear from Dr Cristina Anguiano-Carrasco, international expert on the assessment and development of 21C skills, and a panel with:

  • Vic Crone, CEO of Callaghan Innovation
  • Marc England, CEO of Genesis Energy 
  • Jonathan Martin, international education consultant 
  • Claire Amos, Co-Founder of the new City Senior School at the Launching Pad

View full speaker bios below »

Event details:

Wednesday, 18 October 2017
5:45pm arrival, for a 6:15pm start

AUT University
Sir Paul Reeves Auditorium (WG Building)
2 Governor Fitzroy Place
Auckland 1010

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Speaker bios:

Dr Cristina Anguiano-Carrasco

Cristina Anguiano-Carrasco, Ph.D. is a Research Scientist at the Center for the Assessment of Social, Emotional, and Academic Learning (SEAL-Team) at ACT, Inc. Iowa City, Iowa. She completed her doctoral dissertation in Research Methods and Psychometrics from the University Rovira I Virgili, Spain in 2013, where she also taught. Thereafter, she served as a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Academic and Workforce Readiness and Success, Educational Testing Service (2014-2017). She has also been a visiting scholar at CITO, in the Netherlands, and the University of Massachusetts, in the United States.

Her research focuses on noncognitive skills, related response biases, and improving the measurement and assessment of noncognitive constructs, such as grit-tenacity, cross-cultural competence, teamwork, and self-efficacy. Over the course of her career she has published extensively in peer-review scientific journals, having developed over 20 different noncognitive assessments for different populations (i.e., K-12, higher education, and the workforce). Dr. Anguiano-Carrasco is currently the lead scientist on a range of major ACT research projects, which focus especially on international adaptations and evaluation of social and emotional learning products and services, including ACT Tessera.

Vic Crone

Vic has significant executive and governance experience in technology and innovation. She brings a strong customer focus, and a track record of leading and implementing strategy, and building organisational culture.

Vic was previously the Managing Director of Xero, NZ and New Markets, following executive roles at Chorus and Telecom New Zealand.

She has been an Independent Director on the Boards of a number of companies and organisations in the technology sector, including RedShield, Figure.NZ, Creative HQ and the Hi-Tech Trust.

Marc England

Marc England is the Chief Executive of Genesis so is responsible for the leadership, strategic direction and management of all of its business interests. Marc has a wealth of financial, marketing and strategy management experience with a track record of driving growth and innovation for customers. Marc has strong international experience in large business leadership roles in energy businesses in the United Kingdom and Australia. In his most recent role before joining Genesis, Marc was on the executive team of Sydney-based AGL Energy, first as Group Head of Strategy then more recently Executive General Manager of New Energy. Marc has also held roles at British Gas and the Ford Motor Company.

Jonathan E Martin

An expert on 21st century learning and assessment, Jonathan E. Martin has 8 years experience as a high school teacher and 15 years as a school leader.   An award winning blogger, he has written extensively for and his own site,   Since 2012, he has been a full-time consultant and writer on project-based learning, 21st century skills, Social and Emotional Learning, and on effectively measuring what matters, using alternative, innovative, and authentic assessment for continuous improvement. 

He holds degrees from Harvard University and the University of San Francisco School of Education, and in 2008 was a Visiting Fellow at Teachers College, Columbia University.  Since 2010 he has presented at more than 100 conferences and schools in the US, Canada, and Mexico.  His clients have included ACT Inc., ProExam, National Association of Independent Schools, EdLeader21, Blackbaud, and OECD-PISA.

Claire Amos

Claire is a Deputy Principal at Hobsonville Point Secondary School - a new secondary school that opened at the beginning of 2014. She is also Co-Founder of the new City Senior School at the Launching Pad, to open in Auckland in 2019. Claire is a founding council member of the Education Council of Aotearoa, New Zealand. 

In 2011-2012 she was the Director of e-learning at Epsom Girls Grammar School. She has lead and taught English for 17 years, her roles ranging from facilitator of the ICTs in English community on English Online, Auckland Secondary English Facilitator to Head of English Faculty at Auckland Girl’s Grammar School. She has worked at a national level in assessment and curriculum in English. In 2009 Claire was a Ministry of Education e-fellow for which she undertook a study of how ICTs can be used to support literacy in and beyond the English classroom. 

Claire also enjoys working with agencies such as NZTC, NZQA, Network for Learning, NetSafe and the 21st Century Learning Reference Group with a focus on enabling future-focused change and supporting teachers and students in blended learning environments. 

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

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