Area of expertise provided as part of the CIS Affiliated Consultant Network:
Identification and Application of Technology
Matt Harris, Ed.D. is an international educator and educational consultant living in Asia with deep passion and experience in Educational Technology.
In his career, Dr. Harris has worked as an educational leader, teacher, instructional technologist, author, presenter and researcher. He has taught at all grade levels from preschool to university graduate school as an ICT and mathematics teacher. He has worked as a senior administrator at independent schools and universities in North America and Asia.
As of January, 2016, Dr. Harris serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). He is the first person to hold the post while living and working outside of the United States. Learn more about ISTE by visiting: http://www.iste.org/.
Dr. Harris also works as an educational consultant for international schools and Ministries of Education in the Middle East, Africa, North America, Australia, and Asia. He has advised on countrywide educational technology plans of action, development of standards in educational technology and IT for an internationally recognized accrediting organization, site based technology leadership and program development, and the creation of a new international school in the Middle East.
His key areas of expertise are:
- Educational technology strategic planning
- Site based educational technology and IT leadership
- IT and network systems
- Operational and data systems design
- Data based decision making
- Digital citizenship and information literacy curriculum
- Educational technology coaching and staff development
- Student device deployment and integration
- ICT curriculum
Dr. Harris is a frequent conference speaker and author focusing on educational topics from educational technology integration and information literacy to professional development and change management. He curates educational technology materials to help teachers, administrators, and Ministers of Education use tools for enhanced teaching and learning. His research interests lie in the design and implementation of staff development, educational leadership, and instructional programs that focus on improving student learning through resource allocation and usage.
Dr. Harris is Common Sense Media Certified Educator, an Apple Distinguished Educator, a Microsoft Innovative Education Expert, and a Google Certified Educator.
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