Mr. Matt Harris | Bett Middle East & Africa 2019

Mr. Matt Harris

22 - 23 April 2019

ADNEC, Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Mr. Matt Harris

Mr. Matt Harris

Deputy Head for Learning Technology , British School Jakarta - Indonesia

Matt Harris, Ed.D. is the Deputy Head of School for Learning Technology at the British School Jakarta. In his role, Dr. Harris works with all students, parents, teachers, and administrators to enhance teaching and learning while improving the schools use of technology and data for operations. His work also expands the use of libraries, Digital Citizenship, information literacy, STEM, and other digital resource across all grade levels. Dr. Harris is also known for his conference speaking, written works, and consulting practice in educational technology, data systems, and school leadership. He has worked with schools and Ministries of Education in the Europe, Middle East, Africa, North America, Australia, and Asia. He has also worked directly with over 25 international education organizations, including the IB, accrediting agencies, and regional organizations. Dr. Harris is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Microsoft Innovative Education Expert, Google Certified Educator, and Common Sense Media Certified Teacher and Administrator.


10:30 - 11:00 | Monday 23 April
Tech Talks

What is the full scope of impact of technology in schools? We know that technology has touchpoints everywhere, from the IT that supports operations to the data systems that manage our workflows to learning outcomes derived from teachers and students using computers. And of course, the leadership competencies and external relations needed to ensure the ecology of technology in schools works and is sustainable. However, there is no guide or framework available to school leadership on this breadth of technology impact. In this session, we will discuss the work being done to create a Blueprint of Technology in Education to help schools understand how technology impacts them and how to leverage it. 

Mr. Matt Harris, Deputy Head for Learning Technology, British School Jakarta - Indonesia

Mr. Matt Harris

14:45 - 15:45 | Monday 23 April
K-12 Stream

14.45 – 15.05
​How technology is transforming the classroom

Ms. Nilay Ozral, Chief Executive Officer, Aldar Academies - UAE

Discussion points to include:

1. The golden rule for new EdTech
2. How to empower teachers
3. The role AI might play
4. Spotlight on new tech
5. Looking to the future

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15.05 – 15.45 

Panel discussion:
21st Century Skills - Exploring the 4Cs: Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication, and Creativity

Chair: Mr. Matt Harris, Deputy Head for Learning Technology, British School Jakarta - Indonesia
Mr. Gavin Boyle, Director of ICT, St Christopher's School – Bahrain
Dr. Keijo Sipilä, Chief Digital Officer, Department of Education, City of Kaarina – Finland
Mr. Mark Steed, Director, JESS Dubai - UAE
Dr. Ger Graus, Director of Education, KidZania - UK​

Ms. Nilay Ozral

Mr. Matt Harris

Mr. Gavin Boyle

Dr. Keijo Sipilä

Mark Steed

Dr. Ger Graus

11:00 - 11:30 | Tuesday 24 April
Tech Talks

The education and EdTech industries maintain a tenuous, yet symbiotic relationship. Schools need EdTech products for academic and organizational purposes and companies build products for the education market. However, neither speak a common language, which results in miscommunicated needs and unfulfilled promises. In this session, we will explore lessons in communication and best practices for school leaders and EdTech companies to bridge the gap and establish a common language. We’ll discuss work around the Blueprint for Technology in Education as a means for schools to understand their own technology needs better and for EdTech companies to better position their products to meet those needs.

Mr. Matt Harris, Deputy Head for Learning Technology, British School Jakarta - Indonesia

Mr. Matt Harris

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