Matt Richards

I empower people with learning and technology. I'm an educator, life-long learner, technologist and learning space maker. My experience includes the design and creation of school makerspaces, national museum learning labs (Te Papa) and social learning spaces in exhibitions. I've been a primary and secondary school teacher, adult educator and a director of eLearning, innovation and educational technology. I've worked in schools, social enterprise, and government organisations. I've recruited and led teams of innovative educators and technologists. I utilise innovative technologies and pedagogies to create transformative learning experiences and programs. I inspire and connect people and help build communities of learning. I'm a consultant and speaker at conferences and events.

Articles & videos:

Education Technology Solutions: Creating a High-Tech Learning Lab in a Museum

Evolving Learning Space Typologies: White paper

New Zealand Science Teacher: In defence of flat-earthers

Matt Minecraft (Mini doco by Paddy McCann): Minecraft for learning

Prime News - Makerspace (Video)

Google for Education - Case Study

Conferences & events presentations:

Independent Schools Digital Collaboration Network 27/10/17

Ruapehu Transformation Project 16/09/17

Leading a Digital School 17/08/17

Leading a Digital School 17/08/17

EduTECH 2017

LoopEd 2/06/17

Future Schools 24/03/17

Te Papa Talk: Virtual Realities 20/03/17

Blended Learning & Development Conference 8/03/17

Museum Education Conference 1/02/17

Imaging Forum 24/11/16

Australian Digital Technologies Curriculum Conference 31/08/16

Leading A Digital School Conference 25/08/16

SCICON 2016 13/07/16

Australian Digital Technologies Curriculum Conference 17/03/16

Openworld Edu 26/11/15

ULearn 2015 7/10/15

EduTECH 2015 2/06/15

ICTENSW 2015 14/03/15

Connected Education Summit 21/04/15

Future Schools 11/03/15
ClassTECH & Young Learners conferences

AIS ICT Integrators Conference 17/09/14

EduTECH 2014 3/06/14

IWBNET- 7th National Leading a Digital School Conference 29-30/08/13

PEIC- Digital Citizenship Conference 26/07/13

EduTECH 2013 3/06/13

AIS NSW ICT Management and Leadership conference 29/05/13

PLANE Festival of Learning 19/10/12