Shabbi Luthra has worked for over three decades in various teaching and leadership roles in the field of educational technology and innovation leadership in international schools. Her expertise includes envisioning, deploying and providing guidance in the areas of technology integration programs, staff development, building technology leadership at all levels of a school, and innovation leadership and management in schools and organizations. Her work is focused on the development of stakeholder ownership, and on the creation of learning environments that support students’ acquisition of skills for their future.
She has led research in laptop learning programs and started the International Research Collaborative, a consortium of international schools that research and study their laptop programs. She presents workshops and seminars at conferences around the world and provides consultative advice to schools on technology planning, technology integration and innovation leadership. She has served as director of research and development at the American School of Bombay and has led educators to study, design, prototype and research new designs of schooling and sustainable innovation for relevant learning.
The co-author of “R&D Your School: How to Start, Grow, and Sustain Your School’s Innovation Engine,” she has also led the publication of seven volumes of Future Forwards, a research publication that captures the innovation, ideas and prototypes at the American School of Bombay and beyond.
She is leading the use of data to inform learning in schools through the design of learning analytics and data visualizations in the Learning Analytics Collaborative. She holds a master’s degree in education (curriculum and instruction) from the University of Houston. She also holds a doctorate in educational media and technology from Boston University.