Howard Pitler is a Senior Director at McREL. He conducts workshops and training for K–12 teachers on research-based instructional strategies and technology integration, conducts technology audits for districts, and works with school and district leaders in using Power Walkthrough classroom observation software. Prior to coming to McREL, Howard served as an elementary and middle school principal. He holds an Ed.D. in Educational Administration from Wichita State University, an M.A. in Music Performance from Wichita State, and a B.A. in Music Education from Indiana State University. Howard is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Smithsonian Laureate, and he was a 1997 National Distinguished Principal. He has been published in several journals, including Principal, T.H.E. Journal, The Learning Principal, and Learning & Leading with Technology, and he is coauthor of Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works. Howard has presented at a variety of national conferences, including ASCD, ISTE, and NSBA’s T+L conference.