Professional development is key to the success of classroom technology, according to 2013 Superintendent of the Year Mark Edwards, who spoke at the International Society for Technology in Education conference. "I've seen a lot of districts around the country that think just passing out a piece of hardware is going to make a difference," he said. "The professional development is the life blood of this," he added. The final day of the conference, Wednesday, also featured a "pitch fest," in which the top prize went to LearnZillion, a firm that provides professional development aligned with the Common Core State Standards.
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