Kevin M. Steele, Ed.S.
We are eager to work with individuals and organizations to obtain their own personal and professional goals through the use of educational technologies.
Hold a doctoral level Ed.S. degree with a specialization in Educational Technology.
Hold Masters Degree in Education with an emphasis in Curriculum & Instruction and Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education.
Highly proficient in the use of technology to extract student data and present abundantly motivating and effective lessons.
Prominent ability to work within a varied environment of personalities and personal abilities.
Ed.S. Educational Technology
Walden University, Minneapolis, MN. 2012
Master of Arts - Education
Governors State University, University Park, IL. 2004
Bachelor of Arts – Elementary Education
Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, IL. 2000
Illinois – Standard Certificate
Type 03 (K-9): Middle School Endorsements: General Science & Social Science; Self Contained Endorsement K-5
Type 09 (6-12): High School Endorsement – World History; Middle School Endorsements – General Science & Social Science
Indiana – Accomplished Practitioner License
Elementary: Primary & Intermediate Generalist
Middle School: Life Science, Physical Science, Psychology, Sociology
Middle & High School: Economics, Government & Citizenship, Historical Perspectives
Fused many different learning standards into curriculum and lesson planning. Developed lessons with national, state and local standards in mind. Utilized the 21st Century Learning Standards in lessons with significant performance assessments.
Increased student achievement by developing lessons with data-driven objectives derived from summative and formative assessments.
Proven success with at-risk students and families. Improved students’ grades and performance over course of school year. Successful with difficult parents and always looking for ways to improve communication between home and school.
Management techniques that respect a student’s power and choice in a matter, yet unrelenting on the expectation and goals of the learner.
Implement various ways to stretch beyond the classroom walls utilizing technology.
Knowledge of adult learning principles, constructivist approaches to learning, facilitation, and learner-centered activities.
In-depth knowledge of learning management systems.
Designed and conducted various training courses for educators with emphasis on electronic tools for assessment and communication.
Ability to organize and prioritize work, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines.
Exceptionally strong attention to detail.
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive, collaborative working relationships with administrators, faculty and staff.
Software: Microsoft Windows® Microsoft Word, Publisher, Excel, Outlook, GradeQuick, SiteReporter, Edline, Blackboard, Power School, many data management systems, Exam View Pro Assessment Suite, Grade Cam, and many other Learning Management Systems.
Previous experience working technical support desk for Edline/GradeQuick and ability to solve problems related to many computer applications.
Technology Committee Member: sub-committee: Deployment & Sustainability
Integrated and designed lessons using the ISTE-NETS standards and the Common Core Standards.
Director of Academic Technology - April 2018 - Present
Assistant Director of Continuous Improvement - June 2016 - Present
Training & Distance Learning Consultant - October 2012 - June 2016
Adjunct Professor - October 2013 - Present
Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN
High School Technology Educator Specialist, August 2010 to October 2012
Southland College Prep Charter High School, Richton Park, IL
Adjunct Faculty, June 2002 to 2012
Northern Illinois University – Center for Gifted, Glenview, IL
8th Grade Science & Social Studies Teacher, August 2009 to June 2010
Central Middle School, Tinley Park, IL
7th Grade Science & Social Studies Teacher, August 2001 to June 2007
Virgil I. Grissom Middle School, Tinley Park, IL
Distance Learning & Training Consultant, October 2012 to Present
Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN
National Training Specialist, June 2006 to August 2009
Custom Reports Manager
Edline, LLC, Chicago, IL
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
Illinois Computer Educators (ICE)
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Professional Speaking Engagements
Founder of the International Center for Education providing professional development to educators throughout the world.
UBTech Annual Conference - Building a Lightboard on A Budget
Bureau of Education Research (BER) – Cutting-Edge, Practical Strategies for Flipped Classroom Success
Institute for Educational Development (IED) – Cutting-Edge, Practical Strategies for Flipped Classroom Success
SIGUCCS Conference 2013 Presentation of Publication, "Raising the Bar on Training at Valparaiso University"
Illinois Network of Charter Schools – Technology Curriculum Development
ICE Speakers Bureau – Film Editing for Beginners & Flipped Learning Environments
International Conference on Strategy, Innovation and Technology, Gurgoan, India (Ansal University)
SIGUCCS Conference 2014 Presentation of Publication “‘Be Our Guest’: Crafting a Magical Client Experience"