Meet our Keynote Speaker: Steven Baule

  • Keynote speakerDr. Steven Baule joined the Winona State University faculty in the summer of 2020, after 28 years in K-12 school systems in Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa and two years working in the University of Wisconsin system.  He has written ten books on a variety of educational and historical topics.  He has developed several innovative alternative learning programs for a variety of K12 students.  In 2014, President Obama identified him as one of the top #FutureReady superintendents in the nation.  eSchoolNews named him one of the Top Ten Tech Savvy Superintendents in 2010.
    Baule teaches courses in organizational and educational leadership.  His scholarly interests focus on educational financial policies, educational technology, particularly the impact of 1:1 implementations, social - emotional learning, and the history of education.  Baule led several efforts to improve student emotional health and reduce discipline issues prior to moving into higher education.  Baule earned doctorates in educational leadership and instructional technology.
    Keynote Address
    Key Questions to Ask in Evaluating Technology Programs - Friday at 8:30
    During the keynote, I will provide an overview of the best methods to develop and implement an evaluation of the impact of both administrative and instructional technology within a school or district. We will cover why evaluation is essential, how to develop key performance indicators for evaluation, where to go for additional resources and how to present your findings.
    Dr. Baule's Breakout Sessions
    Aligning technology planning to strategic planning - Thursday at 1:45
    You will learn how to utilize a school or district's strategic planning efforts to further develop effective and efficient uses of technology within the organization. Be prepared to learn how to most effectively leverage district planning to support technology programs and systems.
    Planning effective technology professional development - Friday at 10:45
    We will take a look at the key considerations in planning professional development programming for your school or district. Example programs that have worked in K12 schools will be shared. Considerations for professional development with multiple types of staff will be included.