Dr. Mike Burde, Assistant Superintendent for Kenowa Hills Public Schools, joined us for the EdTech Specialists’ Webinar Series on Competency Based Education and Blended Learning. Mike’s webinar is titled “Early Implementation Steps in Transitioning to a Personal Mastery System of Education.”
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Dr. Mike Burde is the Assistant Superintendent of Kenowa Hills Public Schools. Kenowa Hills is home to 3,300 students and is located in the northwest suburban corner of the greater Grand Rapids area. For the past three years, Kenowa Hills has been on a journey to implement a personal mastery system of education. Through its partnership the Re-Inventing Schools and Marzano Research Laboratory, the district has taken significant steps to personalize learning for all elementary and secondary students. During the 2013-2014 school year, Kenowa Hills was one of the first West Michigan districts to implement a 1:1 Chromebook initiative at the secondary level. Kenowa Hills also provides iPads to elementary students at a 1:2 ratio.
Since 2010, Mike has served on the Michigan Association of State and Federal Program Specialists Board (Congressional District 3). Mike also serves on the Kent Learning Collaborative leadership team; which supports professional learning and collaborative activities for West Michigan curriculum and instruction leaders. For more than a decade, Mike has been involved in public school administration at all levels: elementary, secondary, and central office.
Mike earned his B.A. degree from Spring Arbor University, M.A. from Western Michigan University, and recently (Spring 2016) completed his Ph.D. from Western Michigan University. Mike is passionate about educational research, but more importantly, having a critical eye on what is in fact quality and reliable research. In addition, Mike believes in utilizing both quantitative and qualitative data to help gain a clear understanding of organizational culture and effectiveness.