Mike Burde, PhD., Assistant Superintendent at Kenowa Hills Public Schools, is one of 100 selected to attend the National Summit on K-12 Competency-Based Education in Denver, Colorado on June 21-23, 2017. The Summit is invitation-only and will bring together 100 leading innovators to move the field of competency-based education through the next generation of ideas and actionable outcomes, with a specific focus on equity and diversity.
This is the second National Summit. The first Summit was held in 2011. The Summit host, CompetencyWorks, states that “six years later, competency-based education is advancing across the country as a critical component of creating an education system able to personalize education while staying true to the vision of an equitable education system. In response, we are convening the second National Summit on K-12 Competency-Based Education to draw on the collective leadership, creativity and expertise to chart our course for the next wave of innovation, implementation and expansion.”
The group will tackle issues surrounding competency-based education such as meeting kids where they are, equity, emerging issues, and more. Burde will join natiional and global innovators representing organizations such as the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Chan-Zuckerberg Institute, and Chief State School Officers. In addition, authors Rose Colby and Robert Marzano will be in attendance.
“It is such a critical time for education in our nation,” says Burde. “The goals and aspirations found in legislation such as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) can only be realized by a new vision for how education should look in our nation. The thinking and collaboration that will come as a result of the National K-12 Competency-Based Education Summit will continue to move the needle for this vision. It is exciting to be involved in these important conversations."
The entire cost for Burde to attend the event is paid for by the support and partnership of the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Barr Foundation, Donnell-Kay Foundation, and Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative.