Together We Are MiCoOp - Leading Education in Michigan

The Michigan CoOp, an initiative of EdTech Specialists,  is a network of school districts that are early adopters of successful, efficient, and effective learning models. Districts leverage each other’s strengths to create new opportunities for student learning and engagement. Cooperation and sharing of resources between districts allows each district to successfully offer their own unique program options for their students. Through collaboration, the MiCoOp can offer initiatives that districts could not accomplish on their own.

We believe:

  • whether students learn is what’s essential; not where, when or how they learn
  • students are unique and are entitled to their own individual learning plan
  • students need/want a menu of synchronous and asynchronous options that span brick-and-mortar, online, and community involvement
  • true cooperation (vs. competition) benefits districts, students, and teachers

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Our voice together is bigger than any of us individually.

MiCoOp Member

The MiCoOp forces me out of my comfort zone and to look at education from a different perspective.

MiCoOp Member

"Innovation is risk-taking. It's really important to network with similar risk-takers because they have similar struggles and successes."

MiCoOp Superintendent

I get inspired and encouraged each time we are together. Impossible is not a word from this group.

MiCoOp Superintendent


Podcasts & Webinars

May 9, 2019

Creating a Learner-Centered District

Dr. Cory Steiner, Superintendent of Northern Cass School District in North Dakota shared their system-change journey. While their small rural district had graduation rates of 97-98% […]
April 16, 2019

Who You Know

Julia Freeland Fisher shares how her book, Who You Know: Unlocking Innovations That Expand Students’ Networks, explores this simple idea to give teachers and school administrators […]
March 7, 2019

Learn Next

If we want students to be prepared to drive their own learning, we must provide educators with professional development that models the personalized and competency based […]
February 20, 2019

Happiness and Purpose

Mike Haynes, Agency Administrator, Cooperative Service Agency 10 in Chippewa Falls, WI shares his experience and secondary research regarding nurturing happiness in our lives and the […]
January 24, 2019

Virtual Learning Academy (VLACs), New Hampshire

Conversation with Steve Kossakoski, CEO and Co-Founder of VLACs, and Lisa Kent, Program Manager for VLACs learning pathways. Completion-Based Funding Report referred to by Steve in webinar […]
January 17, 2019

New Hampshire Extended Learning Opportunities (ELOs)

Donna Couture, President of NH ELO Network Leadership Team, and Lisa Kent, Team Secretary, shared information about New Hampshire’s Extended Learning Opportunities. Additional ELO documents Don’t miss […]

Contact Us

Marsha (Myles) Bahra

President and CEO, EdTech Specialists

231-313-0621


Lisa Sitkins

Consultant, EdTech Specialists

231-675-0016