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

October 10, 2018

Minnesota New Country School Webinar

During our monthly PLC call/webinar, we invited guest Aaron Grimm, along with students Alia Meyer and Grace Wartman, from the Minnesota New Country School (MNCS). We […]
September 26, 2018

Salisbury Township School District Webinar

During our monthly PLC call/webinar, we invited guests Randy Ziegenfuss and Lynn Fuini-Hetten from the Salisbury Township School District. We discuss the topic of Developing the […]
August 15, 2018

The World of Work – Ed Hidalgo Webinar

This webinar was created for the Michigan CoOp. We had the wonderful opportunity to speak with Ed Hidalgo, Chief of Innovation & Engagement Officer from the […]
March 10, 2017

Marsha’s TEDx Pitch Night Topic – Personalization & Homeschool Partnerships

Personalization is something we have all become very accustomed to as we await the next NetFlix recommendation or use that Name Your Own Price tool to […]
October 27, 2016

Dave Tebo – District Leader Podcast

Growth Mindset, Leadership, Empowering Students and Staff Listen to Dave’s podcast with Luis Valentino of District Leader.
October 27, 2016

Eve Kaltz – District Leader Podcast

Options for Students, Leadership, Innovation Listen to Eve ‘s podcast with Luis Valentino of District Leader.

Contact Us

Marsha (Myles) Bahra

President and CEO, EdTech Specialists

231-313-0621


Lisa Sitkins

Consultant, EdTech Specialists

231-675-0016