MiCoOp Monthly Calls
2018-19 PLC Calls/Webinar Schedule
EdTech Specialists is starting up its next Webinar Series as follow up to the CBE/Personalization and PBL Series from previous years. This year’s theme is PLC Webinars. The goal of the EdTech Specialists Webinar Series is to share expertise, experience, and energy around “students first” as we change the focus from what students are taught to ensuring that students learn. Michigan CoOp members will have the opportunity to ask questions and talk with the guest speakers during these calls. All calls will be recorded and posted on the MiCoOp Members Only Resources page as well as the EdTech Specialists website.
Instructions to call in will be sent to your email prior to each month’s call and are also on the Member Only Resources page.
|Date||Time||Special Guest and Topic|
|April 16, 2019||10:30 am EST||Julia Freeland-Fisher, Director of Education Research at the Clayton Christensen Institute
Topic: Who You Know
Julia will share insights from her book Who You Know: Unlocking Innovations That Expand Students’ Networks. Who You Know explores this simple idea to give teachers and school administrators a fresh perspective on how to break the pattern of inequality in American classrooms. It reveals how schools can invest in the power of relationships to increase social mobility for their students.
Learn more about Julia Freeland-Fisher from the links below:
|May 8, 2019||9:00 am EST||Dr. Cory Steiner, Superintendent, Northern Cass School District in North Dakota
Topic: Creating a Learner-Centered District
Read the Shift Your Paradigm blog post about Dr. Steiner
|June 12, 2019||9:00 am EST||Dave Tebo, Superintendent, Hamilton Community Schools, and a Board Director for Lakeshore Advantage
Topic: Lakeshore Advantage
Through work with Lakeshore Advantage, the economic development organization for the area, Hamilton and other local districts have opened doors to authentic context for staff and students. We will discuss the benefits of engaging the business community to break down the buffer between schools and the world of work.
|Past 2018-19 Webinars|
|September 26, 2018||9:00 am EST||
Topic: Developing the Profile of a Graduate and Moving to a Personalized Learning Environment
Randy and Lynn are also the hosts of the podcast TL Talk Radio: Leading Teaching and Learning.
|October 10, 2018||9:00 am EST||Aaron Grimm and students, Minnesota New Country School (MNCS)
Topic: MNCS’s Learner-Centered Environment
Aaron will also share information about “Responsive Classroom,” some of his work with EdVisions Online, and the Hope Survey.
|November 14, 2018||9:00 am EST||Eve Kaltz, Superintendent and Lisa Oleski, Assistant Superintendent (and staff)
Topic: Career Academies
|December 13, 2018||9:00 am EST||Jim Bermingham, Mike Murray, and Darryl Pierce, past Michigan CoOp Superintendents,
will be sharing their experiences and passions as early adopters of personalizing learning for their students.
Topic: Passion for Putting Kids First
|January 4, 2019||11:00 am EST||Ken Kay, Chief Executive Officer, EdLeader21
EdLeader21 is a professional learning community for education leaders committed to 21st-century education.
Topic: Initiatives of EdLeader21
|January 16, 2019||9:00 am EST||Presenters: New Hampshire Extended Learning Opportunity Experts
Topic: ELOs (Extended Learning Opportunities)
Join us for a conversation with New Hampshire districts that offer ELOs.
|January 24, 2019||10:00 am EST||Presenters: Virtual Learning Academy in New Hampshire
Topic: The “Gold Standard in Virtual Learning”
With a focus on CBE, VLACS has worked through many of the hurdles that are encountered in a virtual environment.
Read a recent blog on Virtual Learning Pathways.
|February 20, 2019||9:00 am EST||“People wait all week for Fridays, all year for Summer and their entire life for Happiness.” (Anonymous)
Even for the framers of our Constitution, happiness is preceded in importance only to health and freedom. Yet, in our K-12 educational system, there is little space for teaching students about happiness, or the skills that contribute to happiness. In our present context, there are more reasons than ever to consider ways to help students become happy, healthy and creative people…and it starts by making happiness and purpose a priority.
A former teacher, principal, and superintendent in Michigan, Mike Haynes now leads one of 12 educational service agencies in Wisconsin and serves 200+ districts in Wisconsin and Minnesota each year.