Together We Are MiCoOp - Leading Education in Michigan

The Michigan CoOp is a network of school districts that are early adopters of student-centered learning. Through collaborative sharing of ideas and resources, these districts are redesigning public school. Districts leverage each other’s strengths to create a culture of learning that empower educators to personalize learning for every student. Professional development and networking opportunities within the Michigan CoOp inspire educators to take action in implementing successful, efficient, and effective learning models.

We believe:

  • student learning is the constant. Where they learn, when they learn, how they learn or how long it takes them to learn are all variables.
  • students are unique and are entitled to their own personalized 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

June 13, 2019

Connecting School and Work

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 […]
May 20, 2019

Happiness and Purpose Part 2

We are all born with a spark of curiosity, wonder and positive outlook hardwired into our genes that allows us to feel content, joy, and euphoria […]
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 […]

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Lisa Sitkins

President and CEO, LSS Connections and Consulting LLC

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