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

September 22, 2022

A National and Global Perspective of Digital Learning

Dr. Powell shares an introduction to the various types of blended learning and online school models being implemented in schools around the world and provides an […]
March 9, 2022

Micro-Credentials for Teacher Development

The Northern Cass micro-credential program is designed to empower educators to engage in a continuous improvement process which personalizes their professional learning. This process helps educators […]
February 16, 2022

Creating Community in a Virtual Setting

While virtual learning continues to receive negative attention in the headlines, districts around the country are finding success in their virtual programs. Learn how these districts […]
December 15, 2021

Evolving Education: Shifting to a Learner-Centered Paradigm

Katie Martin is the author of the book Evolving Education: Shifting to a Learner-Centered Paradigm and is also the Chief Impact Officer at Learner-Centered Collaborative. In […]
November 30, 2021

Student-Centered Learning Panel Discussion

The Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute completed a study titled Student-Centered Learning In Michigan K-12 Schools: Factors that Impact Successful Implementation. During this panel discussion, researchers shared […]
November 18, 2021

Competency Based System at Westminster Public Schools

Dr. Oliver Grenham, Chief Education Officer for Westminster Public Schools in Colorado, shared the WPS Learning Model that encompasses Shared Vision, Leadership, Competency Based Design, and […]

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