About Michigan CoOp

MiCoOpx2The Michigan CoOp 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 allow 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

Programming we support:

  • virtual/online education
  • early/middle college programs
  • partnerships in education
  • project-based learning
  • competency-based education
  • blended learning
  • growth models
  • individual learning plans
  • year-round school
  • community resource courses

MiCoOp initiatives:

  • K-5 seat time waiver
  • cost savings through partnerships with vendors, sharing of resources, and consolidation of services
  • virtually supporting students with academic coaches and support services such as counseling
  • virtual instructor teacher training
  • alternative teacher certification model/option
  • sharing of resources including technology, teachers, support, management/administration, and course offerings
  • gathering data on innovative programs in relation to graduation rates, credits earned, and financials, reporting information annually


The Michigan Coop is facilitated by EdTech Specialists, LLC and LSS Connections and Consulting, LLC.