MiCoOp Events


2022-23 Call/Webinar Schedule

The goal of the calls and webinars is to share expertise, experience, and energy around changing the focus of teaching and learning so that all students learn. Michigan CoOp members will have the opportunity to ask questions and talk with the guest speakers during webinars. All webinars will be recorded and posted on the MiCoOp website. Instructions to call-in will be sent to your email prior to each webinar or call.

Membership Webinar Schedule
Date Time
(all in Eastern Time Zone)
Special Guest
September 21, 2022 1:00 pm A National and Global Perspective of Digital Learning
Dr. Allison Powell, Chief Operating Officer and Program Chair of DLAC at Evergreen Education Group

Online and blended learning offers a solution for expanding opportunities, global collaboration, and 21st century skills so all schools can deliver on the promise that every student should have access to the best education available. Dr. Powell will provide an introduction to the various types of blended learning and online school models being implemented in schools around the world and will feature an insider’s look at the swiftly evolving global, national, and state education landscape and the implications these trends have for online and blended learning.

SPONSOR
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October 12, 2022 11:00 am Studio Class
Dr. Cory Steiner, Superintendent at Northern Cass School District, ND

The Northern Cass Studio Project is a problem-based unit of study designed to assess competencies across multiple disciplines and/or content areas which can be utilized by a variety of ages. With a coach, learners co-facilitate the design of an independent study which is passionate to the learner while piquing their curiosity. Studios are co-created with coaches and learners to create a more personalized learning pathway by nurturing relationships, encouraging passions, and rethinking assessment.
November 1, 2022 2:00 pm CLK Engage Micro-School: Lessons Learned From Year 1
Public Schools of Calumet, Laurium & Keweenaw
Chris Davidson, Superintendent; Matt Hampton, Elementary Principal; Julie Giachino, Elementary Assistant Principal; Lynne Koivisto, Heidi Koski, Christina Lahti, and Jennifer Davidson, CLK Engage Teachers

Coming out of the fragmented, highly interrupted year of pandemic learning, the Public Schools of Calumet, Laurium & Keweenaw accelerated their personalized learning progression by piloting a micro-school (CLK Engage) in grades 1, 2, and 3 for the 2021-2022 school year. With the conclusion of its first year, their teachers and administrators have many lessons to share. This webinar will provide a brief overview of the CLK Engage micro-school, the impact of a personalized, multi-aged program on students’ social, emotional, and academic learning, first year successes, pitfalls and recommendations, and plans for year two.

SPONSOR
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December 9, 2022 11:00 am Trusting Students With Their Learning
Panel Members: Jerry Holtgren, Director, Niles New Tech Entrepreneurial Academy; Andi Steaban, Community Learning Coordinator, Oxford Virtual Academy; Kristi Teall, Executive Director, Link Learning, Berrien Springs Public Schools

Trust is believing in someone, knowing they are dependable, and feeling safe. It’s the assurance that someone has your back. As an essential component of meaningful relationships, trust must be developed to personalize learning for students. Building trust requires educators to guide students through the process so that both parties have confidence in the relationship. This panel will discuss how educators build trust with their students to create an environment where all individuals can be their best selves.
January 24, 2023 2:00 pm Leadership Transition: A Conversation
Conversation facilitated by:
Dave Eichberg, Superintendent, and Dr. Thomas Bruce, Deputy Superintendent, Berrien Springs Public Schools

Leadership transition, particularly with the role of district superintendent, can drastically change the course and vision for a district. School districts, especially those with innovative programming, should be deliberate and intentional in planning for transitions in key leadership positions. The Michigan CoOp is facilitating a discussion around the thought-process and planning for these key district leader transitions. Join in the conversation by bringing your questions, experiences, and your potential plan for transition.

SPONSOR
Pulse logo
January 31-February 2, 2023 Varies MiCoOp Virtual Winter Conference
March 15, 2023 1:00 pm Personalize Professional Development Through Micro Credentials
Jackie Gipe, MTSS Coach/Curriculum Support, Link Learning, Berrien Springs Public Schools

Schools are recognizing the need to replace their sit-and-get professional development with a personalized approach to learning. In this webinar, you will learn how to design and create impactful development opportunities for your school. Link Learning has evolved from offering the traditional PD sessions to a micro-credential format where staff get what they need. Jackie will discuss the challenges and successes they experienced along the way as well as how they've maintained and continue to build on this system.

SPONSOR
DreamBox logo
April 19, 2023 11:00 am Learner Wallet
Dr. Cory Steiner, Superintendent at Northern Cass School District, ND

Description coming soon
May 9, 2023 11:00 am Personalized Learning in the Middle School
Joel Asiala, Principal at CLK (Calumet) Washington Middle School,; Leanna Davis, Portland Middle School

Entering middle school can be a tough transition for students. They face new schedules, more responsibility, and a faster pace, along with unfamiliar social, emotional, and physical growth. Creating an intentional structure where students are supported yet have the flexibility to personalize their learning is key to their success in middle school. Calumet Middle School and Portland Middle School redesigned the 6th grade experience to provide the structures and support for students transitioning into their buildings. This webinar will feature a panel of school administrators, teachers, and students who will share the challenges and successes they encountered as they created pathways for all to thrive in the middle.
Superintendent Calls (members only)
All calls are at 8:30 am.

August 24, 2022
September 28, 2022
October 26, 2022
November 23, 2022
December 21, 2022
January 25, 2023
February 22, 2023
March 22, 2023
April 26, 2023
May 24, 2023
June 28, 2023
Curriculum Directors Calls (members only)
Date Time
October 19, 2022 2:00 pm
March 16, 2023 11:00 am
Virtual School Directors Calls (members only)
Date Time
November 9, 2022 1:00 pm
January 26, 2023 11:00 am
April 18, 2023 9:00 am
Partnership Calls (members only)
Date Time
September 13, 2022 (Directors Only) 8:00 am
December 7, 2022 12:00 pm
February 23, 2023 11:00 am
May 17, 2023 (Directors Only) 8:00 am
Principal Calls (members only)
Date Time
October 20, 2022 10:00 am
December 6, 2022 4:00 pm
March 10, 2023 9:00 am
May 25, 2023 3:30 pm
Public Webinars and Events

PUBLIC WEBINARS


For non-MiCoOp members, please complete the registration form for each webinar you would like to receive a link to participate.
Date Time Topic
September 21, 2022 1:00 pm A National and Global Perspective of Digital Learning
Dr. Allison Powell, Chief Operating Officer and Program Chair of DLAC at Evergreen Education Group

Online and blended learning offers a solution for expanding opportunities, global collaboration, and 21st century skills so all schools can deliver on the promise that every student should have access to the best education available. Dr. Powell will provide an introduction to the various types of blended learning and online school models being implemented in schools around the world and will feature an insider’s look at the swiftly evolving global, national, and state education landscape and the implications these trends have for online and blended learning.

SPONSOR
ClassLink logo
Webinar Recording
November 1, 2022 2:00 pm CLK Engage Micro-School: Lessons Learned From Year 1
Public Schools of Calumet, Laurium & Keweenaw
Chris Davidson, Superintendent; Matt Hampton, Elementary Principal; Julie Giachino, Elementary Assistant Principal; Lynne Koivisto, Heidi Koski, Christina Lahti, and Jennifer Davidson, CLK Engage Teachers

Coming out of the fragmented, highly interrupted year of pandemic learning, the Public Schools of Calumet, Laurium & Keweenaw accelerated their personalized learning progression by piloting a micro-school (CLK Engage) in grades 1, 2, and 3 for the 2021-2022 school year. With the conclusion of its first year, their teachers and administrators have many lessons to share. This webinar will provide a brief overview of the CLK Engage micro-school, the impact of a personalized, multi-aged program on students’ social, emotional, and academic learning, first year successes, pitfalls and recommendations, and plans for year two.

SPONSOR
BookShark Virtual logo
Register for this webinar
January 24, 2023 2:00 pm Leadership Transition: A Conversation
Conversation facilitated by:
Dave Eichberg, Superintendent, and Dr. Thomas Bruce, Deputy Superintendent, Berrien Springs Public Schools

Leadership transition, particularly with the role of district superintendent, can drastically change the course and vision for a district. School districts, especially those with innovative programming, should be deliberate and intentional in planning for transitions in key leadership positions. The Michigan CoOp is facilitating a discussion around the thought-process and planning for these key district leader transitions. Join in the conversation by bringing your questions, experiences, and your potential plan for transition.

SPONSOR
Pulse logo
Register for this webinar
March 15, 2023 1:00 pm Personalize Professional Development Through Micro Credentials
Jackie Gipe, MTSS Coach/Curriculum Support, Link Learning, Berrien Springs Public Schools

Schools are recognizing the need to replace their sit-and-get professional development with a personalized approach to learning. In this webinar, you will learn how to design and create impactful development opportunities for your school. Link Learning has evolved from offering the traditional PD sessions to a micro-credential format where staff get what they need. Jackie will discuss the challenges and successes they experienced along the way as well as how they've maintained and continue to build on this system.

SPONSOR
DreamBox logo
Register for this webinar