MiCoOp Events


2021-22 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 Members Only Resources page. Instructions to call-in will be sent to your email prior to each webinar or call.

Membership Webinar Schedule
Date Time Special Guest
September 21, 2021 11:00 am ET /
10:00 am CT
Tom Schmidt, Principal
Legacy High School, Bismark, ND
Legacy High School (LHS) in Bismarck, North Dakota, implements a schedule called flex-time that allows students choice in how they spend a portion of the school day outside of their regularly scheduled classes. Principal Tom Schmidt will share how they partnered with Regional Educational Laboratories Central (REL Central) to study how students use their flex-time, describe how flex-time can be incorporated into the school schedule to support student choice in learning, and identify steps that can be taken to support students’ effective use of their flex-time.
October 20, 2021 10:00 am Personalizing and the Pupil Accounting Manual: A Conversation
How is your district using the Pupil Accounting Manual (PAM) to personalize learning for students? What do you want to do that can’t be done through the PAM? Have you considered submitting an Innovation Council proposal? There is no formal presenter this month so come prepared to discuss accounting for personalization.
November 30, 2021 10:00 am ET Student-Centered Learning
Chris Davidson, Superintendent of Public Schools of Calumet, Laurium, & Keweenaw
Dave Eichberg, Superintendent of Berrien Springs Public Schools
Christa Green, Research Specialist II at Michigan Virtual
Chris Harrington, Director of Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute
Will Heath, Superintendent of Portland Public Schools
Tim Throne of Superintendent, Oxford Community Schools
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 will share the findings of the report and superintendents who participated in the study will talk about their vision for, challenges of, and advice on student-centered learning.

Sponsored by: Pulse - Student Achievement Systems
December 15, 2021 1:00 pm ET/10:00 am PT Evolving Education
Katie Martin, Chief Impact Officer, Learner-Centered Collaborative
In her book, Evolving Education: Shifting to a Learner-Centered Paradigm, author Katie Martin shares key shifts educators can make to move to a learner-centered environment. In this webinar, Katie will discuss 4 key shifts that can help us leave behind practices that don’t best serve all learners and educators and prioritize what matters most: relationships, connection, purpose, flexibility, agency, and authentic learning. She will also talk about challenging the status quo and the small steps we can take that focus on our students to make the impact that we all want.
January 6, 2022 9:00 am Personal Curriculums
Kristi Teall, Executive Director, Link Learning
Link Learning has come full circle when it comes to offering, allowing, and encouraging Personal Curriculums. Please join us in learning about our journey to becoming totally student centric by improving our process and procedures around Personal Curriculums. What have we learned and what are our next steps?
February 16, 2022 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT/11:00 am PT Creating Community in a Virtual Setting
Kathy Alexander, Director of Pupil Services & Special Education, Rural Virtual Academy (WI)
Julie Reece, Director of Partnerships and Adult Education, VLACS (NH)
Janet Schell, Principal, Oxford Virtual Academy (MI)
Tracy Steele, Director of Student Affairs, Stanford Online High School (CA)
While virtual learning continues to receive negative attention in the headlines, districts around the country are finding success in their virtual programs. Join us to learn how these districts are creating community among their students and staff to increase engagement and learning.
March 9, 2022 11:00 am ET / 10:00 am CT Micro-Credentials for Teacher Development
Dr. Cory Steiner, Superintendent at Northern Cass School District, ND
Details coming soon

Sponsored by: BookShark Virtual
April 13, 2022 10:00 am Personalized High School Math Solutions
Bobbi Jo Stoner, Principal of Early College and Innovative Programs, Gull Lake Community Schools
Bill Blakely, Gull Lake Virtual Partnership Mathematics 6-12 Teacher
Learn how to easily implement a personalized math course for each individual student in your high school virtual or face-to-face classroom. Join us to hear from Gull Lake Community Schools on how a 200% improvement in math skills can be attained by students of all math backgrounds.
May TBD
Superintendent Calls (members only)
All calls are at 8:30 am.

August 25, 2021
September 29, 2021
October 27, 2021
November 24, 2021
December 22, 2021
January 26, 2022
February 23, 2022
March 23, 2022
April 27, 2022
May 25, 2022
June 22, 2022
Curriculum Directors Calls (members only)
Date Time
Friday, October 29, 2021 9:00 am
Friday, January 7, 2022 12:00 pm
Monday, April 25, 2022 8:30 am
Partnership Calls (members only)
Date Time
September 15, 2021 (Directors Only) 8:30 am
November 10, 2021 11:00 am
January 12, 2022 9:00 am
March 16, 2022 1:00 pm
May 18, 2022 (Directors Only) 8:30 am
Principal Calls (members only)
Date Time
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 9:00 am
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 4:30 pm
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 12:00 pm
Public Webinars and Events

WEBINARS

Date Time Topic
November 30, 2021 10:00 am ET Student-Centered Learning
Chris Davidson, Superintendent of Public Schools of Calumet, Laurium, & Keweenaw
Dave Eichberg, Superintendent of Berrien Springs Public Schools
Christa Green, Research Specialist II at Michigan Virtual
Chris Harrington, Director of Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute
Will Heath, Superintendent of Portland Public Schools
Tim Throne, Superintendent of Oxford Community Schools
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 will share the findings of the report and superintendents who participated in the study will talk about their vision for, challenges of, and advice on student-centered learning.
Register to Participate

Sponsored by: Pulse - Student Achievement Systems
December 15, 2021 1:00 pm ET/10:00 am PT Evolving Education
Katie Martin, Chief Impact Officer, Learner-Centered Collaborative
In her book, Evolving Education: Shifting to a Learner-Centered Paradigm, author Katie Martin shares key shifts educators can make to move to a learner-centered environment. In this webinar, Katie will discuss 4 key shifts that can help us leave behind practices that don’t best serve all learners and educators and prioritize what matters most: relationships, connection, purpose, flexibility, agency, and authentic learning. She will also talk about challenging the status quo and the small steps we can take that focus on our students to make the impact that we all want.
Register to Participate
February 16, 2022 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT/11:00 am PT Creating Community in a Virtual Setting
Kathy Alexander, Director of Pupil Services & Special Education, Rural Virtual Academy (WI)
Julie Reece, Director of Partnerships and Adult Education, VLACS (NH)
Janet Schell, Principal, Oxford Virtual Academy (MI)
Tracy Steele, Director of Student Affairs, Stanford Online High School (CA)
While virtual learning continues to receive negative attention in the headlines, districts around the country are finding success in their virtual programs. Join us to learn how these districts are creating community among their students and staff to increase engagement and learning.
Register to Participate
March 9, 2022 11:00 am ET / 10:00 am CT Micro-Credentials for Teacher Development
Dr. Cory Steiner, Superintendent at Northern Cass School District, ND
Details coming soon

Sponsored by: BookShark Virtual


BOOK CLUB

The Power of Moments by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

Chip and Dan Heath claim that our most memorable positive moments are dominated by elevation, insight, pride, and connection. Join us as we explore these elements and learn how to create more memorable moments for others. This book discussion is a low-stakes event (i.e., join in anytime, even if you haven't had a chance to read it all) and free to all who want to participate.

Register here to receive Zoom invite and email updates.

Schedule

All dates meet at 4:00 pm ET

Date Discussion
October 19, 2021 Chapters 1 & 2
November 17, 2021 Chapters 3 & 4
January 20, 2022 Chapters 5 & 6
February 24, 2022 Chapters 7, 8, & 9
March 22, 2022 Chapters 10 & 11
April 20, 2022 Chapters 12