MiCoOp Events


2020-21 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 28, 2020 1:00 pm ET/ 10:00 am PT TREK Professional Learning Initiative
Val Verde Unified School District
Hear from education leaders at Val Verde Unified School District in California who are supporting their teachers and staff with comprehensive training on distance learning tools and strategies that align with their district wide PD needs. Find out how they are efficiently scaling up while offering teacher choice with self-directed micro-learning so educators can easily get the content they need and quickly implement it with their students. TREK Professional Learning Initiative is competency-based and rooted in adult learning theory.
October 29, 2020 9:00 am Deeper Competency-Based Education
Karin Hess, Rose Colby, and Daniel Joseph
Deeper Competency-Based Learning: Making Equitable, Student-Centered, Sustainable Shifts
We’ve just experienced one the most impactful catalysts of change in public education. With change can also come new opportunities to transform your CBE system away from some of the still-lingering traditional approaches of the past. The delivery of virtual learning shines a new light on how we can ensure equity, access, and authentic student-centered learning. We’ll take you on a deep dive investigating three CBE shifts designed to promote deeper learning for all students: organizational shifts (e.g., leadership, policy); teaching-learning structures (e.g., assessment and grading practices); and student-centered classrooms (e.g., supports, feedback, student choice and voice). Throughout this presentation, you will have time to reflect with colleagues on current practices related to the core components of CBE design, share the shifts that are working effectively for you, and identify areas where there is still a need to employ new approaches. We’ll model using a strategic process for your teams to continue your reflections and planning to guide your CBE transformation journey.
November 10, 2020 3:00 pm ET/ 1:00 pm MT WPS Competency Based System
Oliver Grenham, Chief Education Officer
Westminster Public Schools (WPS) is a leader of personalized competency based learning in the US. Through their more than a decade journey, WPS has developed a layered systems approach that creates learner-centered classrooms with personalized delivery of instruction. Dr. Oliver Grenham, Chief Education Officer, will share the WPS Learning Model that encompasses Shared Vision, Leadership, Competency Based Design, and Continuous Improvement to create Student Centered Classrooms. Join us as we hear about the lessons they've learned and resources they've created to help you in your CBE journey.
December 9, 2020 10:00 am ET Competency Based Education
Building 21
In order for innovation and change to be successful, we must first start with ourselves—the adults who are leading the change. We must do the personal and professional work required to persevere through the challenges and setbacks we will inevitably face as we try to reimagine school and we must embrace the mindset that we are all lifelong learners. In this webinar, you will learn about how Building 21 works with its school partners to support the change management process necessary for the transition to a personalized competency-based model.
January 26, 2021 9:00 am Social-Emotional Supports
At the half-way point in the 2020-21 school year, schools are still facing the stress of the pandemic. On this call, Michigan CoOp districts will discuss the topic of social-emotional supports employed throughout the current health crisis. Members will be asked to share examples their district has been implementing to support the well-being of staff, students, and families.

2020 SEL Resources
Digital Learning Collaborative: Helping Students to Cope with the Mental Health Challenges of COVID-19
Aurora Institute: Designing an SEL-Focused Advisory
Aurora Institute: How Do You Teach, Assess, and Report the Transferable Social Emotional Skills on your Portrait of a Graduate?
February 22, 2021 3:00 pm ET/ 1:00 pm MT Counseling 2.0: Guidance Counseling Strategies to Bridge the Virtual Gap
Sam Heder and Jenny Kennedy, Mountain Heights Academy
Counseling 2.0: Guidance Counseling Strategies to Bridge the Virtual Gap is an interactive and strategies-that-work showcase of online counseling approaches that will successfully bridge the virtual guidance gap. Join us to learn what has worked as we have pioneered and flushed out successful and student-driven approaches that are specific to the online learner’s unique needs. Attendees will leave webinar inspired and with data-supported tactics to revamp and increase the efficacy of counseling roles in the online environment.
March11, 2021 1:00 pm ET / 10:00 am PT Project Based Learning and CBE
John Bosselman, Director of Innovation and Rigor
Latitude High School
Imagine your students completing meaningful projects that impact your community. Every day. As they connect with diverse organizations and individuals, they are developing their passion and purpose. Latitude High School's (Oakland, CA) project-based learning focus allows students to explore, collaborate, and grow through their four years of high school. In this webinar, we'll learn about the evolution of Latitude's competency-based education model and dive deeper into their competencies. We'll also hear how they transitioned from Google Classroom to Headrush, a learning management system designed for student-centered schools and project-based programs.
April 21, 2021 1:00 pm ET Engagement and Collaboration in the Virtual World
Jack Crumm, Michigan Manager of School Partnerships for Carnegie Learning
Experience a math content focused collaborative lesson showcasing facilitation strategies and best practices for virtual engagement and collaboration. Although this webinar will be conducted in a virtual setting, the concepts and strategies are also extremely relevant and useful for in person facilitation. During this session you will experience the power of research proven student-centered personalized learning and reflect on how you can use these strategies to effectively engage your students, parents, teachers, or administrators in person or virtually.
May 20, 2021 9:00 am MTSS, Portland Public Schools
June 15, 2021 1:00 pm The 2021-22 School Year
Join us as we discuss district plans for the 2021-22 school year.
Come prepared to share your ideas and ask questions around systems, curriculum, staffing, and more.
Superintendent Calls (members only)
Date Time
September 24, 2020 9:00 am
October 23, 2020 2:00 pm
November 19, 2020 10:00 am
December 18, 2020 1:00 pm
January 21, 2021 11:00 am
February 19, 2021 3:00 pm
March 18, 2021 12:00 pm
April 16, 2021 8:00 am
May 20, 2021 4:00 pm
June 18, 2021 9:00 am
Curriculum Directors Calls (members only)
Date Time
March 4, 2021 11:00 am
May 19, 2021 2:00 pm
Partnership Calls (members only)
Date Time
September 22, 2020 9:00 am
November 11, 2020 11:00 am
January 14, 2021 1:00 pm
March 2, 2021 2:00 pm
May 12, 2021 10:00 am
Principal Calls (members only)
Date Time
October 1, 2020 10:00 am
November 17, 2020 2:00 pm
May 5, 2021 9:00 am
Public Webinars and Events

WEBINARS

Date Time Special Guest
October 29, 2020 9:00 am Deeper Competency-Based Education
Karin Hess, Rose Colby, and Daniel Joseph
Deeper Competency-Based Learning: Making Equitable, Student-Centered, Sustainable Shifts
We’ve just experienced one the most impactful catalysts of change in public education. With change can also come new opportunities to transform your CBE system away from some of the still-lingering traditional approaches of the past. The delivery of virtual learning shines a new light on how we can ensure equity, access, and authentic student-centered learning. We’ll take you on a deep dive investigating three CBE shifts designed to promote deeper learning for all students: organizational shifts (e.g., leadership, policy); teaching-learning structures (e.g., assessment and grading practices); and student-centered classrooms (e.g., supports, feedback, student choice and voice). Throughout this presentation, you will have time to reflect with colleagues on current practices related to the core components of CBE design, share the shifts that are working effectively for you, and identify areas where there is still a need to employ new approaches. We’ll model using a strategic process for your teams to continue your reflections and planning to guide your CBE transformation journey.
April 21, 2021 1:00 pm ET Engagement and Collaboration in the Virtual World
Jack Crumm, Michigan Manager of School Partnerships for Carnegie Learning
Experience a math content focused collaborative lesson showcasing facilitation strategies and best practices for virtual engagement and collaboration. Although this webinar will be conducted in a virtual setting, the concepts and strategies are also extremely relevant and useful for in person facilitation. During this session you will experience the power of research proven student-centered personalized learning and reflect on how you can use these strategies to effectively engage your students, parents, teachers, or administrators in person or virtually.
If you are not a MiCoOp member, you can register for the webinar here. There is no cost to attend but registration is required.


BOOK CLUB

Start with Why by Simon Sinek

Whether you are a state leader, district leader, building/program leader, or teacher leader, you inspire people to take action. Join us in discussing WHY we do what we do and how that inspires those around us. 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 7, 2020 Book Club Kick-off and Introduction
November 12, 2020 Part I
December 8, 2020 Part 2
January 12, 2021 Part 3
February 10, 2021 Part 4
March 10, 2021 Part 5
April 22, 2021 Part 6 and Afterword

Simon's Ted Talk: How great leaders inspire action