Michigan CoOp members had a desire to develop and deepen their relationships with students. Along with this desire came many questions and unknowns. Below are a series of relationship building call/webinars where MiCoOp members share and discuss this important topic.

February 21, 2019

Initial relationship building discussion. Listen to the recording.


March 18, 2019

Nicole Erickson, Social Worker with West Michigan Virtual (part of Berrien Springs Public Schools), leads a discussion on relationships.


April 16, 2019

Julia Freeland-Fisher, Director of Education Research at the Clayton Christensen InstituteTopic: Who You Know

Julia shared insights from her book Who You Know: Unlocking Innovations That Expand Students’ Networks. Who You Know explores this simple idea to give teachers and school administrators a fresh perspective on how to break the pattern of inequality in American classrooms. It reveals how schools can invest in the power of relationships to increase social mobility for their students.

Learn more about Julia Freeland-Fisher from the links below:
EdTech Specialists CBE webinar with Julia
Christensen Institute articles written by Julia
Julia’s LinkedIn profile


May 20, 2019

Mike Haynes joined us to follow up on his Feb. 20 webinar. Mike focused on purpose and self-care, including a tool to develop purpose statements.


June 17, 2019

MiCoOp members shared and discussed course catalogs, course development, and mentoring.