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What You Missed at the 2017 Action Forum

On December 12, more than 500 Ohio education leaders gathered for the 2017 OLAC Action Forum in Columbus to learn, network, and collaborate around the use and impact of the OLAC tools and resources to strengthen leadership practices.

The Forum, which was held in partnership with the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) and the Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA), featured a general session on Courageous Leadership: Empowering and Inspiring Action for All by Dr. Cathy Lassiter, a luncheon session on the District Leadership Team and School Improvement by Dr. Brian McNulty, and 10 learning sessions from Ohio superintendents, principals, teachers, and others. Sessions ranged from empowering teacher-based teams, engaging all stakeholders in the Ohio Improvement Process, using student-based teams to engage students, and achieving equity for all students.

During the Forum each year, OLAC also recognizes one Ohio school district for their outstanding leadership around the implementation of the practices in the Ohio Leadership Framework, use of OLAC tools for district and individual professional development, and support for regional/state OLAC professional development opportunities. The 2017 OLAC Outstanding District Award was presented to Painesville City Local Schools.

OLAC also announced the launch of new resources designed to help districts better support gifted students and adapt to the revisions of Ohio's gifted operating standards. Developed by nationally-recognized experts, these free resources can be used by districts for individual or group-based learning. Learn more about these resources.

If you missed the Acton Forum, you can check out the learning session presentations and resources here. You can also recap the Twitter conversations on social media by searching #OLAC.