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2021 OLAC/PBIS Showcase: What We’re Excited About


On October 25, the Ohio Leadership Advisory Council and the Ohio PBIS Network launched registration for the 2021 OLAC/PBIS Showcase. This year’s theme, Responsive, Reimagined, and Resilient Leadership, will include sessions aligned around three strands:

  • Leading, learning, and connecting in all learning environments
  • Supporting the whole child, including trauma-informed practice and students’ social emotional well-being
  • Ensuring equitable learning opportunities

Like our past events, you can expect high quality content from experts and practitioners from around the state and across the U.S., as well as opportunities to network and collaborate—the only change will be that it will be from the comfort of your own home or office.

For those who are already registered or if you’re thinking about attending for the first time, here are a few things we’re excited about and hope you will be, too.

20 District and Practitioner-led Presentation Teams (On-demand & Live Engagement)

They’re K-12 administrators and practitioners, State Support Team (SST) personnel, and more from around Ohio, and they’ll be covering a wide range of topics with 20 virtual sessions to choose from.

Keynote: Dr. Douglas Reeves (Live)

Join Dr. Douglas Reeves, Founder, Creative Leadership Solutions, for his keynote: Fearless Schools: Building Trust and Resilience for Learning, Teaching, and Leading. With the fear and uncertainty surrounding the pandemic and the economic impact that follows, teachers, leaders, students, and parents need fearless schools. At the core of fearless schools is psychological safety. In this interactive keynote presentation, Dr. Reeves explains how leaders and teachers build and maintain trust and psychological safety, and how sometimes these ideals are inadvertently destroyed. Come prepared to engage in a rich discussion and reflection based on a large body of 21st century evidence. Special emphasis is paid to resilience—bouncing back from physical, emotional, and psychic injury. Read more in his guest blog, Resilience in Ohio: How Leaders and Teachers Take on the Greatest Challenges in Education.

Keynote: Anthony Coy-Gonzalez (Live)

We’re excited to welcome Anthony, the 2021 Ohio Teacher of the Year & Teacher and Ohio School for the Deaf, as he shares his keynote, Reimagining Education for All: Anything is Possible. This year, we have grieved losses in many forms. The loss of normal, however, was one that the field of education desperately needed. Our students today do not fit into “norms,” but need to be embraced by an inclusive education that breaks through inequities they face. Stories from the classroom, community partnerships, and beyond will help inspire and challenge us to reimagine what is possible for each unique child and the field of education. Anything is possible. Get ready to dream of how an education for all might look. Check out his guest blog where he shares more.

2021 OLAC Outstanding District Award (On-demand)

This award is presented annually to a district in Ohio that demonstrates effective leadership practices. These practices, inherent in the Ohio Improvement Process (OIP), include shared leadership, the use of a collaborative-inquiry process that uses data in decision making, and a focus on success for all learners within the school system. Watch the district be awarded.

2021 PBIS Recognition Awards (On-demand)

Ohio’s Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Recognition System provides an opportunity for schools and districts to be recognized for creating school environments that are positive, predictable, safe and equitable. PBIS aligns with Ohio’s Whole Child Framework by creating safe and supportive schools and prioritizing its five components. Each year, the Ohio Department of Education and the PBIS Network recognize schools and districts for their quality and fidelity of PBIS implementation. Schools are eligible to receive awards at the bronze, silver or gold levels of distinction. Join the Ohio PBIS Network for the announcement of the 2021 Ohio PBIS Recognition Award recipients.

Earn Contact Hours

For every one-hour course/learning session attended, one contact hour will be awarded.

The event is free, but registration is required. Learn more and register now.