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My Favorite OLAC Tools and How to Put Them to Use Immediately


For 15 years, the Ohio Leadership Advisory Council (OLAC) has redefined leadership for Ohio, established a foundation for continuous and sustainable improvement in instructional practice and student learning, and anchored the work of Ohio’s statewide system of support.

Central to this effort is the cohesive and coherent set of essential leadership practices for Ohio districts and their schools. The work of OLAC—represented in an ever-expanding array of high quality resources and supports—continues to be directed by and facilitated through the Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA) in collaboration with the Ohio Department of Education.

From its inception forward, OLAC’s work has been grounded in a strong belief in shared leadership. Two primary principles of shared leadership guide the development of OLAC tools and resources:

  1. All educators have the capacity to lead, and
  2. Essential leadership practices must be implemented at all levels to make and sustain improvements in student, adult, and organizational learning.

On May 20, OLAC hosted a professional learning session, with State Support Team (SST) directors from across the state to have them share their favorite OLAC tools and how they are using them in their school improvement work. Check out these brief video clips to hear their favorites:

To hear from more SST directors, watch the complete two-part recording.

Looking for Other Professional Learning Resources?

Personalize your professional learning experience by searching for specific topics of interest to you or your staff. Start or continue your professional learning journey this summer by checking out OLAC’s: