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New Learning for the New Year

It the start of a new year, and we are excited to continue to offer our free professional learning series on a variety of topics. This series is designed to provide educators with the structures and resources necessary to develop and support effective leadership at every level.

Explore OLAC’s latest online learning tools, including modules, webinars, videos, podcast episodes, and more to support educators as they work to embed essential leadership practices at every level of a school system.

Register Now for These New Sessions

January 31, 9–10:30 a.m.

This session will provide at least three frameworks for attendees to reference as they move forward in redesigning their current master schedules. This session will include step-by-step processes, reviews of master agreements and address considerations for special education, fine arts, and physical education.

February 10, 9–10:30 a.m.

This session will coach school leaders in the processes and critical considerations for leading a school into a new schedule implementation. Key structures, such as collaboration protocols, how to use established intervention time, and integrating professional development and parent meetings into the typical school day will be intentional areas of focus for this session.

March 16, 9–11:30 a.m.

Learn more about the Ohio Improvement Plan (OIP) from two perspectives—Ohio school districts and the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). Hear about ODE’s vision and support for the OIP and listen to district representatives as they share their stories about implementation, insights, and successes while utilizing the OIP through an interactive Q&A session.

March 24, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

From the beginning, the Ohio Leadership Advisory Council’s goal has been to provide educators – no matter their role – with the structures and resources they need to develop shared and effective leadership at every level. OLAC is proud to offer free resources to support your personal or team’s professional learning—in a safe online environment and at your convenience. By becoming a certified OLAC facilitator, you will be able to share these resources with others and demonstrate how to integrate them into their leadership and instructional practices. Become familiar with and gain working knowledge of the web platform, the latest resources, updated OPES and OTES crosswalks, team assessments, credit options, and more.

April 25, 9–10:30 a.m.

Join Dr. Arianna Howard as she explores how to interpret diverging opinions and disruptive responses and formulate strategies to teach and lead with compassion. She will also connect OLAC modules and resources aligned to the topics of coaching, diversity, equity, social justice, leadership and wellbeing.

May 11, 9–10:30 a.m.

Session 3: Participants will demonstrate evidence of impact using the “Challenge, Practice, Results” model to show a direct connection between their leadership practices and student engagement and achievement.

Miss a Session or Want to Go Back and Re-watch?

Didn’t get a chance to join us for a session earlier this year or want to go back and re-watch a session? Check out these recordings from earlier this school year.

Need Contact Hours?

Don’t forget that you can download certificates of completion from all OLAC modules and webinars to use for contact hours with your LPDC.