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Why You Could Become An OLAC Facilitator

Are you someone who leads district, building, or teacher-level professional development?

Or maybe you’re someone from an educational service center or state support team who facilitates professional development for school districts and buildings?

Regardless if you’re leading professional for teams or an individual wanting to build your own skills and knowledge, there’s something for you on the Ohio Leadership Advisory Council (OLAC) website.

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 an 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 upgraded OLAC web platform, including new features and enhanced functionality
  • How to use module, webinar, podcast, and video content to enhance the effectiveness of district and building leadership teams and teacher-based teams (DLTs, BLTs, TBTs)
  • Updated Ohio Principal Evaluation System (OPES) Crosswalk—Lead superintendents/principals through the Principal Crosswalk, which aligns relevant OLAC modules, webinars, podcasts, and videos to the Ohio Principal Standards
  • Updated Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES) Crosswalk—Lead principals/teachers through the Teacher Crosswalk, which aligns relevant OLAC modules, webinars, podcasts, and videos to the Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession. Crosswalks are provided for OTES 2.0.
  • How to support superintendents, principals, and teachers in developing a professional growth plan
  • Team Assessment—Become familiar with the Systemic Improvement Practices Review (SIPR), an online team assessment designed for DLTs.
  • New modules, webinars, and videos on demand
  • Credit options—Become familiar with templates for workshop offerings using OLAC modules that can be presented to colleges and universities for consideration for college credit. Facilitators will also become familiar for LPDC credit options available through the OLAC website.

Join Us on March 24, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

If you’re looking to learn more about the latest OLAC resources and how to use them with your teams, join us on March 24 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. for a FREE professional learning session. Become an OLAC facilitator and demonstrate how superintendents, principals, and teachers can develop a relevant professional growth plan and gain deeper knowledge and understanding how to use OLAC’s resources. Learn more and register.

What Past Attendees Had to Say About the Session

“For the past three years, I have been responsible for teacher-based teams and building-leadership teams for eight of our secondary schools. OLAC was always my first stop for resources. There's no need to reinvent the wheel. The documents are always professional and user-friendly.”

“OLAC is always my first stop when researching professional development topics.”