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Professional Learning Series


Join the OLAC team for a series of free professional learning sessions 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. Remember, all resources are free and you can earn credit.

2022-2023 Dates

Watch Recordings from 2022-2023


Three-Part Series: Confronting the Crisis of Engagement: How Leaders Gain Motivation and Commitment for Every Student and Staff Member

October 19, 2022, January 13, 2023 & May 11, 2023, 9–10:30 a.m. (all sessions)

Presenter: Dr. Doug Reeves, Founder, Creative Leadership Solutions

Join Dr. Reeves for this three-part series on the latest research on engagement for students and staff. Learn more as he contrasts the “engagement illusion”—when things look good, but students are disengaged—to authentic engagement, which includes risk-taking, innovation, and real learning. He will also address the keys to motivation, including competence, personal meaning, progress, and a deep sense of meaning—all essential for students and classroom educators.

October 19: Explore the research and practical application of engagement strategies.

Confronting the Crisis of Engagement: How Leaders Gain Motivation and Commitment for Every Student and Staff Member Part 1

January 13: Participate in an interactive seminar and learn to apply strategies for engagement with students and adults. Learn how schools are gaining immediate reductions in student failure rates through improvements in the accuracy of feedback and grading practices.

May 11: 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.

Register: May 11 - Confronting the Crisis of Engagement


Three-Part Series: Evaluating, Designing & Preparing Your Master Schedule

January 23, January 31 & February 10, 9-10:30 a.m. (all sessions)

Presenter: Carrie Sanchez, Director of Leadership & Learning, North Point Educational Service Center

January 23: Evaluating Your Master Schedule & Preparing for the Future

This session will guide attendees through an audit/evaluation process and provide resources to continue to guide 'the work' as attendees deconstruct their current schedules and processes.

Evaluating Your Master Schedule & Preparing for the Future

January 31: Designing A Premium Master Schedule

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.

Stay tuned for the recorded event

February 10: Preparing Your Staff for a Collaborative Schedule

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.

Register - February 10: Preparing Your Staff for a Collaborative Schedule


The Ohio Improvement Plan: From the Prospectives of the Ohio Department of Education and Ohio Districts

March 16, 9–11:30 a.m.

Presenters: Representatives from Marlington Local Schools, Louisville City Schools, Western Local Schools, and Quaker Academies; Cynthia Dewey, Director, Office of Improvement and Innovation, Ohio Department of Education

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.

Register - March 16: The Ohio Improvement Plan: From the Prospectives of the Ohio Department of Education and Ohio Districts


Become an OLAC Facilitator

March 24, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Presenters: OLAC Team

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 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
  • New Team Assessment—Become familiar with the new Systemic Improvement Practices Review (SIPR), an online team assessment designed for DLTs.
  • New modules, podcast episodes, 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.

Register - March 24: Become an OLAC Facilitator


Radical Compassion: Tools for Resistant Colleagues and Students

April 25, 9–10:30 a.m.

Presenter: Dr. Arianna Howard, Plant-A-Seed Educational Consulting

“This went deeper than some of our other past equity trainings. We walked away with tangible strategies.”

“I enjoyed the compassion in understanding empathy vs knowledge and how to change the trajectory of that compassion.”

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.

Register - April 25: Radical Compassion: Tools for Resistant Colleagues and Students


Questions?

Contact Mike Trego or Jim Gay or Karel Oxley.