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2019 Action Forum Presentations

On December 10, nearly 600 Ohio education leaders gathered for the 2019 OLAC Action Forum in Columbus to learn, network, and collaborate around the use and impact of the OLAC tools and resources to strengthen leadership practices, all centered around the theme of Better Together.

The Forum, which was held in partnership with the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) and the Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA), featured a general session on Collaborative Teams Transforming Learning by Dr. Doug Reeves, a luncheon session on Acting on Data by Dr. Brian McNulty, and 13 learning sessions from Ohio superintendents, principals, teachers, and others. Sessions ranged from clarity and culture, the “how” of the OIP, the power of student-based teams, instructional leaderships strategies, and more.

During the Forum each year, OLAC also recognizes one Ohio school district for their outstanding leadership around the implementation of the practices in the Ohio Leadership Framework, use of OLAC tools for district and individual professional development, and support for regional/state OLAC professional development opportunities. The 2019 OLAC Outstanding District Award was presented to Alliance City Schools. Read the press release.

If you missed the Action Forum, you can check out the learning session presentations and resources here. You can also recap the Twitter conversations on social media by searching #OLAC.

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General Session Speakers

Dr. John Richard: Opening Remarks

Dr. Doug Reeves: Equity and Excellence Now: How Collaborative Teams Transform Learning

Dr. Doug Reeves: From Looking at Data to Acting on Data: Lessons for District, Building and Teacher Teams

Dr. Brian McNulty: The OIP-Reboot and Teacher Learning

Dr. Brian McNulty: Going Deeper Into the Research and Practices

District-based Learning Sessions

Niles City Schools: Attacking Adolescent Literacy through the Implementation of Keys to Literacy Evidence-based Strategies

State Support Team Region 4 & OCALI: This Isn’t Your Parents OIP—You Know the “Why,” but Do You Really Know the “How?”: Taking a UDL Approach to the Ohio Improvement Process at the Teacher, Building, and District Levels | Ramos - Rogers Recommended Resources | Ramos - Rogers cast_10_engagement Handout

Darke County ESC: The Power of Student-Based Teams on Instruction

United Schools Network: Using an Innovative Formula for Improvement to Increase 8th Grade On-Track Rates

Alliance City School District: Impacting All Learners Through Clarity and Culture

Dayton Public Schools: Let’s Work Together, Come On, Come On, Let’s Work Together

East Palestine City Schools: Instructional Leadership Strategies to Achieve Better Together

Marion City Schools: Proficiency Scales: Making Learning Visible for Teachers, Parents and Students | Marion City Schools Presentation | Marion City Schools Presentation Materials

OCALI: Building Capacity to Promote Access, Communication, and Equity

Pickerington Local School District: BLT Dynamics: Sharing Leadership

South-Western City Schools: A Closer Look at “Weekly” TBT Meetings


2018 Action Forum Presentations

On December 12, 2018 nearly 700 Ohio education leaders gathered for the 2018 OLAC Action Forum in Columbus to learn, network, and collaborate around the use and impact of the OLAC tools and resources to strengthen leadership practices.

The Forum, which was held in partnership with the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) and the Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA), featured four general sessions and 11 learning sessions from Ohio superintendents, principals, teachers, and others. Information about the keynote and presentations are available below. Additional handouts and resources can be downloaded from the event's mobile app, Guidebook.

General Session Speakers

Dr. John Richard: OLAC Working Together for Ohio’s Students Handout

Dr. Brandon Doubek: More Moving Teams Forward with Data, Part I Handout 1 | Handout 2 | Handout 3

Dr. Brandon Doubek: More Moving Teams Forward with Data, Part II Handout

Carolyn Everidge-Frey: Why Revised Standards for Principals? Handout

Dr. Brian McNulty: How Do Schools Get Better, Part I Handout 1 | Handout 2

Dr. Brian McNulty: How Do Schools Get Better, Part II Handout

District-based Learning Sessions

Alliance City Schools: The 4 C's of School Improvement: Core, Culture, Collaboration, and Coaching Presenting District Coming Soon

Bowling Green City Schools: Equity in the Classroom by Making Student Thinking Visible Handout

ESC of Northeast Ohio and Strongsville City Schools: Teacher-Based Team Coaches: Building Collective Capacity and Collaboration Handout | Handout

Graham Local Schools: Building and Sustaining Systems through Implementation Drivers Handout 1 | Handout 2

Mansfield City Schools: The Power of Teaching the Whole Child: An Urban Student Growth Story Handout

Maysville Local School District: Co-Teaching: From Vision to Reality Handout

Niles City School District: Achieving More Effective Teacher-Based Teams and Building Leadership Teams Handout

Riverside Local Schools: Vertical 3rd-6th ELA Teacher-based Team: Superheroes of Intervention Coming soon

Toledo Public Schools: Going from an "F" to a "B" using OIP and Mastery Process Handout


2017 Action Forum Presentations

Dr. Cathy Lassiter: Courageous Leaders: Empowering and Inspiring Action for All | Handout

Dr. Brian McNulty: Districts, the District Leadership Team (DLT), and School Improvement | Handout

Learning Sessions

Dr. Cathy Lassiter: Evidence-Based Practices to Improve Student Learning | Handout

Dr. Brian McNulty: New Learnings About Effective Teacher-Based Teams (TBTs) | Handout

Alliance City Schools: We Rock the Ohio Improvement Process (OIP) | Handout

Bellefontaine City Schools: Create Teacher Empowerment with a Practice Profile | Handout 1 | Handout 2 | Handout 3

Bowling Green City Schools: Equity: The Necessary Journey | Handout

Bucyrus City Schools: Mission Possible: Vision to Action | Handout

Fremont City Schools: Working Together To Empower and Inspire All Students to Achieve | Handout

Georgetown Exempted Village School District: The Power of Culture | Handout

Ironton City Schools: Empowering the Learner with Student-Based Teams | Handout 1 | Handout 2

Stark Education Partnership & State Support Team 9: All In: A Journey Toward Ensuring Success for ALL Students

Handout 1 | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4 | Handout 5 | Handout 6 | Handout 7 | Handout 8

Toledo Public Schools: Using All Stakeholders in the OIP Process to Effectively Change a School Culture | Handout


2016 Action Forum Presentations

General Session: Supporting Leadership & Improvement Under ESSA 
Ohio Department of Education
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Schoolwide Progress: Growing All Leaders
Massillon City Schools 
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Let’s Focus
Belpre City Schools
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A Tale of Two Principals
Winton Woods City Schools
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Leading Your Teacher-Based Teams
Lancaster City Schools
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OIP: Strategies to Create a Culture of Collaboration and Accountability for Your PLC
Marion City Schools
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Teacher-Based Teams: Moving From Compliance to Collaboration to Cohesiveness
Columbus City Schools
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Creating a Culture for School Improvement
East Palestine Schools
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Connecting All of the Dots to the Instruction Framework
Trotwood Madison Schools
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Systemic Change with Standards-Based Instruction and Grading
Canton City Schools
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Repurposing Your Instruction the UDL Way to Make Your Class a 10
Campbell Memorial High School
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Writing Across the Curriculum and the Ohio Improvement Process
United Local School District
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2015 Action Forum Presentations

Keynote: Accountability as Inquiry
Dr. Brian McNulty, Creative Leadership Solutions
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School Leadership for Social Equity
Massillon City Schools
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Using Google Sheets to Manage TBTs and Remain Strategy Focused
Graham Elementary School, Graham Local Schools
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Driven by Standards, Fueled by Vertical Design
Liberty Arts Magnet, Lima City Schools
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The Three C’s for Successful TBTs: Collaboration, Collective Inquiry, and Coaching
Surrarrer Elementary School, Strongsville City Schools
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Scheduling: Staff Meetings During School? No Way!
Ironton City Schools
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Our Journey Towards Implementing Standards-Based Instruction
Canton City Schools
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From "They" to "We": An OIP Journey
Bucyrus City Schools