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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 (PDF).

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.

View the 2019 Action Forum Program (PDF)

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Check back soon for more information, including dates and location, for next year’s Action Forum!

General Session Speakers

Dr. John Richard: Opening Remarks

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

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

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

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

District-based Learning Sessions

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

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 (PDF) | Ramos - Rogers Recommended Resources (PDF) | Ramos - Rogers cast_10_engagement Handout (PDF)

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 (PDF)

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

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

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

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

OCALI: Building Capacity to Promote Access, Communication, and Equity (PDF)

Pickerington Local School District: BLT Dynamics: Sharing Leadership

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


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 (PDF)

Dr. Brandon Doubek: More Moving Teams Forward with Data, Part I Reading and Writing (PDF) | Breakout Session (PDF) | Strategy Review Chart (PDF)

Dr. Brandon Doubek: More Moving Teams Forward with Data, Part II (PDF)

Carolyn Everidge-Frey: Why Revised Standards for Principals? (PDF)

Dr. Brian McNulty: How Do Schools Get Better, Part I (PDF) | Assessment Ladder (PDF)

Dr. Brian McNulty: How Do Schools Get Better, Part II (PDF)

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 (PDF)

ESC of Northeast Ohio and Strongsville City Schools: Teacher-Based Team Coaches: Building Collective Capacity and Collaboration (PDF) | TBT Coaches Presentation Notesheet (PDF)

Graham Local Schools: Building and Sustaining Systems through Implementation Drivers (PDF) | Building Sustaining Systems Slides Handout (PDF)

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

Maysville Local School District: Co-Teaching: From Vision to Reality (PDF)

Niles City School District: Achieving More Effective Teacher-Based Teams and Building Leadership Teams (PDF)

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 (PDF)


2017 Action Forum Presentations

Dr. Cathy Lassiter: Courageous Leaders: Empowering and Inspiring Action for All (PDF)

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

Learning Sessions

Dr. Cathy Lassiter: Evidence-Based Practices to Improve Student Learning (PDF)

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

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

Bellefontaine City Schools: Create Teacher Empowerment with a Practice Profile (PDF) | Bellefontaine Handout 2 | Bellefontaine Handout 3

Bowling Green City Schools: Equity: The Necessary Journey (PDF)

Bucyrus City Schools: Mission Possible: Vision to Action (PDF)

Fremont City Schools: Working Together To Empower and Inspire All Students to Achieve (PDF)

Georgetown Exempted Village School District: The Power of Culture (PDF)

Ironton City Schools: Empowering the Learner with Student-Based Teams (PDF) | Ironton City Schools Handout 2

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

All In Handout 1 (PDF) | All In Handout 2 (PDF) | All In Handout 3 (PDF) | All In Handout 4 (PDF) | All In Handout 5 (PDF) | All In Handout 6 (PDF) | All In Handout 7 (PDF) | All In Handout 8 (PDF)

Toledo Public Schools: Using All Stakeholders in the OIP Process to Effectively Change a School Culture (PDF)


2016 Action Forum Presentations

General Session: Supporting Leadership & Improvement Under ESSA (ZIP)
Ohio Department of Education

Schoolwide Progress: Growing All Leaders (PDF)
Massillon City Schools

Let’s Focus (PDF)
Belpre City Schools

A Tale of Two Principals (PDF)
Winton Woods City Schools

Leading Your Teacher-Based Teams (PDF)
Lancaster City Schools

OIP: Strategies to Create a Culture of Collaboration and Accountability for Your PLC (PDF)
Marion City Schools

Teacher-Based Teams: Moving From Compliance to Collaboration to Cohesiveness (PDF)
Columbus City Schools

Creating a Culture for School Improvement (PDF)
East Palestine Schools

Connecting All of the Dots to the Instruction Framework (PDF)
Trotwood Madison Schools

Systemic Change with Standards-Based Instruction and Grading (PDF)
Canton City Schools

Repurposing Your Instruction the UDL Way to Make Your Class a 10 (PDF)
Campbell Memorial High School

Writing Across the Curriculum and the Ohio Improvement Process (PDF)
United Local School District


2015 Action Forum Presentations

Keynote: Accountability as Inquiry (PDF)
Dr. Brian McNulty, Creative Leadership Solutions

School Leadership for Social Equity (PDF)
Massillon City Schools

Using Google Sheets to Manage TBTs and Remain Strategy Focused (PDF)
Graham Elementary School, Graham Local Schools

Driven by Standards, Fueled by Vertical Design (PDF)
Liberty Arts Magnet, Lima City Schools

The Three C’s for Successful TBTs: Collaboration, Collective Inquiry, and Coaching (PDF)
Surrarrer Elementary School, Strongsville City Schools

Scheduling: Staff Meetings During School? No Way! (PDF)
Ironton City Schools

Our Journey Towards Implementing Standards-Based Instruction (PDF)
Canton City Schools

From "They" to "We": An OIP Journey
Bucyrus City Schools