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New Ohio Personnel Guide to OIP

OLAC Resources by Role

OLAC resources are for everyone, but this guide can help educators in particular roles find what’s most useful to them. So, the guide orients to the roles of (1) district and community school leaders, (3) school leaders, (4) teachers and others, (4) higher education faculty, and (5) state and regional consultants.

District and Community School Leaders. District and community-school leaders would benefit from learning about the OIP, and the OIP module is a good entry point. Their sphere of concern includes school boards and resource management, and the two linked modules (i.e., Board Development and Governance Process and Resource Management) might prove useful. Additionally, data systems are in the purview of district and community-school leaders, so OLAC’s module on data-based decision making would also be of interest. One source of relevant data is the Systemic Improvement Practices Review (SIPR) – an OLAC resource that engages the DLT in the assessment of systemwide leadership.

School Leaders. Among other important responsibilities, principals guide the work of schools’ Building Leadership Teams (BLTs) and Teacher-based Teams (TBTs). They also connect to families and communities. Numerous OLAC resources provide support for this work.

Teachers, Intervention Specialists, and Related Services Personnel. Educators who work directly with PK12 students might start their exploration of OLAC resources with a review of materials that focus on the instructional process and the use of tiered interventions. Modules with this focus include Assessment, Curriculum, Instruction, and Learning Supports.

Higher Education Faculty. A module designed for higher education faculty and administrators talks about ways to embed OLAC resources into education courses in programs preparing teachers and school leaders.

State and Regional Consultants. Consultants from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) and State Support Teams (SSTs) interact with districts to support improvement efforts. Several areas of focus are particularly important, and OLAC resources provide guidance related to each. The table below shows these areas of focus and the most relevant OLAC resources.