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This blog is written by members of the Ohio Leadership Advisory Council (OLAC), a partnership between the Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA) and the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). Please note that the information provided in each blog post represents the individual author's point of view and does not necessarily reflect the position of the OLAC, BASA or ODE.



3 Things You Don't Want to Miss at the 2018 OLAC Action Forum

Empowered to Lead, Inspired to Act

On December 12, the Ohio Leadership Advisory Council will host its annual Action Forum at the Ohio Union at The Ohio State University. If you’ve attended in the past and are thinking that there’s nothing new to learn, think again! We have a new line-up of district-led teams, keynote speakers, and more.

Here are three things you don’t want to miss!

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Back to School 2018

New Module: Teams Using Data Wisely

Ohio schools and districts have a nested structure of collaborative leadership teams: from Teacher-based Teams (TBTs) to Building Leadership Teams (BLTs) to District Leadership Teams (DLTs). The teams lead a long-term mission to improve student learning statewide: with every educator, every school, and every district in the state. In these teams, wise data use is a collaborative activity.

Ohio's leadership teams rise to address this mission by using data wisely. That's what this module is about. The mission to improve instruction cannot end; it cannot be accomplished and forgotten. The mission is continuous. Why? Society changes. What educators need to teach changes. Indeed, everything that we call "education" is in flux. Leadership teams make sense of the flux in view of data about what is happening locally.

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Leading and Learning by Example

In 2017, the Ohio Leadership Advisory Council launched its Real Leaders, Real Results campaign, designed to showcase how Ohio educators are using OLAC tools to impact teaching and learning.

These stories feature Ohio superintendents, principals, teachers, and other education leaders and examples of how they are incorporating OLAC tools and resources into their leadership and instructional practices, and working with colleagues to improve learning opportunities for students.

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Ideas for Summer Professional Learning

Looking for research-based professional learning resources for yourself or your team? Summer is the perfect time to invest in professional learning. And there's no better way to grow your leadership capacity than with free resources!

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