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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.



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Resources to Support Districts' Use of the Ohio Improvement Process

June 27, 2019

To support districts’ efforts with the Ohio Improvement Process, the Ohio Leadership Advisory Council (OLAC) has updated two webinars, Being an Instructional Leader and All Stages of the OIP and Integrating Ohio’s Work into a Comprehensive Improvement Process using the OIP. Both webinars have been updated to include the revised 5-step process and alignment with the Ohio Department of Education’s strategic plan, Every Child, Our Future. The webinars also include the latest research regarding teams, leadership, and school improvement.

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Ideas for Summer Professional Learning

May 30, 2019

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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3 Ways Leaders Can Build a Courageous Mindset

April 25, 2019

Guest blog by: Dr. Cathy Lassiter, Author/Consultant for Corwin Learning

In your work as a school leader, you have probably found yourself in situations that caused some anxiety or fear. You struggled to do the right thing according to your core values, but the fallout might bring some negative consequence for you or your school. All school leaders have faced these dilemmas, and all have heard the inner voices speaking to us about what decision to make, what direction to take, and what actions are best.

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A 10-Year Perspective on the Ohio Improvement Process and the Ohio Leadership Advisory Council

March 21, 2019

Guest blog by: Dr. Michael Tefs, Superintendent, Wooster City School District

In 2008, when Wooster first adopted the Ohio Improvement Process (OIP), we needed the process, protocols, and systems. It was a heavy, heavy lift for us. Today, our school district is still implementing the OIP and we are proud of the duration and sustainability of these systems.

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