The Leading Edge Blog


Welcome to the OLAC Blog

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.



What You Missed at the 2018 Action Forum

January 22, 2019

On December 12, 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.

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New Professional Learning Resources from the Ohio Leadership Advisory Council

December 17, 2018

Leadership is a shared responsibility no matter what role you play in education. The Ohio Leadership Advisory Council has free resources to help you become a more effective leader. Check out our newest resources on coaching, gifted education, and educational improvement strategies.

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

October 30, 2018

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

September 10, 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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