The Ohio Leadership Advisory Council (OLAC) is a partnership between the Buckeye Association of School Administrators and the Ohio Department of Education. Their goal is to provide educators - no matter their role - with the structures and resources they need to develop shared and effective leadership at every level. OFT is an OLAC partner organization. Here are OLAC resources and updates for Spring 2022.
Updated OLAC Module: Shared Accountability
Check out this recently updated module that explores shared accountability, with a particular focus on internal accountability. Together with shared (or distributed) leadership, shared accountability supports continuous improvement of instruction and student learning. Hear Dr. Doug Reeves share three important components of shared accountability—distributed leadership, reciprocal accountability, and providing time and protocols for professional conversations. This module also includes links to relevant research, practical tools, and discussion questions and activities that teams can use to apply insights about shared accountability to their own circumstances. Explore module.
New OLAC Lead the Way Podcast Episode
Episode 16: All Hands on Deck: Instructional and Organizational Leadership Through OIP-OLAC
In the episode, Michele Moore, Director of Ohio’s State Support Team Region 5 in Northeast Ohio, shares insights regarding the model of leadership used by educators in Ohio and how this model relates to issues of equity. The model has four components: promoting system-wide learning, prioritizing teaching and learning, building capacity through support and accountability, and sustaining an open and collaborative culture. Michele also explains the four parts of the leadership model and how they are evaluated through the OLAC’s Systemic Improvement Practices Review (SIPR). Listen now.
New OLAC Module: Leadership for Early Childhood Care and Education
This module bridges the division in its treatment of early care and education leadership. In particular, it takes the view that elementary principals—who in Ohio need to have no experience or training in ECE or childcare—have something to learn from those outside the school system who care for children from birth to age 3 or 4. And, it also recognizes that school principals can help promote the position that society needs to direct much more attention and resources to the care of young children and their families. Explore module
System Improvement Practices Review (SIPR)
Districts that support high-level learning among all students do so, in part, by establishing and sustaining instructional and organizational leadership practices that mobilize educators and other stakeholders on behalf of equity and instructional improvement. They find productive ways to deploy strategies that simultaneously promote both excellence and equity. But, what strategies should they use? How can educational leaders determine the extent to which the district or community school is already using those strategies? Or, following efforts to increase or develop those strategies, how can districts know whether or not improvements have actually been made? One way to answer these questions would be to use OLAC’s Systemic Improvement Practices Review (SIPR) measurement tool. The SIPR is a quick online assessment for measuring a district’s progress toward providing high-quality instructional and organizational leadership. Because it’s short and easy to complete, districts and/or community schools can use it yearly to gauge their progress. Learn more