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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.
Join the Ohio Leadership Advisory Council (OLAC) on Friday, Feb. 27 for a free training opportunity.
Higher education faculty members involved with the preparation of educators understand the crucial need to work in partnership with K-12 schools to provide high quality, field-based programs-both pre-service and in-service. In this free training, participating higher education faculty members will become familiar with and gain enhanced working knowledge of the various OLAC resources designed to support pre-service teachers. These resources include online learning modules and webinars designed specifically for higher education.
Each year, the Ohio Leadership Advisory Council (OLAC) recognizes one district in Ohio that has gone above and beyond to embrace the OLAC tools and resources and emphasizes shared leadership in their district. This year, the Outstanding District Award was presented at the 2014 OLAC Action Forum to Ironton City Schools.
Ironton was first introduced to OLAC and the OIP through its involvement as an original State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) school district. Since then, all district teachers have created OLAC accounts and been introduced to the tools and resources on the site.
Professional development in Ironton is based on the OLAC modules, and staff work with the Local Professional Development Committee (LPDC) to receive credit for OLAC work to use for licensure renewal. Additionally, the district created a schedule in each school buildings that allows TBTs to meet on a regular basis during the school day using the 5-step process.