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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.
The Ohio Leadership Advisory Council is excited to launch The Facilitator Hub, featuring news and resources for OLAC Facilitators. Located on the OLAC website, The Facilitator Hub is designed to be a one-stop-spot for information that will help with the facilitation of the Ohio Improvement Process and support district, building, and teacher team improvement.
This section of the OLAC website is intended to be used by State Support Team (SST) personnel and other educators working to support higher levels of student, educator, and organizational learning. It is also relevant to SST personnel whose primary work may be other than direct OIP facilitation, since the OIP serves as the foundation for district-wide continuous improvement in the majority of Ohio school districts.
At OLAC, we've always emphasized that leadership is a set of essential practices that must be implemented by ALL adults across the education system, regardless of role, to realize the collective goal of improved student, adult, and organizational learning. That's why we're so excited to launch a new module on Leadership.
Until recently, educators were unsure of which specific leadership practices had the greatest impact on teaching and learning, but an emerging body of research now reveals what those practices are (Leithwood & Louis, 2012; Robinson, 2011). The Leadership module will detail these practices and set you on a path towards effective leadership in your school or district.
While this module may be most relevant to district or school administrators (e.g., superintendents, central office administrators, principals, etc.), the concepts covered in the module are applicable to all educators.