OLAC Blog: The Leading Edge - Helping School Leaders Put Research into Practice

Lead the Way: Ideas And Insights for Education Leaders

OLAC believes in the power of leadership as a lever for improved instructional practice and school performance. And we believe that leadership should not be viewed as a role, but as a set of essential practices directed toward the improvement of instruction with the ultimate aim of increasing students' learning.

The way we improve instructional practice and school performance is by providing educators with the structures and resources necessary to develop shared leadership at every level of the school system...

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Questions And Answers About OLAC's Resources to Support Ohio Revised Gifted Operating Standards

Guest Blog: Dr. Aimee Howley, Professor Emeritus, Ohio University

In December, the Ohio Leadership Advisory Council (OLAC) launched a series of new professional learning resources that satisfy the 30-hour, year one requirement for teachers working with gifted students in the regular classroom. These resources address the purposes and objectives specified in the Ohio Department of Education, Gifted Education Professional Development Resource Guide (2017).

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What You Missed at the 2017 Action Forum

On December 12, more than 500 Ohio education leaders gathered for the 2017 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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Curriculum Module

Newly Updated Curriculum Module Now Available

Put simply, curriculum specifies what to teach— traditionally conceptualized as "the knowledge of most worth.” The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) defines curriculum broadly as the way content is designed and delivered. It includes the structure, organization, balance, and presentation of expected or recommended study topics that address content standards and meet local expectations.

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