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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.
"Example isn't another way to teach, it is the only way to teach." – Albert Einstein
Building off of Einstein's philosophy of learning by example, the Ohio Leadership Advisory Council launched its Real Leaders, Real Results Campaign earlier this year to showcase how Ohio educators are using OLAC tools to impact teaching and learning.
Teacher-based teams are an integral part of an aligned leadership structure in schools. And research tells us that effective TBTs are leading to improved outcomes.
TBTs: What Districts Need to Know, our newly updated learning module provides support for the development of teacher-based teams (TBTs) as part of an aligned leadership team structure used by districts and their schools to continually improve instructional practice and student learning.
On December 13, nearly 600 Ohio education leaders gathered for the 2016 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.
The Forum, which was held in partnership with the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) and the Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA), featured a general session on supporting leadership and improvement under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and 12 learning sessions from Ohio superintendents, principals, teachers, and others.
We've been working this fall to gather "voices from the field" and talk to educators across the state who are using OLAC tools in innovative ways to achieve real results.
We are excited to begin sharing these stories. We recently launched a new "OLAC Success Stories" page on our website highlighting the first stories of the series: