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This section of the OLAC website is intended to be used by State Support Team (SST) personnel and other educators (e.g., OLAC-certified facilitators) working on a full- or part-time basis to support districts in the effective use of the Ohio Improvement Process (OIP) 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.
SST personnel who are well versed in the use of the OIP understand that it is not a program, nor is the term "OIP" synonymous with the plan developed by districts and schools at Stage 2 of the process. Rather than dictating what districts should or must do, the OIP is designed to assist districts in examining their own practice and identifying what they need to do to improve, while providing a mechanism for helping district leadership teams (DLTs), building leadership teams (BLTs), and teacher-based teams (TBTs) gain the collective and strategic focus necessary for district-wide follow through and continuous improvement. As a structured process that relies on the use of a connected set of web-based tools, the OIP can be used and adapted by districts to enact research-based essential leadership practices outlined in the second edition of Ohio's Leadership Development Framework (Ohio Leadership Advisory Council, 2013).
"Integrated work is our number one non-negotiable," stated State Support Team (SST) Region 4 consultant Liesl Blackwell. Blackwell, who serves as lead SST consultant assigned to the Painesville City Local School District.
SST Region 4 serves districts, agencies, and families in the Lake and Geauga counties of northeast Ohio.
SST Region 2 serves eight public school districts in Erie County, seven public school districts in Huron County, 17 public school districts in Lorain County, two educational service enters, two joint vocational schools/career centers, three boards of developmental disabilities, and numerous community schools, and public and private preschool and child care agencies.
SST 2 uses a tiered delivery model in working with districts and agencies across the region, providing Tier 1 (universal) services to all entities, Tier II (targeted) supports to those who need additional support, and Tier III (intensive) supports to those who need the greatest level of assistance.
Winton Woods City Schools principals Danielle Wallace and Kevin Jones - both participating in the Ohio Leadership for Inclusion, Implementation, & Instructional Improvement (OLi4) project - credit State Support Team (SST) region 13 coach Karen Lehmkuhl with helping them reflect on their own practice and learn how to more effectively support teacher learning.