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New evaluation crosswalk tools available

The Ohio Leadership Advisory Council has developed a series of online learning resources, such as the Evaluation Crosswalk Tools, that can be help you complete professional growth plans for the superintendent, principal or teacher evaluation systems.

OFT locals Georgetown, Crestview earn Straight A grant

Two OFT locals earned a state Straight A grant to enhance professional development in the two rural districts. OFT collaborated with Battelle for Kids and teachers in Georgetown and Crestview to apply for the grant. Ohio’s Straight A Fund supports ideas from local educators that promote academic achievement and economic efficiencies. 


OFT's 2016 Union Leadership Institute

Registration closed June 8 for the OFT's 2016 Bill Pasztor Union Leadership Institute (ULI). This three-day leadership development conference helps local leaders and members expand and deepen their union skills as well as professional skills. Learn about this year's course offerings.

Coaching, instructional advocacy focus of summer conference

Coaching and Instructional Advocacy Using the Coaching Toolkit to Support Instructional Shifts is the focus of this year's Learning Forward Ohio summer conference.

Learning Forward Ohio (LFO) is the Ohio affiliate of Learning Forward (formerly the National Staff Development Council), a nonprofit, international association of learning educators focused on increasing student achievement through more effective professional learning.

Bullying prevention resources

Bullying prevention resources are available from the Ohio Department of Education's updated Safety and Violence Prevention Curriculum.

eTech Ohio provides online safety curriculum to Ohio schools

eTech Ohio  will make’s EasyTech online safety curriculum available for K-12 students, teachers and administrators in all of Ohio’s public schools and chartered non-public districts. This initiative will allow Ohio schools to satisfy the national E-Rate requirements surrounding student Internet safety and training. More information on Ohio's implementation.