OLAC has developed a variety of free online learning tools to support educators as they work to embed essential leadership practices at every level of a school system. Visit http://www.ohioleadership.org. Click the "Create an Account" link in the upper right-hand corner of the website or if you already have an account, access OLAC's online learning tools through the Online Learning Dashboard.
What is OLAC?
The Ohio Leadership Advisory Council (OLAC) is an advisory and study group comprised of representatives of key professional associations, business and school board representatives, practitioners in leadership roles, higher education representatives, and state department of education personnel. The Ohio Federation of Teachers has been and continues to be very involved in OLAC since its inception. These leaders from across the state came together to identify what it means to be a leader and what knowledge and skills it takes to successfully lead. OLAC's mission is to provide educators with the structures and resources necessary to develop and support effective leadership at every level. The centerpiece of OLAC's work is the Ohio Leadership Development Framework. This framework promotes the use of collaborative structures - district leadership teams (DLTs), building leadership teams (BLTs), and teacher-based teams (TBTs) - to lead schools and share the responsibility for improving student achievement.