Professional Development Opportunities
Professional Learning for Teams (OH-AiPL)
A year-long professional learning program for vertical teams (i.e., ad hoc teams composed of members from a district’s central office and from one school in the district that serves as a “test” or “advance guard” school) to examine, refine, and improve building leadership team (BLT) strategies for engaging all students in learning. Vertical teams do not exist beyond the professional learning experience. Instead, lessons learned by the vertical team are incorporated into existing leadership team structures (district leadership teams, building leadership teams, teacher-based teams) for use across the district.
Ohio Leadership for Inclusion, Implementation, & Instructional Improvement (OLi4)
A two-year professional learning program that builds the capacity of school principals and assistant principals to improve results for all students, including those from marginalized groups (e.g., students with disabilities, students living in poverty, students with learning difficulties) through the development of instructional leadership capacity.
Professional Learning for Central Office Personnel
An 18-month sequence of targeted, practical experiences through which central office personnel learn about inclusive instructional and organizational leadership. This professional learning opportunity supports the use of existing structures (i.e., district leadership teams, building leadership teams, teacher-based teams) to examine, refine, extend, and support district priorities around teaching and learning.
The Coaching Center engages educators in practical activities to develop their foundational coaching skills in areas such as building trust and relationships, using effective communication, and supporting the right work. Customized additions to foundational coaching (e.g., equity literacy, process coaching, cognitive coaching, instructional coaching technology applications for coaching) can be added based on the needs of particular target audiences.