Recruitment of Districts for Ohio Leadership for Inclusion, Implementation and Instructional Improvement (OLi4) Project
OLi4 is a collaborative effort through the University of Dayton supported with funding from the Ohio Department of Education, Office for Exceptional Children. Partners include ODE-OEC, Ohio's state support teams (SSTs), the Buckeye Association of School Administrators/Ohio Leadership Advisory Council (BASA/OLAC), the Ohio Council of Professors of Educational Administration (OCPEA), the Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators (OAESA), and the Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators OASSA).
The OLi4 project intends to improve the instructional leadership practice of Ohio principals. The project focuses in specifically on instructional leadership practices that promote inclusion through: (1) engagement with teacher-based teams (TBTs) to support teachers’ efforts to use relevant data to experiment with evidence-based teaching practices and monitor results, (2) observation of teaching, and (3) non-directive coaching of teachers to support their instructional improvement. Districts selected will commit to the project for a two-year period.
For additional information, please see the attached News Release. Please contact Pamela VanHorn, Project Coordinator, to discuss the project or express interest. The deadline to respond is Feb. 13, 2015.