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About Us 

The Learning Achievement Coalition – Oakland (LAC-O) is a collaboration between the twenty-eight school districts in Oakland County Michigan, Oakland Schools (Intermediate School District), Oakland University, and the University of Michigan dedicated to improving achievement for all students, especially students of color, students from poverty and non-traditional learners. Together we seek to provide access to high quality curriculum, effective instruction and engaging learning environments for all students.
The collaboration began in 2007 and strives to use regional and local data to increase awareness of disparities in achievement between student groups and to collectively focus resources of students, parents, educators, and community together to attend to three goals for students:

  • Quality relationships focused on learning
  • Improved adolescent reading comprehension
  • Algebra I proficiency by the end of ninth grade.
LAC-O has brought together focused targets, aligned resources, monitoring tools, and public education stakeholders to close learning gaps and improve learning for all students.
Our purpose

To provide achievement for all students, especially students of color, students from poverty and non-traditional learners. 

Our goals

Across the region, we have set goals in three areas:

  •  Literacy

  •  Mathematics 

  •  Student engagement 


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2013 - 2014 National Speaker Series

11/06/2013 ~ The Motivation Equation: Designing High Motivation into Student Learning, Kathleen Cushman Motivation Equation 6-hr Workshop Lrning Jrnl Mich 11-6-13_v2.pdfMotivation Equation 6-hr Workshop Lrning Jrnl Mich 11-6-13_v2.pdf

02/28/2014 ~ Lasting School Improvement: Formative Assessment, Feedback and Learning Progressions, Margaret Heritage

      Margaret Heritage Podcast

Heritage ppt.pptxHeritage ppt.pptx

Heritage Handout 1.pdfHeritage Handout 1.pdf

Heritage Handout 2.pdfHeritage Handout 2.pdf

Heritage Handout 3.pdfHeritage Handout 3.pdf

Heritage Handout 4.pdfHeritage Handout 4.pdf

Heritage Handout 5.pdfHeritage Handout 5.pdf

Heritage Handout 6.pdfHeritage Handout 6.pdf


05/12/2014 ~ Embodied Brains, Social Minds: How Relationships Shape Learning, Motivation, and Self, Dr. Mary Helen Immordino-Yang

09/24/2013 ~ Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School & in Life, Baruti K. Kafel Closing the Attitude Gap.pdfClosing the Attitude Gap.pdf


Fall 2013 DILT Resources for Instructional Leaders

DILT August 2013 Agenda.docxDILT August 2013 Agenda.docx  

BDA Disciplinary Perspectives Student Talk.docxBDA Disciplinary Perspectives Student Talk.docx

CCSS-DILT AUgust 14  15 2013.pptxCCSS-DILT August 14 15 2013.pptx

Fracking Worksheet.docxFracking Worksheet.docx

Sample Graphic Organizers Created by District Teams

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Regional Professional Learning Opportunities

Common Core and Smarter Balanced Resources

Smarter Balanced Performance Task
You can find on youtube - “Tracking Space Debris” from the 5th grade SBAC performance task – Pollution on Land and in Space
District Instructional Leaders TrainingPowerpoint
Common Core Elevator speeches
Oakland Schools  Oakland UniveristyOCSA LogoUniversity of Michigan