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 important learning goals for students.
To improve achievement for all students while eliminating achievement gaps wherever they exist, especially students of color, students from poverty and non-traditional learners.
Across the region, we have set goals in four areas:
The 2014-2015 Superintendent's Conference Included Principals
August 6 & 7, 2014
County students pose: 2013-2014 Student Leadership Conference
Current Learning Opportunities
November 4, 2015 ~ Tom Schimmer, Grading Practices
January 29, 2016 ~ Mark Brackett, Emotional Intelligence
February 2, 2016 ~ Susan Brookhart, Formative Assessment
Oakland County Effective Practice
June 23 – 24, 2015 ~ Hosted at Lake Orion High School
June 21–22, 2016 ~ Hosted at Clarkston High School
June 20 – 21, 2017 ~ Hosted at Bloomfield High School
June 2018 ~ Hosted at Lamphere High School
June 2019 ~ Hosted at South Lyon High School
Previous Learning Opportunities
Formative Assessment in Action (2/6/2015)
W. James Popham
Using a Formative Assessment Action Plan to Impact More Successful Teaching and Learning (10/29/2014)
Visible Learning Plus Institute (8/15 & 10/1/2014)
Planning & Conducting Intentional Conversations around the Evaluation Process (10/17 or 10/18, 2014)
Nancy Anne Colflesh, Ph.D.