Ohio Government in Action
photos courtesy of Dave Liggett
Thank you to everyone who helped make OGIA 2017 successful!
To see the detailed agenda of the 2017 Conference, click here
Look for registration information for the next Ohio Government in Action Conference (held in November, 2017) later this spring.
Ohio Government in Action is a two-day interactive program that provides educators with effective teaching tools and a renewed enthusiasm they can take back to the classroom.
Go behind the scenes of Ohio’s government in Ohio’s state capital where educators interact with the movers and shakers in the executive, judicial and legislative branches of Ohio’s government!
Teachers share their feedback about OGIA:
“High energy, exciting, and engaging! Valuable data and content for the classroom!”
“Inspiring and pragmatic -- ideas to implement immediately!”
“Speakers were engaging, subject matters were relevant, and sessions were interesting!”
“I networked, learned a great deal, and left with solid material I can use. Quite the trifecta!”
“[OGIA]definitely inspired some new teaching strategies and further knowledge in the content area.”
“I was totally impressed with the conference. I have raved about it all day with both my students and my colleagues.”
“…a great time and very rewarding professional development opportunity…”
See the Ohio Constitution come to life
This annual workshop gives teachers an insider’s view of state government: meet with Supreme Court justices, state legislators, citizen groups and more; tour the award-winning Supreme Court Visitor Education Center and the Ohio Statehouse; observe legislative and courtroom simulations; and more!
Practical classroom application
After you experience first-hand how individuals and groups work together to make, interpret and enforce the Ohio Constitution, head back to the classroom with ready-to-use lesson plans, classroom activities and resources.
Gain valuable experience and resources for teaching Ohio Learning Standards for Social Studies
OGIA is designed for teachers by teachers and uses Ohio Learning Standards for the Social Studies as its guide. In addition, OGIA focuses on teaching original documents, a teaching requirement of Senate Bill 165.
For more information about OGIA contact Ryan Suskey, rsuskeyoclre.org, 614-485-3506.