Ohio Government in Action 



 photos courtesy of Dave Liggett

Join OCLRE for the 2019 Ohio Government in Action Conference February 19-20 in Columbus.

The Draft Agenda is now available. Please note that, due to the nature of public officials' schedules, the conference agenda is subject to change.


To register for the 2019 conference CLICK HERE

Registration Fees

  1 Day Both Days
Members* $105.00 $190.00
Non-Members $160.00 $260.00


*Membership in OCLRE is annual and individual and is $30.00 per member. The membership year runs from August 1 to July 31.


Ohio Government in Action is a two-day interactive program that provides educatorsOclreohiogovernmentinaction20170228 0766 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!”

Oclreohiogovernmentinaction20170228 0728“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. 


For more information about OGIA contact Ryan Suskey, rsuskey@oclre.org, 614-485-3506.

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