OCLRE provides a variety of professional development opportunities throughout the year including program specific trainings, conferences, workshops on civic education, and authentic instruction methods across curricula! Updates about our offerings can be found on this page, or on our individual program pages.
Looking for a more customized PD experience for your PD day? OCLRE can provide customized PD sessions at your location on topics of your choosing as a benefit of membership, or as a service to districts and curriculum partners. Past offerings have included how to discuss controversy in the classroom, creating C3 inquiry lesson plans, literacy and the law, and more! OCLRE members can book a custom PD session for free provided that at least five teachers will be present for the training. Nonmembers can book custom PD for a $150 honorarium. Pricing is flexible, so please If you are interested in creating a PD session, contact Ryan Suskey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2022 Civic Summit
In 2022, attendees joined us for the second annual OCLRE Civics Summit both in-person at the Ohio State Bar Association and online via zoom! Sessions included remediating content, realistic classroom-inquiry, best-practice roundtables, and more!
2021 Civic Summit
Looking for information about the 2021 Civic Summit? Click here to view a summary of the summit sessions and speakers!
Not a member yet? You can easily join while registering for any OCLRE program!
If there is a strong interest in your school for a personalized professional development, OCLRE can provide one as with a minimum of five attendees, one of whom is an OCLRE member. For more information contact Ryan Suskey (email@example.com, 614-485-3506).
Ohio Government in Action
photos courtesy of Dave Liggett
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!
2024 Ohio Government in Action
Date & Time TBD
The agenda for both days of last year's OGIA Conference is available HERE.
2024 Conference Pricing
Sessions each day will generally run from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and will focus on the three branches of state government. Conference agendas are subject to change and will be updated as government schedules are made publicly available.
DoubleTree Suites Downtown (located across the street from the Court)
Sheraton Columbus (0.2 mi)
Courtyard by Marriott (0.4 mi)
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.
For more information about OGIA contact Ryan Suskey, firstname.lastname@example.org, 614-485-3506.