Ohio Government in Action

Ohio Governor John Kasich dialogues with Ohio Government in Action attendees
Ohio Governor John Kasich dialogues with Ohio Government in Action attendees

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!

Thank you to the teachers, presenters, and leaders in state government who helped make Ohio Government in Action 2015 a success!


Click here to access to lesson plans and documents shared with attendees of the 2015 Ohio Government in Action Conference.

Teachers share their feedback about OGIA: 

“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…”


Unique hands-on experiences with Ohio government officials

Go behind the scenes of Ohio’s government with two days of professional development in Ohio’s state capital where educators interact with the movers and shakers in the executive, judicial and legislative branches of Ohio’s government!

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, rsuskey@oclre.org, 614-485-3506.