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, Ohio Government in Action 2013 participants, for spending two action-packed days with us!
“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 alive
This annual workshop gives teachers an insider’s view of state government: meet with Supreme Court attorneys, state legislators, citizen groups and more; tour the award-winning Supreme Court Visitor Education Center, the Governor’s Mansion, 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 a ready-to-use binder filled with lesson plans, classroom activities and resources.
Gain valuable experience and resources for teaching the new Social Studies Standards
OGIA is designed for teachers by teachers and uses the Academic Content Standards for the Social Studies as its guide. In addition, OGIA focuses on teaching original documents, a teaching requirement of Senate Bill 165.
Ohio Government in Action 2013 – Schedule-at-a-Glance
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
8:15 - 8:45 am -- Registration -- Ohio Judicial Center
8:45 – Oral Arguments on State of Ohio v. Miranda, Judicial Simulations, and more!
12pm -- Lunch with the Ohio Supreme Court Justices
1:15 -- Executive Branch, League of Women Voters, and more!
4:15 - 5:30 -- Ohio Governor’s Residence and Heritage Garden Tour
5:30 - 7:30 – Special Presentation at the Supreme Court -- From Burma to Myanmar: Hard Road to the Rule of Law with Priscilla A Clapp, former Charge D'Affaires in Burma
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
8:15 - 8:45am -- Registration -- Ohio Judicial Center Room 281
9:00 -- Underground Passage Walk to Statehouse
9:30 – Meetings with Senator Cliff Hite and Rep. John Patrick Carney
10:35 – Explore the Statehouse Resource Center, Museum, and Gift Shop
11:00 – Mrs. Emma’s Table: Victorian Boarding-House Style Lunch at the Statehouse Café Dining Room
12:00pm – Special Statehouse and Rotunda Tours
1:30 – House and Senate Sessions
2:00 - 4:00 – Return to Judicial Center: learn how legislation is written with the Ohio Legislative Service Commission, Judicial Simulations, and more!