Law & Citizenship Conference

 

  photos courtesy of Dave Liggett 

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Law & Citizenship Conference 2017

September 17 & 18, 2017
Sheraton Capitol Square - Columbus, OH 

 

Click HERE to register. 

Click here for hotel information 

 

The Law & Citizenship Conference is an annual statewide gathering of teachers, professors, lawyers, and other civic and law-related education professionals who come together to share curriculum, effective teaching strategies, best practices, and the latest hot topic issues important to teachers. Teachers leave the Conference prepared to spark lively classroom discussions and strengthen students' analytical skills. A great way to start the school year with new content, lessons, and ideas! 

Times (see the Sessions and Speakers Page for Full Details)

Sunday 9/17 - 10:00am - 6:30pm (reception 5:30-6:30)

Monday 9/18 - 8:30am - 5:00pm (keynote 12:15-1:00)


Patty Rodriguez Headshot

2017 Keynote Speaker

Ms. Patricia Rodriguez

As the daughter of the late Demetrio Rodriguez, Ms. Patricia Rodriguez knows first-hand the power of individual advocates for change. Demetrio Rodriguez was the lead plaintiff in the U.S. Supreme Court Case San Antonio Ind. School Dist. v. Rodriguez, challenging the constitutionality of school funding based on property taxes. Mr. Rodriguez noticed the extreme inequities in education funding for children in his neighborhood, compared to those in wealthier parts of San Antonio. This injustice sparked a life-long passion for education equity, inspiring the next generation of leaders to continue the fight.  

Ms. Rodriguez will share the story of her father’s work, and the enduring legacy that he left behind. The Rodriguez case has been cited in the analysis of Ohio’s own twenty-year struggle over school funding in DeRolph v. State. 

To read more about our keynote speaker and the fight for education equity, please visit the links below.
http://bit.ly/2pIR9XS
http://bit.ly/2p6L5op


Hotel Accommodations:

The Sheraton at Capitol Square is offering a discounted rate of $129.00 per night for OCLRE attendees. To be eligible for the rate, call 1-800-325-3535 and mention that you are part of the OCLRE conference. This discounted rate will expire at midnight, Tuesday 8/29. Hotel reservations made after this time will be on a space available basis at the standard hotel rate.

Parking:

Attendees staying at the hotel overnight receive a discounted valet rate of $17.00 per day (charged on hotel bill at time of checkout). Attendees coming in for only one day can use valet for a discount of $8.00 (see an OCLRE staff member for a voucher.

Self-park options are also available at a number of locations around the hotel.

  • Metered street parking is available around the hotel (free on Sundays)
  • Garage parking via Damian Pl. $12.00 for 4.5 - 12 hours, $17.00 overnight
  • Garage parking (Rich St. & Main St.) $8.00 for 8 hours, $10.00 for 12 hours (all day parking for $12.00)
    • "Early-bird Rate" $6.00 - Arrive by 9:00 am and leave by 6:00 pm

Questions can be referred to Ryan Suskey at rsuskey@oclre.org or 614-485-3506.

 

Pricing & Registration

2017 Conference Rates-

Registration includes a free copy of the 2018 Mock Trial Case File, and free attendance at a day-long Introduction to Mock Trial Professional Development Saturday September 16.
Membership: $30.00

Conference Option Members Non-Members First Time
Member

 

Full Conference (Sun & Mon) $230.00 $300.00 $207.00

 

One Day Only (Sun OR Mon) $160.00 $200.00 $144.00  

 

Click HERE to register

 

 

Sessions & Speakers

L&C 2017 is a two-day, action-packed conference designed to provide resources, ideas, and support for authentic civic education! Below, please find a list of the sessions scheduled for each day of the conference. Updates and changes will be posted here as they occur.

To view the complete schedule,  CLICK HERE

Please note that the schedule is subject to change. All changes will be announced here prior to the conference start, and indicated via announcements at the conference as needed.

2017 Keynote Speaker
Ms. Patricia Rodriguez

Patty Rodriguez Headshot

As the daughter of the late Demetrio Rodriguez, Ms. Patricia Rodriguez knows first-hand the power of individual advocates for change. Demetrio Rodriguez was the lead plaintiff in the U.S. Supreme Court Case San Antonio Ind. School Dist. v. Rodriguez, challenging the constitutionality of school funding based on property taxes. Mr. Rodriguez noticed the extreme inequities in education funding for children in his neighborhood, compared to those in wealthier parts of San Antonio. This injustice sparked a life-long passion for education equity, inspiring the next generation of leaders to continue the fight.  

Ms. Rodriguez will share the story of her father’s work, and the enduring legacy that he left behind. The Rodriguez case has been cited in the analysis of Ohio’s own twenty-year struggle over school funding in DeRolph v. State. 

 


 

 To see a list of presenters from 2016, download our program HERE

 

FAQ

 

What is included in the cost of registration?

Conference registration includes all sessions, meals, and events for the day(s) on which you have registered.  Registration also includes a thumb drive of lesson plans and resources related to the session, a complimentary copy of the High School Mock Trial Case File, and free registration for a 1 day Mock Trial Professional Development. Registration does not include lodging, dinner, or incidentals during your stay.

Do I have to attend both days of the conference?

No, attendees can register for one or both days of the conference.  The rates are structured to give a discount for two days of attendance, but registering for 1 day of your choosing still includes the free case file and thumb drive, as well as the free Mock Trial PD.

Can I earn CLE credit or contact hours for attending the conference?

The conference is not approved for CLE credit for attorneys at this time. All attendees will receive contact hour certificates for the number of hours they attended, which can be used by teachers for recertification or for district purposes.

Is graduate credit offered for the conference?

Interested attendees can receive 1 graduate credit from Ashland University for attending the conference and completing an assignment.  Those wishing to receive graduate credit must register for both days of the conference, and submit their assignment by the deadline. The cost of the graduate credit is $250.00 due at time of registration via check or credit card. Registration forms will be available at the conference at the registration table.

 

None at this time.

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