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!
February 11-12, 2020
Supreme Court of Ohio
65 S. Front Street, Columbus, OH 43215
View the draft 2020 OGIA Agenda. Please note that, due to public officials' schedules, the agenda is subject to change.
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*Membership in OCLRE is annual and individual and is $30.00 per member. The membership year runs from August 1 to July 31.
Lodging and Parking Information
The majority of sessions are held at the Supreme Court of Ohio (65 S. Front Street), with the remainder being held at the Statehouse (1 block away).
There are several nearby lodging options we recommend. More affordable options are located slightly further away, but still within an easy drive of the conference.
Sheraton Capitol Square
75 E. State Street
The Sheraton is located directly across from the Statehouse, and is only 1 block away from the Ohio Supreme Court.
DoubleTree Suites Downtown Columbus
50 S. Front Street
Located 1/2 block from the Supreme Court of Ohio, and 1 block from the Ohio Statehouse.
Westin Great Southern Columbus
310 S. High Street
Located 0.4 miles from the Supreme Court of Ohio and Ohio Statehouse.
For those staying at the above mentioned hotels, we recommend parking at the hotel and walking to the conference each day. For those commuting, there are several parking options nearby.
The closest garage parking is the RiverSouth Garage (232 S. Front Street).
There are also several surface lots nearby, some of which are cash only to park. We do not recommend parking at street meters.
The garage directly across the street from the Supreme Court is designated as "pass only" for reserved parking.
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.