Ohio Government in Action 



 photos courtesy of Dave Liggett


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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


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View the draft 2020 OGIA Agenda. Please note that, due to public officials' schedules, the agenda is subject to change.  


Registration Fees

  1 Day Both Days
Members* $80.00 $145.00
Non-Members $160.00 $260.00
College Students $45.00 $90.00

*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!”

Oclreohiogovernmentinaction20170228 0728“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, rsuskey@oclre.org, 614-485-3506.

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