Ohio Social
Studies Signal

Ohio Social
Studies Signal

State organizations offering opportunities and resources

8/1/2019

The Ohio Center for Law-Related Education’s Law & Citizenship Conference offers opportunities to enhance citizenship education.

The Ohio Center for Law-Related Education’s 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. This annual conference will take place in Columbus on Monday, Sept. 23. The theme is Tackling Tough Issues: Current Events and Controversy in the Classroom. Join teachers, lawyers and other civic-education professionals to gather strategies and tips for addressing controversial issues with students. There will be several mock trial professional development workshops for new and experienced advisors. 
  • Come to Constitution Camp  -- The Ohio Center for Law-Related Education (OCLRE) will host a two-day Constitution Camp Oct. 28-29 to give teachers an in-depth look at teaching the principles of government, specifically separation of powers. Hear from content experts, leave with hands-on materials to enhance your teaching and learn about OCLRE programs We the People and Moot Court that will get your students excited about learning. For more information or registration, check out OCLRE’s Professional Development page or contact Ryan Suskey at rsuskey@oclre.org or (614) 485-3506.  

Ohio Council for the Social Studies holds fall conference

The theme for the 63rd Ohio Council for the Social Studies annual conference is Local, National, Global: Connecting Communities and Cultures through Social Studies. The conference will be held Oct. 14-15 at the Embassy Suites in Dublin, OH. Scheduled keynote speakers include Jim Obergefell, the lead plaintiff in a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case on marriage equality, and Mona Al-Hayani, the 2019 Ohio Teacher of the Year.