Powered by the Management Council, Ohio Connectivity Champions are the “boots-on-the-ground” supports, working to remove barriers to internet access by:
Ohio Connectivity Champions help families ensure internet access, which is foundational to closing the homework gap, increasing job skills, maintaining health and welfare, and increasing digital literacy. The Connectivity Champions are positioned to build relationships with school technology coordinators, libraries, community organizations, non-profits, and other digital equity coalitions and marshal available resources to help those organizations overcome connectivity challenges.
For flyers and other materials to share with families, see the District Resources here.
Connectivity Champions collaborate closely with Information Technology Centers to help support students and their families with household connectivity to enable remote learning.
Ohio’s Information Technology Centers work together through a statewide network known as the Ohio Education Computer Network (OECN). The Management Council coordinates and supports the collaborative efforts of the OECN, which implements a broad spectrum of academic and administrative technologies across Ohio’s PreK-12 education system.
Technology Directors in Ohio schools can apply for hotspots for qualifying Ohio students.
To learn more, watch this recent webinar recording. The slides from this webinar are available for download here. If you are ready to apply on behalf of your district, download the application form. If you have questions about the program, contact the Connectivity Champions for more information.
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