Powered by the Management Council, Connectivity Champions are the “boots-on-the-ground” supports, working to remove barriers to remote learning by:
Connectivity Champions help Ohio’s schools and districts ensure student internet access, which is foundational to remote education experiences. The Connectivity Champions are positioned to build relationships with school technology coordinators, understand school and district needs across the state, and marshal available resources to help those schools and districts overcome connectivity challenges.
To learn more about the work of the Connectivity Champions, watch the Connectivity Champions Introductory Webinar Video. 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. The Connectivity Champions are deployed based on five regions across the state: North, East, West, META, and Central/Urban. Two Connectivity Champions are dedicated to serving Ohio's 8 large urban districts.
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.
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