INFOhio and your Ohio libraries have fun, free activities to support student learning throughout the summer.
Encourage your students to take INFOhio's Beach BINGO Challenge. The Beach BINGO Challenge includes fun learning activities from INFOhio that allow students to earn a digital badge and a certificate. Learn more from the INFOhio news article "Summer Fun with INFOhio's Beach BINGO!" Encourage parents to read the article "Where can I find learning activities my child can use from home?" on INFOhio's parent page. Find additional resources on INFOhio's Summer Learning page.
With support provided by the State Library of Ohio, most Ohio public libraries offer a summer library program for children, teens, and adults. Children and teens who participate in summer library programs benefit from engaging activities and opportunities which promote literacy development and can help to counter summer slide. Summer library programs for all ages enhance lifelong learning and provide meaningful, enjoyable experiences available to everyone in the community.
Many Ohio school libraries have eBook collections that students can use throughout the summer. Ask your school librarian to demonstrate how students can access library resources throughout the summer.
Through RemotEDx, the Ohio Department of Education and schoolhouse.world are partnering to bring free, reputable tutoring services to Ohio's students. schoolhouse.world is a free, peer-to-peer tutoring platform on which anyone, anywhere can receive live help, earn shareable certifications in the topics they learn about, and have the option to become a tutor in the topics they master.
Students must be at least 13 years old to tutor or receive tutoring through schoolhouse.world. A student must create an individual user account to register for a schoolhouse.world tutoring session.
Adults who have earned schoolhouse.world tutoring certification are welcome to volunteer as tutors.
If you or your students need help getting affordable home internet, contact the Connectivity Champions. The Connectivity Champions can help you work with your school and other support agencies to secure internet access for teaching and learning.
Connectivity Champions Phone: 1-844-K12-OHIO (844-512-6446)
Connectivity Champions Online Help: https://www.ohio-k12.help/remotedx/connectivity-champions
All Ohio PreK-12 schools may use the resources and services available through the Exchange.
The Exchange brings together the collaborative resources and services of the Implementation Partners, the expertise of Contributing Thought Partners, and the support of the Ohio Department of Education to accelerate learning. For more information, see the About page.
Visit the Professional Learning section of this site. There you'll find a host of professional learning opportunities and offerings for building your professional knowledge and enhancing your practice.
To read full-text scholarly articles, research reports, curriculum and teaching guides, and conference papers for educators, explore the contents of INFOhio's collection of professional databases. Learn more about the kinds of journals you can find in the educator databases by viewing INFOhio's 15 for Educators flyer.
The Support Squad representatives work directly with the Educational Service Centers (ESCs) and district administrators to investigate potential solutions to personalized remote, blended, and hybrid learning needs. Ohio educators should work with their building and district administrators to define the scope of a teacher-identified staff or student need. District administrators should work with their ESCs or contact the Support Squad Concierge Team for additional support in their personalized remote, blended, and hybrid learning needs.
Resources and services available through the Exchange meet a set of quality criteria and are available to schools and districts at little to no cost. The ESCs use a co-designed high-quality professional learning checklist to identify high-quality professional learning and supports. They also leverage success stories and resources across the state to identify viable solutions.
For the Curriculum Library, INFOhio uses a co-designed rubric to identify high-quality instructional materials. Experienced content reviewers evaluate resources against the rubric to determine whether it meets requirements for inclusion on the Exchange. Whenever possible, reviews of resources are published publicly to help schools determine which resources and services will best meet their local needs.