Multiple Ohio agencies are working together to ensure all Ohio students engaged in remote learning can get, and stay, connected to the internet. If you need help, contact the RemotEDx Connectivity Champions. The Connectivity Champions can help you work with your school and other support agencies to secure internet access and learning devices.
Connectivity Champions Phone: 1-844-K12-OHIO (844-512-6446)
Connectivity Champions Online Help: https://www.ohio-k12.help/remotedx/connectivity-champions
Many Ohio school libraries have eBook collections that students can use all summer long. Before summer vacation starts, ask your child's school librarian how to use school library resources throughout the summer.
Encourage your child to take INFOhio's Beach BINGO Challenge. The Beach BINGO Challenge includes fun learning activities that allow students to earn a digital badge and a certificate. Students can share their certificate and badge on social media with help from an adult by tagging @INFOhio on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with #INFOhioWorks. For more fun summer learning activities, read the article "Where can I find learning activities my child can use from home?" on INFOhio's parent page and visit INFOhio's Summer Learning page.
COSI is distributing thousands of COSI Connects Kits at schools, museums, and more throughout the spring and summer. COSI Connects Kits include STEM activities and science experiments for kids to do at home.
INFOhio and COSI have teamed up to provide Ohio students with a STEM Beach BINGO Challenge. Students can complete the activities using free digital resources from INFOhio and COSI to earn a digital badge and certificate. Students and families can also show what they know and tag @INFOhio and @COSI on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with #INFOhioWorks and share their badge and certificate.
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. Not sure where your closest public library is? Visit OPLIN’s Find a Library page to find a public library in your area.
Visit the Ohio Department of Education's Reset and Restart Resource Guide for Families and Caregivers for tips, resources, and other helpful information specifically for parents and caregivers to continue the partnership with their child’s school, teachers, and the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are a few additional tips:
The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Educational Technology has developed a Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide that aims to help all parents and caregivers—including those who have limited experience with digital tools, those who are expert with these tools, and anywhere in between—as your child accesses and uses technology for learning. Download the guide to learn more about monitoring your child's progress and supporting your child's learning in a digital environment.
RemotEDx is a state-level initiative that brings together a unique mix of remote, hybrid, and blended learning partners from across the state to help schools and districts enhance, expand, and more effectively scale high-quality remote, hybrid, and blended education models. RemotEDx places a premium on equity and seeks to support Ohio’s most underserved students. Among its aims, RemotEDx strives to transform remote caring, teaching, and learning opportunities in ways that ensure whole child wellness and success in a remote education setting.
To learn more, see the About RemotEDx page.
All Ohio PreK-12 students, their parents, and educators may use the resources and services available through RemotEDx.
All Ohio PreK-12 students, including those participating in homeschooling, may use RemotEDx digital content. If your child is not an Ohio PreK-12 student in a public, private, charter, or home school, please visit your state's department of education to learn more about the resources available to you.
Find tips for keeping your child safe online and helping your child adopt healthy technology habits in WOSU's Digital Wellness Parent's Guide.
If your school or district has a Director of Student Services, that person is your first point of contact to learn about supports and services for children identified with a disability or exceptionality. If your school or district does not have a Director of Student Services, contact your child's building principal for more information.
For more information about education in Ohio, explore the Ohio Department of Education's Parents page.
The PAST Foundation has been selected by RemotEdx and the Ohio Department of Education to hear from teachers, parents, and students about their experience with education during this challenging time. PAST is conducting a series of virtual Listening Sessions and surveys in community gathering places. Sharing your voice will help inform the development of resources and strategies to support student learning across the state of Ohio. Parents, students, and educators can learn more and sign up here: https://www.pastfoundation.org/ohio-listening-tour.