Ohio as America Professional Development Institute
Dates: July 31, 2017 - August 1, 2017
Grade: 4th Grade
Contact Hours: 5 per day
Location: Ohio History Center- 800 E. 17th Ave. Columbus, Ohio 43211
Cost: 1 Day: $75 2 Days: $125 Field Trips: $25 each (Statehouse/Newark Earthworks)
Educators can choose from a wide variety of hands-on activities and sessions that will explore topics related to basic textbook navigation, blended learning, tech basics, historical thinking skills, the A.I.R. assessments, project-based learning, digital literacy and more.
- Field Trips
- Primary Source Packets
- Activity Materials
- Ohio Maps
- Teaching Strategies
- Program Resources
Registration Information Coming Soon!
Ohio as America Professional Development Institute Proposal Submissions
The Ohio as America Professional Development Institute is designed to provide 4th grade social studies teachers using Ohio as America with additional hands-on activities, resources and materials they can utilize in their classroom. Possible session topics include innovative ways to integrate Ohio as America into the classroom, blended learning, historical thinking skills, financial literacy, the A.I.R. assessments, project-based learning, and digital literacy.
*Educators, curriculum coordinators and content experts are encouraged to apply
*All presenters must utilize Ohio as America in their session
*All sessions will be 1 hour
*Submission proposals are Due by February 15, 2017
*Presenters will recieve free admission to the PD Institute
Submit a Proposal Today!
District Professional Development Workshops
2 hr. $20 per teacher + mileage*
4 hr. $40 per teacher + mileage*
*Franklin Country Schools will be excluded from paying mileage.
We require a minimum of five teachers per Workshop. Each Workshop may not exceed 30 teachers.
Ohio as America PD Bites
Using Object-Based Learning as a Teaching Tool
Presented by: Sohayla Pagano, Coordinator, Educational Outreach
Sohayla Pagano, Coordinator, Educational Outreach, discusses the power of objects and object-based learning in the classroom. Learn how examining objects as primary sources can engage students' natural curiosity and help them develop and refine historical thinking skills. To watch this PD bite Click Here
Ohio as America-Distance Learning Opportunities
Presented by: Matthew Schulleck, Distance Learning Coordinator
Matthew Schulleck, Distance Learning Coordinator, defines Distance Learning (DL) and discusses the benefits of participating in DL programming. He also reviews equipment requirements for running a DL program, and the variety of DL programs and resources offered by the Ohio History Connection, and other institutions in Ohio and across the country. To watch this PD bite Click Here
Presented by: Betty Blockinger, Creative Learning Factory Coordinator
Betty Blockinger, Creative Learning Factory Coordinator, defines blended learning and gives tips and tricks on how to implement it in the classroom. She also showcases blended learning resources designed for classroom use. To watch this PD bite Click Here
Ohio History Day: Youth Division
Presented by: Betsy Hedler, Youth Coordinator , Ohio History Day
Betsy Hedler, Youth Coordinator, Ohio History Day, discusses the basics of Youth History Day, how educators can get involved in Youth History Day, where to find resources, student project types, tips to help students begin their project, and Youth History Day as project-based learning. To watch this PD bite Click Here
To receive a formal quote for a renewed subscription to Ohio as America, fill in and submit the following information. The individual listed below will be considered as the primary contact for your Ohio as America subscription.
|Textbook Pricing Options|
|1-500 Students||$10 per student per year|
|501 + Students||$8 per student per year|
|$0.50 per student if subscribed by March 1st*||$1.00 per student with a multi-year contract|
*Discounts can be combined
*March 1st of the current year for the following school year
Textbook Pricing Options1-500 Students ($10/student per year)
501 + Students ($8/student per year)
Per-Year Discounts*$0.50/student if subscribed by March 1st*
$1.00/student with a multi-year contract
*Discounts can be combined
The individual listed below will be considered the primary contact for your Ohio as America subscription.
Teacher Login Information
To create teacher logins, you must submit an Excel spreadsheet to Ohio As America in the format shown below.
You will find more information about creating student accounts in the Student Account Manager, which is available to you once you are logged in
Please select which online textbook you wish to preview. You will be taken to the "Live" textbook that students across Ohio are using this very minute. There you will be able to preview two chapters from each textbook and try out the interactive map applications.