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OCCS participated in the 6th Annual Online Learning Day, November 18th-20th. It was hosted by the Ohio eSchool Families and Friends Coalition. While in previous years Online Learning Day involved a trip to the Ohio Statehouse, this year it was a 3-day virtual event. Online Learning Day is a special occasion for e-school families to share their stories, connect with Ohio legislators, and advocate for online learning. With Ohio legislators and representatives in attendance, e-school families have had unique opportunities to advocate for their educational choice face-to-face.
This year, out of concern for everyone’s safety during a pandemic, families were able to connect with legislators from home via Zoom sessions. One session featured an interview with Bob Cupp, Ohio Speaker of the House of Representatives, who shared a legislative update and progress on his Cupp-Patterson school funding plan. Students were then encouraged to write their legislators, call, or send messages sharing their personal experiences with e-schooling. The first two days focused on advocacy and involvement from parents, students, and the whole family. The last day involved fun and interactive activities for the students!
A few favorite sessions include:
If you were unable to attend but would like to view the full agenda and sessions, you can still “register” in order to watch the recorded sessions here. Be sure to check out the materials page for handouts and resources you might have missed!