Welcome to the Ohio Learning Community

The Ohio Learning Community is a collaborative initiative aimed at enhancing the professional development of educators and other education stakeholders in Ohio. This innovative platform is the result of a partnership that began in 2019 among several key educational organizations, including the Butler County Educational Service Center, Lake Geauga Computer Association, Northern Buckeye Education Council (NWOCA), and Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center. These partners work collaboratively to provide a rich and diverse array of resources and expertise, making the Ohio Learning Community a robust and multifaceted platform for staff development.

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A Future Forward Ohio Grant was awarded in January of 2022 to move forward with the work.

The Ohio Learning Community offers a wide range of interactive online courses that are designed to be engaging, easy to navigate, and filled with relevant, up-to-date content tailored to meet the evolving needs of educators and all education stakeholders. All learners on the platform have the flexibility to choose between self-paced and facilitated learning options, allowing them to tailor their professional development journey to their individual schedules and learning preferences.

One standout feature of the Ohio Learning Community is its commitment to accessibility and inclusivity of all of the content provided on the platform, and all of these valuable resources are free of charge to learners throughout the state. This ensures that every educator in Ohio has access to high-quality professional development opportunities.

The platform also fosters a sense of community and collaboration among learners. It encourages interaction, resource sharing, and networking, enriching the learning experience and creating a supportive environment for professional growth. Additionally, the Ohio Learning Community allows educators to track their professional learning progress, earn badges upon successful course completion, and even obtain Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or graduate credits, further contributing to their professional advancement.

New courses and communities are regularly being added to the platform. Several state-wide Department of Education and Workforce initiatives are already housed on the platform with more to be added in the future.