Welcome Packet/Guide: Ohio Distance Learning Initiative (PDF; 18 pgs.)
The OLC hit the road this summer delivering COSI Learning Lunchboxes across the state. Thank you to all of the libraries that participated in this program.
50 Free STEAM Learning Kits available to Ohio’s public libraries from COSI
The OLC has joined forces with the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) as part of the Ohio Distance Learning Initiative to help make science, technology, engineering, arts, and math learning opportunities more accessible to children in your library service area that would benefit the most. This program will provide 50 free learning kits, called Learning Lunchboxes, to each of Ohio’s 251 public library systems. Built in partnership with NASA, the Learning Lunchboxes are filled with five days of engaging activities targeted for grades K-8. All materials needed to complete the activities are included, and the interactive content is tied to Ohio learning standards.
The OLC hosted a free webinar with COSI on May 20 to explain the Learning Lunchbox program and how your library can participate. If you missed the live presentation, a recording is now available below.
Forms must be submitted by May 31, 2021 to participate.
Each public library system interested in participating in the program and wishing to receive 50 FREE Learning Lunchboxes should complete the form above. Only ONE participation form may be submitted per library system. When you complete the form, list the top in-person and/or digital resources your library wishes to highlight (library resources will be promoted as part of the Ohio Distance Learning Initiative and COSI’s Roadshows across the state).