Announcement: Ohio Online Safety

Since 2012, Learning.com has partnered with Ohio Department of Education to provide our EasyTech Online Safety curriculum to all Ohio districts and schools. This solution helped to ensure teachers were equipped to instruct all Ohio students on how to be safe online, while also providing critical reporting necessary to demonstrate compliance with federal E-Rate funding. This annual contract with ODE has in recent years been facilitated with the help of INFOhio.

The Ohio legislature approved funding in the 2017-18 K-12 budget so the program could continue, however we were informed on July 28th by INFOhio that, due to other priorities, ODE has decided not to continue the program. Unfortunately, this means that Ohio districts will no longer have access to our comprehensive online safety solution funded by ODE.

Under this state initiative, usage of Learning.com’s EasyTech Online Safety curriculum has grown substantially, and we have enjoyed our collaboration with Ohio districts. Over the many years, Ohio schools have invested significant resources to train teachers and to ensure that the curriculum is integrated into the instructional strategy so students benefit. The decision made by ODE places Ohio districts in a position whereby a quick decision will need to be made regarding instruction of these critical online safety skills and remain E-Rate compliant.

Learning.com would welcome the opportunity to continue our work together with Ohio districts. Please contact Les Barnett today!

LES BARNETT 
Educational Consultant
Les@LesBarnett.net 
O: 877.778.0044

 

Fast Facts

  • Easy Tech’s Online Safety curriculum exceeds CIPA and E-Rate Internet safety training requirements and makes reporting compliance easy.
  • Takes a positive, not fear-based, approach built on current research to help students learn appropriate online behavior.
  • The web-based program comes with its own learning management system to handle record keeping.
  • Detailed lesson plans and guides support conversations with students about challenging topics
  • Lessons available in both English and Spanish
  • Web delivery lets you get started quickly and use anywhere, anytime
  • Instructional design enables easy integration into a variety of teaching styles and classroom types
  • Contains numerous resources for teachers and parents.

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Ohio Online Safety E-Rate Reports

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