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OFT Resources on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

During this disruptive and stressful time, OFT is committed to sharing information and resources that can help our members understand the public health situation and advocate for our safety and rights at work and for our students’ safety and educational needs. 

Teach It Online Now: A New, On-Demand Course

Created for educators by educators (and other instructional experts), Teach It Online Now (TION) is a new, on-demand course designed to help educators develop the tools, techniques, and skills to more effectively engage, inspire, and teach online. The course includes 16 self-paced modules and there’s an opportunity to earn credit.

Distance Learning Resources

The OFT recognizes that many of our members are working harder than ever and, at the same time, more frustrated than ever with the great demands and lack of supports to get the work done.  Remote/distance learning is a source of the frustration. Many of our members found themselves in the situation having to deliver instruction remotely with minimal, if any, professional development.

OTES 2.0 Presentation from OFT, OEA and ODE

We recently co-hosted a webinar, along with Ohio Education Association and Ohio Department of Education, to provide training designed to help teachers understand the changes to evaluation when OTES (Ohio Teacher Evaluation System) 2.0 is implemented.
We're making this recording, and associated materials, available here and on our website. If you are an OFT member and you have questions about OTES 2.0, please email us at

Professional Learning Opportunities for Summer 2020

The OFT understands that members have professional learning needs in this time of COVID-19 and the worldwide protests against racism. We’re here to help! OFT is offering a series of three free training opportunities designed to address student and staff trauma and stress arising from the pandemic and the systemic inequities of structural racism. OFT is also partnering with OEA to provide training designed to help teachers understand the changes to evaluation when OTES 2.0 is implemented.

First Book Grants for OFT Members

Ohio Federation of Teachers is proud to partner with First Book to provide our members with an opportunity for free books to advance your education initiatives.