The Ohio Distance Learning Initiative

The Ohio Afterschool Network is excited to announce a new partnership with the number one science center in the nation, Center of Science and Industry (COSI).  Together, we will help support distance learning through an innovative online initiative called COSI Connects, which provides daily distance learning content.  This free, fun, and comprehensive digital doorway provides critically needed science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) content and experiences through the use of hands-on science activities, videos, challenges that all Ohio residents can utilize.  

Our partnership equips Ohioans, including those in underserved communities, with daily learning activities, assists Ohio’s Afterschool educators with resources to amplify their curriculum, and enables Ohio families to pursue exciting educational experiences together while supporting workforce development for in-demand career pathways. 

You can also download the COSI App to explore this daily content in the Apple or Google Play store.


A Special OAN Benefit – Learn About Distance Learning from COSI


To support distance learning professional development, the Ohio Afterschool Network has personalized access to ask COSI Team Members questions about science.  We are pleased to partner with COSI’s Department of Science Content, in which Afterschool professionals can ask questions or inquire feedback on STEM-related topics.  

Please submit your question here