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Hybrid learning is based on having about 50% of students in the building on a given day. Any family who wants to continue learning completely virtually will have that option. The draft plan.

The Ypsilanti School Board on Monday, Aug. 10, approved its “Return to Learning” plan that gives parents and students three options for the coming year in-person classes, hybrid remote. Opening school with a mix of online and face-to-face instruction—the so-called hybrid model—is shaping up to be the most likely option for scheduling this fall.

A hybrid schedule can take. Board approves hybrid model for Stonington return to school; distance learning still an option a hybrid reopening for the 2020-21 school year, said the plan also has the support of the. Judson ISD gives parents option of online, in-person or hybrid learning for 2020-2021 school year Instruction plans are divided into elementary and secondary category options.

About a third want to fully return on campus, while another third prefer a hybrid model that combines distance and on-campus learning. About a quarter want to continue distance learning. UPDATE: On July 21, 2020, Superintendent Dr. Eric Williams recommended and the school board endorsed a plan for Loudoun County Public Schools to start the new school year providing 100% distance learning to all students, with limited exceptions, and to subsequently implement the planned hybrid. Four kinds of hybrid learning.

The Innosight Institute, a think tank based in Mountain View, CA, classifies blended learning models into four categories: The rotation model. Students still attend school but rotate throughout the day between online learning. Tacoma Public Schools shared its plan to reopen for students’ return in the fall after COVID-19 closures.

Options are online and hybrid learning for elementary, middle and high schoo. The San Dieguito Union High School District 2020-2021 school year will begin as scheduled on August 25. “At a Special Board Meeting on July 30, the Board of Trustees took action in.

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At the same time, the handheld hybrid method will allow us to support students who are new to the program in any of the levels and need to learn not only computer skills, but also online learner skills.

“Handbook of Research on Instructional Systems and Technology” by Kidd, Terry T., Song, Holim
from Handbook of Research on Instructional Systems and Technology
by Kidd, Terry T., Song, Holim
Information Science Reference, 2008

Hybrid schools facilitate the incorporation of a wide selection of educational technological innovations that transform the education process, which is why Moe and Chubb (2009) predict that most schools of the future will take a hybrid form.

“Pre-Service and In-Service Teacher Education: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications” by Management Association, Information Resources
from Pre-Service and In-Service Teacher Education: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
by Management Association, Information Resources
IGI Global, 2018

More and more schools are realizing that hybrid and online modalities will become part of the full spectrum of approaches to teaching and learning they offer.

“Learning Innovation and the Future of Higher Education” by Joshua Kim, Edward Maloney
from Learning Innovation and the Future of Higher Education
by Joshua Kim, Edward Maloney
Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020

Most hybrid classes follow the traditional classroom curriculum and thus will last just as long and cover the same material as a traditional offline class.

“Learning Management System Technologies and Software Solutions for Online Teaching: Tools and Applications: Tools and Applications” by Kats, Yefim
from Learning Management System Technologies and Software Solutions for Online Teaching: Tools and Applications: Tools and Applications
by Kats, Yefim
Information Science Reference, 2010

Faculty reported working on their first hybrid course two to three months before teaching it.

“How to Design and Teach a Hybrid Course: Achieving Student-Centered Learning through Blended Classroom, Online and Experiential Activities” by Alan Aycock, Jay Caulfield
from How to Design and Teach a Hybrid Course: Achieving Student-Centered Learning through Blended Classroom, Online and Experiential Activities
by Alan Aycock, Jay Caulfield
Stylus Publishing, 2012

While the future of MOOCs is debatable but online and hybrid learning would most likely stay for long time.

“Sustainable Business: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications” by Management Association, Information Resources
from Sustainable Business: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
by Management Association, Information Resources
IGI Global, 2019

Calls for instructors to incorporate more student-centered active learning have been around for nearly 30 years (Bonwell and Eisen 1991), but the pace of adoption has been remarkably slow, and reports of student resistance to change have been around for just as long (Willemsen 1995; Woods 1994).

“Active Learning in College Science: The Case for Evidence-Based Practice” by Joel J. Mintzes, Emily M. Walter
from Active Learning in College Science: The Case for Evidence-Based Practice
by Joel J. Mintzes, Emily M. Walter
Springer International Publishing, 2020

But there is also the possibility that a learning curve exists for hybrid or online courses, with performance improving as students learn to better manage both the technology and their time.

“Encyclopedia of Distance Learning, Second Edition” by Rogers, Patricia L., Berg, Gary A., Boettcher, Judith V., Howard, Caroline, Justice, Lorraine, Schenk, Karen D.
from Encyclopedia of Distance Learning, Second Edition
by Rogers, Patricia L., Berg, Gary A., et. al.
Information Science Reference, 2009

At least two interesting opportunities on the horizon can offer insight into the future of evolving models of blended learning.

“The Handbook of Blended Learning: Global Perspectives, Local Designs” by Curtis J. Bonk, Charles R. Graham, Jay Cross, Michael G. Moore
from The Handbook of Blended Learning: Global Perspectives, Local Designs
by Curtis J. Bonk, Charles R. Graham, et. al.
Wiley, 2005

In respect to facilities, hybrid courses have conserved scarce classroom resources in overcrowded urban colleges, and have been reported as yielding improved student learning outcomes over traditional classes and reduced dropout rates in comparison to purely online classes (Young, 2002).

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by Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A., Mehdi
Idea Group Reference, 2006

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  • Have you heard of classtime.com Good way of creating and managing distance homework and can be used to work and monitor homework during zoom sessions.

  • THANK YOU SO MUCH! This is basically what I have been considering as I plan for next year. I want to better engage my students and allow them more opportunities to interact with each other as well. You are an amazing educator. Thank you so much for sharing so generously of your time and expertise. God bless you.

  • the worst part for me was that I have been taught to require complete silence for working (like in classrooms) and its just not practical to ask my whole family to hide away in their rooms and be silent for hours at a time so I can work.

  • I am a school teacher and the father of a special needs child. If it were my decision, I would choose all distance learning or back to normal. Historically, a hybrid of both does little to address the needs of those most in need of education. It is far too cumbersome to implement and focuses on getting the most from the effort; those who are difficult to reach or service are sacrificed. However, a hybrid that has those most in need attending face to face and those who can opt for distance doing so could be a more equitable solution. Before you raise the issue of this favoring those with superior connectivity, please formulate and post in tandem your suggestion.

  • Please offer some webinars for teachers especially since most instructors are not receiving the necessary training needed for this sudden remote learning world.

  • I guess it really depends on the circumstances of the state and even just the school itself as some may be smaller and denser than others. I go to school in East La so I could bet I’m not going back anytime soon but if other schools in less impacted states could make do, then they should try to make it back to normal and take advantage of their superior situation.

  • How does a blended learning for elementary class look like? Does the teacher sit in front of her computer and student also listen to her during that in class session while those at home watch through their computer? What happens when the teacher stands and write or show some materials for presentation to the class? Do I need another remote webcam?how do you do this with google meet. Thanks.

  • Hi Sam. Can I ask what LMS you use? Our school district just adopted Schoology. I used Google Classroom in the spring and really liked it. I am trying to figure out schoology. LOL I am wishing you say you use Schoology and have created a tutorial for it as I have yet to find a good tutorial. With the fall being so full of challenges I wish learning a new LMS wasn’t one of them.

  • Excellent conversation. I love the comment to educators: Make your planning decisions through the lens of the least well-served students in your community. Thank you HGSE for sharing these webinar recordings. Oh, and I love the teacher button idea. Will steal it.:)

  • I say that because this language that the school system is saying. I mean no disrespect to anyone. My son is a student to his teacher, but I’m his father, and he’s my son, where did this language derive from? Please don’t feel that I’m slamming people who say that a parents child is their student, but just think it’s strange talk

  • I am a seasoned resource SPED teacher, of students with multiple challenges (SLD, ED, ADHD, Autism, etc) Most parents chose Hybrid learning. I wanted a concrete description of what the difference is between hybrid and “Flex” models….and which is more effective for “at-risk” students in low socio-economic environment, in single-parent or grandparent home. Thank you.

  • I really like this idea… thanks Sam. I used trello since 2012 to organise my learning content. Now I’m trying to combine some tools to improve the interactivity on my class.

  • I really have been getting so much out of your informative videos. Thank you! I would like to hear or see in a future video how you do formal assessments during distance learning. I am concerned about students using devices to cheat or connect with friends so that it is not an authentic assessment. I focused on short written responses more last spring to hold students accountable, but I would love some more ideas!

  • Thank you for the videos! I am just going through ‘Blended Learning’ training at the moment. I appreciate your ‘straight to the point’ method.

  • I just love your straightforward, common-sense approach to educational technology. I see so much “make my lesson fit the tech” point of view, but you’re more the “what tech can help me achieve my objectives”. I’m recommending this video to my school admin and district admin to help us with planning for the fall. Keep up the great work!

  • Thanks! I am starting to gobble to videos in readiness for the fall. My team leader is loving what I send from you as well. I teach third grade and want to try to transition the kids from a bit of an overuse of seesaw to google suite. Any roadmap ideas would be welcome. I read below that more lower grade videos are coming. Very much looking forward.

  • Register now for Sam’s 21st Century Classroom online course! Registration is open through Wednesday, Sept. 16th, 2020 at 11:59pm PST http://www.21centuryclass.com

  • Thanks for the great tips. A couple of suggestions….need good policies and go through these with students (e.g submission processes & deadlines, summative assessment like participation in discussion boards, the expected level of participation/contribution, etc); Also I think the foundational tech skills are probably more pre-foundation. I have focussed more on the navigation tools of the particular platform, effective filing, and organization for online learning, etc. With this, I have also included things like motivation, effective study habits for online learning, etc.

  • Thanks again, Sam. I am teaching college freshman in a flipped class this fall semester, and I also have about half of the students 100% remote. My classroom computer does not have a camera or mic, so I bring in my personal laptop so the remote students can join the class. I share my screen with them, while using the classroom desktop to show the Slides presentation to the in-person students. It’s a bit of a challenge, but it is working so far. Any tips on how to do both would be helpful. I rely on Google classroom to communicate with my students; the college also uses Blackboard, but I find Google to be much more user friendly. Thanks again for the information. I have shared your name and channel with my colleagues.

  • The principal at my children’s school told me that blended school means all learning will take place on computer and students won’t be required to come to school. He said that online info is incorrect & confusing people about blended school, I don’t know if I’m being lied to or not.

  • Absolutely love your videos! They are incredibly helpful! Can you please do a video about how you do a flipped classroom? Thank you!

  • I will give a demonstration for teachers tomorrow using Pear Deck and some students. I realized I could use this technology with blended learning fairly easily with First Graders. I was able to get my hands on a clicker tool so I can move the Google Slides along, have kids participate with Pear Deck and take notes about learning all at the same time. Thank you for validating purposeful tools.

  • Greetings from South Africa and thank you for being part of my online education over the last few months. I am teaching at a private, international school in Cape Town. We were give an hour’s tech instruction and a week’s holiday in March to re-organise our classrooms online. I am grateful that my grade 4 team are so open to new ideas and use parental criticism to improve. We managed to cover all required content for a term in English, Math and Science online (although we re-arranged the order as we were going through the 2nd of our 4 terms). The students also had specialist classes in Afrikaans, Spanish, German, Music and Coding. We even managed to explore cubism and perspective. After a month’s break and a week to prepare, my grade 4s returned a fortnight ago 7 of the 17 in class and 10 online. I agree with your 5 tips and have already implemented them -they work and reduce your daily stress as learning continues whether the student is at home or school and despite internet connectivity issues. Here are a few tips I would like to share:

    1. Prepare the students for the differences in a post covid school:
    there are plenty of videos on covid hygiene
    explain the screening process and social distancing
    explore ways of ensuring their “safety bubble” (socially distanced desks) remain safe e.g. only bring in required stationary, have a sturdy bag or plastic suitcase (my choice) to store their books at their desks to minimize walking around. I find projecting a list of books and the order they are required as the students enter very helpful.
    post mindfulness and calming exercise videos to give them coping skills
    have the students practise wearing a mask for at least an hour a day before coming back to school so that they are used to wearing them.
    teach them social distancing games to play at break Twinkl has lovely resources and remember the old games like winking murderer and detective, K I N G spells king, wolfie wolfie whats the time Simon says, Statues, Dance offs etc.
    Introduce short journalling exercises at the beginning/end of the day with an emphasis on writing negative and positive messages.

    2. Connecting with students at home:
    we have a Google Meet at 8:30 am when all my school students have arrived. I always check in with each student before introducing the posted lessons. Questions are taken at this time. My class students once they have finished the work assigned for that time, practise dances or jokes… at the end I walk around with my ipad for each student to be in camera for their jokes or film their dance…dancing st home is strongly encouraged. Conversations between the 2 parts of my classroom is encouraged.
    once class teaching starts, it is hard to connect with students at home on various platforms. I add material called Chat with teacher each day on it there is a special message and the time I am available on Google Meet for questions (during specialist teacher lessons).
    My Google Meet stays on when I am out of my teaching classroom for students to pop in.
    kami is a fantastic app it allows any document to be opened for editing students can add drawing or text. Teachers can teach and sign work.
    monitor unsubmitted work and email parents at least weekly

    3. Reworking students into class
    some students who battled online, come back prepared to concentrate and catch up. Fantastic
    students who relied on one on one parental support at home, will require guidance back into what is expected in the classroom. Expect acing out, attention seeking behavior and the need for constant refocusing.
    Most students adapt very easily at the end of the first week, all students in class told me they felt safe and were glad they were back, although they had been very anxious at the beginning.
    The concept of a safety bubble helps reduce anxiety because if they are given the guidance of regular sanitizing, masks and social distancing, they have a responsibility and a control over their own feeling of safety.

    4. Useful must haves
    My students have plastic suitcases under their desks because lockers are no longer an option easy to sanitize, close and store.
    A sealed container to put the mask (correctly shown) into when eating.
    A sealed container for the cloth they use to sanitize their safety bubble.

    5. Be kind to yourself
    this is hard. We come from our families with our fears, troubles and stresses related and unrelated to covid. So do our students..and parents. Feelings run high, as do expectations, but we are as important as everyone else.
    the dynamic of the staff team has to change there is no chance to sit and offload in the staff room it can be isolating. I took an (empty) hip flask to school this week to share my good fortune if the school ever changed the rules corridor humor is vital if we can’t sit and be.
    set limits in time when you can be accessed by online learners these are not toddlers that have to come into the bathroom with you!!!!!
    It will be ok. The kids will be ok. You have control over your well being.

  • Very clear and knowlegable but hybrid learning is only applicable to those student s in middle or in high class they can afford to buy wifi and gadget. Thank you

  • Next year I’m going to be a junior in high school and my school is seemingly gearing towards a hybrid model. My biggest problem with this is that my parents work in hospitals for crazy hours all year round. Being my younger siblings babysitter for the last few months of school while trying to study for AP tests and normal class work was exhausting. And if my school district follows through with their hybrid model plan they were talking about randomizing the weeks as opposed to alphabetical so there might be days where they are home alone which create a whole new set of problems��

  • @Mehta is absolutely on the right track @ 33:00. We need to identify learning priorities, and those priorities should be personalized by student. For some students, their visual art learning objectives may be more valuable than their mathematics development over the first three months of the SY.

  • Just getting into all your videos-now I know what I’ll be doing the next few days! One question: Do you any examples of assessments for the foundational technology skills you mentioned at the end of the video? I don’t have any idea what that might look like. Thank you!

  • Simple yet details approach you have suggested here. Great. I shall put these in practise for my blended learning. May you suggest any relevant tools for tracking student attendance which can be used together which Google Classroom. I had a hard time tracking student’s attendance for the last online class. Thank you.

  • Samwhat about IPads vs. laptop? Our school is mixed at the elementary level. What do we need to do that is the same or different?

  • I’m a school librarian, and I really felt like my hands were tied when we didn’t have a brick-and-mortar library for kids to go to. I did guide teachers and students to access The Gutenberg Project and other online resources for ebooks, but our teachers want the kids to have access to “real” books (their words). Any ideas?

  • Your videos have been super helpful for my own household and for me with facilitating online learning at my school. As a media specialist I help teachers and students and also facilitate online learning with all the classes in the school when technology assignments and research/digital literacy come into the mix. My job has become very busy since covid!

    Our school system will go all online and then hopes to phase in person in with Prek/K-6th-9th/12th. It is an adventure for all of us! I do feel having a balance and not all online all the time is very helpful! Use the technology to facilitate but you don’t have to force it for everything! For example the paper agenda calendar is soooo key! I went through each day and checked it over with my own kids and then I would give them comments rather than always harping on them for each thing…a good way to start and recap each day! Thanks for all your tips! Another great one was annotating text video that you posted, this is feel will be important to physically have books/novels in their hands when possible to give their digital selves a “rest” when possible. Question…when will the printable be available or did I miss them?