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How to Approach Hybrid Teaching

Posted on 04/29/2021

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One of the most important questions in the quest to reopen our adult education programs and welcome students, staff, and the community back into our physical spaces is what our classroom instruction is going to look like moving forward. The past year or so has shown us the possibilities inherent in online teaching and learning, and schools all around the country have started experimenting with “blended” or “hybrid” learning models (for example, the A/B model, and the HyFlex and BlendFlex models) that might become the new normal.

More and more information and ideas about blended learning are coming from educators who are currently working with students in both physical and virtual spaces. Here is just a sample (all YouTube videos) of some ideas to consider:

We also want to remind adult educators about a professional development offer that can help them better understand how to create a blended learning environment. OTAN is offering a self-paced Blended Learning course from Essential Education that covers topics such as, What is Blended Learning, Choosing a Model, and Teaching and Assessment Tools. You can learn more about this offer on the Essential Education Curriculum Offer page.

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