Flexible Learning Fundamentals For Leaders
In hybrid or virtual learning, educators deliver equitable, engaging and student-centered instruction through supportive online learning communities. In this model, students are engaging with web-based content and emphasis is placed on finding ways to collaborate, build relationships, and embed interaction into the learning. In effective hybrid or virtual learning, there is a bigger shift in the teacher role as they move from an instructor to a facilitator and coach. This model offers more flexibility and accessibility to students who may not be well-served in a traditional brick-and-mortar setting.
What We Believe:
In order to create an effective hybrid or virtual learning experience for students, we believe that it is key to keep the solution in mind: in this case, a learning experience that is engaging, meaningful, and effective for students.
We believe that when designing hybrid or virtual learning, teachers should ensure that the learning activities are accessible to all students and promote a culture of high expectations and academic rigor.
We believe that in hybrid or virtual learning, teachers should use high-quality digital content, assessment tools, and adaptive softwares in order to be responsive in real-time to individual students' needs. These resources should help teachers easily identify trends and design customized supports and growth opportunities for students.
We believe that in a hybrid or virtual learning setting, the teacher's role must shift to that of a coach/facilitator, rather than a "sage on the stage", which can lead students to feel more ownership over their learning and growth.
We believe that by blending both synchronous and asynchronous learning activities, and providing students with choice over their activities, pacing, and demonstration of mastery, teachers can provide flexibility for students and families that allows them to maximize their own learning.
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