Hybrid and Virtual Learning

Deliver equitable, engaging, and student-centered instruction and create supportive learning communities in a remote or hybrid model

About Hybrid and Virtual Learning

Topics:

  • Concurrent Learning

  • Synchronous Learning

  • Flexible Learning Fundamentals For Leaders

  • Asynchronous Learning

Overview:

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.

 

Featured Strategies

Students receive timely, personalized, and actionable feedback as teachers utilize digital assessment tools
Students receive timely, personalized, and actionable feedback as teachers utilize digital assessment tools
Creating a backchannel and empowering students to own it requires careful planning but helps to build a student-centered classroom culture
Creating a backchannel and empowering students to own it requires careful planning but helps to build a student-centered classroom culture
Teacher-created learning videos support students to work at their own pace, with personalized embedded supports and checks for understanding
Teacher-created learning videos support students to work at their own pace, with personalized embedded supports and checks for understanding

Outcomes

BetterLesson's coaching and workshops are focused on specific topics.
I can build a sustainable concurrent learning classroom by building relationships, establishing systems, and structuring content, space, and time.
I can build productive spaces for synchronous learning time in order to engage students, give feedback, collaborate, and build community.
I can develop and communicate a vision for supporting teachers in balancing synchronous and asynchronous learning, developing assessment opportunities, and building culture in a hybrid or virtual learning space.
I can build structured spaces for asynchronous learning time in order to support student autonomy and create personalized learning experiences.

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