What is a Hybrid Classroom?
The advent of online classes opened many avenues for teaching; students became able to take classes that truly interest them, from anywhere in the world. The addition of video conferencing software, such as Zoom or Google Meet, has taken the online experience further than ever, with face-to-face interactions, allowing for improved student to teacher relationships. The COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020 forced schools across the globe to quickly adapt to .
An example of a Hybrid Classroom can be found here or by clicking on the picture.
In a Hybrid School environment:
Desks must be spaced a minimum of 6 feet apart, facing forward - this distance can be measured from student chest-to-student chest
Desks must be sanitized between each use - Students are given sanitizer wipes to wipe down their desk before sitting, and after
Plexiglass barriers can be placed on every desk
The school must be cleaned thoroughly every night - with a "deep clean" encouraged every week
Hand sanitizing stations must be placed in common areas, and bottles of sanitizer should be in each classroom
Students must wear a mask at all times while indoors - outdoor "mask breaks" are to be built into the schedule
Teacher podiums must have Plexiglass
Students are to be cohorted by class or grade
Students must remain a safe, social distance when walking through the hallways
staggered class dismissal times
one-way routes through the school