Hybrid Learning

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

This is a tour of Erin's classroom for 20/21 school year. She talks through some of her teaching philosophy, classroom set up prior to Covid and specific changes that were made for this school year.

Two teachers create an online space, Tech4teachers.info, to help other educators reach their “roomies” and their “Zoomies”

An Article By Erin R. Scholes and JJ Van Ess, Published by the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE)