Hybrid Instruction

Education news, analysis, opinion, and lessons learned about schooling happening part of the time in school buildings and part of the time at home
Sam Urban Wittrock, left, an advance placement World History Teacher at W.W. Samuell High School, displays a wifi hot spot that are being handed out to students in Dallas on April 9, 2020. Dallas I.S.D. is handing out the devices along with wifi hotspots to students in need so that they can connect online for their continued education amid the COVID-19 health crisis.
Sam Urban Wittrock, left, an Advanced Placement World History Teacher at W.W. Samuell High School in Dallas, displays one of the Wi-Fi hotspots that were given to district students during the pandemic.
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Infrastructure Remote and Hybrid Learning Are Declining. But the 'Homework Gap' Will Still Be a Problem
Schools are returning to in-person instruction, but students' connections to the internet at home remain spotty.
Alyson Klein, May 5, 2021
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Spring Hill High School theater teacher Sumner Bender goes through her in-person class as well as a virtual one on March 30, 2021.
Spring Hill High School theater teacher Sumner Bender goes through one of her online classes after teaching an in-person one last month at the Chapin, S.C., school.<br/>
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Teaching How to Make Teaching Better: 8 Lessons Learned From Remote and Hybrid Learning
Amid false starts, frustrations, and tech glitches, teachers say they’ve been able to find some successes after a year of online learning.
Sarah Schwartz, April 20, 2021
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School Choice & Charters Opinion Is Hybrid Home Schooling the Future of Education?
Rick Hess speaks with Mike McShane about hybrid home schooling, which combines the best of home schooling and traditional schooling.
Rick Hess, April 15, 2021
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School & District Management What's the Least Risky Hybrid Model to Bring Students Back to School?
There’s more than one way to bring students back to class, but research is not clear on which model can keep students and staff safest.
Sarah D. Sparks, March 11, 2021
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Teaching Opinion 'There Is No Playbook' for How to Do Hybrid Teaching
Four educators wrap up a nine-part series offering advice on hybrid/concurrent teaching.
Larry Ferlazzo, March 9, 2021
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Teaching Opinion We 'Can Lower Expectations and Still Have High Standards' in Hybrid Teaching
Four educators make recommendations for effective hybrid teaching, including how to use "stations."
Larry Ferlazzo, March 8, 2021
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Teaching Opinion 'Virtual, Hybrid, & Concurrent Are Three Words I Never Expected to Use'
Four educators write what they've learned about hybrid teaching, such as not being afraid to quickly change a lesson when it isn't working.
Larry Ferlazzo, March 7, 2021
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Teaching Opinion 'Give Yourself Grace' as You Teach Concurrently
Three teachers continue a special series supporting educators moving from full-time distance learning to a hybrid model.
Larry Ferlazzo, March 3, 2021
13 min read
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Teaching Opinion It's Like 'Teaching Two Classes at Once'
Four educators provide technical advice and instructional strategies to use when teaching the same class simultaneously online and in person.
Larry Ferlazzo, March 2, 2021
16 min read
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Teaching Opinion 'Hybrid Teaching Is Multitasking to the Umpteenth Degree'
Four educators offer advice to those of us who are just beginning "concurrent" teaching as we return to the physical classroom.
Larry Ferlazzo, March 1, 2021
15 min read
Teresa Vazquez, a teacher in Fort Wayne, Ind., remotely teaches a Spanish 1 class to students at Monroe High School in Albany, Ga.
Teresa Vazquez, a teacher in Fort Wayne, Ind., remotely teaches a Spanish 1 class to students at Monroe High School in Albany, Ga.
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Classroom Technology 'No Going Back' From Remote and Hybrid Learning, Districts Say
The slow rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, a staffing crunch, and demand from some parents mean remote live-streamed instruction is here to stay.
Benjamin Herold, January 7, 2021
13 min read
Teaching Webinar How to Make Hybrid Learning Work During COVID-19
A large share of school district leaders across the country—66 percent, according to the latest EdWeek Research Center data—report their schools are using hybrid models of instruction. But those models vary widely—some give students the
November 19, 2020